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How old are those disks, anyway?

The day after the big heat wave, I woke to a dead home server. Not good. Fortunately things eventually recovered enough to bring everything back up, but that got me thinking about the actual age of the spinning rust (the drives) and the likelihood that the consumer/home grade drives were probably due for an upgrade.

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If this then that.

This isn’t new. It’s just new to me. I’ve built similar systems myself based on this idea, but IFTTT has done a really nice job of integrating a slew of social media sites and tumblr_lx2dbqMTuy1qf10njsmart phone sensors (well, location anyway) to allow for really simple automation. Besides you just have to love any service where the About link points to a page named wtf.


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