Flight of the Conchords – Something Special For All The Ladies
Some of you are probably wondering where I’ve been hiding and why I’m not posting. I’m still alive and kicking, it’s just that lately at work I’ve been consumed by a project to tidy up our server room. Basically it was an embarassing mess when I started, it was hard to maintain and figure things out through all the cable spaghetti, and some of our delicate fibre was not in an ideal location – tangled in with the mess. It was so bad that I personally would not allow any other sysadmin in there, for fear that they’d destroy our rainforest.
So I have put in a lot of hours moving servers around, getting them racked together in their various subnets, while minimising disruption for the users and making sure that power, network and console availability remained, while gradually tidying up cabling and giving some structure and standardisation to the room. In the process I removed a considerable pile of crap, including a length of 4×2″. How freaking New Zealand is that?!
Unfortunately my digicam is being repaired, so my camera phone will have to suffice for now. And I estimate that there’s maybe another two days of work before everything is sorted, and once that’s done we can remove two more racks and begin some long overdue network upgrades!