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Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Busy as a Ladybug

# Posted by Joel Dixon at 08/02/2005 23:23:00

I've been quite silent lately - for two reasons.

1. Last week I was on a .NET training course, and I didn't have access to my work computer for the regular 8-10 hours a day. The course was great, and I really hope I start getting onto a few .NET projects in the near future.

2. I've been working at least 5 hours a night on a website for my girlfriend's Web Design Company. I've just finished it tonight - YAY - here's the link. You won't be able to see any of what I've done though - as I did the backend DB stuff that the client uses to update the dynamic content. My girlfriend does the easy stuff - the design and static pages (I can say that - because she rarely reads this blog!). The static content hasn't been added at the time of this post, but it should be up soon.

Oh - and I want a Mac Mini! (and no, not for free )

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Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Not the kind of puzzle I enjoy

# Posted by Joel Dixon at 22/12/2004 22:58:00

The system admin on my floor went on leave again, leaving me in charge (only if something goes wrong). So sure enough - the admin gets on a plane Saturday night - and the whole server room goes down Sunday evening.

Our IT Support installed a new UPS for the room but it looks like they overloaded it - and down she went. So now I've got to figure out exactly where each piece of equipment plugs in - so I can only transfer the important parts of the load across to the UPS. Shouldn't be too difficult...

Cords on the floor

Except that it's a complete mess of cords that was haphazardly added to over the last 5 or so years. We have 5 racks of equipment - and 3 of them all trace back to the one powerboard plugged into the one extension cord. Trip over that cord - and lose three racks of network / servers.

Power boards

The rack from the side

So tomorrow I'm going to trace each power cord to the outlets - and try to get some of them organised. When there's 7 white extension cords all going down the back of a wall together - it gets a little difficult!

* Whinge *

The last time the admin went on leave was about two years ago. Sure enough - the day after that flight left - the server room went down. Back then I had no idea what I was doing - I guess I don't have much more of an idea now!

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