Raspberry Pi 2 fun this weekend!
Maybe it was all the stuff about this being the 25th anniversary of Linux and all, I felt the need to redo my desktop. Initially it was Kubuntu Xenial on the cheapy 240gb SSD.. then I realized how many 1TB drives I had sitting around. I tore it down and rebuilt it using these fantastic instructions on how to install Ubuntu root on ZFS.
travis@chisburger:~$ sudo zpool status -v
[sudo] password for travis:
scan: resilvered 7.89G in 0h3m with 0 errors on Sat Sep 3 11:15:20 2016
NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM
rpool ONLINE 0 0 0
mirror-0 ONLINE 0 0 0
ata-ST31000528AS_5VP05QRD-part1 ONLINE 0 0 0
ata-ST1000DM003-9YN162_W1D1M3Q0-part1 ONLINE 0 0 0
ata-SPCC_Solid_State_Disk_15022293000000000380 ONLINE 0 0 0
errors: No known data errors
travis@chisburger:~$ sudo zpool list -v
NAME SIZE ALLOC FREE EXPANDSZ FRAG CAP DEDUP HEALTH ALTROOT rpool 928G 536G 392G – 26% 57% 1.00x ONLINE – mirror 928G 536G 392G – 26% 57%
ata-ST31000528AS_5VP05QRD-part1 – – – – – –
ata-ST1000DM003-9YN162_W1D1M3Q0-part1 – – – – – –
cache – – – – – –
ata-SPCC_Solid_State_Disk_15022293000000000380 224G 9.70G 214G – 0% 4%
This is running in a desktop with a 4690k with 20gb of RAM. I’m very curious to see what effect, over time, that cache device will have on responsiveness.
Through the course of setting this up, one of my 1TB drives failed, and I was able to replace it no problem. I just needed to remember to run ‘grub-install’ on the new drive.
Hope everyone is having good luck with their projects!
Thu 9:43AM The hotel let us use a cart briefly to get our stuff in from the outside, then they had to take it back. Fortunately, we befriended a father and son duo that were nice enough to share their cart with us. Next year: cart is mandatory. They’re so handy and it seemed like everyone had one this year. We talked to some people about their carts and it sounded like decent ones can be had for cheap.
Thu 12:17PM My seeeeeeat! I really really really really wish we had one of these big giant sturdy tables for the apartment. When I have my computer at a proper desk and chair as opposed to a tv stand and sofa, I really miss being able to sit upright and use a keyboard and mouse properly. Anyone in the DFW getting rid of a long table like this?
So this is pretty much what my screen looked like the entire time. Skies of Arcadia on the right, and something else on the left. Sometimes it was the FAQ, sometimes it was reddit, sometimes it was hearthstone. The setup worked quite well. Avery and I would take turns playing/browsing, one on the controller, the other on the keyboard and mouse. Its definitely not uncommon for people to play games split-screen at Quakecon, but this is the most I’ve “shared” a computer at Quakecon, and I’m very pleased with the experience. I think it worked out really well! Also you can see Twitch running in the browser. Avery set it up so that we could stream Skies of Arcadia with the ambient noise of BYOC on top of it. I plan on streaming the remainder of my Skies of Arcadia playthrough when I get setup again at my apartment.
Fantastic year this year. Kinda feels like a blur right now. Sooooooo many random battles in Skies of Arcadia. While I didn’t accomplish my goal of completing Skies of Arcadia.. or completing the first disc of Skies of Arcadia… I still had an awesome time. I am reminded of how great of a game it is, instilled with a drive to finish it once and for all.. also feeling good about learning how to stream stuff on twitch, at least the basics of it. Glad its over, really looking forward to getting home tonight (currently have 5 more hours at work).. Made a few new friends.. Another successful year!