Re: "Perl is the duct tape of the Internet" and other musings

Tim Byars (
Thu, 9 Jul 1998 16:59:00 -0700

At 11:28 AM -0700 7/9/98, Nelson Minar came up with this:

> >Oh, I get it. The correct answer is NT+IIS+SQLServer, right ;-)?
> Yep, and a tech to reboot the NT box twice a week.

I have this little gig where I take care of a network for a friends design
house. Well today PacBell internet came through to do a meet and greet.
They were rather shocked to see a Apple Workgroup Server 9150/120 sitting
there. They wondered what the configuration was and I said, 128 megs/36 GIG
RAID. Then they asked about down time. We all sort of laughed and I said,
"except for some hardware failures caused by construction/power surges and
not having big enough line filters we haven't had any down time in 1.5

I don't think it gets rebooted even twice a year.



I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone. - Bill Cosby

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