I built a new server a few months ago to replace my old i3 based system.
Mainly because I became afraid that the disks might soon fail.
It's amazing though, those HGST disks have been spinning 60681 hours at the
time I write this, and the array is still having 9 out of 10 original disks.
But still, that's 6.9 years of spintime. I'm impressed, but I don't trust
it to last, and so I've migrated all data, and almost all services to the new
machine. I've written the machine off, and the hardware has cost me around
2000 DKK per year, that's very reasonable for the amount of storage I got.
But I'm not quite done migrating.. I still have 3 openvz containers running
on it, and I know at least one service that runs there which I still host
for someone else, and I need to migrate that to docker on the new machine.
I really hope that the new server, operating system, and docker will prove
to be as stable as this has been. 7 years is a respectable lifetime.
The new server is server-grade hardware, also HGST disks and runs zraid3 so
I expect it to last at least as long. Hopefully it can last 10 years.
I'm not looking forward to getting that old PHP application running in a new
environment. Hopefully I can find some time during the weekend to do this.
I could have done it earlier, but I forgot all about it...
I played another "scene", it's still great, even if I miss the more psychedelic
visuals from the first game. There is a lot more gunplay in this one, or at
least I find myself in more situations where shooting seems called for.
Maybe it is just a bit harder, I don't know, but it's still a great game!
I looked at a hipster software called electron, which is what VisualStudioCode
is using, and it looks rather interesting for writing low-performance, multi
platform applications. It might be more suitable for the FinalKey GUI than
Java is, since that is kind of painful to build for multiple platforms.
But I do not plan on working any more on that GUI, because I don't use it.
Also, while I do enjoy hacking js on node, I don't think I will ever be able
look at it as a true programming language for serious applications.
As cool as it is, and even though it performs remarkably well compared to
how dynamic it is, I still can not let go of the thought that it does indeed
burn a thousand or more times as many cycles as is needed for most of the
tasks it do. Still, for things where one would use bash or php, it is certainly
a large improvement, and even for some desktop-style applications.