"Smart" hands around Dulles airport / northern VA.

Laird Popkin laird at pando.com
Sat Jan 17 16:01:40 UTC 2009

Given the existence of water guns, you shouldn't allow anyone else into the entire CoLo. :-)

- Laird Popkin, CTO, Pando Networks
  mobile: 646/465-0570

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Willis" <jim.h.willis at gmail.com>
To: "Brandon Galbraith" <brandon.galbraith at gmail.com>
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2009 10:37:30 AM (GMT-0500) America/New_York
Subject: Re: "Smart" hands around Dulles airport / northern VA.

Q: What!  Are you crazy? I'd never let a stranger into my cage!
A: Huh, neither would I, but some people are less paranoid than us and / or
know and trust me."

  I wouldn't allow my wife in my cage let alone a stranger and I hope my
colo would deny you both as well!!! I suppose this may be useful for some as
there have been two responses to your initial posting however, we use locked
cabinets and cages for a reason. I can appreciate wanting to return the
trust and community to the industry even though the outlook looks bleak on
your behalf.


On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 10:56 PM, Brandon Galbraith <
brandon.galbraith at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 1/16/09, Warren Kumari <warren at kumari.net> wrote:
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > This is a mail that I have been meaning to send ever since I moved back
> to
> > the NoVA area, but have only gotten around to now...
> >
> > Many years ago I used to provide emergency, smart hands type assistance
> to
> > those in need, but had to give this up when I moved out of the area.
> Anyway,
> > I'm back and am willing to start doing this again....
> >
> > This is primarily for those cases where you would normally have to fly
> > someone out to have them replace a line-card or two, hook up a few
> cables,
> > maybe swap a disk in an array, etc. This is not for those cases where you
> > simple need someone to push the reset button, nor for rebuilding your
> entire
> > cage from scratch...
> >
> > Anyway, if you have gear here and think that you might need to take me up
> > on this, drop me a mail and I'll give you my direct contact info...
> >
> > If you like this idea, and are willing to also provide this sort of thing
> > to the community (either in this, or in another area), please let me know
> --
> > I'll look into setting up a website / mailing list / something...
> >
> What Warren said. I'm in the Chicagoland area.
> -brandon
> --
> Brandon Galbraith
> Voice: 630.400.6992
> Email: brandon.galbraith at gmail.com

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