Linux RAID best practices

I keep being asked about, or witnessing discussions of, how best to do RAID on Linux. I have a few recommendations I always make but I’m not off the top of my head able to name good sites to back them up. So, I’m currently writing an article on the wiki about Linux RAID best practices where I can state my own zealotry opinions and link to some other things.

It’s still a bit of a work in progress but I decided to blog about it now as there’s already some useful things on there.

Under the gun

Last night was my first game of “proper” friendly poker, specifically Texas Hold’em.

I’d been wanting to try poker for a while so we’d tried to organise a Strugglers poker night, and in the process I also got invited to one with people from work. As it turned out, Strugglers poker got postponed, leaving me a little worried that my first experience would be a bit more stressful than I would like — it would be with people I knew a little less well and for slightly higher stakes.

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