Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Solid Status

Today work was an adventure in team building. Long story short, by the end of the day I was leading a team of me + 4 in a very small project to adjust a handful of automated test cases to comply with the new spec. Only to discover the new spec is wrong.

Lunch was at Carl's Jr., on the theory they have wi-fi. My phone worked fine, but the ultrabook refused to find the gateway to the Internet. It was able to connect to the router, but not beyond. So I read more of Water For Elephants, which continues to fascinate me. what a splendid piece of writing!

Took the laptop into work, got onto the guest wi-fi network, and it worked fine. So it was Carl's and not the new ultrabook at fault. Nice to know. Right now I'm at Starbucks, no problem getting on the network here either.

After work I headed to Microcenter, to buy a bigger Solid State Drive (SSD) for this thing, and ended up also buying one for the netbook. I think I'll practice on the netbook first. I also bought some copy software, and maybe this weekend will try it out. It's a roundabout process:
- install the copy software on the machine
- copy to a backup drive (like my 1Tb network drive)
- replace the drive with the new SSD
- restore from the backup drive to the SSD

The netbook has a regular HDD, an SSD will make it even more portable, and extend th battery life while making it faster too. The Ultrabook has a 128 GB drive, it's already half full, the new drive is 240GB.

Also bought a card reader which says it is compatible with Linux. Still trying to fix the CF card at work.

And there was something else, too. Or was there? Maybe not. Oh yeah, a netbook sized USB wireless N adapter, just in case the problem at Carl's was the ultrabook after all. 

Plans for tomorrow:

  • National Ineptitude Day

    The day started out fine, with me rushing to make it to the library by 10 for a talk/showcase of all-electric cars. There was a line to get in the…

  • What to Do With a 1-day weekend?

    With Sunday reserved for football, having today off was mostly useless. The Tech Museum was open and the Star Wars exhibit was extended so I did the…

  • Moving Day

    My 1-on-1 was moved from yesterday to today. Then my nails appointment was moved from today to tomorrow. And finally my trip to Ardenwood was moved…

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