It still boggles my mind that you can buy 512Megabytes of RAM for your PC for $25, and consumers can buy 250 Megabyte HDD's for their PC. At the office we have a 5 year old HP XP 256 disk array. The unit stores approximately 3 TB of data and takes up four 3/4 racks in the server room. Its being replaced by a single 2U Sun 3510 FC disk array.
My bustificated C8 telescope has finally been shipped off to repair the cracked corrector plate. It should be back just in time for Mars to be at its closest in thousands of years, so hopefully I should be able to get some good views of the red planet in August. I'm glad its happening in the month that offers Seattle the best chances of clear sky, though there's a significant amount of atmospheric interference in the summer.
So I gues now I\'m a coffee leech. I drink about 1 cup a day, maybe 2 if I\'m really tired. But I\'ve never made a pot of it at the office. I always make sure there\'s some in there to pour. Frankly, I\'m not even sure I know how to make coffee...
I bought a really worn copy of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century from around 1940 which had some really great artwork on every other page. I intended to scan them for some reason or another, and this seemed like an apt place. The original picture above had bars on the window and Buck was wearing a ball and chain, so I erased them for use here.
Avoid using plastic \'kegger cups\' for more than a few weeks. They tend to get stinky around the rim. [ note to self: get new cup for the desk ]
I\'m so frigging l33t.
Well, I guess its inevitable. I start a blog, I update the blog, I forget about the blog. I give it 2 weeks. I\'m just testing out geeklog, see how I like it. I\' don\'t see any avatars. I really like avatars, damnit.