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30th November 2017 at 12:11 AM


Website

So, I'm currently have a few ongoing projects. One of them is this website, It's not the hardest thing to do, It's just adding a few new things when needing them, but It can still be a bottomless pit from time to time.
I think the most time consuming thing so far on here is getting some of the alignment to work, For quite a few of them I’ve just accepted that it's never going to be perfect, and just leave it be. The most notable one is the Snapchat icon, I didn't make the CSS for the website and somewhere in there it applies a colour filter. The latest thing I had to change was that I needed to update all external links, so they had they target="_blank" in them so they're opened in a new tab.



Plex

Then there's the Plex server and the surrounding infrastructure. It's a mess to be honest, it current has 4 supporting services running, PlexPY for monitoring it, Plex Request for people asking for content, the content acquisition system, and the database behind it to store all the data.
The worst think about hosting the server is dealing with old hardware. Some of the drives have been running for close to 1500 days, and Are at the point where I only store easy acquirable content on them, My main workhouses are 8 TB drives, Currently I use WD red 8 TB and Seagate Archive Drives, They both have their benefit, The WD being faster and rated for a longer lifetime, but the Seagate being quite a bit cheaper.
The worst drives I’ve had yet are Seagate 2 TB drives, I didn't know at the time, and it's only after I’d put them to use I found out that they made a new production line, which wasn't quite up to standard to all the drives from there had a fairly high failure rate.
If you want to look more into this I suggest you look at the blackblaze.com hard drive Report



Guitar Lessons

By far the most time and energy consuming task at hand is learning to play the guitar. I was given my dads old guitar 2 weeks ago, and I’ve been trying to learn how to play it with some success. It's great fun, but I'm still at the point of my fingers start hurting after playing for a rather limited amount of time.
Not even to mention that I’m currently just doing it in my doom room and with the noisy constraints that we have I’m unable to play late in the evening and people need to sleep.



Project Wine Rack

My newest project I call Project wine rack, I needed a wine rack for my room, and I was too cheap to buy one, so what does one do? You laser cut one, Right?
Or that’s what I do rather, It's good brushing on my CAD drawing skills, and making something for myself, Never fails to brighten the mood.
The current state of the project is that I've Figure out what I want, What size it should be, and how it should look, The main thing holding me back at the moment is that I don't know how thick the wood I’m going to cut is, so I can't built the supporting structure or even cut the first parts, which is kind of an issue, but as it looks at the moment I’ll head to the hardware store and buy some wood.

Design wise I'm considering adding some mesh between the bottles for a more spacey look. and I would be able to store some things in them like wine opener and other wine accessories.
But now that I think about it I can only use the middle holes 2 holes as the other will be needed for structural support.
So the modern design look won’t work. Need to sit down and Reconsider some of these things.