Category: Computers

LiveJournal Post from 2008

I’m going through and adding some of the LJ posts I want to keep to my other blog, and came across this one, which will be appreciated by many here:   Things We Are Not Allowed to Do in the IT Industry August 15th, 2008 (04:20 am) Tags: funny Scott R. sent me this link today. I rofl’d. It’s Monday,… Read more →

My Team Are So Thoughtful

Regarding a highly-argumentative customer, with whom I had to become stern: [15:34]  zpreuss She never got back to you lol [15:35]  edarling I KNOW [15:35]  fuck [15:35]  I WANTED TO FIGHT SOME MORE [15:35]  zpreuss That is honestly the worst feeling [15:35]  edarling now i have fight blueballs :disappointed: [15:36]  zpreuss Want me… Read more →


Bluehost – you are terrible.  I wanted to download a backup for a customer. Their completely ridiculous “custom” cPanel environment is atrocious, and doesn’t allow for generating a full, current backup; you’re stuck with whichever backup ran last on their system, which might be from five minutes or five days ago. I was in luck – the backup was less than… Read more →

“Recovery” in the loosest possible sense

(11:17:04 PM) topmeh: 2014-11-29 23:16:46 [7458] 1XuhmM-0005EZ-R1 Berkeley DB error: PANIC: fatal region error detected; run recovery (11:17:08 PM) topmeh: dafuq is that exim (11:17:35 PM) topmeh: thats why the exim man log is 5G (11:17:38 PM) topmeh: i’ve (11:17:41 PM) topmeh: never seen that (11:17:41 PM) Jim Alligator Hayhurst: <spit-take> (11:17:43 PM) topmeh: have u? (11:17:49 PM) mod_ponyo: once.… Read more →

Could happen to anyone, really

One of our setups guys racked a server upside-down today. I have been flipping everything on his desk upside-down all day. (11/21/2014 07:16:10 PM) Ryan: You doin anything for lunch? (07:16:34 PM) edar: haven’t yet, what’re you thinking? (07:16:53 PM) edar: ¿pooƃ punos ƃuᴉɥʇʎuɐ (07:21:24 PM) Ryan: Lol, Is that you fliping my things on my desk 😛 (07:21:41 PM)… Read more →

If I’m correct…

Actual admin reply to customer, in part:   “From what I understand, you’re running a WordPress site on a rather large server – 128G from what it looks like, if I’m correct… I, of course, have no idea what size server is actually possible.”   ░░░░░░░░▄▄▄▀▀▀▄▄███▄ ░░░░░▄▀▀░░░░░░░▐░▀██▌ ░░░▄▀░░░░▄▄███░▌▀▀░▀█ ░░▄█░░▄▀▀▒▒▒▒▒▄▐░░░░█▌ ░▐█▀▄▀▄▄▄▄▀▀▀▀▌░░░░░▐█▄ ░▌▄▄▀▀░░░░░░░░▌░░░░▄███████▄ ░░░░░░░░░░░░░▐░░░░▐███████████▄ ░░░░░░░░░░░░░▐░░░░▐█████████████▄ ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░▀▄░░░▐██████████████▄ ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░▀▄▄████████████████▄ ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░█▀██████▀▀▀▀█▄ ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░▄▄▀▄▀░▀██▀▀▀▄▄▄▀█ ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░▄▀▀▀▀▀░░░░██▌ ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░▄▀▄▀ Read more →