120 posts • joined 16 Jun 2009
Police Cough Up After Screw Up in Lock Up Cock Up!
Users Jumping The Refresh Queue
One guy decided to jump the queue, by requesting a machine from a decommissioned building be moved to his desk, transfer his apps & data so he could be more productive than the rest of his colleagues & was in full smug mode the day it was installed to desk, while his colleagues grumbled.
Six weeks later I installed 8 shiny new PC's (HP VL420's) to those colleagues .....
"Err where's my new machine?"
"Your old machine was decommissioned after the move request, the one you currently have is still in scope & not up for replacement."
"Errrr... Can't I have the replacement for the one that I had then?",
Sorry but no when the old one was decommissioned it's replacement unit was re-allocated to replace one of the machines that we didn't have have the budget to replace it with."
"When do I get a new one?"
Next year when your PC falls out of scope.
The level of smugness & happy smiles through the office increased except in one little corner.
Same refresh project..
Good Morning I have your new PC,
"Don't want it I'm getting a laptop."
"Yes the request is in, so I can make do with this in the interim."
Your declining the replacement unit.
That's fine I'll reassign it.
Move forward to early September....
Good Morning I have your requested laptop.
I start collecting\deploying..
"Errr whats that?"
That's your requested laptop.
"But I wanted a new one."
We only have reclaimed one's that are still in scope
"You had new ones purchased, I want one of those!"
I'm sorry they were purchased specifically to replace laptops that were out of scope, they have all been allocated & assigned. We don't have any unless your departmental manager can purchase one from his budget for you.
"You had a new machine for me the other week!"
Yes but that was a desktop replacement, you get like for like.
I don't recall what happened, he grumbled certainly about the machine (which as luck would have it was formally the Quality Control Directors machine on the third floor (Most IT dept feared her, but I always got on well with her), I think she had recently had a replacement for expediency, the laptop was in scope.
I think some weeks later he put in a request for a desktop & was rather miffed (again) to discover his older replacement was one of the ones was currently in scope as his new unit had been reassigned.
Fun times - I miss the old *** Site in Dartford, shame its been demolished.
"not to mention a 960MB Crucial M500 for maybe another 15 quid"
Re: RIP Mac
I used to fix the VTX5000, along with the Prism 1000 (Telemod2) & Prism 2000 (they were a very easy fix), along with dare I say it the Voyager series of auto dialing modems down in dear old Devon.
Of going around Hyde Park Corner leaning out of a taxi...chatting to two asian ladies in a convertable....The car went one way, the taxi another & we went into a casino (or somewhere) where I first clapped eyes on it. Played it until we left......
2-3 months later PCW show in a exhibitors stall on the upper balcony right above the Sega stand, a whole suite of the machines, the incessant music, sound effects & out hero's screams for 6 IIRC whole days totally killed my desire.
Did play it the other month on MAME though.
Targets gamers, elderly, and the utterly slothful
& the first thing that came to my mind was Blipverts.
Casio fx-451 - Probably the best 20 quid (IIRC) that I ever spent, it got me through C&G224 parts II & III & a HNC in Swindon.
Somewhere still in the house I hope, though I think I last saw it before we moved to Canada in 2009.
Not forgotten - He's a normal nutty old guy that just happens to be called Doctor Who
The Doctor is an alien who is simply called "the Doctor", while in the two films he is human and "Who" is his actual surname & doesn't count as a incarnation.
A metal mesh waste paper might be better used than a bucket, that way your vision is not impaired.
Several of these mesh type buckets, have gladly sacrificed themselves to be cut up & been incorporated into the neck of my replica Genesis Dalek (24 days left until project completion date).
Cineplex prices - Even with Costco vouchers with free popcorn & the like for a family of three (well three that's actually interested - The eldest two fell by the wayside like Susan in Narnia).
I'll stick with firing up the VPN thanks.
My favorite CAPTCHA was when asked to verify on Facebook that I knew a lady it threw up the name of our local bar & a less than flattering term.......leading to Crawford Minger.
Re: I still think a rail/supergun in the Andes is the best bet
Point 5 - Unlike the Fireball XL5 carriage that happily flies off into destruction @ 56seconds in & hopefully with less wobble too as it travels down the track.
