Archive for April 28th 2012

Interesting article on Stephen King, which I forgot to post about when I first read it:

Wall Street Journal

Some of the more interesting parts:

When he left his publisher, Viking, 14 years ago, he traded gargantuan advances for his current deal with Scribner, granting him much smaller advances and roughly half of the profits. In another unusual move, Mr. King leases his titles to publishers, typically for a period of 15 years, rather than selling them.

Weird. I just logged into my home server and noticed that the MD RAID array was degraded; turns out that it had decided that one of the drives was a spare and not part of the RAID array. I’ve no idea how that happened.

Rebooting fixed it; now the drive is back in the RAID and the RAID is rebuilding. Hopefully that won’t happen again.

I’ll also be interested to see what happens during the rebuild. The Linux kernel has been complaining about read errors on the active disk even though SMART hasn’t reported problems. If the rebuild goes OK, that should imply that the entire disk was readable after all.