This is what happens when you put a new drive in Drobo. According to the software everything will be fine again in 66 hours.
We are unable to compete with the success or pictures of our field counterparts this week. However we are now the owners of a shiny new 2TB hard drive that will allow for even more data to be stored. Even as I write the Drobo unit is initiating it into the hierarchy of the more established drives. See the picture. I wonder if it will be given some sort of title. I appologize for the lack of unboxing picts to show everyone. Flipping open a clam shell piece of plastic was rather anti climatic.
This action has banished the yellow eyed cyclops from my desk. For now it has been replaced by a blinking four eyed box. Hopefully on Monday I will have my all green traffic light back. Four green lights I wonder what that would mean??? Go really really really fast? Or perhaps it is for futuristic cities where everyone drives flying cars and roads are like six lanes wide and four lanes deep. Who knows.
In other news, and oh is there other news, the maps are coming along. So far we have not encountered any summits that have halted Ellie completely, though we have had some hurtles to get through. No word on whether camping is necessary.
Also in a great flurry of emails a new mini project has been kicked started to provide a new internal interface for managing images and metadata on the web. This promises to be an centralized, distributed, über solution, be all end all of the metadata issues! Yay, no pressure Fletcher…. Obviously that was a little hyperbole but we are excited. New pictures are on their way to the web.
Well that would be the news from the lab for this week. Progress all ’round. Next week Ellie will continue to improve the map and I will make sure that data gets where it needs to go.