30 Apr 2000 jmm   » (Journeyer)

Saturday, oh, Saturday...

Looks like I'll be spending most of the day at work trying to get some progress on both the 120-drive array and hopefully lots of good progress on the independent study. Unfortunately, the two machines I had a fiber crossover between are now in separate labs, but I guess that's ok... another machine with a Gbit Enet card is sitting over in a rack doing nothing, so maybe I'll do a big rearrange and get some good numbers. I still don't think the approach (nbd + s/w raid 0) really buys you anything, but I guess the IS is really more about some observations, deductions, conclusions, etc...

I gotta find my Oracle 8i for Linux CD... it'd be neat to see how its internal caching helps buffer against the performance hit of doing nbd et al, but we'll have to check that out later I guess.

Went and saw Caroline Rhea at Charlie Goodnight's last night... she was hilarious. Far too many Carolina types in the crowd, sadly (business and marketing majors... easy to spot in a crowd of otherwise intelligent people. Thankfully a good chunk of her act made copious amounts of fun of them, but I get the impression that those kinds of people are what give others impressions of North Carolina... that and rednecks. sigh

So there we were, in the Congo.

No email about movies last night, which I have to admit is a little weird. Drew heads off to Conn for a few weeks, and the movie trips just drop off the face of the planet. Maybe it's just me...

Thanks to the RHAD Labs, I'm now also addicted to Onion Head Monster, but I guess that's a safe addiction...

Enough useless chatter, time to get back to work

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