The Thorn (newspaper) server hard drive crashed beautifully on Friday morning, just post-production. The damned thing sounded like a metronome. It was ugly.
So I’ve spent part of my afternoon and evening trying to get the damn thing running again with the new hard drive I unhappily purchased today. Oh, and the new DVD-R/RW drive, since the last one put gummy shit all over every disc I put in there and stopped ejecting.
Yeah, DVD drives that don’t let me put in, take out, or read discs aren’t very useful. Neither are hard drives that don’t read. Thank god drives are cheaper now, all around.
I anticipate a rough week in newspaper-land, since I don’t have the ability to add the machine to the campus domain anymore. This could make machine access tricky.
…Very tricky, and maybe not feasible from outside the Thorn office. Hmm.