Monday, August 29, 2016

Post 3354 - Monday

About 9:45.

Had a long-ish day at work. Came home. We had a nice dinner. I had a shower. Came down here to do a last minute edit on the latest true crime article for Frank. Then I got busy with technology.

Let me explain.

You know that I have a media server here in my home office. Doubles as a print server, as well. It has enough oomph to let me use it as a browser. I am using it to type this blog post.

But I digress.

When I got all the hard drives attached to this media server six months ago, I also kept two NAS devices. NAS is short for "network attached storage". Hard drives that don't connect to a computer; they are available on your network via either wireless or cat5 cable.

I got two of those things a few years ago. Hooked them up just fine. Created logins and passwords for them. Jotted down the credentials.

And lost the piece of paper containing the information.

One of them now is blinking a green light at me. Don't know if that means it is on its way out or not. I have been unable to access the contents of those drives for a few years now. I may just unplug them, try to remove the enclosures and free the hard drives to see if they still work. I can't imagine it would make things any worse. If they work I will get new enclosures for them.

Frigging technology, man.

Anyway, between that and sweeping the floor in the laundry room, I have lost a couple of hours now.

Think I will turn in.

See you tomorrow, my lovelies.


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