Diana the Valkyrie

Diana the Valkyrie's Newsletter - March 2015

February 2015

It's been pretty wet this month, but not too cold.

New and updated Galleries

Galleries added this month.

The Library

Stories added this month.

The Movie Theatre

Movies added this month.


Working fine.

Down on the server farm

Two more UPSes rebatteried, and working fine. It's so much cheaper to replace the batteries than to buy new UPSes, although I had to use a crowbar on one of them to get the old ones out; they'd swelled up a bit.

The Cisco Pix 525 is very nice, and I've been configuring it. I now understand Pix configuration a lot better than I did before playing with this 525. I'll be using it as a backup for the Pix 515 that I've also bought, which will be the main firewall. I had a lot of fun with this - I set up a "network lab", consisting of the Pix and four computers, so that I could practice configuration without bringing down my live production network. Also, I bought a carton (20) of 4 tb drives; 2/3 of them will be replacing failed 1tb drives, the rest will be for future spares. I did a count of the storage here, it's half a petabyte. 500 terabutes. 500,000 gigabytes.

DtV Family web sites

Here's the full list of DtV family web sites

Back Page

I checked the site statistics that Sandra counts up each night.

At the end of February 2015, there were about 1,540,000 pictures (326 gigabytes), 520 gigabytes of video, 15480 text files (mostly stories) and a total of about 849 gigabytes. There's 520,000,000 pictures altogether in Newsthumbs, increasing at about 5 million per month.

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