* Posts by Digiwake

3 posts • joined 5 Aug 2019

That code that could never run? Well, guess what. Now Windows thinks it's Batman



I've written a number of little utility apps over the years and always end up peppering them with light-hearted error messages for impossible failure conditions. One has been in use for over 23 years now and took 16 of those years to first exhort anyone to flee for the lifeboats and 19 to ask them to check behind the filing cabinet for goblins. It's clearly becoming unreliable.

Boris Brexit bluff binds .eu domains to time-bending itinerary


IBM Professionals

Easy fix - declare .eu to be geographical rather than political.

Over the weekend I ordered a couple of bits of kit from .co.uk domains, one based in Poland and one in Shenzhen. Why is this not an issue as well?

Y2K, Windows NT4 Server and Notes. It's a 1990s Who, Me? special


IBM Professionals

We had a similarly nasty experience with our old IBM DS4300 FC SAN once. It had a controller issue and IBM were called to deal with it. All LUNs were confirmed as working on the good controller, the engineer disappeared round to the back of the cabinet and carefully removed the perfectly functional controller. Recovery took a while but I was impressed by how unconcerned all the ESX servers were.


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