If there’s anything more exciting than waiting for the delivery of a shiny new piece of technology, then I’d like to know what it is.
Today I’m waiting for a replacement hard drive for my two year old laptop, which I’m going to store in the basement as a little database and HTML DB server, on my “shelf of technology” (cable modem, wireless router, NSLU2 and attached hard drive). The new drive is a speedy little Hitachi Travelstar 7K60, which seems to be about the fastest I can get. A bit tricky to come by, but I found one here.
So I’m really changing the drive because if it all goes pear-shaped and I want to get my old WinXP/Suse9.1 dual-boot laptop back then I can just swap the disks over again. That, and it’s a shiny new thing that I get delivered, and sometimes you just have to find excitement where you can.