April 9th, 2002



I think I may be getting sick. My kids are both recovering from illnesses, and it may just be my turn. Sigh. I'm going to bed. G'nite all. Gotta go inspect a data center tomorrow morning, oh what fun.
  • Current Music: Chris Thile - Eureka!

support points

Woohoo, I have 10 lj support points. I guess I must've answered something correctly at some point. I have no idea when, though, I just noticed them for the first time this morning.

Oh well. Shower time... gotta get in to that data center on time, or close to it.
  • Current Music: chris thile - For All It's Worth

Friends list

Ok, well, I've started to pare down my friends list. If I remove you, don't take it personally, but honestly I just don't read LJ much any more and I can't keep up with everyone. I took several people off and I will probably take several more people off over the next few days.

If it bothers you, well, let me know. A friend recently did the same thing and suggested emailing him to talk about it, so I'll try the same - if it does bug you, email me (ntang@livejournal.com). Feel free to defriend me in return, I don't mind.

Oh yeah, while I'm on the topic - feel free to defriend me even if I haven't removed you from my list... another friend has periodic amnesty days, so consider this mine. No hard feelings, no problems, go for it. And you can have a few days to think about it. ;)

Finally, as long as I've gone this far - so for the people I notice who've friended me recently, I'm curious - why? No answer or no reason is fine, just curious. :)


Ok, I'm feeling sicker. I'm going to bed, good night all.

Oh, and for my review: AT&T has a really nice (surprising, huh?) data center. I haven't seen their prices yet, but it's definitely the best colo facility I've seen in Manhattan to date (I've seen maybe 5 in the city, and another 3 or 4 outside of it). It's comparable to the ones outside of the city, and better than several.

Most impressive feature: it's built to be handicapped-accessible, so the cages all have enough room inside and around them so someone in a wheelchair can move around comfortably. Usually cages are cramped; these are wide and, dare I say it, almost airy. Strange.

Also, the facility is apparently one of few in the city that is a bomb shelter, radiation shelter, built to withstand (at least somewhat) a nuclear attack, and capable of going into lock-down mode and becoming a self-contained environment and sustaining 30,000 people for up to 3 weeks - food, water, air, etc. There are a few problems with that - namely, that they only have fuel to power the building for 3 days, but then again, in a true emergency they could shut down all non-essential systems and extend that by quite a bit. They also don't keep 3 weeks of food/water for 30k people stockpiled nowadays, but if they wanted to, they could. Interesting place to visit. I bet it's expensive.