Monday, July 4, 2011

pop quiz, what do you do? what do you do?

Howard Payne (aka Dennis Hopper): Pop quiz, hotshot. There's a bomb on a bus. Once the bus goes 50 miles an hour, the bomb is armed. If it drops below 50, it blows up!

What do you do? What do you do?

Well in our research computing group and the crazy data centric world we live in, it is not quite like the movies. Most recently it has gone a bit like this:


Grumpy Manager (aka James Cuff): Pop quiz, hotshot. There's two buttons in the machine room. Once the server room goes above 130 deg Celsius, you need to press a single button. If you press the wrong button, or both buttons at once, then your career is over!



What do you do? What do you do?



[any opinions here are all mine, and have absolutely nothing to do with my employer]
(c) 2011 James Cuff