time sink 42

Mike Lyon mike.lyon at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 15:18:42 CST 2012


If they are Dell servers, you could always name each host in their BIOS so
it shows up on the display of the host.

-Mike


On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 1:15 PM, Leo Bicknell <bicknell at ufp.org> wrote:

> In a message written on Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 01:08:46PM -0800, Randy Bush
> wrote:
> > ok, this is horribly pragmatic, but it's real.  yesterday i was in the
> > westin playing rack and stack for five hours.  an horrifyingly large
> > amount of my time was spent trying to peel apart labels made on my
> > portable brother label tape maker, yes peeling the backing from a little
> > label so remote hands could easily confirm a server they were going to
> > attack.
>
> The Brother I have that takes "M" tape has the problem you describe,
> it's nearly impossible to get the backing to separate from the label.
>
> I have another Brother that takes "TZ" tape, the backing of the tape of
> slit down the middle lengthwise.  Gently curling the tape by squeezing
> it causes the middle to pop open, easy to grab.
>
> You can guess which one sits on the shelf, and which one gets used a
> lot.
>
> The TZ tape unit I use is a P-Touch 1100QL, I don't think it's made
> anymore but there are several similar curent models.
>
> --
>       Leo Bicknell - bicknell at ufp.org - CCIE 3440
>        PGP keys at http://www.ufp.org/~bicknell/
>



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