Well, OK. A minor geek, but still a geek nonetheless.
This computer died on me sometime last week. I’m not really sure when, since I didn’t notice till Friday night. Normally, it wouldn’t be a big deal to me to have a computer die (I’ve killed quite a few), but this computer is different than most. It houses not only the Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) that you see, it’s also a web server for my radio related pages, as well as my personal website. When it died, those sites went dark.
We can’t have the very important KC6YRU.NET down and unavailable to it’s myriad fans on the interwebs! That just wouldn’t do at all. The APRS web server that I run, along with it’s feed to and from the APRS internet servers was also down, leaving me cut off from the rest of the APRS world. Or would have left me feeling cut off, had I noticed it earlier! But anyway, I rolled up my sleeves, tossed the patient onto the floor, and proceeded to perform emergency surgery. Due to an insightful before-surgery diagnosis, and after a careful transplant operation, the patient survived. Since the surgery was performed with such skill and ability, there was only a short recovery time, while the computer checked to make sure all it’s blocks and sectors had made it through the operation. Satisfied that all was well (what did it expect??) it booted right up, and is now happily shoveling electrons around hither and yon, making the interweb thingy that much more a better place to be.
The Doctor is IN.
P.S. There are a couple of parts left over. I wonder if that matters?