Category Archives: Data Center

Throwback Thursday: Doesn’t ‘new’ mean ‘perfect’?

Throwback Thursday: Doesn’t ‘new’ mean ‘perfect’? Server goes bad in this data center, and pilot fish draws the job of overseeing its replacement. Once plans for the new hardware’s installation are in place, fish notifies his boss of the schedule — and gets a reply: “Noted and thanks. So I will assume this is […]

That’s the last acronym I would have expected him not to know

That’s the last acronym I would have expected him not to know Pilot fish is a data center manager at a large and growing multinational company that announces with much fanfare the appointment of a new CIO. The guy has a military background and great leadership experience. And being a veteran, he’s on his […]

Watch your step

Watch your step It’s 1969 and pilot fish is a college sophomore taking several computer programming classes. There are no terminals and no timesharing, only batch processing. Students punch their programs onto cards in a room with a half-dozen keypunch machines, carefully check them against their heavily marked-up printouts and repunch any cards that […]