Archive for September, 2008

I hate hardware

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

A couple of weeks ago my linux home server’s root disk failed. I replaced it with one I had sitting around and rebuilt the OS.

Now this morning I get this email:

To: root@homeserver.localdomain
Subject: SMART error (Health) detected on host: homeserver
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2008 03:14:07 -0400

This email was generated by the smartd daemon running on:

host name: homeserver
DNS domain: localdomain
NIS domain: (none)

The following warning/error was logged by the smartd daemon:

Device: /dev/hda, FAILED SMART self-check. BACK UP DATA NOW!

For details see host's SYSLOG (default: /var/log/syslog).

You can also use the smartctl utility for further investigation.
No additional email messages about this problem will be sent.

Lets see what disk sales Best Buy/Circuit City/etc has today..

NH Primary Night — Governor Lynch

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008


NH Primary Night — Governor Lynch, originally uploaded by marcn.


We took the kids up to Manchester to the John Lynch Re-Election post-primary celebration. Spencer talked to a number of NH State reps asking about what it takes to get started in politics. The “Second First Daughter of NH” did a fine job introducing her father.


“Lynch, a Hopkinton resident, won with 35,333, or 90 percent, to 3,783, or 10 percent, for Forry with 78 percent of the vote reported.”