Saturday, February 21

Geek

I've Got Mine

I was doing an audit of the servers at work last week when I discovered that our backups no longer fit on one tape. Fortunately, we have DDS4 tape drives, but were using DDS3 tapes. So simply by using DDS4 tapes, we can fit 20GB on each tape instead of 12GB.

I went online to find a good price on DDS4 tapes. Last time I checked, they cost about $60 each, so I was pleased to see that they were now down around $30. I could get a box of five for $140, or a box of ten for...

$35.

Naturally, I immediately ordered five boxes of ten. They arrived today, total price $184 including $9 shipping.

The price has now been fixed, and a box of ten sells for $288. But I don't care, because I've got mine.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 01:04 AM | Comments (12) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 I didn't realise computers also get audited. Is it the same as when the tax office does it, or more like when that internal auditor comes around asking why you do your job completely differently to the rules (something to do with the real world we live in rather than planet theory). And now you can setup a sideline in tapes when you're not planning for world domination.

Posted by: Simon at Saturday, February 21 2004 02:32 AM (OyeEA)

2 More like the latter. The server is supposed to be doing X list of tasks each day/week/month... Are they all being completed correctly? On time? And so on.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, February 21 2004 02:57 AM (kOqZ6)

3 I wonder if someone lost their job over that typo...

Posted by: Susie at Saturday, February 21 2004 07:25 AM (DhrO/)

4 This is a test. Test test.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, February 21 2004 11:28 PM (jtW2s)

5 Workies!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, February 21 2004 11:28 PM (jtW2s)

6 This too is a test.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, February 21 2004 11:39 PM (jtW2s)

7 How can I even hope to pass it if you won't even give us the questions!!??? The tension's killing me! Arrrrrrg! **off in the corner chewing my nails to the quick** Paul

Posted by: Light & Dark at Sunday, February 22 2004 12:06 AM (Hrm9v)

8 This is also a test.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, February 22 2004 01:03 AM (jtW2s)

9 Another test...

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, February 22 2004 01:05 AM (jtW2s)

10 Another damn test...

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, February 22 2004 01:08 AM (jtW2s)

11 Yay! We all win!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, February 22 2004 01:09 AM (jtW2s)

12 Dang. That beats my camera battery for $70 vs camera battery plus carrying case plus carrying case for extra memory cards for $69 anyday.

Posted by: Victor at Monday, February 23 2004 09:06 AM (16A49)

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