Blogathon 05/19: Networking

It’s 21.05 and I’m sitting at home listening to a random playlist on Alexa whilst talking to a guy in India, another in Scandinavia, and another fairly local.

That reminds me, I must tell you about the bluetooth headset I bought recently.


Sam has just baked a lemon drizzle cake and I’m going to inhale a slice or two in a moment.

I’m working. The day job kind of working.

I started at 8am, left the office at 5pm, and started on this call at 7pm.

According to the change window tonight’s job will finish at 00.30, but I think we’ll be done on this aspect of the change by 10pm.

Some things you can do during the 9-5 (except who works 9-5 these days?), and some things are just too risky to do during normal business hours.

So We do them when the bulk of the organisation/country isn’t working.

There have been a bunch of these network changes lately, and there’s a little more to come.

I think I need to work out my Lieu Time, the last two changes have ended well into the early hours!

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2 Responses to Blogathon 05/19: Networking

  1. Masher says:

    Nowadays, these sort of things can be done from almost anywhere … so long as some local can make the hardware changes.

    I remember a couple of years ago, when I was contracting, I was doing night work up in Leeds for VM. PPV upgrades. The kit was American and each night once I’d fitted it and made the cabling changes, I’d call a chap in the US who would login and make the config changes. From home.
    On the last night, I called him and he was at the hospital, where his wife had just given birth.
    But, he’d taken his laptop with him and – using the hospital’s wifi – he dutifully logged in and made the final changes.
    I felt bad about it, but he said his wife understood!

  2. Brennig says:

    If I showed up anywhere sensitive with a laptop I’d find it quickly shoved up my nostril. Or somewhere