Redneck IT…

I’m going to do a giveaway.  I never do giveaways, but I have some collectable “State of Hawaii” starbucks cards in my desk drawer so it sounds like fun.  I also have nothing of substance to write about because I’m bored out of my skull.

Cards have $5 on them and will be awarded randomly to an entry / comment picked by random number generator on Friday, 9/10/10.  If I get a lot of entries I’ll throw in a few extra cards just for grins.

I’m looking for “You might be a redneck if…” ideas as they relate to IT and Technology.

A few of mine:

“Your IT department might be redneck if your Disaster Recovery solution involves building a new datacenter.”

“Your IT department might be redneck if you bought your servers on Ebay.”  (That’s me by the way)

“Your IT department might be redneck if your solution to too much cable under the floor is to raise the floor.”

“Your IT department might be redneck if you use tape for live data.”

Ok, 8 days.  Go.

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    • Han Solo on September 3, 2010 at 9:52 am
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    Your IT department might be a redneck IF, your equipment purchase decisions are made based on which server model has more ‘chrome’.

    1. Or a glitter finish.

    • RAJEEV on September 5, 2010 at 5:43 pm
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    YOU ARE REALLY A RED NECK IF YOU CHOOSE YOUR DATA CENTER SITE BEFORE YOU HAVE THE DESIGN PLAN READY.

    1. Can’t say I totally agree with that, but ok. 🙂 (you’re very lucky if you get to fit the space around the need, but most times I find myself fitting the need into the given space.

    • Chris on September 8, 2010 at 11:50 am
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    You might be a redneck if you outsource your DNS Management…. to a call center, in Poland…

    You might be a redneck if you still tie your software licensing to cpu speed.

    You might be a redneck if you use lotus notes.

    You might be a redneck if you still use NT 3.5.1 in production.

    That’s all I can come up with at the moment.

    1. I ran across an NT4.0 server last week…..sad…

  1. Ok, Han Solo wins it. 🙂 Can’t say I’m thrilled at response, I thought I’d have more like 30 responses in 8 days.

    I guess this isn’t as widely read as it used to be.

    • Nakarti on August 19, 2011 at 11:37 pm
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    I know this is old, but
    Your IT might be redneck if you take CentOS, rebrand it, and call it “Enterprise Linux” because you charge to replicate the updates.
    Bonus: Unbreakable.

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