(begin placeholder until I feel witty)So twitter's for bite-sized stuff and my "real" blog is is for longer thoughts. So I guess this is for the medium-sized thoughts.(end placeholder)

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29th September 2014

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Exploring btrfs for backups Part 6: Backup Drives and changing RAID levels VM

Exploring btrfs for backups Part 6: Backup Drives and changing RAID levels VM

Hard drives are relatively cheap, especially nowadays. But I still want to stay within my budget as I setup my backups and system redundancies. So, ideally, for my backup RAID I’d take advantage of btrs’ ability to change RAID types on the fly and start off with one drive. Then I’d add another and go to RAID1. Then another and RAID5. Finally, the fourth drive and RAID6. At that point I’d have to…

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28th September 2014

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Exploring btrfs for backups Part 5: RAID1 on the Main Disks in the VM

Exploring btrfs for backups Part 5: RAID1 on the Main Disks in the VM

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So, back when I started this project, I laid out that one of the reasons I wanted to use btrfs on my home directory (don’t think it’s ready for / just yet) is that with RAID1, btrfs is self-healing. Obviously, magic can’t be done, but a checksum is stored as part of the data’s metadata and if the file doesn’t match the checksum on one disk, but does on the other, the file can be fixed. This can…

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27th September 2014

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Review: Limbus, Inc.

Limbus, Inc. by Anne C. Petty My rating: 4 of 5 stars The best way to describe what I just finished: a series of short stories in genres I may not have read as standalones but which combined into a highly enjoyable book.

Review: Limbus, Inc.

Limbus, Inc. by Anne C. Petty My rating: 4 of 5 stars The best way to describe what I just finished: a series of short stories in genres I may not have read as standalones but which combined into a highly enjoyable book.

26th September 2014

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Review: Red Rising

Red Rising by Pierce Brown My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is a little Enders Game, a little Battle Royale, and a little 1984 with a dash of Harry Potter.

Review: Red Rising

Red Rising by Pierce Brown My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is a little Enders Game, a little Battle Royale, and a little 1984 with a dash of Harry Potter.

25th September 2014

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Review: Mother Fucking Flowers

Mother Fucking Flowers by Tammy L. Witzens My rating: 3 of 5 stars Let me begin by saying that I enjoyed this book.

Review: Mother Fucking Flowers

Mother Fucking Flowers by Tammy L. Witzens My rating: 3 of 5 stars Let me begin by saying that I enjoyed this book.

24th September 2014

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Review: World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks My rating: 4 of 5 stars…

Review: World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks My rating: 4 of 5 stars…

23rd September 2014

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Review: Jam

Jam by Yahtzee Croshaw My rating: 5 of 5 stars I had no idea what to expect when I started reading this book.

Review: Jam

Jam by Yahtzee Croshaw My rating: 5 of 5 stars I had no idea what to expect when I started reading this book.

22nd September 2014

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Review: A Midsummer Night’s Steampunk

A Midsummer Night’s Steampunk by Scott E. Tarbet My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s always tough when people redo Shakespeare.

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Steampunk

A Midsummer Night’s Steampunk by Scott E. Tarbet My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s always tough when people redo Shakespeare.

21st September 2014

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Review: The Silver Ninja: Indoctrination

The Silver Ninja: Indoctrination by Wilmar Luna My rating: 2 of 5 stars Disclosure: I got this book for free for review.

Review: The Silver Ninja: Indoctrination

The Silver Ninja: Indoctrination by Wilmar Luna My rating: 2 of 5 stars Disclosure: I got this book for free for review.

20th September 2014

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Charli XCX

Suddenly Charlie XCX seems to be everywhere. In reality she’s been slowly appearing in and writing lots of pop songs for the past few years. But I had no idea who she was or anything. So I was surprised to find I had “What I Like” from her True Romance album on my computer. Must have been one of those MP3s Rolling Stone used to give away weekly.

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