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Message 944884 - Posted: 3 Nov 2009, 22:13:35 UTC

Tuesday is our outage/maintenance day. This was the first database compression/backup using the solid state drives on mork for the innodb logs - there are a lot of variables at play (like the result table only being 80% the size it was last week), but at first glance it seems like that alone shaved quite a bit off the compression time. Cool. Bob also tweaked another informix parameter, bounced the science database, did some table checks, etc. - maybe this will improve our science database performance (which has been strangely prone to "locking up" as of late). Or maybe not (after restarting the project we still had some queries lock everything up - some work still to be done, I guess).

I also got a couple scripts in order such that I'm getting on top of the data pipeline again. Hopefully we won't run out of workunits again as badly as this past weekend.

Just got back from a meeting discussing the university's current furlough plan - yeah, due to state budget cuts we are being forced to take days off - a kind, gentle way of enacting pay cuts, but not pay cuts really in our case - since we aren't paid by state funds (it's all donations) we are only being forced to take days off for "parity" but SETI still gets to keep its funds. Fair enough, as I understand we're all swimming in the same bowl of soup and belts are being tightened all around. And I already take several days off a month without pay, so in my particular case it's a complete wash.

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Message 944885 - Posted: 3 Nov 2009, 22:17:23 UTC - in response to Message 944884.

So, basically, nothing will change in your work schedule, right? :)

Yes, the recovery seemed a quicker today, thanks.

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Message 944908 - Posted: 4 Nov 2009, 0:27:13 UTC - in response to Message 944884.

A special thanks to the donor of the Solid State drives -- we knows who ya are ! :-)

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Message 944946 - Posted: 4 Nov 2009, 2:46:09 UTC

Well done Master Matt =)

And I already take several days off a month without pay, so in my particular case it's a complete wash.


So it means a lot of time to climb and music tour right >*.*< Why don't you try to climb Sequoia tree at Humboldt Redwoods State Park? It'll give you interesting experience.



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Message 946270 - Posted: 10 Nov 2009, 1:46:49 UTC

Lili, I don't think that is allowed.
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Message 946306 - Posted: 10 Nov 2009, 5:16:39 UTC

Heemmm...

Of course you need permission to do that, cause a lot of Sequoia trees at Humboldt Redwoods State Park are already old enough (but still strong too). My friend with National Geographic's team just climbed one of the tallest tree there.

I take this pic from NG's wallpaper =)


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