Was cleaning my counter’s up and accidently knocked over my 5-TB backup drive; you know, the drive where I back up all the movies/music I’ve ripped over the past year+. Now all it does is sit there and click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click.
Damn! Damn! Damn! Damn! Damn! Damn! Damn! Damn! Damn! Damn! Damn! Damn! Damn! Damn! Damn! Damn! Damn! Damn! And FUCK!
I’m not going to work on it today. Too pissed. Tomorrow I’ll take it out of the case and mount it in my computer (or one of the other I have) and give it a whirl. But I’m not going to get into that today. Luckily, it is a backup drive; so I have everything on the NAS (MediaDrive) in the big room. But I did have it set up a little differently and some stuff on it that I didn’t put anywhere else. Damn.
It’s Mother’s Day! So I’m going to strap on a happy face and BBQ some chicken for my lovely-young-bride of almost 30 years. Add some Tater Salad and BBQ Beans and you got a meal.
Other than that: pretty “normal” Sunday around here. Laundry day. Got all my usual chores done. Too cool outside for me, but not too bad. Not like the dead of Winter or anything. Thank Goodness.
SWMBO enjoyed the dinner and the crispy peanut butter cookies I made. Cool!
I was Net Control for the MCARC 2-meter Sunday Evening Chat Net tonight. I had 13 people check in! Wow. Cool! And, mostly, I got good signal reports. Unusual!
Anywho, that’s it for tonight. I’m still up in the air about maybe climbing on the roof after dark to see if we actually are able to see the Aurora tonight. Or maybe I should just set my camera up and see it it gets anything. I don’t know. I’m a fairly early to bed, early to rise kind of person.
We’re on a roll and I like it! I’d much rather be outside “doing things” on a hot day than inside on a rainy day anytime. I really do live in the wrong damn State. Probably live in the wrong Country. Should probably live on Guam or some other South Pacific Island. (Long as I have SWMBO and the Internet I’m okay with that!)
Worked on my forms (getting them level and evenly spaced) and moving dirt to around the outside edges (of the forms). Moved some rocks around. Mounted my 6-BTV antenna on one of the 4×4 I put in last summer. All my usual chores.
Just got a message from Microsoft about my OneDrive. They’e cutting me from 30 GB that I have now to 5 GB. (Well, not just me.) Still, that sucks. (And, of course, I can always subscribe to Office 365 or buy more storage!) There is hardly a day goes by that I’m not glad I switched to Linux; and now I may just kill off the Outlook accounts and OneDrive all together. Stick with Flickr for my photo’s, YouTube for my video’s, and my NAS for everything else. Have until August 10th to figure it out.
Actually, that would make life a bit easier too. Get rid of 2 e-mail addresses and whatever web sites I have membership to through them. Hmmm. Maybe I ought to seriously consider this?
Yep, just checked it out. Not using Outlook for anything but 1 e-mail account and 2 OneDrive’s. I could “upgrade” my storage to 50 GB (for a total of 85 after Aug 10) for $1.99/mo (which really doesn’t seem like a bad idea) and I’d need to keep one account for Skype. (Which I’ve only done with SWMBO and her brother once each.) Hmmm …
And that’s about it for today. Picked SWMBO up, brought her home, showed her my forms & antenna, she cut some roses, and we be just chillin’ for the rest of the night. (My head is trying to hurt too. Guess the prodrome’s caught up with me. Shit.)