* Posts by myootnt

13 publicly visible posts • joined 26 Sep 2007

Health system network turned out to be a house of cards – Cisco cards, that is


A long time ago in a land far, far away...

I learned, much as Tim learned, that when you have a working system that isn't quite as it should be, it was probably brought to working order by someone that knew what they were doing and left it that way because the proper implementation caused a problem and nobody wanted to pay to bring it up to snuff. Although, there should have been a pair of 6500s at the core. Who the heck built a network that uses 6500s and doesn't deploy pairs them in a redundant fail-over configuration. They don't even mention carrier redundancy.

Junior techie had leverage, but didn’t appreciate the gravity of the situation


You can't train out stupid

The level of fundamental stupidity of an adult that cannot figure out not to put heavy things up high indicates an eternal intellectual challenge to work around. Keep it away from me and anything that could be made hazardous to others. This one sounds like the interviewer missed the bits of crayons in the applicant's teeth.

$10b National Security Agency contract re-awarded to AWS


Re: codenamed "Wild and Stormy"

Would you trust a male leader that does not have hookers?

Planning for power cuts? That's strictly for the birds


UUPS. Sh!t.

As a proud affiliate of a data closet that has a shiny new (utility-supplied gas fueled) generator about to be commissioned, a UPS with runtime on the order of hours and a mains-only chiller, I need some new acronyms for this kind of clusterfsck.

PODOGO Power Out Data On Generator Out ?

POGODO Power Out Gas Out Data Out?

POGOF Power Out Gas Out Fscked?

Taking suggestions.


AWS wobbles in US East region causing widespread outages


Re: A developer tweeted

Troubleshooting 101: Take the OSI model, add a layer 0 and a layer 8.

Layer 0: Is it plugged in to an active power source?

Layer 8: Does the user know what they are doing?

Work your way from either direction through the layers. Results guaranteed.

You, me and debris: NASA cans ISS spacewalk because it's getting too risky outside


Re: The antenna recently lost the ability to send signals to Earth

Spoiler: There's nothing wrong with the AE-35 unit, Da... uh, domj.

A lightbulb moment comes too late to save a mainframe engineer's blushes


Re: I had a somewhat similar problem

Don't forget about the part that it lets you pull the key out so you can walk away and come back to a dead battery. Oh, and alternator and fuel injection so no possibility of push start. Nothing but expletives for that feature.

Don't panic: An asteroid larger than the Empire State Building is flying past Earth this weekend but we're just fine


Saying it even though it goes without saying

We should lie down and/or put paper bags over our heads.

El Reg presents: Your one-step guide on where not to store electronic mail


Re: Deleted

Is this man in your family tree?


Handcranked HTML and JPEG japes. What could possibly go wrong?


Re: Hand cranked code?

Nope, sorry, your brain only removed the symlink to FP. It's still in there, taking up blocks of storage, burning pub fries to stay alive.

Big bang theory: Was mystery explosion over New York caused by a meteor? Dunno. By a military jet? Maybe...


You don't get it! I've won! It's over! You're milk-suckers!

Have you ever flashy-thinged me?


I don't have to save my work, it's in The Cloud. But Microsoft really must fix this files issue


Re: Lets step back a bit

I'm about to be immersed in a Google->365 transition as adjunct support. Not looking forward to it. Luckily, we've only had Google for about eight years and most haven't embraced it because their early experiences were poor. I'm probably going to end up being the user ranting and raving about having to initiate document save. 21st century and the cloud, Micro$loth hasn't caught on. UI redesign is a wasted effort, fix the underlying functionality.

Motorola MotoRokr S9 Bluetooth headphones


Limping scrod

I picked up one of these units (thankfully not at the horrifying retail of $130, but a decent lunch cheaper than $100)

Battery life: good

Range: acceptable with line of sight (Bluetooth? Nah, maybe they're IR?)

Sound: Quality OK but you sure aren't going to damage your hearing with them. Phone portion works acceptably.

Comfort: None.

I do regret the purchase for the most part. See other reviews for detailed descriptions.