[rescue] I tried one last time ...
erie at shelbyvilledesign.com
Wed Oct 26 09:49:01 CDT 2005
Wes, I still have the twin to yours, compaq branded. If I can find a
handful of hours to get the new trans in the van, I'll be able to make
it down in a few weeks.
works been insane, bordering on impossible for one person. If anybody is
in the St. Louis/Indy area and planning a trip towards Carbondale in the
next few weeks, email me as it sounds like wes is getting crazy.....
Wes Will wrote:
>At 09:30 AM 10/26/2005 -0500, you wrote:
>>On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 08:20:07AM -0500, Wes Will wrote:
>>>And this time, I actually got a reply. Notice I didn't say a helpful
>>>"No docs. Too old. How's about you talk to a sales weasel? We can sell
>>>you a new one."
>>Wow. When I called up nStor to find out pinouts for the serial port on an
>>old cr8e RAID array, after a couple of days I was exchanging emails with the
>>guy who designed the unit, and he FAXed me the engineering drawings for the
>>serial port cable!
>One of the companies in the chain of acquisitions is in the UK, and I even
>called them. Singularly unhelpful, bordering on extremely rude, with one
>of the most impenetrable Bow Bells accents you can imagine.
>The Eaton/PowerWare people admit to owning the entire old Deltec line, but
>to nothing else. No docs of any sort, nothing except a referral to their
>sales weasels, who insist on pushing one of the twin generalization
>fallacies: "This is new and therefore better." (Which is just as wrong as
>insisting that "This is old and therefore good." but in this case, old =
>paid-for, which is the main criterion for me at this stage.)
>The gonif in sales actually tried to get me to buy a new 10KVA stand-alone
>unit to replace this rackable 2.5KVA UPS. Without knowing or asking
>ANYTHING about the loading, even, but he was sure that the 10KVA box was
>the smallest I could need. It's a dual Xeon box and a raid array in my
>I could run my whole -house- on a 10KVA unit.
>Dimwits. "Push the veal."
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