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The Usual Tech Ramblings

I Give Up...

So I thought yesterday was bad, but that wasn’t the end of it. That’ll teach me to post how bad my day is going by 11am. After that, I got a new server build dropped in my lap. This isn’t usually too bad, but it was one of those “we have to have it yesterday” type of things. This is really for a conference they are doing this weekend at NADA. That was fine, really it was, until I remembered this weekend I’m supposed to be pulling apart our network to put in the right size cabinets. It wouldn’t have been that much of an issue, if it wasn’t the only server that was a 208V box, otherwise I’d have put it on somebody’s desk, with a UPS to cover it for a few hours, and move it in the evening.

So I was scrambling to figure something out, when something came up about a secondary box we had offsite we could use. So I was up last night until nearly 1am copying all the files, installing SQL, and restoring databases. I’m now able to move the servers around, without problems. That was the only good thing at the moment…

Shortly after the good server news, we had Dell cancel multiple orders we’d placed with no explanation. Apparently corporate decided that we weren’t allowed to order anything, and killed all of our orders… ARGH.

I give up…

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