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Ah, the nostalgia. Not.

I used to run tech for one of the first national ISPs. We were in startup mode for most of the time I was there, so it was string and sellotape that held the thing together. Well, that and me and the pager and a battered old Ford Escort. Many was the night the blasted thing buzzed at 3am, and I had to drive from Bath to Shepton Mallet to fight rebellious mail or news servers.

Tonight reminded me of those nights. The mail server here at the East Putney Museum Of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Comic Art (and Lending Library) was playing silly buggers. Not being the world's best Exchange admin, it took me a little while to realise that the disk was full.

So I have just spent the last couple of hours moving several gigs of mail and logs from one hard drive to another. Amazingly, the damn thing is still working. But there's 17GB free on a hard drive that had only 2MB free, and mail is flowing. So I guess that's good enough...

But, ah, the whole episode brought back memories that I really never really wanted to remember in the first place.

I have this terrible urge for half a pint of jet black coffee from a knackered filter. Even though it would really be a bad idea...

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ocean_song
Jan. 22nd, 2004 12:28 am (UTC)
Ah yes, memories. I remember when my sweetie, who ran the school computers and *more importantly* the Games computers had to make those emergency late-night runs. I don't miss that a bit. Its nice of you to do it. But do take care. *hugs*

Wish I could be seeing you this visit. Wah. :(
jaq
Jan. 22nd, 2004 12:54 am (UTC)
On the bright side
At least you didn't have to drive there.
sbisson
Jan. 22nd, 2004 01:10 am (UTC)
Re: On the bright side
This is true. I am a great fan of using RDP or VNC from bed...
teddywolf
Jan. 22nd, 2004 10:26 am (UTC)
No, no coffee! Avoid the risk of Crud Puppy!

:-)
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