Category: General

Daylight Savings…

I have yet for someone to give me a reasonable explanation as to why we observe daylight savings time?

An observation….

Stupid people can’t help being stupid – they’re born that way.  They go through life living in complete oblivion of the damage they are doing along the way. There is no cure for stupid.  It’s the #1 leading cause of “Hold my beer and watch this…” deaths in the world.  My only fear is that …

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A Snapshot

This was one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.  When working on-site at the Library of Congress at the Independance Ave datacenter, we pulled back the floor tiles right in front of the switches and this is what we found.  It took almost 6 months of tracing cables and pulling up the unused stuff …

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Has anyone found anything good about Microsoft servers yet?

I’m not really bashing their workstations, i’m actually quite fond of Vista on my laptop. However, when it comes to servers, I view being in an environment where Microsoft is the PRIMARY operating system by a factor of 20:1 as a form of torture akin to having my finger-naiils pulled out or being tied to …

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TimeFinder Integration

I’ve been reading the TimeFinder Integration guide for SQL and Exchange – this is going to be FUN…. (not) it would be nice if, at least from the SQL standpoint, they do transaction logging in the traditional sense, so that I could just snap the database, snap the transaction logs, and back the flat-files up. …

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Thumbdrive RAID experiment

  Now here is someone with *WAY* too much time on their hands.  They take a mini USB2.0 hub, and 4 thumbdrives and create a 3GB Raid5 array (or if you’re really creative and you’re using a real operating system, a 2GB Raid 1/0 array)   I actually agree with him that the uses of such …

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EWeek – Skill Shortages to Swell IT Salaries

This article in e-week.com says it all.  Storage has always been good to me.  In 2001 I got laid off while working for MTI (right before they imploded and were “reborn” as an EMC reseller – with a huge influx of capital from EMC) but was back in business almost immediately.  (Read the article in …

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Cisco – to switch or not to switch?

Well, I may stand corrected yet again.  After countless attempts to go back and forth with EMC about “Dial-Home” on the Cisco switches, someone has finally produced a document that seems to show how to set up Dial (or in this case email) home on the Cisco switches. I’ve got the “Cisco MDS900 Cookbook for SanOS …

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SANCopy actually works!

So it took me about 4 hours to actually get the set-up right.  I’ve never done a SANCopy implementation myself, because I was never on the Clariion side of things.  I feel like the Clariion is to the Symmetrix what the Chevy Vega was to the Camaro.  (Yes it has wheels and an engine, but …

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Happy Holidays!

Hope the season was a good one.