Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving break means things should be quiet enough for a few upgrades. Chiefly AIMS/AIX UNIX machine as I’ve already done my VMWare upgrades… Luckily, the cloud is still anchored firmly to the ground.

Digital Library

A personal, consumer-grade box-fan began its death cries a little over two weeks ago alerting everyone to the fact that their Library server was aging and cooled only by a small fan with boards zip-tied to the ceiling tile. The machine wasn’t much newer.

As a result, something that had been postponed indefinitely is suddenly a priority and I am digitizing “Sirsi2”. It will no longer fear electronic death as its soul has been saved. Ones and Zeros. It now runs in an imaginary computer with an imaginary processor, imaginary memory, imaginary hard-disks, imaginary everything on top of one of the most complex and inventive infrastructures possible- VMware ESX.

Wild.