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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Mon, Sep. 27th, 2004 10:49 pm
There is something to be said for wrapping yourself in a soft, fuzzy blanket and curling up on the futon, even if it's a hot day.

Because sometimes you just need to be wrapped in something, y'know?

>>>

The sunset was pretty tonight. Not breathtaking (like the fog this morning), but pretty. I went outside and just stood and watched it for 10 full minutes. I need to make a ritual of doing that every day.

The fog this morning going over the Grade was incredible. You'd get to the top, and look down, and the whole valley was half-filled with it ... it looked like someone had taken a misshapen clay bowl, and poured in white cotton candy. I wish I had had my camera; days when it looks like that are exceedingly rare (indeed, days when there is fog at all are exceedingly rare).

>>> Geeky Stuff

I'm beginning to suspect deneb's first disk might be going bad. Apache suddenly stopped working tonight, and when I tried to kill and restart it, all the apache processes went into iowait mode and refused to die. I couldn't bring the machine down cleanly, couldn't even unmount half the filesystems ... so I just had to power-cycle it. [This is one of the few things about Linux that annoys me ... it is impossible to kill a process that's in iowait, even if it's using resources like filesystems (which then cannot be unmounted).]

Upon reboot, I manually ran fsck, which reported errors on every single filesystem on that disk (but the other disks were fine, thank $DEITY). Badblocks didn't find anything out of the ordinary, however, so I patched things up and threw the machine back into service.

But, I will be watching it very closely. If deneb dies, that means no more website, no more email, no more Subversion (my whole life is in Subversion ;P). I have backups, of course, but this would make for not-happy Des. I would rather not have to use my laptop as an interim server. :p

-- Des

Current Mood: calm calm

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xenithtoast
xenithtoast
Xenith
Tue, Sep. 28th, 2004 12:43 am (UTC)

What *are* you talking about? SLO is covered in fog in the early morning at least half the time (if not more).

At least, that was my experience when I lived there. I spent quite a few early mornings on top of Bishops looking at the fog. :)


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Tue, Sep. 28th, 2004 01:15 am (UTC)

The climate has changed quite a bit since you were here.

Last year there was almost no fog (and almost no rain). The year before that, there was either rain or sun, nothing in between.

This year is supposed to be another El Nino year, so hopefully it will be a bit wetter.


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elvendude
elvendude
The Elf
Tue, Sep. 28th, 2004 07:25 am (UTC)

Mmm... You should see the sunsets out here. Consistently beautiful. And if there are clouds in the sky... My god. You never knew there were so many shades of pink and purple and gold.


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Tue, Sep. 28th, 2004 08:37 am (UTC)

mmmm. I don't get out to desert areas that much, so I've never had occasion to see a desert sunset before. But perhaps I will, eventually.


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