Doing stuff that matters

I’m sure I’ve made this remark before. It is hard, after a week doing something that seems to really matter, to get back into doing the daily job.

As though to underscore this, I spent this morning running dead hardware to customer sites. First, I took a DOA tape drive to a customer about 30 miles away, installed, tested, and found it wanting. Then I went to another customer to install a video card. When I got there, the wrong card was waiting for me. It’s one of those wretched half-form-factor desktop machines, and they sent a full-size PCI card that won’t fit into the case without strategic application of a hacksaw.


I guess we’ll always have the memories.