A Blast From The Past
Now that I am freelance again I will consider just about any work but I would prefer programming (hint hint). But today I had an old legacy system to work with SCO UNIX.
The client was having problems with the system crashing at random times and their IT guys (Microsoft Windows certified) really didn’t have a clue what the problems was.
After delving around in the system for an hour or two I discovered that one of the serial ports was re spawning and this was causing the system to become unresponsive (so it wasn’t crashing, it was running slow), it turned out that the UPS had died about a week ago an instead of replacing it they just disconnected it and you have guessed it, it was connected to the SCO box via a serial cable, so I disabled the serial port and they now have a nice and reliable SCO UNIX box back again. But for how long, the system must be at least 15 years old, I did mention about virtualization but the powers that be don’t want to spend any money on it.
By the way it runs their stock system.