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Monday, January 23, 2006

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the free-media pool...

ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
RRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHH
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

{gasp, pant, pant, choke, gurgle, splutter, wheeze, inhale...}

ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
RRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHH
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

This is the sound of me, today, as once again our server had a conniption. To be fair, this time it wasn't anybody's fault other then perhaps the manufacturer of our RAID controller, who should never have put external SCSI ports on the back of the thing if they weren't intended to be used. Meanwhile, I have a cactused Exchange organization once again. I've heard of this magical thing called "brick-level backups" with Exchange, whereby you backup each individual mailbox separately. This would be a stupid waste of time, except for the fact that it's the only way to actually ensure that no server disaster is too great to recover from. Bloody Exchange. Bloody Microsoft. Bloody stupid fricking tape library that is supposed to make life easier but instead has made me stay back at work until stupid hours yet again.

In a strange turn of events, it turns out that I am Exchange's biatch.

PS: The only plus to all of this broohaha is that my boss shouts us pizza once again. Mmmmm... pizza... there's nothing like cheezy lard in a disaster recovery situation. I love pizza far too much.

4 comments:

Tam said...

There is one cure for loving pizza that much. Work at a pizzeria for a while... ;(

Meg Hitchick said...

Okay, I saw his eyes - they looked wild and crazy, man. Manic. Poor Justin. No chance I can pay you to ensure that this little problem still makes it impossible to get any work done at school for the first three weeks of term? Cos' that'd be sweet! Not that I'm trying to use this for my own selfish gain or anything (okay, maybe a little). Hope things go better today :O)

Nathan Zamprogno said...

Wouldn't it be an opportune moment to take three days of sick leave since this is your last week on the job? You could leave now. Cruel, I know, but it might be the best way to show them how much they undervalued you while you were there.

Grant said...

Nathan, you're an evil man - although correct ;)
Juz, don't be killing yourself over this. I mean, give it your best shot but remember - you want them to know how much they need you.