It’s a modern miracle

It’s a modern miracle

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a ‘server’ and a ‘workstation’? You know, you need to buy a machine and are flicking through those little Dabsdirect catalogues that seem to multiply on you doorstep and you wonder…

Anyway, apparently, the core OS is different, something about managing large amounts of file connections over a network (yawn). So after last month’s lightning strike (three surge-protected workstations buggered) and this month’s fabulous dying powerbook (the machine I use to post to this blog—excuses, I know…) I find myself working on our staging server:-(

And this is bad. Something you’re not supposed to do. But I haven’t got an alternative while I wait for the insurance to sort it out. But I have to say, this thing is running my entire design environment (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, 1000’s of fonts etc) on top of a busy file service which not only serves Quicktime Streaming video and Appleshare/Samba/nfs file services but is also serving busy web-based applications running in Apache/Perl. Or in other words, I’m sitting at a computer that actually works better than expected:-)