time sink 42

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 21:21:21 UTC 2012

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 4:18 PM, Mike Lyon <mike.lyon at gmail.com> wrote:
> If they are Dell servers, you could always name each host in their BIOS so
> it shows up on the display of the host.

provided the dell actually had that display, and provided the server
didn't toss a PS ...


sort of looks neat, wonder if the tape is the split-type.

> -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.
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