Thursday, April 21, 2011


Probably not a lot of content tonight.  I'm just too pooped to pop.

Last night, after BooBoo was in bed, I logged into work to do some stuff that needed to be done during off hours.  I thought it would take two or three hours.  Due to bad planning, oversimplification of what had to be done on my part, and things taking a lot longer to do than I expected, it took six and a half hours.  After three hours of sleep, it was time to get up and do it all over again.

Then I tried to fix a simple problem on one of our servers this afternoon, and correcting some file system issues turned into "oh crap, I better make a backup before this gets worse".

I'm tired, played out, and mind fried.  I'm not going to say that all of this wasn't fun though.  I didn't get into system administration and IT in general because I like creating project plans.  When things don't go exactly as planned, but don't fall completely into the crapper, this job is fun.

But always remember Rule # 1 - Always have a backup copy before you start changing stuff.  Otherwise something that's fun and exciting can turn into a career limiting event.


North said...

Good words.

I recently added you to my blog roll, BTW. Will read each of your new posts that come up.

DaddyBear said...

Thanks North. I put you on the blogroll too.

North said...

Thanks, man. That is like love... without all the bad stuff.


Old NFO said...

Yep, Rule #1 DOES tend to keep the O.M.G. blood pressure down... :-)

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