Pat's Log
Fri, 29 Sep 2006

Emissions Testing and Terabytes
I guess it matters where you have your car emissions tested and repaired. As written earlier, the car failed emissions testing with essentially the same numbers as the test two years ago. At that point, the shop could not figure out what was wrong and we ended up spending about 600 dollars to get all of the obvious things out of the way. To no avail. This time, I used a smaller, more specialized emissions shop, and they were dead-on in determining that it was the O2 sensor all along. So, now I have a car that once again passes these tests with a good margin of error. There is also a good chance that it will burn less gas.

In other news, at work, I finally got my hands on a machine that has storage in excess of a Terabyte:

pats@backup:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 3.7G 466M 3.1G 14% / /dev/sda3 1.5T 52G 1.4T 4% /data

Using a 6-disk RAID5 array, this momentous day marks the next power-of-ten for me. Now, on to the Petabyte!

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