Category: General

I feel the need!

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Outsourcing = Un-American

I have a rant – if you don’t want to hear it, fee free to move on. Ok – in this economic climate, it has to be said. To those companies who continue to outsource tech-labor to third-world countries without even a good record on basic human rights, let alone strict laws and oversight on …

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FC@Home – Redux….

Ok, it’s amazing what can goes on when you finally get some time at home to do the things you’ve been needing to do for centuries. Several months ago I bought an old Dell PowerVault 660F.  This is a simple 14 drive array, with two Mylex FFA Based controllers (despite what Dell would have you …

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Last day…

Yes, I’m bitter. Just to get that off my chest in advance. I’m angry. I’m at the point where I’m not sure what I could have done differently. I gave up my life for this job. I’ve accumulated over 150,000 Mariott rewards points, I know the people at the White Marsh, MD Mariott better than …

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2 Days and counting….

Well – Monday went well – except when it didn’t. I had another interview today. My first second interview, but it ended well I think. So provided nothing really stunningly bad happens I should be OK going forward. I have other potentials as well, so I’m not too worried. I’m developing a close, personal relationship …

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T-Minus 3 days and counting

I’m headed to Baltimore tomorrow.  My contract got extended until Wednesday of next week to finish out a troublesome customer. Seems that a Wipe/VTOC of an 8830 went horribly wrong, and the decision was made to power-cycle the box. Anyone who has worked with ANY major frame-based storage vendor knows that powering an array down …

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I think I’m done – at least for now.

I started this blog in September, 2006. I was working as a storage administrator for a small start-up student loan company in Sterling, Virginia. (Check my resume if you really want to know who) It was an amazing challenge. We built an enterprise environment from the ground up in amazing time. Overcoming odds, battling beasts, …

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Stay of Execution…

a 11:59 call from the governor (or in this case a 4:59 call from a PDM) extended me for another week. I’m not sure what’s worse, being “executed” or having to go through it twice.

Tomorrow at 4pm…

…I become unemployed. Without enough notice to secure something new I’m really not in a good place. The calls are coming in, a handful of W2-perm positions right along with some new contract positions. Maybe I should just take a couple of weeks off. Lord knows I haven’t had a real vacation in 10 years. …

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American Express Karma….

Shall we talk about how it’s usually a good idea to change error messages so as to not give away too much about our internal server structure? Service Temporarily Unavailable The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later. IBM_HTTP_Server/2.0.42.2-PK29827 Apache/2.0.47 (Unix) DAV/2 Server …

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