[rescue] FW: WTT: 1.5G of PC2700 for 1G of PC100

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Thu May 1 20:27:14 CDT 2008

Mark Brown wrote:
> This was similar to a former $work.  We had just converted the room from 
> a former tenants MVS datacentre, to a Unix datacentre.  The 
> motor/generator had just been pulled out, and replaced with a little 
> solid-state 35KVA MGE UPS.  The UPS had a 
> -illuminated-bright-red-epo-button.  At the time, we had no tape 
> autoloader, to we would take turns going in on the weekend to change the 
> tapes on the servers.  It was the CIO's turn to change the tapes.  He 
> took his son with him into the DC. The "Big Red Switch"  was enticing  
> to a young fella.
> I think $boss spent the rest of the day typing fsck.....

btdt.  Engineering manager at a former $employer brought his small 
daughter into work one day, and she succumbed to the big glowing red 
switch on the front of the main fileserver ... twice.  Why he let her 
back in the machine room the second time I will never know.

   Phil Stracchino, CDK#2     DoD#299792458     ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
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