Random Writings

Posted By: Tony Baird

Last Updated: Thursday October 30, 2008

There has not been a new post in a bit so I figured I’d just write about some random things to keep things fresh.

It’s starting to get cold up in Canada once again so it’s that time of the year to put my winter tires on.  I’ve booked an appointment but it’s not for over a week!  Everyones putting on their winter tires and such so it was not unexpected.  It just sucks for me as driving my car with it’s summer tires on snow is not fun.  The car probably shouldn’t even be driven in the winter at all but I get by trying to not drive it when there is any reasonable amount of fresh snow.

I also just purchased parts for a new computer I’m building.  I’m pretty excited about this build as it’ll have a quad core cpu and also 4gb of ram.  It’s going to be a pretty big upgrade from my Opteron 165 @ 2.6ghz I’ve been using for the past 2 years or so.  The reason for this sudden purchase is due to my computer acting pretty strange lately and my raid-1 array going totally screwy.  Now it’s all working fine again to a degree (no raid now).  I just don’t trust it anymore plus It’s a solid excuse to build a new computer.  I’m going to be keeping my 8800 I purchased not to long ago as I did not wish to spend $500 for another high end video card.  I hope to be building the computer next weekend as it’ll probably take a week to have all the parts here.  As far as my old computer I plan on turning it into a storage system and maybe put some backup software on it so I can feel pretty safe about the data on my home computer.

The Phillies won the world series which sucks as I was rooting for the Rays.  I would have loved to see the Jays there but they just cannot seem to turn all that young talent they supposedly have into a team that can make the playoffs.  They do play in the tough AL East and nothing less than 90 wins will get you the division.

The NBA season has started and my raptors played last night and came out with a big win as the 76ers were suppose to be one of the better teams in the east.   So here’s hoping the raptors get a 1-4 seed in the regular season and actually win a playoff series!  Hopes for now I suppose

As far as Hawk Host related things well I’m just working on adding SSL to every machine and changing some small things around on various machines.  So nothing really special going on just adding new customers everyday and new machines as necessary.

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