The best laid plans of mice and men…

21 10 2008

As an update to my previous post, I finally shutdown my home server (FreeNAS) owing to a problem with our router (and that is pronounced “root-er” not “RAU-ter”, capisce? A rout is what happens to ill-fated armies.) That brings the total uptime to 193 days, 3 hours, 7 minutes and 4 seconds, give or take a minute between the time I hit shutdown and the time the machine switched off. Once everything cools off, I’m going to make some small upgrades and changes to the setup, including putting a RAID card in and moving some drives currently connected via eSATA to internal SATA. I’m kind of enjoying this sort of once in a way mucking about; not having to worry about the machine for extended periods of time really makes it a more likeable machine.

As a side note, I picked up a D-Link DIR-615 for $40 and find that it beats the pants off the $100 Linksys WRT54G we were running earlier. I should also note that this is the third Linksys WRT54G that has died on me in the past two years. By contrast, the little Netgear WGR614 I had lasted through college without so much as a hiccup (and my folks have been using it since). I bought it for $45 during the Thanksgiving sale in 2003 and it’s reliably lasted since then. That’s pretty impressive.



7 responses to “The best laid plans of mice and men…”

22 10 2008
kats (21:55:48) :

And a root is what trees have. Your argument falls a little flat there. :)

23 10 2008
Varun (08:58:23) :

More apropos than a failed maneuver!

24 10 2008
Akimon (00:30:37) :

Root-er as in root canal? or root kit?
Rauter is a name of a certain (in)famous Nazi.
We should just call it "a device which shall not be named" or in short, snauter.

25 10 2008
rohan (01:12:13) :

More apropos than a failed maneuver!

You mean, manoeuver.

25 10 2008
rohan (01:13:18) :

or is it manoeuvre

25 10 2008
Varun (08:36:24) :

Neither, since apparently, Google Chrome does not have a spell-checker.

12 11 2008
David Lauri (23:13:40) :

You’re the first person I’ve ever heard call these devices root-er instead of rout-er.

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