I am sitting in a bar on Brunswick St, Fitzroy. As is my custom, my hair has been freshly cut by Simon from Biba. This time I will remember to take photos while it is still fresh, so I have something to show the hairdressers in Sydney. It is too expensive to fly to Melbourne every time I need a haircut. If you know of a good hairdresser in Sydney, I would appreciate the info.

Hair is not my only reason to be in this fine city. Work also played a part. Positive has recently expanded our family and acquired a Melbourne office. My primary mission was to evaluate their infrastructure, and then make it better. Which needs to be done. NT4. NT fucking 4. I brushed against one of the servers and a corner crumbled off. It had fossilised .

OK, maybe it wasn’t that bad, but it was a white box shambles. A server with 2KPro on a Celeron is not a server. I don’t care if it is in the server room. They run Exchange 5.5. They run Proxy 2.0. On NT4. The killer: they have a license and 10 CALs each for 2k Advanced, Exchange 2k Enterprise and ISA. In a box, in a cupboard.

So it looks like I will be coming back soon. I will have to do it over a weekend, the IT curse. We work while you sleep and play. At least there is the satisfaction of knowing that we are better than you.

I have been in Melbourne 3 times over the last 2 weeks. I have another two trips coming soon. They say that the more time you spend in the air, the greater your chances of getting cancer. It seems that at high altitudes there is less of a protective shield against bad space radiation. It is a small price to pay to be a jetsetter.


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