Diary of a Mad Man

2012/08/15 § Leave a comment

Monday, August 13, 2012

I continue to have problems with NetBackup. Really strange problems. For example, one of my backup jobs is sending out, on average, 300 success emails per night for three clients. I don’t understand what’s going on and neither, it seems, does Symantec technical support.

More later …

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

I need to move a Mailman installation from one Linux server to another. I found a link detailing how to do it, and I just realized there’s no “but,” as in “but I can’t follow those instructions because the moon is not in the house of Capricorn,” as I surely would if this had been a Windows server.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Microsoft released salmon hatchlings updates that I have to investigate. What do they fix, but more important, what do they break? Microsoft should change its name to Glass Half-Empty, Inc.

In other news, I’m back helping answering technical support telephone calls. I’d quite happily forgotten how utterly dumb people who, a few hours before, drove their cars to work.


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