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[May. 8th, 2004|03:54 pm]
The Veritable TechNinja
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W00t. After a bit of a roll in the dust, I've got a load balancing team of Broadcom gigabit adapters in my server. The BACS software (err, 3ACS, maybe, technically these are 3c996Bs) is downright p1mp. I now feel much more confident about supporting these things at work. I must say, removing the primary NIC in your AD OM is kind of scary, but it's really no problem. Now... Anyone got a gigabit switch I can use? I'll trade a minifridge with separate freezer for a managed 16-port. The minifridge and $250 for a Cisco 2970 or 3com 3824. But you can't have my Windows NT4 beta tour shirt. That's mine.

Speaking of work, I'm second level again, even though they didn't try to screw me in to the midnight on Sunday shift. This would be cool, but Powervault 136Ts on fiberchannel adapters shared across multiple servers suck festering, diseased llama nuts. Why, oh why, do we insist on using Dell hardware? The world may never know. I do know that I've only been back on for three weeks and I'm already burnt out again. I'm surprised I wanted to undertake changing NICs in my server. But hey, free gigabit adapters and the chance to play with teaming without threat of some big bald fuckstick in a JC Penney suit pissing in my cornflakes about 10 minutes of server outage.

In other news, I'm off work until Monday after next, planning on taking it easy as possible for a while, then going here, and then here. Cels ahoy.