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That is all. W
58 posts • joined 25 Jan 2013
That is all. W
on Sky Living Series 1 #17 involved (attempted) murder by hacking a gas appliance.
So a series about a 200-year-old pathologist has its finger firmly on the pulse.
Compared to the 10-15 years using BackupExec across multiple clients sites, in the four months I've been using Veeam, on a single physical data server, I have had far more problems. Multiple independent support cases, multiple hotfixes, considerable periods of non-operational backups.
I'm now in a situation where of my two backup routines, one has been broken since before 24 March when I opened a case which is still open and has had no effective response; on the other, I opened a case a couple of weeks back, the conclusion of which was a hotfix - which broke something else, and I'm now told that can't be fixed until a new release "later this month". So, no working backups at all. No apology, no workarounds, no working with me even to cobble something together.
7.9 millions VMs protected, they trumpet. "Protected" ?!
And no, there is no suggestion that my setup is to blame. It's about as vanilla as you can get.
Not happy. Not happy at all.
YMMV? - Clearly, everyone else's mileage is varying !
Even in a small organisation like my first Veeam-using client, who have one physical server for their data VMs (filestore, LOB database, Exchange), and a second physical server for system management VMs, endpoint backup is great for backing up their non-standard-configuration PCs and notebooks, which number, despite my best efforts, too high a proportion of the 75+ total.
Rookie mistake, mate.
Yonks ago I was put in charge of a small outpost of a computer company, in an isolated corner of a large factory belonging to a distantly-related business. At the end of my first Friday, "my staff" left a few minutes before me, so I locked the door to our corner, and went on my merry way.
Come Monday morning the MD visited, to give me a bollocking because he'd been called out at 2am by the Police who had noticed the factory's massive roller door open to all elements and therefore all miscreants. Yup, no-one had told me that the factory knocked off at 1pm on Fridays and it was therefore my responsibilty to secure the entire place. Didn't stop the MD from blaming me, from then until the day he fired me.
The MD was Charles Forsyth:
I learned a lot from my brief stay. Like, attacking the competition by selling at a gross loss on your largest longest-running contract is not a viable long-term business strategy.
Breath duly bated.
... by unexpected outbreak of common sense in a Regulator's judgement.
Must be the eclipse.
According to BBC: "The bride asked the groom to add 15 and six. When he replied 17, she called off the marriage ... saying the man was illiterate."
"No, dear. I'm innumerate. You're illiterate. We'll be fine."
And they left the ceremony to the strains of Sam Cooke: "Don't know much about ..."
Tiefenbrun: a fine Scottish engineering name: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivor_Tiefenbrun
Ouch. (My mind may be decaying but I know I am "Still Bob".)
This week during contract negotiations with my primary client I was asked what my retirement plans were. And to give them a year's notice.
I put in an ICT hardware purchase request for a Stannah stairlift.
Brings back memories of the man himself - sometimes struggling to keep a straight face, you could hear, among your own helpless tears of mirth - and of John Peel as a bonus.
Inspired by this ultra geek-histori-cool:
>> a back-end on Azure try to guess what I wanted or get it wrong
>> if I happen to sneeze or be eating a mint or whatever.
My lack of sympathy is equally distributed. Is Adam Sandler in this movie? - that would tip the balance.
Unusual for a company to publish such an honest and succinct statement of their approach to system resilience.
>> I wonder if it responds correctly to Alexa, can you put Cortana on please?
This is how we humans eventually regain control of our world. Get Alexa, Siri, and Cortana talking to each other. Boom.
- this will be The Master's latest attack vector sending children of all ages scurrying behind their sofas. Very quietly.
"Echo, when will I die?"
"Die. Die. Die. Die. Die ......"
(not quite as scary as Nestene though <shudder>)
Three paragraphs later my mind applies the brakes, and says "You've just been e-mailing your classical musician sister-in-law. Something resonates. Back up, back up ... Yup. Very good."
How many of these throw-away references do I miss?!
