01 Sep 2005, 02:40

Hardcore network administration

I don’t know whether to be amazed or to think he’s totally insane but there’s a guy that’s blogging from his company’s data center in the business district of New Orleans in the wake of the massive hurricane that left most of the city flooded. They’ve even got what is probably the only webcam in New Orleans set up, and a bunch of pictures of the aftermath of the hurricane. The really crazy thing is that he sounds like they’re planning on being there for the long haul, which is some serious commitment to network uptime I guess. I hope they’ve got plenty of fuel for their generator. Between the flooding, the lack of basic services, and the looting I think keeping the network up would be the last thing on my mind but I guess that’s why I’m a software developer and not a network administrator.


Comment by Carrie on 2005-08-31 20:08:24 +0000

Those guys are amazing. I can’t belive they’ve survived this long.