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DR Prep Can Miss the Little Things


DR Prep Can Miss the Little Things

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I'm glad that the horses are OK (well, and your family, too, of course). But when I read about what happened when the power went out, all I could think of was this parody song...

https://youtu.be/Gc1URQgQWNo

And yes, it is safe for work, and thus a fun way to start the work week.
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Steve, thanks for the good memories of my early rural life. I think it affected me in many of the same ways. I had chickens, hogs, sheep, rabbits and dogs over the years, and recall going out in the freezing cold to feed, gather eggs, check and fuel in kerosene water tank heaters, and heat lamps for automatic waterers. Then after school gathering eggs, going to the feed mill and carrying 100# bags of feed to a second story chicken house. I used to get 700 day-old chicks in the early spring each year, raise them outside, then move them into the barn and chicken houses for the winters.

I appreciate that those days of my rural background and being raised by good parents were preparing me for the awareness of the need to planning, preparation, and reliability.

As an aside here, if you folks out there, as I do, keep pets, especially dogs, please keep them warm in the winter. I've read many times that a dog is the most loving and trusting and faithful creature in your life. Don't make them suffer outdoors in the cold weather. if you can't keep them inside and warm, please take them to a shelter. My Golden Lupe is right now snoozing at my feet, just wanting to be close. Dogs especially need to be touched and do so love the human contact.

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Thank you, Steve, for this warning. It reminds me of when I first had a brush with a disaster and trying to recover from it. It was fairly early in my time at my last job. My boss, who had run the network, servers, databases, etc., had left for a job out of state. I was left with having to handle everything, since I was the senior member of the team. Up to that point I'd never managed networking, servers, etc. I had only been a developer. Things went well for several months until the building we were in had a lightening strike. No one knew it before the lightening strike but the building was not properly wired for disasters like that. It shut everything down and took out our email server. Believe me, we were not prepared for that. I was not prepared for that. Fortunately I was in very good physical shape at the time, as I believe if I hadn't been I would have experienced a heart attack, due to the stress. We eventually got everything up and running again, with a new email server. And that was my introduction to DR. Until that point, I'd never even heard of the term.

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Rod at work - Monday, February 11, 2019 9:02 AM
Thank you, Steve, for this warning. It reminds me of when I first had a brush with a disaster and trying to recover from it. It was fairly early in my time at my last job. My boss, who had run the network, servers, databases, etc., had left for a job out of state. I was left with having to handle everything, since I was the senior member of the team. Up to that point I'd never managed networking, servers, etc. I had only been a developer. Things went well for several months until the building we were in had a lightening strike. No one knew it before the lightening strike but the building was not properly wired for disasters like that. It shut everything down and took out our email server. Believe me, we were not prepared for that. I was not prepared for that. Fortunately I was in very good physical shape at the time, as I believe if I hadn't been I would have experienced a heart attack, due to the stress. We eventually got everything up and running again, with a new email server. And that was my introduction to DR. Until that point, I'd ever even heard of the term.

Well, Rod, at least that wasn't directly your fault. Back in the days of flat files before databases and transaction logs, my worst move was deleting the wrong file and losing a production master Open Order file which was used for manual and dial-up data entry 24 hours a day. And there was no 'recycle bin' then either. I caused several hours of research and re-entry of data from union labor data-entry folk and telephone customer service people, while a warehouse shift of union workers waited unable to prepare orders, then went on overtime to catch up so trucks could leave.


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Bob Razumich - Monday, February 11, 2019 6:23 AM
I'm glad that the horses are OK (well, and your family, too, of course). But when I read about what happened when the power went out, all I could think of was this parody song...

https://youtu.be/Gc1URQgQWNo

And yes, it is safe for work, and thus a fun way to start the work week.


That's great.

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skeleton567 - Monday, February 11, 2019 8:35 AM

As an aside here, if you folks out there, as I do, keep pets, especially dogs, please keep them warm in the winter. I've read many times that a dog is the most loving and trusting and faithful creature in your life. Don't make them suffer outdoors in the cold weather. if you can't keep them inside and warm, please take them to a shelter. My Golden Lupe is right now snoozing at my feet, just wanting to be close. Dogs especially need to be touched and do so love the human contact.

You are welcome, and a good reminder. I've seen a few posts online of dogs freezing to death this year and that's very sad and preventable. Dogs need to be inside when it's much below freezing. If you don't want dogs in your house, either provide a heated shelter or, as mentioned, take them to a shelter that will care for them.

Our dogs are rescues, and there are plenty of them needing homes. Animals are wonderful companions and really do help you appreciate life, especially for children.


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skeleton567 - Monday, February 11, 2019 9:24 AM

Well, Rod, at least that wasn't directly your fault. Back in the days of flat files before databases and transaction logs, my worst move was deleting the wrong file and losing a production master Open Order file which was used for manual and dial-up data entry 24 hours a day. And there was no 'recycle bin' then either. I caused several hours of research and re-entry of data from union labor data-entry folk and telephone customer service people, while a warehouse shift of union workers waited unable to prepare orders, then went on overtime to catch up so trucks could leave.


Thank you, Rick. Smile

But ouch, from what you said you had to go through!!


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