April 25th, 2002

cartoonme

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CompBio was almost a complete disaster this week. Starting it late because of other things. And then, when I finished it - working on a mac so I could burn my files - the macine crashed.

Cluster Services likes to make sure their machines work by, upon reboot, entire filesystem with a networked image. Purge everything, etc, and it doesn't matter how badly it has been mutilated - if it can reach the network, it can make itself healthy again.

Naturally, this was the potential for a disaster: the machine was rebooting, and destined to purge all the files and restore itself. Several hours of work, gone, and it being unlikely that I would have the emotional strength at 3am to redo it. Due at 10:30, naturally, though as a mac fan the teacher would have gotten a sobstory email and a request for an extension.


Just as it looked most grim... something happened. Like in any great Old Testament story, as the Angel of Death stalked the filesystem, it passed over the two deliverables, reaping Great Vengeance upon the other, not-important files.

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cartoonme

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Well that was exciting. Someone new joined the mix, and apparently liked it - beyond my desired price. This may motivate me to put more stuff up - but not on such a long auctiontime!

Update. We'll see how the next one does without a thumbnail on livejournal... I don't expect nearly as much for it.