Saturday, October 4, 2008

I'm not dead (yet)

So the month of September was consumed by work. If I've been less than responsive lately, blame the 12+ hours/day, 7 days/week lately. (Whee!) And to top it all off, since I've been trying to slack off a little this week (working, say, only 10 hours/day), I finally had some time to migrate my desktop to some bigger hard drives, but now that's turned into a nightmare. (It's a long story, involving 2 dead RAID cards, and now either some bad hard drives that passed burn-in testing fine, or a flaky RAID card.)

To make a long story short, if you really need to contact me, email isn't going to work that great. Without procmail to filter all the Fedora lists, linux-kernel, etc., I just get too much mail to find anything sent to me directly unless I get really lucky. Hopefully after my new RAID rebuilds (which is apparently going to take until tomorrow), I can get the rest of my data moved over, and get my system back up Monday or Tuesday.

It would be really nice to have working email again by the time I head over to Columbus for the Ohio LinuxFest on Thursday. (I'll be teaching a one-day LPI certification prep class there on Friday with Don Corbet.) If you email me and don't get a response in a reasonable amount of time, call the shop... They can always get a message to me.

One good bit of news from the day job though... I need to thank everyone who has worked on the livecd-tools package. I've managed to solve some rather large problems with a heavily customized live CD that I can hand to our employees. If there's a Fedora BoF at OLF, I'll share details then. (Some of it might make sense for a generic live CD.)

1 comment:

Ryan said...

Steve -
Sorry to write on this newer post but I wanted to be sure that you would see it. I had an HP Media Vault that died recently and I have been diligently trying to get my info off the drive. I read your posts and the comments on the File system and even downloaded Linux in an attempt to recreate it. I seem to be having some difficulty though and the drive isn't mounting.
I would really appreciate any help you can give me. If you would respond to me via email I'll send you a detailed outline of exactly what I have done thus far. Again any help would be appreciated as my wife is not to pleases that we might lose our wedding video and pictures. Thanks in advance.