[clug] After the InstallFest is over...

Steve Walsh steve at nerdvana.org.au
Tue Oct 20 18:14:44 MDT 2009

sadly, It's not that clear cut.

It's hard to ssh into a client's machine to check out a mail problem 
without an internet connection. Ditto to send an email to a supplier 
querying the status of my new servers. Checking to see the strange error 
a client is getting when they visit their website is near impossible 
without an active internet connection.

Some jobs require connectivity to happen, there's just no escaping it.

On 10/21/2009 11:02 AM, Alex Satrapa wrote:
> On 21/10/2009, at 10:44 , Peter Barker wrote:
>> Cheaper $-wise, assuming you're not valuing your time at anything 
>> (which may be reasonable).
> If you are valuing your time at more than $0/hr, why are you spending 
> so much time on the intarwebs?
> You don't need to be online to write code, maintain the garden, write 
> your novel, redraft a thesis, prepare responses to a dozen emails, or 
> do any number of other productive tasks.
> So in fact the feeling that you *must* be online all the time means 
> you value your time in negative dollars per hour (ie: you feel you 
> need to pay someone else for your existence).
> Alex

Steve Walsh
Vice President / Sysadmin team member - Linux Australia
Networks and Technology - Linux.conf.au 2008
Evil Network Bunny - Linux.conf.au 2009
Networking alpha geek - Linux.conf.au 2010

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