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Unemployment Friday

  • Posted on: 5 August 2011
  • By: benfell

It's the first Friday after the first of the month, or something like that, which means that the Bureau of Labor Statistics has released unemployment numbers for the previous month.

Critical Mass

  • Posted on: 3 August 2011
  • By: benfell

The past twenty-four hours have been a bit of an adventure. First, I lost the file system on the backup disk drive on my server. As near as I can tell, this was not caused by a hardware failure, but looks like a hiccup in the ext4 file system. I had taken the system down to boot into Windows because I was having trouble with an SD card from my digital camera (it wouldn't read under Windows either; I eventually brought my laptop in and read it without difficulty on that system). When I rebooted, I got a superblock error that I couldn't make go away with fsck.