This has truly been a good day - I feel the same way. Not sure about my wife though........
A while back, Dave Barry had a hilarious column in which he discussed all of (well, a few of) the stupid things that smart presidents have done, and posited that there was an evil machine in the White House which put out a stupid ray and made the POTUS do stupid things. As the news on the FR server front seemed to get worse and worse, I began to worry that someone had gotten that from the WH and put it next to the FR server.
Sure hope the monster server does the trick, and isnt affected by the stupid ray! Its great that FR has the money laid aside for the new server - and in hindsight it would have been better to have spent it sooner!
I’m laying on the bed using my belly as a mouse-pad and scrolling down FR with the mouse-wheel. My wife walks in and asks if I would like her to put a movie on. So I raised my mouse at her to show my finger rolling the wheel and told her “I’m busy”.
She laughed so I asked “What? Do I need to stand on my head to look busy?”
I haven’t seen anybody else say it yet, so I will, and flak be damned: Jim needs to hire a different IT guy. This site should not have gone down like it did! It does not cost much to employ best practices like redundancy, db mirroring and failover, etc.—any professional site does it, and we do it at our company. All of the updates from Jim sounded like the server architecture was half-assed and no provision was made for failure.
I’m glad the drive was up, and I hope that Jim R. makes some different choices going forward on the IT side.
My two cents’ worth.