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May 6, 2008 11:17 AM

Having problems with my ADSL at home again. This time I’m sure it’s not my router because I keep getting “Bad message from ATU-C” in my router’s history. That usually means that the router got a bad response from something on the DSLAM end of things. But just to be safe I’m going to run a clean wire from the NID to it and see how it acts then. That means getting under the house but I unfortunately need to do that anyway.

And if I’m going to do that I might as well move my servers into the basement. That means putting that rack down there. Thankfully all the desktops are wireless at the moment so I won’t have to run any wires inside the house save two. One for each of the wireless routers upstairs. Putting the rack down there also means I need to buy a new UPS but that doesn’t have to happen immediately as the house power seems fairly stable. I’d like to get another one before the end of next month though.

Damn. And I just buried that rack in the garage behind some other things too. :-|

Anyway once the servers are down there they shouldn’t have to move again any time soon and it should be cool enough down there for them.

Moneydance is giving me fits all of a sudden. The balances aren’t reconciling with the bank and the damn thing seems to be re-applying a particular check number to the system whereas it used to know that something was marked cleared and didn’t bring it up again. This is all after the recent update so I might roll it back one version to see how it acts.

I really really need to get working on the garden. The soil is still soft enough for things to be pulled up and it’s in need of some serious attention. I haven’t been allocating the time to do that and I should be.

I went to bed last night late and got back up when my wife woke me up. I think that gave me about 5 1/2 hours of sleep and while I didn’t feel completely rested I didn’t feel seriously tired either. I hate to do it but I’m just going to have to set up a schedule for my home time and stick to it.

Have to go into Chicago tomorrow and Thursday for the Cisco class. I’m sort-of looking forward to that but it’s way downtown so it’s going to be a pain. I’ll definitely take my laptop and a book to read on the train. Someone mentioned that there were power outlets on the train but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get a seat with one or not. Frankly I’ve never had occasion to use them so I just don’t know.




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