Today I spent a few hours in our data center installing new servers. Since I’m usually spending most of my work dat on my ass in front of a computer, this is the closest I get to physical labour. The servers we installed today are large, hard to grip properly and weighs in at around 30 kilos a pop, something that makes the whole operation rather complicated. Every server comes with redundant PSUs and two network card, which adds to the equation since cables has to be .

The result of today’s work is a bruise on my arm that I didn’t notice before I got home and a nasty cut from opening one of the cardboard boxes. It’s probably not much to cry about, but as you know there’s not much that stings more than a clean, deep cardboard cut. Maybe a machete in the stomach, but I’ve never tried that and never plan to, so I have no real reference.

The thread I posted on the Ubuntu Forums yesterday resulted in exactly zero recommendations on wireless PCMCIA network cards with WPA that works out of the box in Ubuntu. So much for the helpful Linux community.


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