In this episode, I talk about putting server tech into a tiny computer, and I also talk about how I helped put a guy way for 10 years. Episode covers the week ended November 14, 2020.
- Learned this from a guy who was asking on Mastodon.
- While the instructions are in broken English, it looks like their scripts will work.
- I haven’t built the NAS yet.
- The thing is, ZFS generally requires a bunch of RAM to use (at least use properly). More precisely, 1GB of RAM for each 1TB of storage.
- Still, it looks like ZFS is usable on a more recent Raspberry Pi 4 with 4GB or more of RAM. Also, it’s not as though I need to have a Raspberry Pi available all the time (though it would come in handy).
- RAID may be overkill for this one. I have been thinking of creating a backup server, though.
- RAID is unnecessary for backups, as RAID is meant for two things: higher availability and greater throughput.
How I helped put a guy away for ten years
- I keep getting calls from the state corrections board because I helped put a thief in prison 10 years ago.
- I’m working at a check stand, and some guy in a tank top and a skull tattoo tries to buy a toothbrush.
- I ring him up, and he snatches a bunch of money from the register.
- I run after him, grabbing him twice, yet he gets to his truck.
- I get to his truck and I grab him again. He tells his accomplice to gun it and I’m thrown a few feet away.
- I get a few bruises and scrapes.
- Some customers ask whether I’m okay.
- The guy was eventually caught and sent to prison.
- After that, I receive letters every six months for over ten years about the guy.
- He finally gets paroled, and I don’t know what happened to him.
Podcast theme by Kevin Hartnell under the CC 4.0 license.