Client had the bright idea that he'd egress his archive storage servers from the datacenter and run them at his residence, so I just spent four hours trying to figure out how to connect a bunch of enterprise-grade networking infrastructure to his Google Mesh wifi, troubleshooting done via phone and his Microsoft Surface laptop.

i have a feeling this has gotta be part of an insurance scam, cause i cant imagine why someone would want to house $80k in computer gear in the same house their kids sleep in.

@trhr the only fraud that’s committed so far is the lie that such a setup is easily maintained, physically secure or even remotely as capable as hosting it at the friggin data center.

@wholesomedonut Not to worry, I am to teach his teenage son how to administer them. A teenage son that didn't know how to find his public IP.


@trhr I've only got one bottle of fancy root beer left in my fridge but I'm tempted to pour it out in sympathy after hearing this

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