Archive for July 2009 – Updates

Looks like we had either an update failure, or a hardware failure. Everything is back to “normal” again. Ended up having to do a forced upgrade on mysql to get the site back up and running, so at this point, after some studying, I’m about 90% sure this was caused not by hardware, but by an interrupted update.

The bad part is, we did start out on faulty hardware, so that of course makes you nervous about everything else from then on. The hosting company has been great to do everything they can to help get the issue resolved, and has offered to come in late and pull the hard drive and test the hardware at some point, just to be sure.

This should basically serve as a reminder to all, export your data, there is a system in place for this, and I don’t have all my backup routines in place for the site yet………. so, it’s “User Beware” ;)
Do yourself a favor, and backup your work. I’ll get my mysql stuff in place eventually…. but for now, it’s on you to backup your own work.

I am currently working on the front page feeds as well…….. as you can probably already see :)

The ArchLinux Laptop Bag Arrives !

New Laptop bag !

The Arch Linux Laptop Bag Finally Arrives !

After what seemed like an eternity, the laptop bag I ordered finally arrives :)

The pictures don’t really do it justice, but I think it’s a very nice laptop bag. It is smaller than the one I have been using, but the compactness is actually a much needed relief for me. The bag I’ve been using was designed for up to a 17 inch laptop, mines 15.4, and while the specs for this bag stated it would hold up to a 17″ laptop, I really think you would be hard pressed to get it to fit.

I am now able to proudly display my favorite OS everywhere I go. Needless to say, it’s almost a “one of a kind”, as the sales of these were not quite what Dusty expected them to be. So, if you want a really nice laptop bag, you should really look at .
He has quite a selection available, and while it might take awhile to get it, it’s worth the wait :)

This is the link to the one I purchased: and that is shown in the pictures.

New Laptop bag !

About the only thing I thought might be wrong with it, was that the place that was designed to hold a water bottle was extremely small. I honestly don’t see how your going to squeeze a water bottle into that holder without ripping it apart, the elastic just won’t stretch that far. It’s either that or your drink half of it and squeeze the bottle to a fraction of it’s original diameter lol.

All in all, I couldn’t be happier. It’s a great looking bag, and I get to show off the new Arch Linux logo. Ok, so it’s not a new logo anymore, but hey, I still get to show it off ! :)
“The Director maximizes your momentum with a messenger bag that fits most 17″laptops. It keeps everything organized and leaves you free to maneuver with its Pullman handle attachment sleeve, business card pocket, organizer panel and handy airline ticket sleeve. Made from 600-denier poly/420- denier nylon.

Dimensions: 13.5″ x 22″ x 4″; 900 cubic inches. Price $80 + $15 USA shipping or $30 for Intl. shipping”

My desk – old picture.

This is a picture of my desk a couple years ago, it now has 2 22″ widescreen monitors, and nothing but ARCH ! :D
Basically it still look the same, except the four monitors have been replaced by two. I have 4 computers, one monitor for two computers.
I use two kvi switches to make that possible. All the computers are the same, IBM intellistations. 3.6 ghz machines with xeon processors, all running 64bit Arch Linux.
I’ll try to take some updated pics of the desk, perhaps once i clean it up again lol.