…and they keep dying and dying

In the beginning, I had disk A and B. Disk A died. I bought disk C. Disk C turned out to be faulty. I asked for a return and for the same time I installed a small Gentoo Linux installation in my SSD. Then Disk D came as a replacement for disk C. I installed another system on Disk D and copied the backup from Disk C. Then I discovered that Disk C has bad sectors as well.

I will write about the messy situation later, but apparently it is time for me to place an order for a new drive E, as well as a new power supply unit as the current one might be the cause.

At least, they say bad things come in three, right?

Hard disk died

My hard disk drive had died yesterday. I bought it in late 2015, and it died after being in service for about four and have a year.

I was playing Football Manager, and suddenly I noticed a different noise among my fans’ cheering. After finishing the match and the cheering sound effect had stopped, I could finally determine the noise: it was from the hard disk drive! Feeling a bad omen, I immediately checked dmesg, saw various SATA errors, attempted to call gparted only to be notified that my /usr/bin directory is already inaccessible, and basically my system was alive only because of Linux’s aggressive caching…

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Two simple zsh themes

I have been using bash for a few years, and I found it hard to migrate to other shells because I have already created a small collection of helper functions and scripts for my everyday use.

For zsh, I had quite some analysis paralysis for it: it is not quite functional right after installation, but the commonly installed oh-my-zsh comes with about one hundred themes, and the configuration starts to get overwhelming. And to make things worse, this is not completely about aesthetics: each theme offers different functionality and look and feel.

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