Went to visit Pluvius
and test the hard drive from that RAID array that wasn't functioning. After running the extended test, no error turned up. To means there might be a cable issue, or a bad channel on the RAID controller, but the hard drive looks fine.
On our return trip, our truck's alternator went out. The voltage dropped from 14 to about 10 volts and we herd a grinding noise. Shortly there after, we started seeing sparks coming from under the hood and decided it was necessary to pull over. I opened the hood and the alternator had flames shooting out of it. Engine fires are not a good thing, so I decided I had to extinguish the fire fast. One of the sand bags in the bed of my truck had broken open, so I threw a few handfuls of sand and the flames. That killed them. From this point forward, I'm going to carry a fire extinguisher in my truck. I was lucky— had the fire spread, I could have lost the entire vehicle.
Pictured is Guy doing a fireball, displaying that fire is usually very much our friend.