continuous backup solution for FreeBSD
bakul at bitblocks.com
Wed Oct 8 21:30:55 UTC 2008
On Wed, 08 Oct 2008 22:19:48 +0200 =?utf-8?Q?Dag-Erling_Sm=C3=B8rgrav?= <des at des.no> wrote:
> Bakul Shah <bakul at bitblocks.com> writes:
> > "Dag-Erling Sm=C3=B8rgrav" <des at des.no> writes:
> > > Bakul Shah <bakul at bitblocks.com> writes:
> > > > "Dag-Erling Sm=C3=B8rgrav" <des at des.no> writes:
> > > > > What really annoys me with this thread is that nobody has
> > > > > provided any information at all that would allow someone to
> > > > > understand what needs to be done and estimate how hard it would
> > > > > be.
> > > > From their http://forum.r1soft.com/CDP.html page: [...]
> > > You completely missed the mark. I know what R1Soft's product is.
> > > What I want to know is what needs to be done to port it to FreeBSD.
> > Sorry, my mindreader is broken. If this is what you really wanted to
> > know, why not ask R1Soft? -hackers is not going to shed any light on
> > the specifics of R1Soft's product. I replied to say that implementing
> > a similar solution is not hard (I am sure you knew that too but I
> > wasn't responding just to you). It may even be worth doing.
> I didn't actually ask a question, and I don't mind that you don't have
> the answer. What I do mind is that you interpreted my statement of
> frustration as a question, and provided a completely irrelevant answer.
> You don't need to read minds to understand this, just English.
Interpreting an expression of frustration as a request for a
solution is a common engineering trait:-) I can see you may
not prefer my interpretation but I can't understand why you
"mind" it. But so be it. I do not wish to annoy you.
> If you take a step back and go through and read the entire thread again
> from the start, though, I think you will understand my frustration.
I understand your frustration but I chose to instead focus on
the technical part. I too can get frustrated in similar
situations but every time that happens I can trace it back to
my own stress. I can't really control what others say so the
way I deal with it is to ignore it or joke about it. I do
try to clear misunderstandings but people don't always
understand my point of view! As for feeling frustrated, I
now view that as a warning signal.
> Evren asked a question which everybody else is doing their best not to
> answer in as many words as possible; and when I try to answer, I find
> out that Evren doesn't really know what the question is.
Actually that was clear in his very first email.
> This is where - in an ideal world - somebody at R1Soft would jump in and
> start asking the right questions...
Don't bet on it. My musings even makes me wonder if they do it right.
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