Monday, April 18, 2005


It's been a long time since my last update. Unintentionally. Really.

Fitness: On April 4 I ran approximately 19 miles as a culmination of my marathon training. The intended date is April 23, with the Salt Lake Marathon being the chosen run. I will likely be flying down on Wednesday. The lack of exercise as I taper is killing me, though I plan on running about 5 miles tomorrow to keep things fluid.

Education: I was accepted into BYU and BYU Idaho in March, and also received a $2000 scholarship offer from BYU-I. I will be attending in Provo, and am waiting on scholarship status. Parents took me to The Metropolitan Grill in Seattle for dinner, which was absolutely fabulous. 3.5 hours of eating sumptously sublime dishes wasn't a problem. The checque, however, could have been interpreted as such. Off my tangent, I still don't have a clue what I'd like to study.

Work: I've been doing more work lately. I just completed a Windows Small Business Server 2003 installation which will eventually support perhaps 10-15 people. The server is not taxed heavily; performance reports indicate approximately 2% of processor time is being utilized. I've been receiving more work, and a partnership with Charles H and Adam L is possible. I've also been reading about Apple's new server OS platform, Mac OS X version 10.4 ("Tiger"). It looks fantastic, and I can't wait for some business to come along and appropriate $30,000 for me to set up a redundant server with a fibre-attached RAID5 2.8TB system and failover. Right.
SERVER: 3.0ghz "Prescott" Intel Pentium IV HT on Supermicro P4SCi "Copper River" chipset server board. 2GB ECC DDR-400 SDRAM. 74GB, 10,000RPM Western Digital Raptor system disk. 300GB RAID 5 Array off 3Ware 9500S-4LP SATA RAID adapter (3x160GB WD1600RE drives; 1 hot spare). Onboard Intel CSA gigabit NIC. FAST.

More later.