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.”

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Friday, May 18, 2007

At the saltmines

Still stuck at the client site.

It's actually been a rather crazy week here at The Company, as Smirk is trying to wrap up as much as possible before a business trip next week.

Today, bonding two T1s together (to make them appear as one 3Mbps pipe instead of two 1.5Mbps pipes) and a pair of new managed switches at another company site, and then finding out their firewall is totally inadequate since it's a consumer model, not one meant to handle a 50+ computer network.

Then, on to the other client site (same as yesterday) to totally reconfigure the site network (shared among three companies—we're providing Internet access to the building they're in), which was something I wasn't expecting, and while there are no show stopping problems, it is taking longer than expected.

One of these days I'll get around to calling the Public Service Commission (perhaps unsurprisingly, it's the same circuits we were dealing with earlier this week).

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