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August Work Crunch

Posted Tuesday, August 5th, 2008 10:46 pm GMT -6 in Technology, Work

August means the end of summer, the Minnesota State Fair and the beginning of the school year. It’s that last one that means my workdays will be getting longer soon. Here’s a short list of things going on:

  • Rebuild and upgrade the networking infrastructure in the server room and big advisory space at HSRA Minnesota (pictured above)
  • Execute a new Apple lease for Minnesota and take delivery of a boatload of new equipment that needs to be configured and deployed (50+ workstations and 25+ laptops)
  • Install upgraded studio and pre-production equipment in Minnesota
  • Reposition security cameras and upgrade and enhance digital recording systems
  • Upgrade Minnesota server operating system and re-configure
  • Re-image older workstations in Minnesota
  • Deploy site licenses for Final Cut Pro, Logic Studio and Aperture
  • Upgrade and deploy enhanced graphics lab in Minnesota
  • Plan for tech contingencies at HSRA Los Angeles and a possible late August visit

On top of all that, I’m still dealing with DNS and firewall issues in Seattle, an overall cleanup of the four Seattle servers, test installs of Elgg, Moodle, Buddypress and Drupal and a re-design of the HSRA New York website. Oh, and I’m trying to learn Ruby on Rails and subversion on the side. Fun, fun.

Originally published by DK on August 5, 2008 at 10:46 pm

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