Not pegging order. Otherwise very chortlesome thank you. But with a bitter twist - brings back all too many memories of incidents of social inadequacy, such as telling a joke to my parents then finding out the next day what it meant. Oh, and - quelle horreur - doing the same with not just my girlfriend, but my girlfriend with half a dozen of her friends. <shudder>
Far North of Scotland now down to Number 2.
New entry at Number 1.
When Susan Bradley (fka SBS Diva) says "we" she does not mean Microsoft.
She is (IMO) One Of The Best.
Oftentimes, she - and/or others like her - work out what's going on and what to do about it, well before Microsoft does.
Man Utd support the Tabletban
I am a Scot and I have a vote.
My perception is that the majority of Scots feel "Heart says Yes, Mind says No."
And as any of you who have paid attention to any recent neuroscience//psychology/economics will know, even when our mind thinks it made a decision, much of the time it didn't.
> Companies will, from a limited pallet, let employees
Rearranged into a well-known phrase or saying:
He calm: I kill iPod.
And she means well. Unlike some who take public money.
Her Art Matters series on Sky Arts was (IMO) rather good. Absolutely not just a pretty face. I feel quite upset that Reg + 'tards are sinking collective teeth into her. Not saying you're wrong so to do, just saying I'm upset.
Peak != peek (nor pique nor Peke)
With free SketchUp any architect-schmarchitect can model a guy-looking figure - a few triangles and a few rectangles.
For a female-looking figure, you'd need Rhino, possibly Grasshopper, and more of a clue than your average architect.
Cheap buildings: boxes. Expensive buildings: curves.
This is not sexist, this is geometry.
I use GFI Cloud with one client. Not for monitoring or asset management (I use Desktop Central for some of that, plus deployment and MDM) - for anti-virus and web protection. Nice clear positive daily status e-mail. Reporting looks good but is oddly restrictive - you can find out users' web usage today, and for the last seven days, but not for yesterday, for example. Agent deployment was pleasantly straightforward. Tech support has been pleasant and effective.
I don't like dealing with GFI (UK) sales or admin though. Unpleasant. And I vividly remember deploying their on-server Excahnge anti-spam solution some years back, to find that it scanned all mailboxes deleting what it thought was spam - by default, automatically and immediately and without warning.
>> "Carrier" being a somewhat optimistic description of what they are supposed to do.
"You shop, you drop", then.
I happened to try out a few of their close competitors recently, and went scurrying back - Tesco's Finest, I decided. What have I missed?
Without a trace of irony.
Livingston = place
(or star of Office Space)
and why "administrate" over "administer" ?
But yes, that's a rhetorical question.
No point trying to hold back the tide. Like Canute. Or Canutility.
Ahhhh, Carrie-Anne Moss in PVC ...
Spokesperson for a continent-spanning project to future-proof data mining : Dr Delve.
Whoa there! Cross purposes, I suggest.
To my knowledge, Jake's comment accurately reflects - albeit in humorous vein - the instinctive reaction of the majority of c.60-year-olds these days when marketed at on the basis of likely/possible infirmities/limitations.
ie " I'm not bl**dy well old ! "
That's completely separate (as I see it) from the reaction of those who are coping with their infirmities/limitations (including some of the same people, just in a more reflective/realistic moment) and of those who care for them.
This GranNote could be very useful for some I know who are very much younger than 60.
I hope it will be renamed for the UK though.
US and British spies 'get personal data from Angry Birds'
Hardly news. Standard operating procedure for yonks - Mata Hari, Christine Keeler ...
But why is it always 24/7 which is "24 divided by 7" so about three-and-a-half? Why not 24x7 ?
I've always been perplexed by that.
And you know it'll never get out of beta.
Food stories - Mmmm, Dell issues :)
Ballmer's now trying recipes from Rose Elliot's Has-Bean Book.
Thank You! (El Reg comments: the one place in the world I am sometimes listened to.)
Please. Thank you.
>> which of the above parts fails
All Tesco stores I know are open 24 hrs.
KB2817630 reportedly problematic, see eg here:
>> only a couple of months into a 24 year deal
Next renewal I'd expect a decent loyalty discount ...