Tech billionaire Elon Musk is a man of genius, causing incidents that have backfired – sometimes on an international scale.
We can now add personally unplugging and hauling server infrastructure for his newly-acquired social network Twitter to the list, another anecdote that alludes to Musk’s wildly unorthodox management style and, ultimately, extravagant and sometimes self-destructive ego. Clearly reflects his nature. ,
Juicy server details were revealed in a new excerpt posted by cnbc news From Walter Isaacson’s highly anticipated new Musk biography. According to Isakson, last December, Musk became impatient with leadership at Twitter when he explained to them that moving more than 700 servers from Sacramento, California, to a much cheaper facility in Portland would take careful planning and time. Oregon.
However, rather than wait for an orderly process to be completed, Musk decided to hastily move the servers with a diverse crew that included him, his cousin, some Tesla and SpaceX employees, and a moving company. , whose employees wanted to be paid. in cash.
Musk was so impatient that at one point he hid himself under the server floor and used a pen knife to open an electrical cabinet to unplug the server.
According to Isakson, Musk said, “Okay, that doesn’t sound too hard.”
They managed to migrate the servers in three days, but their methods were extremely unorthodox. They did not wipe the devices of personal data before the move, nor did they wrap the servers in security, intimidating facility personnel.
“For the next two months, X was volatile,” Isaacson wrote.
In the end, even Musk admitted that the cluttered schooner was a bad idea.
“Looking back, the entire Sacramento shutdown was a mistake,” Musk told Isakson. “I was told we had redundancy in our data centers. What I wasn’t told was that we had 70,000 hard-coded references to Sacramento. And there’s still shit that’s broken because of it.”
Isakson also linked the chaotic move to various technical problems that plagued the site — which Musk later renamed X — including the announcement of Florida politician Ron DeSantis’ super messed up campaign on Twitter Spaces.
Whatever you say about Isakson’s book, it is making news. Other Muskworld news broke: that Musk has a secret third child named Techno Mechanicus with musician Grimes, and that while on a date with Grimes to demonstrate the car he closed his eyes and sat on the steering wheel of a Tesla Removed your hands from. Advanced driving system called autopilot.
Will there be more revelations? Well, the week is still young.
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