Back to work today and on a positive note I didn’t have to rush into the office for an early crew change, on the negative when I did arrive in I had to park the van about a mile (no joke) from the office and walk in to get a lift over to the vessel
Still was probably worth the lay in and I will make sure I leave the Van in the main car park in future by nipping over and moving it late at night next time we are alongside
Got on-board and well not a lot has changed, we end up leaving for the field in the afternoon though so something positive must have happened, or be about to happen?
Anyway no point going to shift rotation right now as nothing decided and they need to fiddle some more with stuff.. so.. yeah..
Oh and before we left Eastbourne I backed up the data on the server to a 2TB external Hdd.. and it included the photos!..
Should have gone to.. Oh hang on I did! Anyway popped into town earlier than had to and dropped off my old specs for the new lenses (think they’re pretty much the same as before although I got the whizzy do dar lenses for my sunglasses that see through rain etc, must be a new type of black or dark rain eh?).. thought we would get a meal in town and ended up in the noddle bar, which I like(d), trouble is nothing stays the same and the food was luke warm and rather tasteless Oh well..
Then popped into WH Smiths and some other places and spent lots of money lol.. Bought some more books (only to find out bought one a couple of weeks ago so that is to go back hehe) and got some munchies for the next rota.
Oh and the server is still trying to recover the photos.. Alas I think it’s not going to work.. playing on my mind the loss of them.. strange eh?
Added another three Hard Drives to the server today and set them up as a RAID systems (LVM).. Then started to copy across the data.. Sorry MOVE across the data.. and that’s about the time everything went to CRAP.. Never and I mean NEVER MOVE data from one drive to another if you want to keep/save it.. As well I found out to my cost that if something goes wrong you end up stuffed.. needless to say I lost all my photos from the last ens years on top of the accounts data from the last year!.. The Accounts data wasn’t so much a problem as I back it up every day to a Google drive, PHEW!
However I was not ready to accept that I had lost all those photos!.. So I ran magic4ext and tried to recover the files.. It’s still running now and has recovered lots of files I deleted.. but as of yet nothing of the ones I moved that have not been moved and yet have been deleted from the source.. Are moved sectors labelled by the system in a different way to deleted sectors?.. Anyway will leave it running overnight.
As for F1 watched it and was not too surprised that Merc fell off a cliff again and that Vettel moaned about people going slow.. Sigh.. Get a life.. In to town tomorrow for new specs…
Waited in today for a delivery from Yodel that arrived at 15:30 in the afternoon.. Not exactly what you would expect when you pay for Saturday delivery!.. I would have expected it in the morning and seeing as this was ordered for a business I’m pretty surprised that they even bothered once it had got past 12pm.. Most businesses would shut shop after then on a Saturday anyway!
On the other hand the washing machine from John Lewis arrived early! And was promptly delivered with no fuss!.. Even took away the old one.. straight in and straight out! Just the way it should be.
Popped out and bought a Printer last night, A new laser to replace the HP Laserjet we have had for ages.. And well.. Eerrr it doesn’t have wireless or networking at all so that was a waste of time.. Bugga!
Started to watched F1 Qualifying but sort of lost interest when it became clear that everyone was going to be saving tyres and Jenson seems to have a car that is about as much like a racing car as my combo van.. Ended up tidying up the office and waiting for the HDD’s to arrive so I could sort out the server, as in upgrade it as running low on HDD space. Stripped down the cocktail cabinet some more too.. Hmm looks like this might not bee too bad to sort out.. although I will be able to get it working again, pretty sure of that, no way I will be able to restore it to a Shuttle Invaders machine as one circuit boards out there. So do I try and source the pool control panel or just leave as is?.. hmm.. I will do the metal work and wood work first then look at that I guess.
When the HDD’s finally arrived (at 3pm !!!!) I put them to one side, will replace them in the server tomorrow and move the data across then.
Been toying with the idea of buying a Jamma cabinet and building another arcade machine, but after talking to a company today I have asked Angel to buy me a … “Gauntlet” for my Birthday this year.. Yey!.. It’s isn’t working so will need to be repaired but in general I’m looking forward to having the game I remember shoving money in all day long at the weekends!
Sounds like the monitor and main-board might be a bit knackered, still I’m eager to see what I can do, although I may replace the screen with a TFT one..
In other news back to work next week and by the sounds of it not a lot has changed on the vessel in fact it has been alongside for a week anyway and only been to sea for a couple of days since I left it!
