Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

Discussion in 'Business & Enterprise Computing' started by elvis, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. PabloEscobar

    PabloEscobar Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    14,638
    We didn't get Crypto'd until you started working on the system, so you must have got it... You must fix for free.
     
  2. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2001
    Messages:
    26,658
    this feels appropriate.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. OP
    OP
    elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2001
    Messages:
    45,316
    Location:
    Brisbane
    There's a thread over in "Other Operating Systems" where I ranted about it for a bit.

    I keep meaning to start an "Elvis hates the IT industry" blog, but I already waste enough hours in my life working for it and ranting about it here. I figure what little personal time I have should be spent building arcade machines instead.

    I laughed. Terrible luck, but I laughed.

    Goddamn I need to get out of this industry.
     
  4. NSanity

    NSanity Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2002
    Messages:
    18,427
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Nah.

    Not like that at all.

    The Managing partner there is a good sort - saw the irony in it and we're just trucking along as best we can.
     
  5. Daemon

    Daemon Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2001
    Messages:
    5,471
    Location:
    qld.au
    Ouch. I've seen things like this before though, running backups for the first time on a system and that's when the bad blocks are discovered... twice I've seen RAID5 arrays drop a 2nd drive during rebuild (sub 500G drives).

    I've also lost power in the office doing firmware updates.... Murphy's law is annoying somethings.

    It's cruel, it's the last thing you want but that's the "joy" of it all.
     
  6. NSanity

    NSanity Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2002
    Messages:
    18,427
    Location:
    Brisbane
    i'm yet to see a Raid5 fail to rebuild - but its largely a non-issue for me now. I almost *always* run Raid6 (or z2/z3) if i'm doing parity arrays unless its < 1TB members.
     
  7. Punk

    Punk Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2002
    Messages:
    1,058
    Location:
    Walking on Sunshine
    Urgh Vendors.


    RAID, Baa just JBOD it.
     
  8. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2001
    Messages:
    26,658
    Why even go that far?
    A single disk can offer plenty enough storage.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2001
    Messages:
    45,316
    Location:
    Brisbane
    I've seen a few long-running arrays blow a disk, and then someone powers them down, the platters cool and shrink, and another disk blows. :upset:
     
  10. NSanity

    NSanity Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2002
    Messages:
    18,427
    Location:
    Brisbane
    We had some servers in a DC like that.

    I say servers. But I mean IBM Desktops. Some POC went live and was never revisited - bunch of Win2k boxes that didn't reboot for like 9 years.

    We were afraid to restart them.
     
  11. OP
    OP
    elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2001
    Messages:
    45,316
    Location:
    Brisbane
    The Brisbane floods were fun when entire datacentres went dark after many years of uptime.

    So many blown disks when we turned it all back on.
     
  12. olie

    olie Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2002
    Messages:
    901
    Location:
    Australia
    Morning log check:

    Link drop errors left right and centre, can not access anything in the server rack.

    So I go for a little run down to the other side of the building to the rack room, and man I can hear the fans from outside the room.




    Click to view full size!



    Turns out my UPS request was fulfilled this morning... :tired:

    I rate this:
    fucking quality install/10
     
  13. NSanity

    NSanity Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2002
    Messages:
    18,427
    Location:
    Brisbane
    look, they are just hiding it..

    from zee germans.
     
  14. Punk

    Punk Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2002
    Messages:
    1,058
    Location:
    Walking on Sunshine
    But how do we look at all the lights going blinky blinky?


    It looks like they racked it for you, be grateful :p
     
  15. power

    power Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2002
    Messages:
    67,322
    Location:
    brisbane
    at least they drew that great big arrow on the ground so you can find it.
     
  16. olie

    olie Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2002
    Messages:
    901
    Location:
    Australia
    "Hurrrrrrrr lookey whert we dided."

    :lol:
     
  17. NSanity

    NSanity Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2002
    Messages:
    18,427
    Location:
    Brisbane
  18. PabloEscobar

    PabloEscobar Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Messages:
    14,638
    In Soviet Russia, Linux communists you.
    Hot Grits
    Natalie Portman.

    What Year Is this.jpg
     
  19. Foliage

    Foliage Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2002
    Messages:
    32,083
    Location:
    Sleepwithyourdadelaide
    Don't hate on excel. Most of the worlds industrial control scada packages still run on a 100% VBA backend, that is even worse.

    You know what sucks? Being forced to use the embedded VBA editor to write mission critical code. It doesn't even support a mouse scroll wheel and the source code is encrypted into a proprietary format so you can't even use a different editor of your choice.

    VBA makes me want to stick pins in my eyes and drink bleach. fml :thumbup:
     
  20. Foliage

    Foliage Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2002
    Messages:
    32,083
    Location:
    Sleepwithyourdadelaide
    Was it blocking the fan outlets?

    They could have least hung it by its power cord from the roof so it looked like a pot plant.
     

Share This Page

Advertisement: