The StorCenter ix2-200 is a RAID network drive supplied by iomega. I have used the 2TB version for about two years now to keep secure (backed up) copies of my precious data. Any data I write to the device is mirrored on its paired 2TB drive inside the unit, so one drive can fail and I’ll still keep my data.
A good find…
It’s a chore to find yourself lugging junk down to the tip. But every now and then you happen across a diamond in the rough! Today was my day to score as I spotted a Commodore CDTV unit lurking in a dark corner of the electrical disposal area. She was looking poorly and in desperate need of rescue. Needless to say I took on the challenge, plucking her from the ruin (yoink!) and saving her from certain destruction. I am now the proud owner of a CDTV unit!
Happy Pi Approximation Day 2013!
If you don’t know what the heck I’m talking about, then allow me to explain. In mathematics, science & engineering, π is regularly used in descriptions of circular motion. This includes electrical waveforms and A.C. theory. Today is the 22/7, and mathematicians commonly use the fraction 22/7 as an approximation of π. Put it into your calculator and you’ll get roughly 3.14.
The true (exact) value of π is unknown – it cannot be expressed as an exact decimal number. Computers have had a fair crack at it and they’ve managed to compute π to thousands of millions of decimal places using various types of algorithms! But, ultimately, it’s not possible to express it as an exact number.
Some photos of Louise, my Land Rover, that are too good not to post but are lacking enough content for a post on their own.