Posts Written On June 2004

The End Of An Era

We’ll yesterday marked the end of an era for great geek TV. I am speaking of the death of The Screensavers and TechTV. No it isn’t quite dead yet but you can hear the long melodic drumbeat beating ever slower now days. Last night’s revelation at the end of the show is what put the final nail in the coffin for the show and the network. That revelation was that last night was Patrick Norton’s last night as a host of the show and he would not be moving to LA where the show will now be produced. The begining…

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Stuck….

We’ll I had nothing better to do than add an entry into my blog. Right now I’m stuck in a Metro-North train inside the tunnel just outside of Grand Central. I cut my day short so I could catch an earlier train and get some much needed rest. I would have been better off staying at my clients location and earning $125 an hour. So what have things been like lately you might ask. We’ll remember the client with the crashed hard drive, we’ll as fate would have it the data was unrecoverable. We are going to try another service…

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Backup, Backup, Backup…..

I don’t know how many times I have seen it and today was no different. A customer who lost almost all of their data due to a Hard Drive failure is now faced with sending the drive to a clean room. It turns out that their backup system has not been backing up since March. I can remember years back telling the customer to invest in a RAID setup. No matter how many times I told them the cost well out weighed the time required to retrieve a server from tape let alone the peril of complete data loss. It…

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