July 2007 archive

Ethics of hiring in the storage industry…

So a friend passed on this story and I thought it worthy of commenting on. He’s been going through the interview process with a major storage manufacturer to work in their Backup & Recovery group.  On getting through the ‘tentative’ offer a comment was made: ‘I really want to bring you on but I have …

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More site issues…

**UPDATED 7/18/07** Comcast finally found the break – apparently when having some landscaping done a couple of years ago, the landscapers nicked the cable line running from the box to the house.  Over time moisture has crept into the line and is finally bad enough to cause a measurable signal drop. They are coming back …

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Finding time…

It’s ironic that the process of automating backups can sometimes take longer than running the backups manually. Of course the process is SUPPOSED to pay off in the long run, right? I’m starting the long and tedious process of converting my Veritas network-based backups to TimeFinder split backups.  it’s tedious, boring work, but it’s got …

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Network Appliance

I went to a NetApp demo today, and they were trying desparately to show me where they competed with the Centerra. First off, i think the demo went in the wrong direction.  I am not the “average” customer, I wouldn’t have been there if I wasn’t interested, so it should have been very much less …

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Comcast is *SO* fired

They screwed it up again.  Verizon has already been called. Not so much for the “the system is down” but for the “i really dont care when you get it back up or how much business you’re losing in the meantime.”