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A good day for disasters since the moon gets most of the data anyway.
Daylight saving time got the late data for TOM1. I could probably rescue
it but it is looking at the moon anyway, so I will not bother. Somehow
TOM1 was not told that life in Monrovia, Africa is timeless.
The dual processor hepp (named for Jane and Judy the Hepp twins of my
youth) died several times. I finally realized that one of the fans was
running slow and replaced it. Thereafter there were many file system
errors. fsck says terrible things. If it processes last night's data OK,
I will reformat the disk just to be safe. If it doesn't I will also format
after doing a fresh save of the operating programs. This will be a good
time to switch over to Mandrake 9.2 now that Doug Welch has guided me to
getting the right display.
This resulted in me messing up dual processor purdy which was otherwise
doing just fine after a restart of the hung Windows computer kathy.
All this just to show that running is never quite routine. Also, in spite
of some disasters both machine and man made, I have lost very little.
Everything is restarted and seems to be running. So the backup scheme
works well, it is just a question of minding the store.
I need a few cloudy days!
Tom Droege Jennifer Malpass