The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The fit hits the shan

It's the scheduled day at the office. Prior to sitting down at my desk:

  1. I get a call from R (for whom I manage a few servers). One of R clients is mentioning the terms “proxy,” “multiple IP addresses” and “redundant servers,” which to me screams “reverse proxy” which means at best, a recompile of Apache (since I never compiled in reverse proxy support) or worse, a complete reinstall of the latest version of Apache. Oh, and the client wants it done by tonight.
  2. There are no parking spots available at the office. None. I have to drive to the end of the building and around the corner before I'm able to find a parking spot. This has never happened in the few years I've been working with Smirk.
  3. The three-phase power system to the Data Center is blown. We're running on the backup generator and the three A/C units in the Data Center are off line.

It can only get better from here, right? Right?

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