Esc (Velocity) Key. :D
What are you talking about?
What? Who said that?
The Ventilation System. You had a go at me yesterday.
Yes, because you keep filling the air with cheap perfume.
You like scented air: it’s fresh and invigorating.
No I do not.
Re: I learned all I need to know about human attitudes to robots
Starlord had the larger market share, 2000AD was the cheaper to produce.....
Anyway Starlord had the short story about Sheldon who lived & was eventually trapped in a automated house.
Re: Re Cramped
If that's the decent module, I'd be wary of going up or down in it quite frankly, never mind the slightly dodgy one (See icon).
Re: EBT FTW
For pure filth in a cup, try Red Rose.
Fortunately able to source Tetley\PG\Yorkshire in Canada without issues.
Helicopter because Montana is just down the road.....
'We'll ship no OpenOffice before its time' - Heat n Serve
Thanks I now have this stuck in my head all day
"and we serve no pests ... before its time"
Re: You don't know what it's like......
While doing a rollout of new computers to a call centre in Plymouth, I would only replace machines\scrabble under one desk cluster when a certain lady (I'll call her "Paris" for the sake of it) was issuing train timetable info to callers, as she had a habit of sitting with her heel tucked up under her crotch & bouncing\rubbing slightly on it as she talked.
Couple of other perks about that job was, they kept me on in error for weeks afterwards supporting\troubleshooting the build (mouse driver issue) & the limitless amounts of tea I was drinking supplied by the tea ladies.
The Name Of The Doctor
Gianluca Bezzina - Is this the spoiler The Moff's fuming about?
Still no TARDIS icon.
NTNON - TV Licence
Re: Shut up you incorrect pedants!
405 line PAL for the early 60's, 625 line mid 60's (BBC2 & Colour).
While Susan stated she made up the name from the initials & in the early years generally refered to as The Ship. It didn't stop The Meddling Monk, The War Chief, The Time Lords Prosecution Team, The Master etc who hadn't met her, from using that name either.
Damn no TARDIS icon!
Like George Orwell
My personal preference is for bog-standard PG Tips, in bags, medium strong, dash of milk, sugar ratio in proportion to the size of the mug.
Alas as PG is darned expensive in Canada Ex-Pat Shops & Typhoo non existent. It has to be Tetley (Sub-heading Orange Pekoa), from most stores like Wally-World*, Shoppers Drug Mart, London drugs & Canadian Superstores\No Frills.
For Nostalgia my nans Co-op 99 tea.
Warm Pot with boiling water.
Reboil kettle for 20 secs while emptying used water, add 1 teabag per person + 1 for the pot.
Add fresh boiling water, give it a bit of a stir & then stand.
Milk in cup, pour from teapot (sugar may be added either before or after pouring).
Ideally consumed with a Devon cream tea (yes we can actually manage those in Alberta).
Warm cup with boiling water.
Reboil kettle for 20 secs while emptying used water, add 1 teabag to the mug (currently a TARDIS shaped one).
Add fresh boiling water, give it a bit of a stir & then stand.
Ideally consumed with toast & marmite!
Re: Error in title
Glad & rather embarrassed at not being the only one recalling that particular comic strip.
Icon being the closest resemblance to Buck Fuzby!
Makerbot Replicator 2
I have one of these beasts, it still has a habit of printing air at times, there's a modification which I'm putting in.
That said I have fairly successfully printed components for a 2005 Dalek weapon, dome light cages, the small collar slat (blocks arranged the shoulder section) & the gun rod supports for a 1963 Dalek. Throw in a couple of parts for a R2 builder.
As I get to grips with Sketchup, I'm replicating a replacement for a snapped obsolete Brio wooden track part for a friends daughter.
It rates really highly on the coolness factor when shown to visitors or demonstrating the printed item down the pub.
Somewhat scarred for life by the Pete & Dud, as it brought back memories of Des O'Connor in the bathtub with Stingray surfacing (amongst other things).
Another chunk of my past detached like melting icebergs.
RIP Gerry FAB.
Explosion for Thunderbirds & Stingray obviously.
