This is the first entry in a new category called “Pet Peeves”.
Since I started riding seriously there are some behaviors I’ve encountered that really annoy me.
First on the list … drivers that stop in the middle of an intersection to let a bike rider cross the street.
Let’s get something cleared up here … I’m not annoyed at Motorola for not providing Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) for the Atrix 4G.
Not at all.
Companies need to make decisions about what hardware they are going to support and what hardware they aren’t going to support.
I participate in those kinds of decisions quite frequently at work.
What annoys me about what Motorola did is the fact that they lead consumers on for quite a long time … indicating that ICS was going to be provided on the Atrix 4G.
For quite a while the owners of the Motorola Atrix 4G have been waiting for an upgrade to the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) version of Android.
Unfortunately, it appears that we’ve been waiting in vain …
As some of you may be aware, I don’t put a whole lot of stock in the “SMART” feature of hard drives.
Rarely have I had the SMART capabilities of a hard drive actually tell me that the drive was going to fail.
Recently I had an encounter with SMART errors in a totally different way.
Basically, my ReadyNAS NV+ storage server was telling me that “Disk 1” was having problems and might fail soon … but all my tests indicated that the drives were fine.
After a lot of hassle, and going back and forth with Netgear support, I finally figured out the problem.
It started a few weeks ago with an email the ReadyNAS sent
Reallocated sector count has increased in the last day.
Disk 1: Previous count: 671 Current count: 677
Growing SMART errors indicate a disk that may fail soon. If the
errors continue to increase, you should be prepared to replace the
The odd thing was, the SMART information on the drives, that was available via the ReadyNAS web interface, did not indicate any of the 4 drives currently installed had any reallocated sectors.