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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The Reluctant Exploracer

What would you do if you were to complete
hardware and software rollout at 4
different sites in 3 days? I have to
mention that at every site there are 11
servers, 4 storage equipment and 2 line
huge line printers. There was only one
team (that consisted of 2 hardware guys
and a makcik who did logical servers
and operating systems). The only strategy
we had in order to meet our deadline was
to do it explorace style.

Well, I was so glad I took 1.5 days break
last week and got myself recharged. The
3 days of explorace was quite a drill
(not thrill... ok)
and could've be fatal to some people with
heart problems. Those were the times when
I felt so glad I joined the gym. Hihihi.

If you still can't imagine how was it like,
here's the schedule we had to follow:

Monday:
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Morning:
Site A:
To complete hardware related
work in 1.5 hours
Location: Parcel E, Putrajaya.

Site B:
To complete hardware related
work in 1 hour
Location: Parcel D, Putrajaya.

Afternoon:

Site C:
To complete hardware related
work in 1.5 hour
Location: Parcel B, Putrajaya.


Site D:
To complete hardware related
work in 1.5 hour
Location: One of the govt. offices
in KL.


Note: Managed to meet all 4 deadlines.
Race completed at 7.15pm.

Tuesday:
--------

Site D:
To complete software related
work in 3 hours
Location: One of the govt. offices
in KL.

Site C:
To complete software related
work in 3 hours
Location: Parcel B, Putrajaya.

Note: Managed to meet all 2 deadlines.
Race completed at 5 pm.

Wednesday:
----------

Site A:
To complete software related
work in 1.5 hours
Location: Parcel E, Putrajaya

Site B:
To complete software related
work in 1.5 hours
Location: Parcel D, Putrajaya.

Note: Managed to meet all 2 deadlines.
Race completed at 2 pm.


Afternoon:
There was a massive power outage at the
office. All of my servers and storage
equipment that were at the staging area
were affected.
Had to rush back to office and inspect/
troubleshoot equipment.

Note: Currently still at the office
troubleshooting.

Moral of the story:
-------------------

If you have a daughter,
sister, sister in law, cousin, niece, aunty,
girlfriend, wife etc never let them become
a System Engineer like me. If they insisted,
tell them they have to be physically fit and
mentally strong and eat like a sports woman.
Other than that, they have to know how to
flirt with the rest of the male engineers so
that their career life can become less difficult.

6 comments:

kimi azhan said...

Dee,

Dasyat nye you ni... betul-2 bertenagan dan komited gitu. Okay, I shall keep in my mind, not to encourage my girls tobecome system engineer... tapi kalau dah minat... camne? kena la jugak kasi kan..

DNAS said...

Kimi,
memang banyak dugaannya.
In terms of technical know-how, have to really compete with the guys because this is a male dominated area.

UglyButAdorable said...

errr..bahaser aper ka ini..dr planet manakah??

DNAS said...

U.B.A,
ooopppsss... sorry, I terlupa u don't speak Urdhu. Nanti I translate to layman terms (if I ever get the kerajinan le... heheh).

kimi azhan said...

U.B.A - very cute la your comment.

Dee.... be nice, coz the ability to state the "layman" terms in your entry is really a skill! I know, my hubby start of as a software engineer as well... err.. never really understood most of the tech terms myself.. but I'm managing!

UglyButAdorable said...

tumpang lalu...

mekaseh kimi..*malu* sbb tak paham sau benda pun??