Jul 292008

So when was the last time I needed a floppy drive? And let this be a lesson to all of you. If you are looking to purchase a Dell server with a RAID controller in it, be sure to include a floppy drive. This was necessary to load the RAID driver upon reloading Windows server after a crash. I guess I just sort of assumed they would have come up with an easier method by now.
(and I don’t mean burning an ISO image to cd-rom, either!)


Jul 282008

My usually impossible schedule has been a bit complicated as of late thanks to the unusual amount of lightning we’ve had on Cape Cod lately. In addition to regular maintenance and consulting work, I’ve had five clients suffer catastrophic failures within the last couple of weeks. Additionally, there have been about a half dozen workstations wrecked by lightning This week alone has seen the demise of three file servers.


This little server decided not to boot…

Jul 262008

So I’d heard about people that had such an addiction to their Blackberry’s that they sufferred from depression when service was down or they were without them.

I must love my iPhone.

The fact that I drop calls dozens of times a day (seemingly whenever the phone switches between towers) doesn’t bother me in the least.

I am not troubled by the fact that I can kill the battery dead in under 5 hours.

I can no longer listen to voicemail messages on my $20 bluetooth earpiece (it works on an expensive one, though).

I miss a few really good apps that I had on my old jailbroken iPhone (most of the applications found at the App Store are worthless).

However, when I consider all of the smartphones I’ve owned (or configured for clients) the iPhone still reigns supreme given it’s capability and ease of use.