Sunday, August 31, 2008

Closed Until Further Notice

A long day at the office. Nearly non-stop. Emails, phone calls, text messages, instant messages, and constant requests for updates or help. Most of our disaster recovery procedures worked as planned. A few tried to put up a fight but surrendered eventually. And we didn't have time to implement some of them. Overall, it went well.

It was uncanny to be one of only a half dozen people in a 3,000,000 sq foot facility. All the games and slots covered. Restaurants vacant. The Poker Room deathly quiet. Completely devoid of guests. A surreal moment we don't get to experience very often.

Eventually, every server was powered down. All PCs were remotely stopped then covered with viscueen. I shut off the domain controllers, pulled the power to our storage, and put in one last humble call to Las Vegas. Thanked them for their support and the good karma they were sending. Hopefully we'll all meet online this Tuesday, none the worse for wear.

For my efforts, I got a hug from our President. And maybe a few extra days next week. But when the time is right, we'll all be back to reverse the whole procedure. 

For now, the sign reads: "We are closed until further notice. Please be safe." 'nuff said.
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