Fun Status Update
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 97 14:06:30 -0700
Subject: Fun Status Update
Dear Fun Ones,
You may be wondering what's happening with Fun_People. You
might even think you've been dropped from its select company. Well,
have no fear, I haven't started it up again (yet).
When I got back from my little seven-week vacation, the disk
that holds all my non-system stuff (including Fun_People) was
blowing a bearing. The system only barely runs without it. So I'm
setting up to recreate it from backups... Ug. I looked into some
of these recover-the-data-from-dead-disks places, but they're priced
way out of sight...
If anyone knows of a trick to get a screaming set of bearings
on a Seagate ST11200N to work long enough to dump the 1,054 MB of
data please let me know; right now it makes a sound like a 747
taking off... and then it spins itself down... and up... and down...
and up... and down... and ...
Meanwhile I'm looking for a reasonable deal on a quiet, fast
SCSI disk in the 2 - 4 Gig ballpark -- ideally one with a loong MTBF
(as if that were a guarantee of anything). I expect to have
Fun_People running again in the next week (forewarned is forearmed).
Keep smiling (and thinking globally, acting locally, and most
important of all -- ignoring smarmy advice).
As always, I remain
I lost some email in the disk death event, so if you sent me
urgent email that I seem to be ignoring, it's either because it's
hiding in the 3,000 e-mail items waiting in my inbox (actually it's
down to 1,383 as of late last night) or it fell into the disk
bearing crevasse and is gone forever. If it's really important you
should send it again and I apologize for the inconvenience...
© 1997 Peter Langston