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Random crash of my fileserver

Over the last few weeks, I have noticed that my Linux based file server will randomly reboot. The first time I noticed it I did not give it much thought, but now it happens about once a day.

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NH State FLL Tournament

The New Hampshire FIRST LEGO League state championship was on December 3. I was the lead technical judge. To accelerate the judging process, we have 5 teams of two judges that each see 10 teams. At the end of the … Continue reading

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Good Bye Irene, good bye Irene, …

Irene left this small mess in my neighbor’s yard.

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Sanity check for lightning detector

For the most part, my lightning detector is working well. I get the sporadic false alarm from the furnace kicking on or a florescent light fixture turning on or off. These false alarms are taken care of because they do … Continue reading

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A comment on comments

I have been updating this build log for about a month. Very few of the comments I have gotten have been related to the material. They have all been commercial spam or feeble attempts to make a “good job” comment … Continue reading

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A test of my backup strategy

A week ago I got a string of messages from my XP workhorse computer indicating it was unable to write to the disc. When I powered the unit back on, the system was quite obviously ill. I turned it off … Continue reading

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Skye’s Build log

I will be using this blog to detail the various fun projects I am working on. These include: A robotic DVD burner used to backup my Linux file server. A lightning detector to shutoff my computers as a storm approaches … Continue reading

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