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...

Hotline Miami 2

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. -OUT