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Showing posts from April, 2008

And BANG... the mail stopped.

And so Monday began with no e-mail coming from one of my Domino Application servers. I did the preliminary checks, nothing strange in the Mail Event Logs, nothing strange in the Misc Event Logs. Actually there was something strange about the Mail Event logs. Nothing was in them what-so-ever. No e-mails attempting to leave at all. So, I looked at the Same thing. Empty. After a quick check of the application nsfs, I discovered that the memo documents were being created, just not moving into the I did some compaction on the looking for corruption, but didn’t find any. I could trigger all sorts of e-mails, but they weren’t going anywhere. Eventually, after a few hours of checking, we discovered that the server couldn’t resolve itself in the DNS. One quick edit to the hosts file later and we’re off to the races. I’m not positive, but I’m thinking it had something to do with the DNS patch released from Micro$oft. I don’t remember i

Dell closing Ottawa Call Centre

Just got a call from my wife about Dell closing in Ottawa . This’ll put a real strain on the Ottawa tech market to try and pickup the 1,000 plus jobs that just disappeared. I have a couple of good friends who worked there, and they had nothing but good things to say about Dell. Sounds like they called them all together this morning, with about 500 gone immediately, and the rest gone by June/July. They’re keeping about 100 on to support the Ottawa sales team. Hopefully everyone I know is in that group. But I doubt it.