Would you hire this guy? (996)

For starters, in case you were wondering, I am, in fact, for hire. Not a craigslist fan? Check this out instead. Feel free to pass that along to anyone, anywhere, that you think could benefit from my services.

Next up, you probably noticed all of the sites I run were down today. The outage effected 14 sites. Middle of the night hard disk failure was the culprit, then it took all day to rebuild the RAID array. That it took that long to rebuild the array tells me it was something more than a hard drive failure. I would guess either it was a RAID controller failure or complete corruption of the OS on the server. Normal RAID hard drive failure doesn’t require a 12+ hour rebuild. That’s the benefit of RAID. Regardless, it’s fixed and that’s that.

MTTS starts Friday. My trip is planned, flights confirmed and I’m ready to go. My journey starts Thursday, and you know you’ll be hearing about it. To make things easier for the non-w(t)f readers that are going to want to track me, I’m going to be thinning out my friendfeed feed to include only twitter, WRR and WR.tv. For those of you that use that feed for everything else, all apologies. I will go back to normal when I get back.

I certainly wish I could get excited about the iPhone. I just can’t switch to AT&T. I can, however, give serious thought about the iPod touch now. For those of you pissed that you have to pay for the 2.0 update, feel free to share your feelings in the comments.

You can wish me a happy birthday too unless you did already otherwise. it’s totally allowed, esp. since today marks the 40th anniversary of my life on earth. Double ugh with a side of ack right there.

Only 4 to go before 1K. Think I can do it before I leave at 5:00AM Thursday?

By Don

Lead bottle washer at donburnside.com, host at whiteroofradio.com and tech guru for the MotoringFile family of sites.


  1. You know Josh, I was going to go there, but decided against it. Thank you because now I can say…

    I would, but I don’t have the right sauce 😉

    (yes, I heard the groan from here).

    Thanks Matt!

  2. I wish you well on the anniversary of your natal day. Do your best & try not to settle for less than that. Alternately, get your self some tequila & don’t regret the hangover. You’ve earned it.

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