Wiping

I’m making an effort to tidy up the upstairs Storage Locker of Doom.  It’s been accruing stuff for a decade and is now officially full.

Amongst the general effluvia is a succession of discarded storage solutions (i.e., external disks and RAID systems), and there’s nothing sadder than a 512GB USB2 disk from 2007.  So I’m taking them all to the recycling place, but before doing that I’m wiping them.

I had forgotten how slow these things are: It takes like five hours to wipe a half-terrorbyte disk.  So I had to start doing it in parallel:

Scary!

The Future is Here

The electric utility people came by to install those new-fangled wifi-enabled power meters today. After power-cycling my flat (only one device died!) all my computers are up again and I had a peek at the installation.

So… there’s that thing. I assume that’s a wifi antenna? Mounted on the door? Wat…

Oh, how elegant and pretty.