[nycbug-talk] 4.8 just too old?
spork at bway.net
Tue Feb 7 16:28:54 EST 2006
On Tue, 7 Feb 2006, Ray Lai wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 06, 2006 at 11:55:00PM -0500, Charles Sprickman wrote:
>> On Mon, 6 Feb 2006, Ray Lai wrote:
>>> On Mon, Feb 06, 2006 at 06:57:42PM -0500, Charles Sprickman wrote:
>>>> I've been so happy with 4.8 on a few machines that can't tolerate downtime
>>>> that I haven't even considered moving them to 4.11 yet.
>>> Downtime will come whether you want it or not. If your machines
>>> can't tolerate downtime you should probably increase their tolerance.
>> Is this "tolerance" you speak of free? :)
> Staying unprepared for downtime is costly.
> Increasing downtime tolerance is usually cheaper than recovering
> from unexpected downtime (hardware failure, malicious Ritz crackers,
> et cetera).
At this point, the only budget I control is the one at home. I'm aware of
these issues, and with some clients, this is an easy sell ("Oh, so for
$4000 more I can have two of these things that make me money! Buy it!"),
for others, it's not.
Some people are good at IT budgeting, some aren't. I've found over the
years that people who cheap out and get burned, and then do it again and
again are not worth trying to "convert". It's a losing battle not unlike
walking up to someone screaming at the sky "Sky! You are purple!" and
opening a discourse about blue skies.
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