Was gone on a very long break

I was clearing my paid leave. I had about 6 days left this year, together with a free day given by my boss to everyone, and 2 public holidays, 4 weekend days, I was away from work for 13 days. :D

Thought I would spend most of my time in FFXI? Sorry, nope! It was Monster Hunter 2 instead. Surprisingly, I spent about 1 or 2 hours a day on FF, doing campaign battles and sky.

I also had other tasks like backing up and replacing a 140GB harddisk with dead sectors. I only lost a single video file which I was able to re-download. And this harddisk was full. With only less than 200MB of free space left, lol.

I replaced it with a Western Digital 250GB harddisk. Harddisks these days are so cheap! It costs only SG$109 (US $75) and comes with 16MB buffer. I was going to buy a 500GB one for around SG$330, which Storage Studio (a shop) recommends for 24/7 operation but it was sold out.

I also have plans to get a NAS (Network Attached Storage) with 2 500GB harddisks in mirror-raid next year for all my media files. Like I mentioned before, I’m not going to make any huge purchases this year because I believe it’s a bad year for me, financially.

After everything’s done, I have 80GB of free space which is filling up fast now thanks to bittorrent. :(

Of course, there are many other things that happened during these 13 days but isn’t interesting enough to blog about.

Anyway, I’m back to work now, it’s been busy and I’ve got so much spam emails (270 of them!) to clear this morning. And yes, I’ll try to blog about my Japan trip soon! >_<

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