October 29th, 2011

Kevin and Lisa

Sending in the Clones

I got to Fernley just before 7 PM last night, and with Game 7 of the World Series on the radio (good to know there's a sport/talk station out of Reno that I can get here in Fernley), proceeded to start cloning hard drives.

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If the fault is in the docking station, it will be a pity. Because Menlo/Con-way has been moving from D-series to E-series laptops, and the E-series isn't compatible with the D-series docks, until recently the "boneyard" has been full of surplus equipment out of which I probably could have snagged a used D-series dock. But with Con-way having moved to Ann Arbor, much of that stuff has vanished for various reasons, either sold, scrapped, or transported to Michigan. It's annoying to have to spend money for something that I could have had for nothing three months ago.
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Railroad Serenade

Although the railroad tracks through Fernley (and in front of the house) are part of Union Pacific's ex-Southern Pacific, ex-Central Pacific "Overland Route" main line, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad has trackage rights on the line, including the right to serve customers along the route. BNSF stations a local job out of Sparks to serve Fernley industries such as the Celite plant down the street.

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Fortunately, we aren't at all troubled by the sounds of idling locomotives. Also, they aren't actually in our front yard: just about 30 or 40 meters away. I'd take a picture, but I broke my camera at Worldcon and house-buying expenses take priority over replacing the camera.
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