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Shadows of the Past

Is it odd to see a shadow of a ghost?  A quick double take of myself as I walk past a reflective glass door in my office building produces a faint memory or subconscious neural spark of my father.  I swear it is him in the glass and not me staring in my direction, focusing intently upon the man I have become or have yet to become still. 

I dressed today in gray slacks and black polo shirt with a leather belt and black leather shoes.  I remember quickly that this is almost the exact outfit my father donned for years and years as he slaved away from 6 AM until 6 PM at the myriad of dealerships situated throughout Santa Clara Valley.  I find great comfort and joy in feeling this mental connection with my long past father.  This year marks the 5 year anniversary of his passing and I miss him as much today as I did the day he passed.  Death is such a difficult concept for children, much less adults who have a learned background and understanding and even more, those with a religious fevor …

Foundation Laid Today - 3 TB NAS

I started to lay the foundation today for a 3 TB, RAID 5 based NAS with iSCSI support expand the Teeple Network home server farm.
I just upgraded my server and found that my RAID 1, based 1 TB solution, while effective, is running out of disk space quickly. 
So, off to Newegg.COM to purchase a PCI 4SATA II controller and Amazon.COM to purchase 2 1 TB 7200 RPM disks (to supplement my existing 2, 1 TB disks) to eventually create a unified 3 TB, RAID 5 based system. 
Haven't decided if I will use OPENFILER distribution, ESX 4.0 or LINUX as the foundation yet.
I am leaning towards LINUX only because I can add a component here and there to make the system do 'other' functions.
I will keep you in the loop!
Cheers
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