• Word Ends Movie!

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    Few year ago, there was a movie "Word Ends"  We were all sleeping and all of sudden my spouse woke me up and said that we needed to go to basement immediately! We woke up the kids and went to basement!  Next...
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  • "The Flood of 2007"

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    Those of you in the UK may remember June 2007, the time when the rain started and didn't stop. The North of England became effectively, a big lake! I travelled into work on the morning in question, rain pounding from...
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  • Bootcat.cache file

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    Bootcat.cache file was corrupted causing our server to blue screen.   Recovered a valid copy of bootcat.cache and wrote a bat file to copy the valid version over the bad version on reboot.  Server boots...
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  • Leaky UPS

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    One of our rack mount UPSs had been neglected for a few years and the batteries expanded enough for them to start leaking battery acid.  Luckily it was discovered before it ate through the servers below it.
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  • Water, Water Everywhere! #TheWorldEndsTomorrow

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    Storm clouds roll in and the sky is set to an off color green that reminds me instantly of the Wizard of Oz. There was rain yesterday and the ground is saturated, but there has been no rain today. Not yet at least. Th...
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  • High and dry on the seventh floor

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    It rained so hard that storm drains could not keep up, and the the creek they emptied into went way above its banks so the water started coming back up threw the storm drains. Result was major flooding of the area su...
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  • The Power of 50/50

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    I was doing a dress down with a new Sysadmin of one of our main Virtual Clusters and Storage Racks at a large financial institution. I was explaining the network conections to the hosts, and the new SysAdmin bumped a ...
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  • Having it ready for a disaster BEFORE the disaster

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    From 1998 through the end of 1999 I was the lead engineer for testing batch scheduling, using CA's Autosys product, at a now-defunct and quite infamous large investment firm. I spent days and weeks and months running ...
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  • The world ends tomorrow (or almost last night)

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    Just last night we had a major power outage at work.  After the generators kicked on the data canter was fine....until the street power was restored. When the generators powered down the cut over circuit breaker...
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  • Network Loop due to weather or ID10T error?

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    I work for an Electric Coop which also happens to be an ISP, for very rural areas. Since many of our locations are linked together by way of radio links whenever there is a storm it is common for the those connections...
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  • The Perfect Storm

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               In our field, problems happen.  Some of them we can see coming, others catch us by surprise. Usually, we have fail safes in place which mitigate those ...
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  • Contractor Disaster

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    One company I worked for hired CAT 5 datat cabling jobs out to the lowest bidder.  We were new to networking, as were many businesses in the '90's, and I helped them grow an IT Cabling Specification document orga...
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  • The data base server and the cooler...

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              Well I lived many funny stories along these 10 years working in IT, But I confess that even laugh, just after the problem is solved.  I was supervisor of IT...
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