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Often this blog has published my rants and vents against our IT department, like last month's escapade with a hacked server. It's only fair to report when things go the opposite way.
I met face to face with the head of our server team and their top Linux tech, and they were both helpful, supportive, and we came up with some interim and long term solutions that can take me out of the hassle of being a server admin (of which I do poorly). Essentially, an aging server we currently use for our main site ( as well as hosting about 10 other major web sites in the system), is going to be getting a colossal upgrade, moving from what now feels like a moped to a new Maserati, and eventually an array of development servers on retired PCs will merge to the big box upstairs.
Anyhow, the guys were helpful face to face.