Been having a rough time of it lately. Mood drops, anxiety, lack of focus, all mixing to cause a 'perfect storm' of meh. Lots of Mom memories, both from the time she fell, and things went south fast, and when she got pneumonia, which was what ended up killing her. It's hard to not remember all the bad things, all the stress. I need to stop though, I'm just messing up my head. Mom wouldn't want me upset or frazzled over her. *sigh* I don't know what's the fix though. I've tried ignoring it, I've pondering it, I've tried book therapy, I've hung out with friends, I've hermitted. *shrug* Maybe getting it out on a blog post will help? We'll see.
Besides emotional mess time, I've joined the hardware NAS people. I picked
up a Synology DS1517 5 bay NAS, which I loaded with 4 8 terabyte drives in a
RAID 6. I'm going to use it as my primary multimedia storage location, with
it backing up to drives on Dagon and Hydra, along with a 'cloud' backup on
Crashplan. I think this will finally cover my paranoia about drive failure.
The remaining 5th bay is going to be filled with a 5th 8TB drive, and the
array re-striped so I'll have 24 terabytes of storage, that can survive 2
drive failures. (currently I have 16 terabytes with the same 2 drive failure
protection). Did I mention some degree of paranoia ? I'm still syncing
data over, then I have to rearrange mount points and other stuff.
So that's my random post that I've been trying to make for a good chunk of
a week. My brain hasn't liked me trying to write stuff out. Going to finish
this up before I decide to delete it again. Hopefully things will swing
up soonish, and April will be less mood foo. Ciao.