It’s the 1990s, and this drugstore chain is including the primary Windows NT machine to its beforehand all-Unix server room. And naturally, all of the PC and community techs are gathered round to observe the method — together with this pilot fish.
“Everyone could be very excited,” says fish. “We have the brand new server arrange and we’re configuring it for companies.
“Then the Halon alarm goes off.”
That’s when fish and her cohorts uncover some issues they did not know earlier than — comparable to the truth that the room’s automated door is ready to lock if the fire-suppression system is triggered.
And the truth that there’s no telephone within the room.
And the truth that nobody’s cellphone will work within the shielded, basement server room.
Fortunately, says fish, this was solely a check; somebody accountable for the assistance desk determined to check the Halon alarm to see how audible it was.
“He found that the alarm is kind of audible — as is the screaming of six folks.”
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