Darrell A Martin wrote:
Hi:I think a distinction needs to be made here. There are elders, and there are doddering elders. Both deserve respect. There are geezers, and then there are old geezers. At 57 I think I am a geezer, but not an old one. I walked 5 miles in the Morton Arboretum yesterday, after work, and did it in street shoes in 1:20. And that was after part of my day was spent going up and down stairs and a stepladder, at relatively high speed, helping fix a hardware failure that knocked out every last network switch in the building.We have a few doddering 3196 dumb terminals scattered about the production area, both of our consoles are twinax based, and a key machine in the I.T. department is also twinax. Everybody else runs iSeries Access or Wintronix. Guess which connections to the AS/400 stayed up? [grin]In case anyone is interested, the switches were knocked out when I tried to trace the single standard gauge grounded extension cord that was plugged into one of our larger UPSs which had started beeping. The cord was unusually warm, obviously a concern. Halfway down the wire rack I gave a gentle tug to get the cord out where I could see it a bit better, and all six HP ProCurves went dark. The pull was just enough to finish the job of the input plug failing on the *single* cheap power strip that was handling our entire network infrastructure. (Installed by a "former administration".)When everything is set up right, both hardware and software, then IP-based stuff is fine. When you are like us, an alternative is very useful ... sometimes, it is just true that Twinax Is Our Friend.Darrell Darrell A. Martin - 630-754-2187 Manager, Computer Operations dmartin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote on 11/13/2006 04:49:01 PM:ROFL Joe - I agree that it was interesting. But Aaron really needed help directed at his situation, without the noise. I love twinax forconsoles too - but then i am a luddite at heart! It just seemed thatthe talk of bricks and bats and all were taking up his timeunnecessarily.And Rob does need to show more respect to his doddering elders! LOL Vern-------------- Original message -------------- From: "Joe Pluta" <joepluta@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>From: vhamberg@xxxxxxxxxxx And all this talk of twinax is just pointless when you do not have atwinax card.I don't know about that. Discussion of twinax isn't germane to Aaron'sspecifically,situation, but the comment that stirred a lot of the pot --theRob's opinion that twinax is both archaic and unreliable -- deservedoldopportunity for rebuttal. It's pretty clear from the comments that uslistgeezers and our silly KISS principle still have some kick left in us.Joe--This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailingTo post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.--This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailinglistTo post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.This e-mail, including attachments, may contain information that is confidential and/or proprietary, and may only be used by the person to whom this email is addressed. If the recipient of this e-mail is not the intended recipient or an authorized agent, the reader is hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this e-mail is prohibited. If this e-mail has been delivered to you in error, please notify the sender by replying to this message and deleting this e-mail immediately.
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