Legitimate stress-testing my behind.
Pulle the other onne, it has belles onne.
1896 posts • joined 6 Jan 2010
1. People think it is cool
2. People think it is "in" to send personal data etc off to the "cloud" wherever that may be
3. People think Cortana is cool
but they conveniently tend to ignore the fact that Cortana is a "she" and may experience a major case of extreme PMS...
There is no way that you can promise 100% uptime ~ or even ASSume that your IT department will be able to provide your company with 100% uptime when signing a new contract...
And if you sign a contract without being aware of punitive penalties, thinking that these won't apply to you since your IT dept will be able to deliver 100% uptime, then I've got a bridge to sell to you...
100% uptime belongs in LaLa land, or in the lab.
I was also loyal... until I found out that I'm getting underpaid. And the employer just kept on adding additional responsibilities without renumeration on top of my current duties.
When my resignation letter hit the circuit, they were quick to offer two counteroffers... but too little, too late.
Seems the current crop of manglement types are only in the show for their own benefit, everybody else can get screwed.
"Check out the number of Excel file crackers that are available. You'd want to use a strong password."
- Am aware of this, a strong password is being used.
"You lose accountability when there is more than one person who can view the file."
So it seems the only safe option is a baggie with a numbered seal ~ a sealed baggie for each and every critical system password, if anybody need access to a certain account and password, it is recorded in a logbook, baggie handed over, seal broken, password retrieved, new password generated, placed in baggie with new seal, and recorded in logbook...
A major schlepp, but if you're really strict about security...
Ooooh, don't get me started on 3-phase
Couple of weeks ago power started to fluctuate real bad at my company. Got a sparky out from the shitty council, he said all power is OK and walked away. He only tested between the three phases, but not between each phase and neutral (for 230V)
Cue a private sparky who was doing investigation for another company, commandeered said sparky to have a quick shufty at the power, and discover serious fluctuations between all three phases and neutral.
Transformer eventually popped, and the shitty council replaced it with a brand new unit. BUT they wired up the phases wrongly, so 3 phase electrical motors ran in reverse. Said a few choice words and they came out again to fix their futtup.
Last weekend I replaced the batteries for all the UPS'es in the server room. 3x RCT UPS'es and one APC UPS. All of them take 6x 7Ah batteries.
The servers connected to the RCT UPS'es was shutted down before, and started up after battery replacement. No problems yet.
The APC UPS I bunged into bypass, replaced the batteries, and bunged it back into line mode, also without issues. This was our COMMS UPS.
So far so good, but I wouldve appreciated it even more to have a full CO2 fire extinguisher at the ready... still waiting for refills. Some d00fus have decided to use all of our CO2's for traning, and I'm still waiting for the CO2's to be refilled/replaced - have sent a strong letter off to manglement regarding this.
Would love to see what happens should we have to use a powder-based extinguisher instead of a CO2 on server kit...
Looks like an excellent suggestion. Then you'll have to only pay for your bandwidth usage and server maintenance instead of somebody else and their app.
Something like phpBB with a mobile theme may work, and where you can also upload stuff to.
This requires investigation.
On the down side, you will be responsible for security yourself, and if you get pwned and all your private+client data goes walkabouts on the WWW....
Great security to be had with this and in combination with this SOHOpeless router : http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/22/ioactive_turns_up_the_most_sohopeless_router_so_far/
Who's up to test a combination of these two great toys?
Bonus points for getting any IT security firm or IT security specialist to install these two on their network...
Back yonkers one of our clients did his usual backup, and locked the tapes up in his fireproof safe (onsite). This was in the heady days of Novell 3.12...
Came back the next day, PC's was gone. Server was gone. Safe (with tapes inside) was gone. No hard copies.
And the taxman was busy with an audit on him...
Still have a working 5230. But it looks so dinky when compared to a 7" phablet.
I want a good and proper phone like the Nokia 6210 - with oodles and oodles of storage space though, and some seri-ass battery life of a week (or better).
Won't mind if the screen is LCD or paper, it will be used mainly for calls/texting/whatsapping.
But what the hey, I'm probably dreaming.
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