[rescue] Yessssss!! OT:- Big Iron

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun Dec 28 17:43:47 CST 2003

On Dec 18, 2003, at 5:13 PM, Steven Hill wrote:
>> When I was in Data Center Operations, I saw an IBM 3090/600e being
>> built up, and the onlything bigger that that iron, was the *literal*
>> mountain of small cardboard boxes, each with a small antistatic bag
>> that held one small card/component...
> I was a mainframe op on a 3090-200J, our basement room in a 70s 
> building
> had ramps hidden behind walls and all sorts of weird shit so we could
> wheel in cabinets...

   *wank wank*   *wank*

> I sadly never saw it being built out, but we did have a disk fail once.
> A pallett arrived one day, marked for the attention of Gordon Bennett. 
> At
> 7 am, I was like "what the fuck is this?" at 9 Gordon walked in and 
> asked
> if something had arrived for him (he was our IBM CE) One disk pack. 
> Maybe
> a couple of gig, with platters about a foot in diameter.

   I'm sure you mean "maybe a couple of MEG".


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL                 feels a little better."     -Ed

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