Content posted in September 2002
Okay. Remember I left that
Commentary  |  9/30/2002  | 
Okay. Remember I left that DTS transfer running on Friday? I walked in to find it had gotten to -ready for this?- 324000 records processed. 60 hours and not even half finished??? Argh! So I stopped it and deleted the...
Hey all. Today was slow,
Commentary  |  9/30/2002  | 
Hey all. Today was slow, at least from a hardware perspective. I had a vendor in the lab all day today for an unrelated article, and didn't get much done. We had one of our Dell servers exhibit an error...
Commentary  |  9/30/2002  | 
Our new state-of-the-art testing lab gives you access to our test results and evaluations.
Hi folks. We thought you
Commentary  |  9/29/2002  | 
Hi folks. We thought you might enjoy a few candid photos of our lab build-out in action. Lab Pictures Sept 24th --The APC racks waiting outside the elevator. They didn't fit. The elevator man took the headknocker off and we...
WebSphere is running! It isn't
Commentary  |  9/27/2002  | 
WebSphere is running! It isn't doing anything spectacular, but it is running! DB2 is running! I am using DTS to send the customer data to DB2 right now. It is running. And running. And will likely be running on Monday...
The inspector came and said
Commentary  |  9/26/2002  | 
The inspector came and said "flip the switch" today. The meter is in and all is good. I didn't flip the switch because I think Steve should do that when he returns tomorrow. Just in case. :-) Exchange is finally...
We made major progress today.
Commentary  |  9/25/2002  | 
We made major progress today. The electrician hardwired the main rack today, and it is now waiting on the inspector and the installation of a meter by our local utility. It's one sexy hunk of metal. Of course, it took...
What a hectic day! The
Commentary  |  9/24/2002  | 
What a hectic day! The good news is that the alarm system works. Apparently the management company in the building tried to let in the electricians early this morning and set of the alarm, resulting in a series of phone...
J&D Heating was here yesterday
Commentary  |  9/20/2002  | 
J&D Heating was here yesterday afternoon, installing some duct-work. They got some of it bolted up, but won't be back until Monday. They only work half-days on Friday, the lucky dogs. Haven't seen the racking yet, but it should be...
Sorry I didn't get that
Commentary  |  9/19/2002  | 
Sorry I didn't get that end of day post up, but things were a bit crazy in here. The alarm system is installed, programmed, and working. Kudos to the dudes from Martin Security, even though they made me miss my...
Okay, VERY hectic day in
Commentary  |  9/18/2002  | 
Okay, VERY hectic day in the lab. The HVAC guys from J&D Heating are here and so is Martin Security putting in our security system. It's almost impossible to work in here. Some of you may be wondering why the...
What a day, what a
Commentary  |  9/17/2002  | 
What a day, what a day! We have the first machine ready to go. After a v e r y long installation of Windows 2000 Server (it seems to take longer using Dell's OpenManage) I configured the machine to run...
Howdy folks! I'm Steve, the
Commentary  |  9/17/2002  | 
Howdy folks! I'm Steve, the other guy helping with the Enterprise Applications Lab. Gots some hardware updates, as that is my primary function. Martin Security will be out tomorrow to install a security system in our suite. I can't wait...
A Safer Bet for Buying Carrier Services
Commentary  |  9/16/2002  | 
Telecom customers need a new buying strategy. Signing up with a single carrier just won't do.
Today is full of good
Commentary  |  9/12/2002  | 
Today is full of good news. On the SQL front, with a bit of shell scripting and some interesting uses of transformations within a DTS package, we have customers in our database. Many of them with strange names, but customers...
In order to simulate an
Commentary  |  9/11/2002  | 
In order to simulate an enterprise environment we cooked up a company, complete with customers, products and even order histories. But in order to make it come to life, I've spent the last week in a fugue, moving from PERL...
Enterprise Application Lab ??? Yes,
Commentary  |  9/11/2002  | 
Enterprise Application Lab ??? Yes, you read that right but before you freak out, let me just say: Don't PANIC. NWC isn't changing its core focus of testing sexy networking based products, we're just widening our coverage a bit to...
Placing Blame, Executive Style
Commentary  |  9/9/2002  | 
When was the last time IT was credited in an earnings release with creating business efficiencies?
Enough About Us . . .
Commentary  |  9/2/2002  | 
"We take your comments seriously when making strategic decisions on what we cover."

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