Perhaps I should go get "real" food?
On the plus side, I've managed to find a drive tower for my ftp server. This project's been on hold since I kept having lost data due to power shortages (during more drive-intensive tasks one of them would invariably fail). This baby has a dual power supply providing 600 watts, more than enough for 8 drives! Now I just need to get cables long enough that I can have this sitting alongside the main case and just string the cables between the two. grrr.. so close to having a working server! The faculty would like to have it, I'd like to have it, other ITCs would like to have it... grrr, grrr I say!!!
in other news, the vice president has handed down a directive that we must start filtering spam for the campus *NOW*. So, since I am on the group implementing that we now have to rush-job the documentation and testing and get it up. We're aiming for having the website ready tomorrow, the email alerts sent out late thursday/friday, and having the filtering device in place Monday (they're testing it as I type this). Woo-freaking-Hoo.
Also, der 'Pod would seem to have developed a slight slit along it's side. The metal case is pulling away slightly from the plastic part. I'm thinking this'll mean I need to take it in and get it looked at, probably paying them for the privilage, yet I'll be without tunez while they are poking at it and hammering it back into shape (I have no delusions about the true process of tech support -- remember, I've used a hard drive to pound on a door hinge before). Good thing I snagged a spindle of DVD+Rs the other day ($86 after tax, Phillips brand), I'll just do a bulk backup and erase my data off it before handing it over. It's also nice that we have an Apple tech here on campus, less shipping time (potentially).
Oh well, I'm off to go eat lunch and type up some spam filtering documentation. Have fun all.