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18 April, 2008

Meet Our New Mascot

I'm back from the cruise. Actually, we got back Monday evening, but I've been dealing with the aftermath of something that happened at work while I was away.

See this lovely little fellow? He's our new mascot at work. His name is Kris, as in Kris P. The Squirrel.

Look well upon him, my fellow IT sojourners, and all you others, too. This is a perfect object lesson as to what happens when you make a connection from the main power line coming in to the Datacenter and the grounding strap for the lightning protection system. Ah, but what about the uninterruptible power supply system, you ask? Well, your generator may be able to come on and switch the load in 3 to 5 seconds, but that's not good enough if the bad batteries in the UPS are only able to carry the load for 2 seconds. Things get crispy(Kris P., get it?), and other things, like servers, get fried. Things like databases get corrupted, and poor schmoes like me and my coworkers get to work virtually around the clock to get everything restored.

YAY, what fun!



P.S. I had fun, until I got home.

P.P.S. And before any of you start yelling at me about animal abuse, the squirrel did this all on his own. He made the decision, he paid the consequence, we just had to clean up the mess. B-)>


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