[rescue] Oh no! This poor Origin server.....

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Apr 1 16:05:10 CST 2004

On Apr 1, 2004, at 4:52 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>> From: Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com>
>> Date: 2004/04/01 Thu PM 09:35:34 GMT
>> To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>> Subject: Re: [rescue] Oh no! This poor Origin server.....
>>    "Support costs".  So you pay a clueless vendor
>> drone to have someone to yell at instead of hiring
>> a competent technical staff and paying them enough
>> to keep them around.
> Dave, I think you know *I* don't pay for hardware support (all my 
> equipment is for hobby use), so I'll assume this was not directed at 
> me personally...

   Of course not, man.

>>    Which, of course, means it's nothing more than suit bullshit.
> Well, OK - it's called accounting and tax codes, but yeah - suit 
> bullshit covers it nicely.


> I was describing the decision process, not defending it...

   I understand, and I didn't mean to sound like I was attacking you.

> Why is an E10K so cheap these days? Because unless you run all your 
> own software on it, the license costs will eat you alive (per CPU 
> pricing gets real expensive, real fast on one of those boxes...)

   Too true. :-(  But run something like Postgres instead of Oracle, 


Dave McGuire          "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL          reboot and upgrade."    -Jonathan Patschke

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