Thursday, February 19, 2015

Post 2883 - Thursday

Hi. This will be a fairly short post. Lots of good tv this evening. I will have to choose between Two And A Half Men (series finale) or the latest Blacklist. Likely will see the former.

A long day today. Patricia remains home sick with pneumonia but is slowly on the mend. I am coping with the vestiges of my most recent cold. And the weekend will be here in less than 24 hours.

If at all possible, weather depending, I need to go to the Valley this weekend. I have some stuff to do with Mom's pension to take care of sooner rather than later. I also really should attend a Toastmasters event that's going to be at CFB Greenwood Saturday morning at 10:30. A long drive from here, but I can crash at the house in the afternoon if need be. Besides, I want to see just how tall the snowbanks are there this week.

What else is going on? I installed a fresh instance of Linux on this here desktop computer. The method of automatically mounting hard drives is a bit different than it was using an older version of Ubuntu, so I struggled to get that working. But in the last few minutes it does. Yay for me. This machine has 5 hard drives in it. I am thinking of moving my installation of Plex Media Server from the computer on the other side of the room, along with its attendant hard drives and so on, over to this computer, where I can take advantage of the nearly 5TB of internal storage at my disposal.  This computer would then become a full-time media server.

Or, maybe I will take this computer and physically move it to the other side of the room, and install PMS on it there, and move the desktop computer that's there to this computer desk. I am trying to figure out which would be the least amount of work, but am not having much luck.

Patricia thinks I'm crazy to think about things like this, but there is a certain order in my universe when my computer equipment is working the way I want it to. I may not be able to control situation X at my work, but I can control how my home computers work, dad-gummit. It's like that episode of "The Big Bang Theory" where Sheldon decides to stay home and update his laptop's operating system, and the laugh track came on. I was a little offended by that, as I update OS's quite often and then spend time tinkering with them until I get them working the way I want them to. Lots of otherwise-normal people do that, all the time. So pee off.

I have had my shower and shave for the evening. I should go anoint myself with oils before "How To Get Away With Murder" starts.

See you tomorrow.


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