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March 19, 2009

workworkwork, twitter

Filed under: Datacenter,digital.forest,Technology,workworkwork — Tags: — chuck goolsbee @ 7:42 pm

A very busy day today at work. We had some scheduled maintenance performed on our UPS systems. That in and of itself is not a big deal, it is just that last time we did maintenance on our UPS system something went completely sideways on us. Once burned, twice shy as they say.

I did my usual documentation and communication gig, which kept me moving back and forth between the datacenter and my desk to post updates. At the urging of a few clients I also tried out a new coms channel, namely Twitter. If you wish to follow what’s happening at a micro-level at the d.f facilty, go here.

On a totally unrelated note, my back is killing me. In a way I’ve never felt before. It is like I have a knife stuck between my left shoulder blade and my spine. Nothing I do seems to make the constant pain go away. I’ve tried mild OTC pain killers, I’ve tried ice, & heat. I’m trying bourbon at the moment. I had a herniated disc once, and that was much more painful, but this is in some ways worse as it just won’t stop.


  1. good luck with the back Chuck…. sounds like time to see a quack…


    Comment by gondwana — March 20, 2009 @ 3:35 am

  2. Chuck, if ever you were to hed some advice from me, heed this bit; I’ve had a rotten back for a looooong time (since about ~1977, thanks, car bidness) and the *only* thing that made a long-term improvement (besides getting the F outta the car bidness!) was multiple sessions with a osteopath. Notice I did not say chiropracter, for IMHO, there are very few of those who AREN’T quacks.

    My DO (a guy I met racing in SCCA) worked on my back (just recently for a Tweety-induced re-inflammation of my sciatica) and he’s a miracle worker!

    VERY worth finding a good D.O and stay with it.

    Also, 25 sit-ups a day….the lower abdominals are what support the lower back.

    Comment by vrooomie — March 20, 2009 @ 5:05 am

  3. Lot a lower back issue though.

    Comment by chuck goolsbee — March 20, 2009 @ 7:17 am

  4. Ever heard of ‘referred pain?” I suffered a LOT of that, perceived in my upper back, but it was lower, in origin.

    In any case, best to hie thee off to a good DO and have it looked at. Try a stronger bourbon, in the meanwhile….!

    Comment by vrooomie — March 20, 2009 @ 12:56 pm

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