Archive for October, 2008


Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

… the LiveCD is on a DVD, the DVD drive won’t show, burn to CD-R twice (the first blank fails), boot from CD, USB devices don’t show, reboot, add PS2 devices, only the PS2 keyboard and USB mouse want work, SATA drives don’t show, in some universe the RAID controller lets you clone a drive (not this one, or if it does it doesn’t want you to know), subsequently determine source drive has little point to exist and really doesn’t need to be copied, leave client hours later, greeted by crowd of people in lobby all wondering what its like to have dependable elevators, take 12 flights of stairs, return to no internet and a board intern, send intern home, call Verizon, determine internal router decided to forget how it was configured, re-educate router, Vonage adapter decides it too should stop normal functions, statically assign adapter so the phones work.

Net Gain from 3 PM to 11:30 PM: Zero.