It often sucks, quite frankly. Vacation is over, and tomorrow, all the staff and students will be bounding in the doors ready to tackle this new year with vim and vigor. (As opposed to emacs and vigor? Nevermind, nerd joke.) The problem with that is Saturday night, when I went home for the evening around 11PM — I hadn’t quite finished server work at the school. In fact, most of our mission critical servers were running in VMPlayer on my little workstation computer!
By the end of break, I had hoped we’d be moved over to a SAN based storage system, and that LTSP5 would be working on our really old hardware. That, sadly, didn’t happen. Even worse is that when I went home on Saturday my head was aching, and it turned into a knock down, drag out migraine that is still pounding quite severely. But the show must go on.
So here I am, at work with a pounding headache. It’s 11:30PM on Sunday night, but it needs to be done. Also for the record, 2010 sucks so far. 🙂
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Yikes. I really hate nights like that… hang in there. Caffeine… not good for you, but it can help knock out a headache – at least a little. Hang in there… tomorrow will… well, it’ll suck, but you’ll make the best of it 🙂
Sometimes, the best that you can hope for is the satisfaction of knowing that you simply got a horrid task done. It says a lot about you that you’re keeping your word to yourself, and doing the best job you can under the circumstances.
Good luck! (And hope the headache eases enough to let you get some frakkin’ work done!)
Ah, the woes of being a System Administrator. As lousy as it feels to be terribly behind on a deadline, I miss it.