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June 17, 2005

Duel Blue Screen of Death

The Red-Dragon crashed in the afternoon and refused to restart. Each time it began to start, it would bring die with two blue screens of death. It took several hours to trouble shoot, but it turned out the program \"verify\" was responsible. After it was disabled, the system began to start as normal. We still have no idea what file was/is failing the verify test-- the program is so useful, it tells you nothing!
Captured out a bedroom window at Park Place. It was the only shot of the evening that turned out any visible lighting as most of the strikes were either behind us, or stayed in the clouds. The shot was an 8 second exposure at F/16. I did not realise I was shooting ISO 800, but I\'m pleased with the shot none the less.

April 15, 2005

Indigo Dragon takes over as primary webserver

    The White Dragon relinquishes it's primary task as a web server to the Indigo Dragon. The Indigo Dragon expands on all functions of the White Dragon. It's 60 gig hard drive is a step up from the White Dragon's 20 gig, and with the growth of the web site's footprint, this space is needed. The Indigo Dragon's base operating system is SuSE 9.1 with kernel 2.6-- a step up from SuSE 7.3 with kernel 2.4. The Indigo also holds the title for fastest computer on the Park Place network, with an Atholon 2600+. But it's mobil CPU can operate on a mear 200 watt power suply, enabeling the 1.15 KVA UPS to keep the server on even longer durring power outages.