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    Tell me it will be all right

    The e-mail servers have gone down five times this week. I'm the one that answers the phone and has to tell our 500+ users that "we're working on it." "No, I don't know when it will be fixed."

    If our e-mail servers go down again today, I'm going to dropkick a computer. Even if that computer is not responsible.
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    Ask them to email you a trouble ticket

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    I recommend a half-day.

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    Sounds like a good time for the phone system to encounter 'technical difficulties'

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    Sounds like a good time for the phone system to encounter 'technical difficulties'
    I am being trained as a backup on the phone system...
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    Burn it, burn it all down...
    Punctuation is important. It's the difference between "I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse" and "I helped my uncle Jack off a horse"


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    I could... I could put strychnine in the guacamole.
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    Tell them that you are getting an error code of PC LOAD LETTER and that the Bobs are working on it. Offer them some shrimp shooters.
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    Send an email to everybody telling them to email you instead of calling... hee hee hee.

    Or stop answering the phone after the 19th call and go tell all of the admin assistants what the deal is in person. They can in turn tell everyone else.

    Obviously, if you are in a large place, that won't work, though.
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    Cloud Computing.

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    The cloud screws it up, too, Couch. Just ask Amazon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    The cloud screws it up, too, Couch. Just ask Amazon.
    AS/400.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    Send an email to everybody telling them to email you instead of calling... hee hee hee.

    Or stop answering the phone after the 19th call and go tell all of the admin assistants what the deal is in person. They can in turn tell everyone else.

    Obviously, if you are in a large place, that won't work, though.
    The last time this happened, I just set our voicemail greeting to explain that we know there is an outage and forwarded all calls to our voicemail.
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    System/360, the one, the only, the original.

    When I was at Vandenberg, one of the software safety guys I worked with was a coder for IBM on the System/360 a looooooooooong time ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    System/360, the one, the only, the original.

    When I was at Vandenberg, one of the software safety guys I worked with was a coder for IBM on the System/360 a looooooooooong time ago.
    I bet he freaked out when you did your pterydactyl call!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    System/360, the one, the only, the original.

    When I was at Vandenberg, one of the software safety guys I worked with was a coder for IBM on the System/360 a looooooooooong time ago.
    System/36. I had an emulator running on a 400 at my last job. We phased it out with a JDE OneWorld implementation on a Windows platform.

    Now, I run iSeries at my job.

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    I sometimes feel like we run Windows NT 3.5 on our servers.
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    One of the computers I worked on was on display at Epcot (some sort of 3B system). That was before most people had home computers.

    At that time, I was doing plastic packaging (injection molded) for IC chips. All the production machines used ceramic for the WE processor, so my work was R&D only. I also worked on the first megabit DRAM package in the world. I believe that was a 20pin DIP, but there were moisture problems in the packaging. So all the early copies were also ceramic packages. Then the Japanese took over the market.

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    Well our web hosting site went down. I couldn't get on BF for *gasp* two hours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeybikes View Post
    The last time this happened, I just set our voicemail greeting to explain that we know there is an outage and forwarded all calls to our voicemail.
    Also not a bad plan.

    Quote Originally Posted by Couch View Post
    System/36. I had an emulator running on a 400 at my last job. We phased it out with a JDE OneWorld implementation on a Windows platform.
    Talk about a step down.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeybikes View Post
    I sometimes feel like we run Windows NT 3.5 on our servers.
    You might be... have you checked?
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