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Words found on federal land

05. 05. 10

nexentastor is a no-go     permalink

Filed under: corpses do reviews — Gravity Girl @ 08:55:04 pm

I'm building two NAS machines for home to replace the xserve RAID that is fast, but sucks down as much juice as a hairdryer running 24/7. Not very green, and not so easy on the wallet when I don't need the speed.

I've configured one with freenas, as I can set it up to be a time machine backup device (super awesome) but it doesn't run the latest version of zfs.

So, I tried nexentastor, which is free if you are storing under 12tb of data. It is built on opensolaris, has a slick web gui, and is made for enterprise solutions. Unfortunately, its rsync is completely busted. In attempting to back up a volume of 450gigs (my household's music) it backed up 780gigs of data without saying that it finished the job. Hogging all the bandwidth from my freenas server for two days without actually properly copying the files is a no-go. I expect it to copy the files. once. the way rsync is supposed to. Then copy any changes, not replicate the data again. The nexentastor manual is so completely out of date it is talking about features in a much older version of the software that it was impossible to figure out how to rectify this problem. somehow copying 450gigs to take up 780+ gigs with zfs dedup on means there is a big bug somewhere.

Now I've gone back to opensolaris, and this time I read the installation manual and had a nice, clean, working install.


09. 11. 09

Tom Campbell for Governor can kiss my ass     permalink

Filed under: corpses in the news, corpses do reviews — Gravity Girl @ 08:56:54 pm

tonight I got a call with a spoofed caller ID inviting me to participate in Tom Campbell's telephone town hall meeting where they would talk about health care reform.

I've participated in telephone town hall meetings before, notably with Xavier Becerra, my representative.

Unlike previous meetings, this "town hall" didn't offer any options to leave a question with an operator or to pose a question to Mr. Campbell. Therefore, this wasn't a participatory event and was merely an infomercial for his campaign for governor of California.

Sorry Tom, but first you spoof caller ID. Then you claim you are having a town hall meeting but don't give anyone the chance to participate.

Two Strikes, Tom Campbell.

Go have a party with your libertarian friends.

08. 06. 09

bad telemarketer, no donut     permalink

Filed under: corpses do reviews — Gravity Girl @ 12:21:37 pm

Today I got a call from a telemarketer. Unfortunately for the telemarketer, they gave me their information.

They are the Synergy Hospitality Group, LLC, with a website of : stayorlandoresorts.com

Here is their schpiel: the recorded announcement tells you that you have won a free Bahamas vacation, with your confirmation number of 555. If you stay on the line or press 1 for more information, you are connected to an operator who tells you that 555 is one of their platinum prize winners (gee, really? I bet you say that to all the girls.) and they then go into a hard sell trying to get you to book a vacation in Orlando before your cruise. Every time I tried asking about the cruise, I was deflected, and asked questions about whether I was married, what my household income was, etc.

Once I got their website and found that they had their contact info online, I told them they were in direct violation of the FTC Do Not Call policy, informed them to never call me again, and hung up.

Did I mention I hate telemarketers?

If you get called by these folks, be sure to file a complaint with the national Do Not Call Registry at donotcall.gov

Here is their contact info:

Synergy Hospitality Group, LLC
1768 Park Center Dr Suite 340
Orlando, FL 32835
Phone: 407.996.2020
Fax: 407.996.2021
Toll-free: 1-888-782-9796

here is their WHOIS info:

Registrant:
The Synergy Hospitality Group, LLC
1768 Park Center Drive
Suite 340
Orlando, Florida 32835
United States


Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: STAYORLANDORESORTS.COM
Created on: 04-May-06
Expires on: 04-May-11
Last Updated on: 27-Apr-09


Administrative Contact:
Crouse, Raymond rcrouse@synergyhospitality.com
The Synergy Hospitality Group, LLC
1768 Park Center Drive
Suite 340
Orlando, Florida 32835
United States
4079962020 Fax -- 4079962021


Technical Contact:
Crouse, Raymond rcrouse@synergyhospitality.com
The Synergy Hospitality Group, LLC
1768 Park Center Drive
Suite 340
Orlando, Florida 32835
United States
4079962020 Fax -- 4079962021


Domain servers in listed order:
NS1.SECURE.NET
NS2.SECURE.NET


08. 10. 08

Mozy Home for Macintosh has unannounced change in TOS     permalink

Filed under: corpses do reviews — Gravity Girl @ 03:48:37 pm

I have been using Mozy Home Unlimited for a year, having jumped on the beta bandwagon when it was first announced. I have a lot of mp3s that I want to be safe, because there is nothing quite so unattractive to me as having to re-rip 3000+ cds again. (Yes, I have had to re-rip them before, when I lost a software RAID, and it was quite painful.)

At home, I have an old Macintosh G5 server that I purchased from my office when they were phasing it out for newer models. This is great because the server software allows me to keep my home directory central and easy to back up. I have been running Mozy Home on it for a year, and aside from a few connection issues at the start of the beta period, all has been well. Until this week.
Mozy stopped backing up as it was trying to download the new Mozy Home client v1.1.1 this week. "A glitch," I figured, and downloaded it manually to do the install. Not a glitch. With the 1.1 release, Mozy Home can no longer run on OS X server. I would need to install Mozy Pro. What?

So after a long chat with tech support, and another long chat with two Mozy Pro salespeople, they told me that because they have just released Mozy Pro beta for Macintosh, they are no longer allowing people to use Mozy Home on the servers, as it is their only way of telling if it is for home or professional use. He told me that since I was using server software on my macintosh, I would have to upgrade to paying $6.95 a month plus 50 cents per gigabyte. Um, that would amount to close to $275 a month! He then said that since I had been using it on the server, I had been taking advantage and getting a $200 plus product for only $5 a month.

I disagree. I had been using their $5 a month product to its fullest extent because they handn't offered any other Macintosh products, and I was using their Mozy Home Unlimited for just that, backing up non-business files.

Their site says:

How many files can I back up?
MozyHome Free accounts are restricted to 2 GB, but there’s no limit with MozyHome Unlimited. You can back up as many files as you can fit on your home computer. Just note that the more files you back up, the longer your initial backup will take.

So, the sales guys said they couldn't let me run the Mozy Home software on my server, so I said I would be willing to pay the extra couple of dollars a month, but not pay for the massive per-gigabyte storage fees. They told me that they would have to get back to me, either by phone or email.

So, it looks like my options are this:

  • run Mozy Home 1.0.5 (the old version) on my server and not upgrade
  • downgrade my OS on the server to standard Macintosh OS 10.5 instead of Server 10.5
  • pay 550% more per month for my backups
  • buy some cheap seagate external drives, back up, and give the drives to my friends to hold.

and rating my options:

  • I'm not sure how long using the old version of mozy will last, as it requires communication with their servers.
  • Downgrading from OS X Server means I can't have a remote home directory.
  • no way in hell I'm paying $275 a month for a $5 product I have been using for a year
  • the seagate drives are looking like the best option right now.

10. 09. 08

Al3x's rules for computing     permalink

Filed under: corpses at large, corpses do reviews — Gravity Girl @ 08:07:32 pm

Al3x, a fellow I know, put together 25 rules for computing happiness. I disagree a little with rule 20, but the list is pretty damn good.


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