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Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

ranelen Re: Murphy says no. (265 comments)

exactly. it doesn't really matter if you are there or not. eventually something is going to break in a new and interesting way that can't be fixed without a significant amount of work.

generally we try to have at least three systems for any production service so that we can still have redundancy while doing maintenance.

that said, I rarely come in for patching anymore. I just make sure I'm available in case something doesn't come up afterwards. (no binge drinking on patch nights!)

redundancy and proper monitoring make life much, much nicer.

about 5 months ago
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Telnet into Dreamcast?

ranelen Re:A new name, a new light? (441 comments)

Actually I have seen the term, SoftModem being used by modem manufacterers. *I guess they don't like windows either* ;)

more than 15 years ago

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