Re: At least they're making the rack bigger ...
but for some reason it's still imperial sizing, not metric
It is even worse as it is a mix of both: 21" wide but 48mm high. Go figure!
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If we admit that every one of us will make such a mistake at least once, better be it while we are still junior and hopefully cannot cause too much damage. After that close call we should be more immune to a repeated mistake, so why should a manager fire en employee that had just improved himself?
Damage is done and cannot be undone. If money is to be lost, it has already been lost, firing the employee will not magically restore the money, the only thing firing the employee does is helping to release the manager frustration, if the manager needs that sort of release, he is the one whose position should be challenged.
So I started reading them a command "rm, then a space, then asterisk core dot asterisk".
I start to find out that youngsters are more careful when typing commands that are voiced to them, maybe the new generation learned to listen more carefully than try to interpret what is being said.
It mostly occurs when I give my WiFi password, which is in a foreign alphabet (to them Thai youngsters, older persons, I type it for them) and includes spaces, usually they get it correct.
I also recall teaching him how to use the low level tools to perform the diagnostics at both software and hardware layers.
I had a similar situation when Sun released their first Sparc stations in France. Their maintenance engineer knew Sun OS 3 very well, but OS 4 had everything changed, swap place, etc. I had to guide him to find the various configuration files that were no more where they used to be.
You got what you paid for. Accommodation tend to be expensive in Laos, more expensive than in neighboring Thailand, so £1.50 is stupidly cheap.
I spent several weeks in Vientiane for work, $45 a night in the hotel, it was nice, quiet, comfortable, clean, great bed, etc. The staff was very friendly, spoke Thai language, would book my room on a simple email as I was a returning customer...
Controls and restrictions is a political problem. That does not solve the technical question of "providing a method of access to law enforcement with the risk that sooner or later, that method of access is known by just everyone and his dog".
And that will be even sooner than expected, because once the bad guys know the method exist, they will invest a lot of resources to find it.
No need to look at TOC: we rent our printing services (I disagree with renting but that's another debate) colour pages are ten (10) times the cost of B&W (even if the page has only B&W, if you selected colour printing, it is charged at the 10x cost). Easy decision to restrict access to colour printing.
While not in the UK, and not switched power plugs, many of the power outlets in this building have individual circuit breakers, outlet and breaker both installed in a trunking, at hips level...
And it is not only the hips; as the trunking runs just under the windows, if you pull the curtains, you could accidentally activate the lever on the circuit breaker.
One of my recent discovery is a chocolate made by Lindt with 99% cocoa. It is quite bitter (but I drink my coffee without sugar) but has such a strong taste that you still fill it in your mouth 30 minutes later.
The caramel and sea salt is great too, but so far I could only find it once.
"Lesson learned: NEVER decide to "clean up some old files" at 4:30 on a Friday afternoon. You WILL look for shortcuts and it WILL bite you on the ass."
Do not do anything of some significance on Friday. At all. Any major change, big operation, etc. must be made by Thursday at the latest, so in case of cock-up, you have the Friday (plus days week-end) to repair it.
"America remains on the leading edge economically, scientifically, technologically, and militarily"
What about socially? What good is being the leader in economy science and etc. if it is not to make the society and the people more happy?
"the platoon's only allowed call, to call the parents of their recently killed brother in arms"
Ditto. What good is an army that restrict the calls to the parents of a killed soldier?
I would add a couple of comments.
You don't move jacks, you add some at the new position when it is needed. The old ones should remain untouched as they will be used very soon by the new user of the premises.
IT is a support service, like finance is. No department would think about running their own finance, why would they run their own IT? Network infra belongs to IT and can only be managed/maintained by IT.
"That depends on the customer's design choice, not on Microsoft."
Yes? But no. What would be the point of going to an external provider if you have to implement all the replication by yourself? The service the cloud is selling *is* the replication and high availability. Else it is a co-hosting, not a cloud.
"On food this is a bit of a piss take considering that EU firms"
Only you take the wrong examples. All you cite are cases of miss behaving of certain designated firms, and their actions have been stopped and punished as sons as they have been known.
You cannot compare the foul play of one company with the practices accepted at country level like bleaching poultry, feeding GMO to ignoring customers, hormones in meat, OJ with nearly no orange in it, honey that does no come from bees, etc.
If the fire suppression gas had been released, I would not consider entering the server room before:
1) some professionals have cleared the danger of fire
2) the air has been replaced and all the gas evacuated
The gas is meant to be harmless to allow human exiting the room, not to continue working like nothing happened.
I have the feeling that maintenance people have always (still today) been sent in the field without prior maintenance of any form.
If only, because to organise a maintenance training, you need to have an experience f what can go wrong, and you need manuals and documentation, and we know when manual and documentation are written...
When I started working at my current place, we had two Ethernet thin coax network running in parallel. One was for TCP/IP, Unix, etc. and I think the other one was for Netware. Among the first thing I did was consolidating both networks into one, it was running much better and was easier to maintain after that.
To reply about rogue DHCP, home routers that florish on the net and so on, we established a policy, that got endorsed by the management and has provision for penalties. When a problem arise, we have the ground to take action. And being a university, with most of the students boarding, the problem arise often, but not only with the students.
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