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May 18 2014

I’m no longer lost in the forest

I should be able to get back to a more reasonable and predictable schedule in the next week or two. I’m telling you, it took real effort, no social life combined with the benefit of lots of hard math classes long ago, to be able hit the ground running and get up to speed when starting with zero network experience. But training is done, I have passed and can now, somewhat at least, manage a series of domains or directories, AKA, My Forest.

It’s just amazing how these networks have to be nursed and coddled as they often barely limp along. For the past few weeks, when I got home from what is basically a 24/7 urgent care facility for broken domains and servers that won’t sync, it was like being an off-duty, lowly resident trauma doc. The last thing I wanted to see was a working keyboard, because keyboards lead to dying hardware and broken software.

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  1. 1
    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    Is it scary that I expected the title was a pun?

    Good for you, I hope this work is enjoyable and brings you the security you need.

  2. 2
    Reginald Selkirk

    because keyboards lead to dying hardware

    Get a mechanical keyboard. They hold up pretty well.

  3. 3
    Pierce R. Butler

    Reginald Selkirk @ # 2 – Don’t you suspect the problem at hand has less to do with the keyboard mechanism and much more to do with what the adjoining organic components try to do with them?

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    Marcus Ranum

    It’s just amazing how these networks have to be nursed and coddled as they often barely limp along

    That’s odd. Well-administered systems take care of themselves, diagnose themselves, and more or less just work. Perhaps I’m just an old fart system administrator from back in the good ole days. :)

    Have fun with it! Internet software is turtles all the way down.

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    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Great to see you posting again. Hope it all works out well and smoothly and soon for ya, Darksyde.

    Computers sure are exasperating durn machines. but hey, there’s worse things.

    (Its always worse on Jupiter.)

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