“No, it was really stupid.” Erik sighed. “I just had the idea
that a CD ROM drive in an old system could eject and hit the reset
button. It was a ridiculous idea.”
“Wait,” Laura began, “could you really do that?”
It was another uncomfortable moment for Erik, but she seemed
serious, so he just went for it. “Uh, yeah, I could, but it's
hardly the best solution … I mean, I'd have to position the
servers just right, somehow get the heights and alignment correct,
and update the polling script to eject the CD ROM
drive any time it didn't respond to ping.”
And that was exactly what Erik found himself spending the rest of
the afternoon setting up.
Yeah, I can relate …
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