I said it before & I'll say it again
Not for without nothing was it known as South West Con by the staff in County Hall.
Well out of it now for 4 years & 4,000 miles.
Rise Of The Machines?
Had to be said.
I''ll get me coat, its the leather Terminator one.
The Hand Of Omega
Wot no mention of the Remote Stellar Manipulator.
Life Imitating Art.
The Naked Video (IIRC) Spoof Advert with a urinating Frenchmen for
“The French adore le Piat d'Or”
No one remember that from the 80's - Ohhhh please yourselves!
For The World Is Hollow & I Have The Sky
Z Bomb is not required.
It Was Indeed Spitting Image
PH because of the Hot Dong.
An hour from now you'll wish you hadn't had one.
I'll wait until the boxset is in the bargain bucket bin, but.....
I prefered the extended editions to the theatricals, they gave more detail & the whole thing flowed much quicker, where as the theatricals dragged. Seems odd though that BD still has to spread the movies over two disc's same as the DVD's.
Always reminds me of The Goodies episode & THO recently suggested using it (with fairly massive ground pegs) to secure the kids trampoline down so high prairie winds won't blow it away
As string& a nail banged into something inappropriate is her response to any problem requiring support , my retort that string was a wonderfully strong material frequently used in the construction of bridges, did not amuse her. It did amuse a woman passing us by at the time, who was trying desperately (& almost suceeded) not to laugh at that.
Can I Get This Straight In My Mind
A bunch of anonymous people are in their own words are "Not sure we claimed to hack the UK census or where that rumour started".
Left hand meet right!
Why am I thinking Fourth Doctors TARDIS secondary console room or the Eighth Doctors console room & how it would look quite at home there.
Still no TARDIS icon - I'll get me coat & grab the lapels.
Recycling - Crap!
"humans still manage to accumulate over a tonne of unwanted crap to chuck away."
Considering the location of the ISS, It's either stow it for disposal, live with it like a overflowing (floating - A whole new defination in itself) litter tray & the smell or go anal retentive & keep it all in.
You are the Queen, as clearly you never defacate & I claim my £5 (as that appears to be the current trend from the Megan Fox firing story).
PH Because she may well know about taking it up the Khyber.
BBC IPlayer Playback
Is supported (with Adobe flash , TV Flash).
Ginsters - Urgh!
Ginsters give me gut rot every time - As an Ex-Pat I'd kill for a supply of Ivor Dewdney pasties (Sidwell St shop).
Showing My Age
Looks more like Terminal (Blakes 7) to me.
Need a Liberator Icon, so I'll get me coat & teleport bracelet.
IIRC the belts were merely a navigational aid, as per The Slaves of Jedikah (Ohhh look Mr Lucas - I see what you did there) & the creators own original novel The Visitor, where TIM chides Stephen for jaunting into the lab without using his belt in an early chapter.
Jeesh I still remember this crap.
I thought the video for Invincible by Muse did it far better, especially as it used Playmobile figures.
How Much More Training
They have been doing this for thirty odd years & it's the last flight, sounnds a bit like retaking your driving test the day before surrendering it.
Bit late I know & I am not trolling through 300+ posts......
TARDIS\Sonic Screwdriver Icon
Tony Mazan, the owner of The Bulldog Estate
I first read that as Tarzan, a quick double take then registered as Tarmazipan.
if the person that knew it was Terry Childs.
Fire well oxidising symbol obviously.
Small Correction - MIssed Opportunity
Philately will get you niuewhere
PH cause she likes to lick
Already On Clearance......
Saw a deal yesterday for a Galaxy S smartphone & Tab for $99 outside a store in downtown Calgary.
Damn if only I'd waited........
Coat that the darn thing won't fit into.
I'm a horsefucker
Thats another fucking keyboard gone to tea incursion.
Reminds me of "Paradox" from a couple years back on BBC!
Right I'm off to the pub wearing my coat with the pockets that are bigger on the inside.
South West Con
As it was known internally & anyone who vocalised that was swiftly shown the door .
Hi to all the guys in The IT Service centre (Wooden hut in the car park at the rear of County Hall).
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