Prognostications and other thoughts

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Wow. Times they are a changin'

I just got back from a one week vacation to Cape Cod. Wonderful trip--more on that later.

Regardless, amazingly, a lot has changed at work in this past week.

Satya, Jason, Brian, and David, have all quit. It is/was their last week. All of these guys were in Yahoo! Shopping at one point or another. Fuggin A.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Butterfly Release!

Aunt Sinda bought a butterfly kit for Lily.
We watched the caterpillars grow and grow then turn into pupaes, hanging upside down.
About a week later, they emerged from their chrysalises. Their wings even dripped some meconium as they dried. They ate sugar water and juice from cut oranges. A few days later, Lily released them.

Friday, June 09, 2006

More Videos of Lily

Here's Lily on the bike with training wheels, spinning in position. She figured this out all on her own.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

External Hard Drives-Cheap insurance?

My Sony Vaio RS420 is only 1 1/2 years old, yet it's already been replaced by newer Sony Desktops.
In any case, it's been acting kind of funky of late; unexpectedly shutting down for no reason. I decide it was time for some cheap insurance--for all the priceless data that's on the hard drive.

I just received my Seagate ST3400601CB-RK. It's an external hard drive that has 400GB of storage and has both fire wire (faster) and usb 1 (much slower) compatibility. Since my original hard drive is only 120GB, I figure this should be future-proof for a while, and at around $300, it seems reasonably priced. Wow, remember the days when $1/meg was a big deal; this is $.75/gig!.

In any case, it's cranking away at it's first backup; estimated at 2 hours. But once the first is done, incremental backups should take just minutes. Pretty cool.