That's all you got? Bring It!
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Oh it's much more than that... When I was the 'One Man Army' of IT at a past position, it's was interesting to hear other employees say things like 'Why are they (Admin) doing this? It would be much better to...' and rattle off their concerns and reasonings about how decisions were made at the Top and why they were wrong. This is an excellent article pointing out that the 'Little People' usually know much more about how a company is run, or run into the ground, than those at the top who are mainly results oriented.
Big Plus One to the author!
... FOMO. None here, nada. However, my daughter and her generation (she was born 1990) is always wondering that, sad. I go out and look for it... if I can't find it, it probably wasn't worth finding, it's not gonna change your life, move on.
I did try and instill the concept of Cause and Effect and as much Zen as she would take, that's all you can do!
Where's that light bulb icon!
EDIT: LOL I fergot what I posted for,... that was the most intelligent column I've read in like for-eva!
Seems to me you needed to unmount the DB to get a proper backup. I think I remember doing that like once a month and yea, restoring .PST files. (Bless M$'s little heart)
...and the tapes were probably fine, I mean how could they *all* be corrupt! Prolly a switch missed in the backup or restore settings.
...when the IBM AT was brand new, my first IT job was at a chain that sold IBM exclusively (what else was there!) and the push was on to sell as many units as possible. I was assigned the task of un-boxing and setting up new ATs for customers.
While formatting the hard drive you were asked to name the volume. Every machine as part of the boot process was to run chkdsk /f in the autoexec.bat which would display the volume name and then the hard drive stats. I decided to name them all "Buying Pays" so when chkdsk would run it would then display "Volume Buying Pays".
The store manager had a potential customer in to demonstrate the shiny new AT. Of course when it booted up the first line on the screen was "Volume Buying Pays". After the demo I was 'instructed' to never do that again. Don't know why, I thought it was Clever Marketing! He didn't agree....heh
When I was In Charge (IT Manager) I tried a number of different laser cartridge rebuilders. The one I ended up using installed new image drums EVERY TIME they rebuilt one! Failures were almost non-existant and they would replace every one that failed prematurely. Look up Shadow Fax in Madison Wisconsin, you won't be disappointed!
Generally this works (only turning on an Ink Jet when you need to print). When left on, the coils at the nozzles are always on and thus are always warm. This is what dries out the nozzles and the cleaning cycle really REALLY wastes a lot of ink and doesn't always work.
Also, a thin cloth soaked in WATER ONLY run over the nozzles will generally clean them up. It'll take a few print jobs to clear them out but it doesn't waste nearly the amount of ink that the cleaning cycle does.
The only thing I use my ink jet now (Epson) is for making water soluable decals for car/airplane models, otherwise I too have gone the color laser route (had a Samsung CLX-2160N given to me) but it doesn't give me the resolution that my ink jet does.