[rescue] Perverse Question

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Jun 17 13:03:01 CDT 2003

On Tue, 17 Jun 2003 1:49PM -0500, Robert Novak wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Jun 2003, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>>  On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 11:50:02AM -0400, Kurt Huhn wrote:
>>  > Also, I think I made them see the light when I dialed into the 
>> network
>>  > on Monday to troubleshoot a downed T1, got a reason for the outage, 
>> and
>>  > developed a workaround - all from 650 miles away.  This was reason
>>  > enough to reimburse me for the iBook.  :)
>>  It's all too often that it takes something like this to make an 
>> employer
>>  realize that there is value to having people be able to work remotely.
> I did things like this from Key West (FL) for a Santa Clara (CA) 
> employer.
> Once even walked one of my lab techs through fixing a problem that had 
> the
> lab shut down for 4 hours (without having a computer at my disposal). I
> won't mention what kind of machine he had to be walked through fixing,
> because I know some people here don't like them (and this was one of 
> the
> first retail ones, with only 256KB cache and a 4gb hard drive and pgx8,
> but it was beefier than anything else I had to spare at the time). And
> some people may mistake a "disk full" issue for a hardware design 
> problem
> in the midst of blaming the hardware in question, so I'll save their 
> time.

   Isn't it amusing when people are so blinded by marketing that they'll 
ignore real technical arguments and spout stuff like this?


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