Monthly Archives: February 2013

New hardware for dotsrc.org

Having just expressed how much I needed a relaxing weekend after two stressful weeks, I ended up doing voluntary work most of Sunday for the biggest open source software mirror in Denmark 🙂

Georg Sluyterman and yours truly configured, transported, mounted and connected six donated Dell servers. Okay, to be precise, one of them wasn’t mounted and connected, as it’s a backup server that will be moved to another location. Additionally, we threw out a number of old servers corresponding to half a full-size rack. I’m not revealing the donor of the new servers, as I presently don’t know whether they want the publicity.

New hardware for dotsrc.org on February 17, 2013 - picture 1 of 7 - the 125-150 kg of hardware was transported in my Aygo   New hardware for dotsrc.org on February 17, 2013 - picture 2 of 7 - yours truly getting intimate with the new hardware in a rather small elevator...   New hardware for dotsrc.org on February 17, 2013 - picture 3 of 7 - the two Dotsrc.org racks before we got started

New hardware for dotsrc.org on February 17, 2013 - picture 4 of 7 - the two Dotsrc.org racks with five of the new servers mounted in the bottom of the left rack   New hardware for dotsrc.org on February 17, 2013 - picture 5 of 7 - five of the new servers   New hardware for dotsrc.org on February 17, 2013 - picture 6 of 7 - many kilograms of old hardware that is about to be thrown out

New hardware for dotsrc.org on February 17, 2013 - picture 7 of 7 - the old hardware and yours truly

February so far

Luckily, the paycheck in the end of January included a quarterly bonus, as February is and will continue to be an expensive month. It is certainly also a stressful and unhealthy month. Too much partying and drinking and too many things going on at work.

Usually months go by without me and Aalborg’s well-known Jomfru Ane Gade meeting, but during the previous two weekends we have met three times. Each time most of the night has been spent binge drinking at Heidi’s Beer Bar. The first weekend I lost my work phone at Heidi’s on Friday night, but fortunately I got it back the next night. The second weekend, on the third tour in the city, a friend and me decided to run home (6 km), because we got tired of waiting on a taxi. That was after an evening and night of drinking, after a double whopper burger, in fancy shoes, in a winter jacket and through snowy streets and alleys. It was great 🙂

With regard to work, it’s not that I have had extraordinarily many hours, it’s just that I have been working on many things simultaneously. Also, my physical training is at an all-time low, and it is clear that this affects my mood. I must get into a regular schedule, even though my feet say no to long runs and my crappy, half-broken bike makes it difficult to get to the fitness center.

On Tuesday I participated in coffee tasting with my work colleagues at the cozy cafe Behag din smag. I’m sort of a coffee nerd, so I knew a lot of what we were told, but I got to tasty some very nice cups of coffee. I can definitely recommend the place. They know what great coffee is.

This weekend I’m just relaxing at home. My parents (and perhaps my brother?) will come by for lunch tomorrow (Saturday).