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As a full-time telecommuter, my backup ISPs are Panera Bread, Caribou
Coffee, and the public library.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Morton
> Sent: Monday, April 27, 2009 11:38 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: telecommuting - advice needed
> This got me thinking about how many times I've run into
> equipment glitches at deadline, what with every piece of gear
> having a built-in TPS (that's "technician proximity sensor").
> Fortunately, I'm usually the technician and can sort things
> out after much process of elimination, but that's too
> time-consuming when up against a deadline.
> My suggestion? Have hardware backups of everything (printers,
> PC faxing capability, scanners, phone systems, routers) and
> know the hours of your local FedEx and UPS stores (MailBoxes
> Etc., whatever). Oh, and you never know when your ISP is
> going to suddenly crap out on you, do you? Have contingency
> plans so that you don't miss important meetings with your
> overseas compatriots.
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