Also watched the final two episodes of “Robin Witch Hunter”.. I was really annoyed to think it had not ended until I stumbled across an article saying that the last two episodes can not be watched from the menu in the DVD and you have to actually fast forward through the play feature section (huh?) anyway pretty good series shame it never continued
Been listening to Tangerine Dream – “from dawn ’til dusk” which really brings back memories!..
Well as I was updating this site I finally got around to sorting out another one that has been “on the list” for sometime, ironic really as they contacted me a couple of hours after I though “perhaps I should sort that site out”
I noticed that this one has a few bugs like the comments are not clickable on the side because of a formatting error with the columns, had the same problem so shouldn’t be too much of a problem to correct it. Also added a few more logo’s (the pictures change) for the top.
Finally in other news, had to order up 6Tb of drives for the server here as it is finally at it’s limit meaning I can’t save any more photo’s or data to it (making accounting rather err.. crap). Ordered them up for delivery on Saturday as have the new washing machine coming then too
Thought it was about time I updated the layout so a quick (3 hours) later and this will do for the time being
Not a lot to add about today really, been warm still although overcast and the rain that was promised has so far stayed away (4pm now), much to Angel’s disgust as she wanted to get some washing done!
Cleaned up my desk and the shelves in the office, and thought about sorting out a couple of other websites, actually did one so only required to do one more tomorrow and that’s them done for another couple of months (yey).
Not heard anything work wise (although turning my phone off was a bit of a master stroke )… Probably have to turn it on again Saturday though (boo!).
So expecting lots of packages after my ebay frenzy, but alas.. nothing!.. Seems that the post office has lots of strikes on its hands anyway.. Ended up watching dispatches yesterday with Angel on the computer (as missed it on the telly) and well.. not surprised that this is happening with the mail, the only thing that didn’t surprise was that it isn’t more common.
The one company that really needs looking at in my mind is Yodel.. what a CRAP company that is!
Anyway in other news found a rather cool app called CBM Prog Studio which allows you to write code in Basic or Assembler for the C64, Vic20 and C128 amongst others.
The great thing is that once you have written the code it can compile it and produce a .prg file that will then be run (if you have an emulator installed if can then launch it)… Awesome!
- inc $d020
- inc $d021
- jmp $1000
^and that works just fine thanks.. So now I have no excuse for not being able to code something for the C64 after all..
Started to take apart the cocktail cabinet today too, with the help of Angel managed to get it on a stand and remove the legs which will need cleaning up and then going to work on the insides and see if I can repair the circuit board again (stopped working ).
.. the town of King Lynn was empty.. Don’t get me wrong it had a few people there but not as many as you would think on a Bank Holiday, probably because everyone else was off to the beach as the weather is still nice.. I think they have all dashed off over there now rather than miss the only good weather we are likely to see this year
It’s almost like the annual pilgrimage to the beach by the pale skinned British, in a attempt to achieve the holy grail a bright red tinge followed by the agony of peeling skin and headaches
Another rather nice day although not as good as Saturday.. Still something about when the sun comes out that make you feel more alive and just generally happy.. Even the hounds are more daft than normal and enjoy themselves no end
Been tidying up the Office today and trying to throw away the useless stuff and move the other stuff out to the garage for the time being. Think the next place is going to need a gaming room and a workshop for wood and metal work with a workshop for electronics.. As far too much dust in the garage for the retro stuff after the wood and metal working.. :s
Yes another nice day, for the last couple I have really enjoyed just sitting out the back and reading my book or kicking the ball around in the back garden with the hounds. Not to mention the amount of BBQ goodness did a curry today too, which was nice the nan bread was complete pants though, last time I will be buying “Every little helps” brand that’s for sure
Going to pop into town tomorrow, not sure it will be such a good idea with all the people as it is a Bank Holiday, but hell want to go out and see stuff. Stayed clear today as there was a Fun run in the town, they chose a good day for it as the sun came out after being cloudy in the morning..
Seems the weather is not going to be as good for the next couple of days however.. Back to the horrid weather of last week Shame..
Won some more PS3 games F1 2011, F1 2011 and F1 2011.. Along with Queen Singstar and some other stuff and things.. Oh and a rear view mirror for my van… .. In case your wondering the van has solid doors on the back .. But with the camera and a different type of monitor mounted “on” the mirror I will have a rear-view mirror that works
The new dishwasher has had it’s first use too.. seems rather strange but has some cool features, like allowing you to stuff huge baking trays in by removing to top shelf.. Hmm
Oh and Angel ordered a nice funky Coffee machine that should arrive Wednesday .. Lattes all round then