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Posted:Mar 27, 2017 3:18 pm
Last Updated:Mar 27, 2017 6:38 pm
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So while I work on something more meaningful...... something for your amusement.

I did a lot of work in IT...some of it early, some not. But of the stories I can tell, a few for all.

First time I got taken into a "modern" mainframe room the guy doing the tour stops & points out an alarm & light.... says he..."if you hear a loud alarm & that light starts flashing, it is a fire alarm....get out through this entrance as fast as you can. After 45 seconds the door seals & a halon vapour is dispensed in the room. If you don't get out there is no second chance...everything in the room including the fire won't be able to breathe". Welcome to the big league kid. For some reason after that I made sure to never work near a mainframe!

Some years ago I met, while in gov't training, a guy who we will call Lyle..... Felt he knew everything about computers & wasn't shy about letting everyone know. Several years later a co-worker said he had heard about Lyle ...... apperantly he was invited to reconsider his employment options.... It appear he felt the operating system on the mini computers we were using (not a desktop pic) wasn't working to his satisfaction so he started rewriting the operating system... & then changed it on that computer... which of course caused everything to crash, guaranteed his boss couldn't get into the system & caused the manufacturer to get involved.... Somedays knowing it all just isn't a healthy thing.

Lastly we had a sales guy tell us a story from there side. Another sales guy selling for a very big major company sifted through material, picked what he wanted for a client....then started to sell them on a big hard drive array (multiple linked hard drives offering huge storage). Now big clients want reliability & 24 hr uptime & are prepared to pay huge bucks... so the sales guy takes the client to another customer (read another huge important client), who had several of these in service in there main computer room. He had obtained permission to show the equipment....brings the client in..... & demos how one of the array trays of hard drives can be slid out of the equipment tower..... proceeds to chat away & then without missing a beat...... did the following..... Advised the new client how the systems were fault tollerant....which meant it could be interrupted at any time without causing a problem.

(Insert dramatic music here). He then, to make his point pulled out one of the hard drives (yep while it was on & powered up) to make his point.... which immediately crashed all of the array & caused massive problems everywhere else. He apperantly hadn't read all the way through as to what 'fault tollerant' really was.

Needless to say they were hustled out if the room & by the time he made it back to his office he was fired by several layers of mgt.....with the president of the company that allowed the demo still on the phone yelling.

Sadly all true stories.... so if you have an IT worker in your family....be kind as you never know what stupid thing they had to try & repair today...
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Keeping the lights on
Posted:Mar 3, 2017 11:22 am
Last Updated:Mar 4, 2017 8:07 am
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Having not written in some time I thought I would prop the window open a bit to air the place out. Just no ability to write anything amusing or thought provoking.

Working through one of the seasonal flu's.... not able to serve herself or do much of anything useful other then just be sick.

So hoping everyone else doing better & having a good day.
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Life.....
Posted:Feb 14, 2017 10:19 pm
Last Updated:Mar 29, 2017 4:9 am
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I am finding writing is coming harder these days. I mean occasionally you want to write about deep meaningful something.... but no today is not that day. Today is about life getting in the way.

These last few months it has been about being on autopilot in Life & trying to make everyone else happy or at least help fix problems...though not Nesc my own.

We went through another few weeks of the now familiar heavy snow, then ice then quasi flooding in some areas.... but in amongst things a baby arrived in the extended family....and recently in the last 2-3 weeks we have been holding our collective breathe as she was loosing weight & then went into hospital at all of 3 weeks to get gently plugged into an IV while being tested all over....thankfully found only to have two infections which are being treated.. now back gaining weight & back at home but hard to think about much else for a few days. I mean 3 weeks..... way too young.

Oh and how I owe my Mistress some quality service these past few weeks.

In amongst things as a quasi retired guy I go into a group I volunteer time in....today to work on a volunteer project.... felt actually good to get a few long delayed parts fixed... then get hoodwinked by executive board members & bamboozled into volunteering to take over for a member who is now in the hospital with a heart attack. Gee now I am now in charge of things & staff & fortunately ..."the coffee pot". At least I can do something about the quality of the coffee!

And the traffic ticket....yep right in front of the cop... in grand style.

I am reminded that I need to stop putting on weight & actually do something about that .....finding time for the gym yay... (thank you for that thought mistress Kim) And some where in there ...time again ....to help with the thumb I saw fit to hit with the hammer while I wasn't paying attention....

Yes I think we will just write Jan & Feb off & plan for a better March!
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Alt friends...
Posted:Jan 31, 2017 4:16 pm
Last Updated:Feb 1, 2017 6:43 pm
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I never thought when Ms Casey talked me into blogging a bit that I would have more then a few friends in this community... I find myself checking in on several when they aren't around like they normally are....& several have done that for me. So some pretty cool people on this site. Yes in amongst all the fakes & frauds & alt bots.

I even met herself on this site.....or the lady who I kneel to. That is quite a differnt story but still one where I get checked up on & also one where I always try checking in with her & up on her. She too is quite cool & very special.... and yes I say that over & above the obvious as her submissive..... also a friend....mistress first but definately a friend.
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Thoughts for friends....
Posted:Jan 25, 2017 11:34 am
Last Updated:Jan 25, 2017 2:14 pm
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I have hit one if those extended periods where people I know (family & friends) & treasure are hurting, Sick, pulled/torn muscles-ligaments, parents passed away & assorted other life issues.

Reading friends blogs on Alt it also seems life issues abound & a few other things. On my side I found Apple introduced software blocking on the Alt site.... or it appears so... changed browsers & all good.

For the lady I serve.... a bout of whatever is going around.... sadly there is no easy way to send chicken noodle soup over...

So following my own advice, I wish one & all the very best ....commiserations, good health, good luck & all sooner rather then later
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