but we have yet another big snow storm on the way. Another blizzard, in fact.
Oh, please please please let it happen. We did notice a question about our internet service on our last resident survey so it got us thinking about it again.
As some of you may have noticed, Kelly and I have had repeated issues with the quality of our Internet service here in Cambridge over the years. It is something that both of us care deeply about as both of us have worked in IT and both of us are everyday users of the Internet for personal and business purposes. But considering that we live in what I would consider the technology capital of the East Coast, the quality and quantity of Internet service providers is terrible, frankly. Cambridge considers itself a major center for innovation and it certainly is, but it is also somewhat ridiculous that for many people Internet connectivity is both expensive and unreliable.
Like I mentioned in my earlier post, I have managed to rebuild our server into a better machine than it was. But for some reason the hard drive from the old server was giving me fits, trying to move data. Perhaps it was damaged somehow. I am not sure.
But I do know this: a backup of the backups saved our data.
Years ago, I decided to build my own server. Part of it was wanting to have the experience of building and running my own server, because I had shockingly little server experience of any kind. Part of it was knowing how such a machine could help me manage the home network I was also building. So in 2010 our home server came into existence.
And then two weeks ago, it went out of existence.
Yeah, I know what you are thinking. “Um, Geoff, what are you talking about?”
Well, I have definitive proof that the Cylons, at least the ones from Earth, were Portuguese. No wonder we were such great explorers for so long.
We’re currently tracking it online but if you call him on his cell or text him he’s not going to get the message right now. As he’s at work all day today please call or email me if you need to get in touch. Thanks.
My new e-mail address is eleventhma AT gmail DOT com, NOT net. I am smart. Not.