Bugger me. It's time.
For the last....many...months, my media centre PC has been sitting on our dining table. Heat constraints meant I had to get it out of the entertainment cabinet, and here it has sat for time immemorial. Ok, not quite that long, but DAMN long, that's for sure.
You see (and stop me if I start boring you..no..don't...i'm talking, so nyah) the raid card that came with my raid box wasn't very good quality. A little bit of heat to the area, and it starting dropping bytes as it read them. Not good when you store about 3 TB worth of media on said raid box. So it came out and i hacked it better (dropped the raid card, ran 5 sata cables to the mobo instead of just one, and started using the onboard raid controller instead) and there it sat. I was scared of moving it back in case heat was still a problem - and time never seemed to allow us to get a multitude of fans installed in the entertainment cabinet. But I've got a solution now, and back we go to the unit...
This brings up something interesting. Crankgoblin (the website you're viewing now) actually runs on my media centre. I'm self hosted. w00t right? Right. But it does mean that when I have a power outage...or the net dies at the ISP end...or my router needs a reboot...or I mess with some setting or other...crankygoblin goes offline. Oops :) You guys will get over it I'm sure.
Also, I have a question to ask of those that care: I'm moving to a new blog engine. I'm going to do it real soon now. My question is this:
Do you want me to migrate all my old posts over to the new blog?
Option 2 is to keep the old blog up, and put the new blog up on a new address. Both options work for me...but I'll be swayed by popular opinion.
Leave me some comments, let me know. I'd be interested to hear what you think.
Anyway...I digressed a little. Time to move the PC back to the TV cabinet. W00t. (plus, it means I can watch live tv on the xbox again, since my antenna cable didn't reach the pc when it was on the dining table.
Here's the before shot (pre-move). After to shot to come afterwards (duh).
Yes. That's an Eric Rudder bobblehead I was sent many eons ago. He's there as a constant reminder that I need to clean up. Which I'm now doing.
Any want an Eric Rudder bobblehead? Is he worth anything on ebay perhaps? :)