Fandom Lounge's Journal - Day
Saturday, January 3, 2009
10:05AM - New Doctor actor is youngest ever
Matt Smith has been named as the actor who will take over from David Tennant in Doctor Who - making him the youngest actor to take on the role.
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MORE IMAGES? Is this the right guy now?
( Fixed the cut, sorry )
Yeah, that's him... The Viggo thing kind of went out the window just now.
Hasn't Tyra taught us anything at all? ANGLES. It's all about the angles.
And now a video interview.
7:22PM - Got an account on JournalSpace?
Journalspace is no more.
DriveSavers called today to inform me that the data was unrecoverable.
Here is what happened: the server which held the journalspace data had two large drives in a RAID configuration. As data is written (such as saving an item to the database), it's automatically copied to both drives, as a backup mechanism.
The value of such a setup is that if one drive fails, the server keeps running, using the remaining drive. Since the remaining drive has a copy of the data on the other drive, the data is intact. The administrator simply replaces the drive that's gone bad, and the server is back to operating with two redundant drives.
But that's not what happened here. There was no hardware failure. Both drives are operating fine; DriveSavers had no problem in making images of the drives. The data was simply gone. Overwritten.
For all the bitching we do about LJ and (occasionally) JF, at least their backups actually back things up.
8:31PM - Pratchett recs?
Okay, I think this is the place to post this, but if it's not, let me know and I'll delete it. It seems to pertain to "fandom" as a general rule.
Anyway, the news about Terry Pratchett being knighted has inspired me to pick up the books I've had sitting around waiting to read. I've finished "Mort" and I'm most of the way through "Wyrd Sisters" and while I can say that I love Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, the character I'm really in love with is Death himself. (God that sounds weird!)
Being that I'm pretty much broke right now (car payments, credit card payments, car repairs and now I'm going back to school... I has no money to spare on things like novels!) I have to reserve them at the library through their transfer system, and the transfer system is not very good at giving decent book descriptions beyond author, title, year published and format (hardcover vs softbound). So what I'd like to know is this: which books focus most on Death and his household? Because I seriously love his laid-back everything-in-due-time attitude, and I'd love to read more of his escapades. I'm sure I'll enjoy any Pratchett book I pick up, but I'm really eager to read the books about Death. (Why do I get this weird feeling that I sound like an emo-gothic-wannabe when I say that?)
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