He also asked:
2) Do we need to do all the config changes mentioned as “YES” in the list?No, not really. We only wrote that because we like making our customers do a lot of busywork. You see, it not only makes them feel special but it also requires companies to keep more admins on staff. This keeps admins in general short supply and thus props up our ridiculous salary demands.
But that's not the only one, not by a longshot.
Hi,No, dude, we totally bypass the Hardware Abstraction Layer, go straight to the motherboard and write to the drive in a compressed, interleaved trinary format. In order for you to be able to see the files we also replace the Explorer and other Win32 DLLs with our own versions.
We ran chkdsk on our File System Drive, and encountered numerous issues...
Also, please let us know if $YourBigApp files are Windows standards compliant, and if its ok to run chkdsk on our File System Drive and other $YourBigApp drives.
Having finished up with Bobo, I came across Leonard's updated ticket. It started a month ago with:
We have an ofices in Asia and they are expiriencing poor application performance.My first recommendation: give me some info, and I specified what kind of info: traceroutes, pings, network diagrams, router and WAN specs, an Ethereal trace... the usual kind of stuff.
Our servers are in US.
Do you have any reccomendations?
OK. Here is a snapshot of Asia's Reponse time for Friday. Let me know if you need anything else.The attachment was called "response". Not "response-dot-tee-are-see" or "response-dot-gee-eye-eff", just "response". After some trial-and-error followed by looking at the header with a hex editor it turned out to be a JPEG of nothing but a meaningless two-line graph made by some no-name monitoring software we've never heard of.
Three more tickets in need of my Root Cause 17 in one day.
Also in my mail today was a note from an ex-girlfriend from some years ago who's decided she needs to help me find the right girlfriend. Considering my track record she couldn't really do much worse than I have.
So really what you need is a 5' 86 pound redheaded anorexic Japanese nympho with an Aberdeen accent who's well-read and seriously into kinky sex. I'm supposed to go to Scotland next month so I'll keep my eye out for you.To take my mind off that odd (and eerily fascinating) image I went back to re-re-reinstalling SQL Server 2005 in the hopes that if I do it often enough it might finally work.
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