Am I better than 50%?

I did a server migration, mostly from home, today. We’ll find out at what cost later. Batch files did the bulk of the work, but I underestimated a few quotas when I prepped in advance a few weeks ago, and it took a few hours to straighten that out. Funny how a handful of users always eat up your time. And it’s almost always the same users.
I couldn’t help but notice some of the filenames flying by as my manual copies went on. Now I know who installs software on their network drives. And one or two other people appeared to have dumped their Windows system directories to network drives, which left me wondering why? If Windows breaks, it’s right there on the CD. I don’t understand end-users anymore. Maybe I never did.

I watched Eight Men Out afterward. I remember watching that movie with my dad, years and years ago. It had too little baseball and too much behind-the-scenes stuff in it for me then. I liked it better this time around. It was as much the story of a pitcher facing the end of his career trying to take care of his family as it was the story of a handful of guys throwing the World Series. I guess I had to be older to appreciate that aspect.

I’m hoping I’ll be back up to speed tomorrow. But now, I’m headed off to bed.

8 thoughts on “Am I better than 50%?

  • March 2, 2003 at 2:18 am
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    Everytime I hit the main page, I can’t shake that David looks just like Ben Affleck in the picture on the far left.

    Is it just me?

    mb

  • March 2, 2003 at 10:57 am
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    Mike,
    No, it’s not. Dave’s intellectual skills are more like Will Hunting’s.

  • March 2, 2003 at 2:20 pm
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    Gatermann snapped that picture about a year ago when I wasn’t looking. Which should be obvious from looking at it. He and I were on opposite sides of the aisle on Metrolink, which is St. Louis’ light-rail passenger train.

    That picture got me two dates before my current girlfriend saw it. And now someone’s saying I look like Ben Affleck in it…?

    I think I owe Gatermann dinner.

  • March 2, 2003 at 3:08 pm
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    Steak!

  • March 3, 2003 at 12:34 pm
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    And one or two other people appeared to have dumped their Windows system directories to network drives, which left me wondering why?

    Dave, I don’t mean to pry into your employer’s internal politics or group dynamics; but is there some reason not to pop these two end-users a quick e-mail asking them why? This would be my first inclination, if only out of curiosity. Who knows, there might be a good reason I hadn’t thought of. Even if there isn’t, then at least I’d have more insight into what these two were thinking.

  • March 3, 2003 at 1:56 pm
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    I seond that! STEAK!

  • March 3, 2003 at 5:44 pm
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    …is there some reason not to pop these two end-users a quick e-mail asking them why?

    I found out what happened. Someone mentioned to these users that those shares are backed up, so you should put anything you want backed up in there. So these guys grabbed their C drive and dumped it on there. Of course they burned up their quota really fast.

  • March 4, 2003 at 10:48 am
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    Thanks, Dave; and I thiird the STEAK! suggestion.

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