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2/22/2016
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Comic: Disaster Recovery-As-A-Service

Not everyone can afford this pricey service, but many will find it the best option in case of a harmful breach.

DR and crisis management all rolled into one.

Brian Moore is a cartoonist and illustrator. His first brush with the world of IT was a very part-time gig applying software patches on a TRS-80 Model III. The patches were about four lines long and arrived in the mail, typed on letterhead. He has since moved on to computers ... View Full Bio
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StaceyE
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StaceyE,
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2/29/2016 | 6:44:05 PM
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Slap some paint on that pig and get er done!
Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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2/28/2016 | 9:43:06 PM
When Geology and Service Levels Collide .....
I have always wondered whose brilliant idea it was to assign earth medals as symbols of service plan levels ?
Broadway0474
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Broadway0474,
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2/27/2016 | 9:25:33 PM
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Oh come on! You can't tease us with tales about cell providers and web hosting companies --- particularly the web hosting stories. Those would probably me more apropos to this site than contractors and painters ; )
Ariella
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Ariella,
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2/26/2016 | 8:23:47 AM
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LOL @Broadway, no I'm not behind Angie's List, and I have some doubts about it being completely reliable, as well..  I have some stories about cell phone providers and web hosting, too. But I'll save those for another time.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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2/26/2016 | 2:38:16 AM
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""Michael Scott was a genius!"

                                       - vnewman2"

                                                        - Joe Stanganelli

Broadway0474
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2/25/2016 | 11:01:28 PM
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Ariella, are you the founder of Angie's List by chance? You have some of the worst stories ever about hiring services and contractors. It would be even more perfect if you had stories, on a professional level, of hiring disaster recovery vendors who sucked as bad as your painters and movers.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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2/25/2016 | 8:59:28 AM
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@Broadway04704 yes, many years ago, we hired movers that my MIL had gotten a recommendation for from a friend of hers. They were terrible, wrapping things up in tons of tape and bubble wrap that they charged a fortune for (I understand the tape charges are now illegal, though not necessarily the bubble wrap). They wasted time trying to take apart furniture that didn't come apart. They also snuck out for a lunch break and included it in the time we were paying for by the hour. Our next movers were much better, though not perfect.
Broadway0474
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2/24/2016 | 10:37:39 PM
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Yes, Ariella, probably the only way to be somewhat sure about hiring anyone is to ask people who experienced their work and their work ethic. And even then you have to be sure that your friends, family, neighbors, etc. have the same standards as you.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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2/24/2016 | 9:28:38 AM
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@Broadway0474 Unfortunately, that seems to be the case. Even checking out reviews doesn't help. I hired a painter who had excellent reviews only to discover that he was unreliable, claiming to be sick, taking others to the doctor, going to the dentist, whatever and not showing up so that the job dragged out to double the length of time it should have. Clearly he was lying and was going to other jobs on those days. I would have preferred honesty to that kind of transparent deception. But what bothered me most was that he didn't even invest in proper equipment. He's the only painter I've ever seen who doesn't use a tray. Instead, he just used buckets. Also he reused the same two rollers and brushes again and again, wasting huge amounts of time and my water washing them out every time he had to switch colors.
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2/23/2016 | 11:32:57 PM
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Ariella, contractors have been known to up and leave whole regions too, to escape a bad situation. I've known a couple to do it. Have a bad situation play out in PA? Move to FLA and start over. It must be that easy for contractors to find work wherever they go, and I think it also speaks to how easy it is to get the necessary passes from government.
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