Sunday, November 6, 2016

Post 3406 - Sunday

Past 9:30.

I should turn in soon. Newbie just took a couple swipes at me. Means he's getting frisky. You understand.

This was another day spent doing next to nothing. Bit of a relapse on the cold front. But, this morning I discovered that a couple of the internal hard drives on this here media computer are closing to crapping out forever, so I have been frantically backing up that hard drive to another drive that I deployed this morning. It is maybe 25% through the backup process. My goodness, usb is not always your friend.

And, once this one is backed up, I have to do the same thing to another drive, before it goes bye-bye.

Once that is done, I will spend some time, likely on Friday, my day off, to remove those hard drives. If we hadn't sold off Dad's drill press several years ago, I could use it to destroy the hard drives. Otherwise, I am not sure what I will do to ensure the drive cannot be reconstituted. I can delete the contents manually, and that will likely do the trick, because nobody wants to reconstruct the contents of a hard drive that contains tv shows or movies. Then, I can write zero's to the drive until it is full again. I guess that would do it, but the actual physical medium? I know what we do at work, but what does a fella at home do?

Anyway, if you are trying to access my Plex and don't see quite as much content there over the next few days, know that I am trying to save stuff from this about-to-expire hard drive. Wish me luck.

I think I will turn in. Newbie is giving me that look.

See you tomorrow.


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