Oh nothing in particular, just reflecting on how unprepared we are for this inevitability and how swiftly it was dismissed as fear-mongering in a panel discussion I participated in last week https://www.space.com/satellites-lost-after-solar-storms-for-weeks
I really need to find a solution here, because I've been through my entire SCSI drive collection and my only working options are a 9.1GB Quantum that is so loud that it's unpleasant to be in the same room as, or a nice and quiet 512MB drive that I can't fit anything fun onto.
Or I could netboot the whole thing, I guess. Or run /usr over NFS. Or ... yeah there are options. I'm just having a bit of a rant.
No need to yell "it belongs in a museum!" this time, because it already is in a museum. #retrocomputing
Since it's night again, and I'm getting ranty as usual: someone needs to write a paper entitled "Discord Considered Harmful".
It's one of the most annoying antipatterns I've seen in both software projects and communities like #hackerspace - centering community around a group chat (Discord, Slack, Telegram groups, and yes - IRC), in lieu of a proper forum *and maintaining documentation*.
Such software is not suitable for long-term knowledge maintenance, and excludes people who can't track discussions live.
So you know how Linux systems letter SCSI disks sda, sdb, sdc, sdd, etc... and if you manage to get more than 26 disks attached to a system, it rolls over from sdz to sdaa.
I just watched a customer list the disks on a server, and it goes up to sdahs.
So I guess that answers the question about what happens after you attach 702 disks to Linux. It rolls over from sdzz to sdaaa. 🤯
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