In search of what's next

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Ever feel like you've been ran over by a large fast moving vehicle?

I've been so busy lately, I can't believe how much time passed!

2 days before Memorial Day weekend, I got calls from my brother and sister wanting to spend the weekend at my house. I have no problem with that. It was just a surprise and the weekend flew by... It was fun, really busy, then all of a sudden, back to work. yay.

Then Tuesday afternoon, upon my return to work, my PDC crashed. It was ugly too. It had DNS on it, user shares, all my install software setups, and most importantly, tape backup.

I couldn't find the backup software install cd's. I was amazed at how many pc's in the bldg had the DNS entry hard coded too. No wonder it took forever to get it settled. While searching for the cd's, I was trying to move data off the server in between crashes. I had a raid 5 setup in there and every 3rd or 4th crash another disk drive would fail and I'd have to rebuild it which added to the time.

Finally, on Friday am, of all places, I found the install cd stuck between the outer box shell and the inner box shell of the software pkg. That was a big help. Crashed another server when I plugged in the tape drive because Dell uses different voltages on it's raid scsi controllers. yay. Lost another day.

Finally, by Saturday evening, a couple of all nighters and a few bruises on my forehead, I got things back to normal, for the most part. Still have a few things, since I'm still missing a PDC. Got a new server from Dell, who told me I had to install w2k on it as they weren't allowed and they wouldn't send me an install disk either. yay.

Microsoft says I can use a retail copy from which is installed on another server already and it's ok to use the serial # again. Kinda seems to be against what they put in their eual agreements, don't ya think?

Took a couple days off (Thurs & Fri) to go on a long weekend with the Mrs. because she's changing jobs and won't have any vacation time for a while. We went to Parke county Indiana. Home of Turkey Run State Park and the covered bridge capitol of Indiana. You should go there sometime. It's great for hiking and sightseeing.

Not much in the way of internet connections, unless you use aol, earthlink or some similar dial up service. The one my company uses (which will shortly be cancelled) had 4 #'s listed for that area, all of which were disconnected. yay.

Now, I'm back. Yesterday the ISP lost it's connection to the internet and it didn't work for about 4 hrs. They wouldn't even return my calls asking about what was going on. (That's going to get cancelled too.)

So, while moving some files around on my network, I decided to come here and vent for a minute or 2. So have a great day, will ya?


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