8 posts • joined 15 Aug 2011
Albatross - Oracle created it!
I think its unfair of the vulture to think about Oracle having an albatross on its back - Oracle created the situation...
as an ex-Sun staffer, I can see what Oracle have done to the hardware biz - they screwed it!
Im not just bitter and twisted(okay, so I can be that too!), however, I went from being a Sun Staffer to being in contract negotiations with Oracle as a customer.
The experience was dreadful - one obstacle after another , and a quadrupling of the costs...for worse service.
They have completely demoralized the field support teams by getting rid of as many contracts as they can - yes, contracts - contracts to supply hardware services to big huge gigantic multinational companies - they couldnt be bothered putting in the work to create a bid for a worldwide support contract they were being handed on a silver plate......
Gawd - I thought Sun was badly managed with meetings about meetings for meetings to have a meeting about a meeting - but these guys take the biscuit!
Oracle hardware - meh ...... Im sure Larry thinks who needs the hardware biz and is really just been trying to get rid of it ever since buying it......but not letting anyone else profit or have his toys....
Nexus 4-style supply cock-ups?.
"And thankfully there haven’t been many Nexus 4-style supply cock-ups, so you can actually buy one of the things if you have £320 lying around."
Thats if you can get Google to be @rsed to actually allocate one!
2 weeks after ordering my nexus 7 - it still hadnt been allocated despite daily contact with google and a front line that just lie and a 2nd line that cant be contacted any way other than internal email with 1st line!
Cancelled my order!
Really?? They cant even allocate me an in stock Nexus 7 in 15 days - how do they expect to do this??
Google delivery are an absolute joke!
Ordered a Nexus 7 - 15 days later, it still was showing as pending/pre-order - this was despite daily calls, emails to customer services.
Customer services are absolutely useless - they lie and make up serious works of fiction. On top of this, they cannot call you back, you cannot talk to the same person because it "is simply impossible to transfer the call" and their frontline can only email their "specialists" who will supposedly respond within 24-48hrs.....
So, how on earth are google going to be able to pull off same day delivery?????
Was quite happy to wait the original 3-5days quoted - but 15 days for a fondleslab???
At least google will deliver to him!
Managing to get Google to actually deliver any hardware from the play store is virtually impossible - here in the UK anyways!
So, at least Google is delivering to someone!
Backstory is that I tried to order a Nexus 7 on 14th Feb, yet despite promise of fondleslab within 5 days,
15 days later after daily calls with lies, deceit and general user contempt from Google frontliners(who, by the way, cannot call you back or even have you call them and they can only email other departments and wait 24-48hrs for a response) , and 1 re-order, the fondleslab had not even been allocated yet and was in exactly the same status as it was after I pressed the purchase button!
So, good luck to Linus if he can actually get them to deliver.
As for me, I gave up and bought an iPad from a local bricks and mortar store instead.
Google is begining to be EVIL!
Ever tried to look at a Nexus 7 and tried to get a price for it to be delivered?
If you dont have a google play account, they *MAKE* you sign up and GIVE THEM YOUR CREDIT CARD.
All this *BEFORE* allowing you to KNOW WHAT THE POSTAGE AND PACKING PRICE IS!
WTF??? Why oh why do google NEED MY CREDIT CARD DETAILS to GIVE ME A POSTING COST?????
What a well written article - I recently helped a friend of mine put together his first CV. So we had something to work on, I asked him to come up with something first.
University educated, 1st from and oldie but a goodie place, and this guy fell into all the traps you describe above.
Why do people persist in making life hard by doing things so absurdly badly like their CV ?
CVs are boring, horrible and painful no matter if you are the recruiter or recruitee...why not make it easier for the recruiter - that way you might get a job in a decent company.
For IT jobs - who cares that you can use MS Office - like an admin girl(okay or boy...but hey theres not many of them!) - if you work in this line - then its taken forgranted you can use an application to write documents, make spreadsheets and read emails.
What I do care about though is what the job you are applying for is looking for and how you can do the job I am advertising.....SELL ME YOU - WHY DO I WANT TO PAY YOU LOADSA DOSH instead of getting me 3 or 4 cuties to make my business look good (and yes, I include cute guys - if there is such a thing!).
Okay - slight typo - should be 8! not 7! - its the 64-bit release - and yes its a nightly build - so more likely to be the browser than -el reg!
Cant login properly - accepts uname/pw but fails to do very much (unless of course the credentials are wrong and it tells you so!).
THERE IS NO s in exam board for the SQA!!!
In Scotland - there is one exam board (unless of course you are at one of these daft schools that wants to be in England!).
Oh... and Reg - oplease fix the forums to work under firefox 7!
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