183 posts • joined Tuesday 29th November 2011 15:41 GMT
Re: Utter Bastards
Now we're talking! I approve this. And the overtime. Which of course I charge to the department responsible for the fucking around in the first place.
And make sure that the next time they get uppity I make comment that they seem to have not been involved in any pron related incidents recently. Especially around budget time.
Re: Utter Bastards
This is true. In fact as a manager I take my manager...who has an even bigger wallet, a brain only out done by the lesser spotted newt and a bizarre eagerness to please.
Re: Are we really surprised?
Looks that way.
Well...I'd say that but I'm not sure we're allowed to look at anything not gov approved...
I reckon its about time that ever good and decent Britisher gets a good sized trout (or any other suitable form of fish) and marches on Parliament for a good round of smack the fish upside a moronic politicians head.
Two hits in one swing gets bonus points.
When are the lazy bastards next in session?
Are we really surprised?
I mean it really takes an idiot of epic proportions to really consider this stupidity as a realistic proposition.
Thankfully we have a pretty decent judiciary that will laugh this out of the statue books...just like they did the entire us going to war against Iraq thing...
Re: Utter Bastards
Indeed the manager would. The support staff though...tasked with incident management....not so much.
Re: Utter Bastards
Anyone in tech support able to read "derided by the staff for "not being able to take a joke" when the tech staff so much as make a comment that actually its not that funny." as not being able to see through this one in under three seconds should not be touching a keyboard.
Suggest mucking out as a possible career choice. No need to think and even better...no keyboards. A veritable win win.
Oh sure it's hilarious to fake something like that...ha ha ha...of course the poor bastards in tech support...oh they DON'T get to clock off...oh no...they'll be there dealing with this infantile prank while the laggardly laggards are out wanking about as well as most likely getting blamed for it happening or derided by the staff for "not being able to take a joke" when the tech staff so much as make a comment that actually its not that funny.
I remember an ad for a infrastructure programme. They were looking for a project manager with Agile and Waterfall experience to consolidate some data centres.
Of course I applied for shits and giggles but nothing came of it...it seemingly went to the great job waiting room in the sky...aka "the role is on hold".
Re: American 'English' Dictionary...
@ AC 13:22
Sales people know where the bodies are buried in the customer base - who's unhappy with the existing vendors products, who has had bad installs....
Perhaps the sales guys do....but its the vendor support staff who really know...and why. As well as who sold shit.
Nasty nasty nasty.
I would say that if this is correct then there is a good case to be made to block Linkedin in totality. As well as getting data encryption (not from a US based company either....I'd plumb for a German firm most likely) as standard in the business.
Brit IT Bosses
Or in other words IT Directors. Who we already know are as about as useful as a chocolate fire grate.
So what are they telling their patients? Patience?
Was the name ot the alien Hans?
Re: private clouds offered the same benefits as AWS
Indeed...wasn't there a bit of an Amazon outage just last week?
@ Joe Green
No...I understand that and that is a very salient point. However narrowing down the cause to something that aids the rest of us is not bad thing. I don't expect IP addresses and machine names but a general statement of whether it was power or bad code which has been rectified is not a bad thing.
Bearing in mind that we have such controversy surrounding "cloud" there has to be some level of openness when the shit hits the fan. I mean..if I am going to entrust my data to a third party I certainly want to know what went wrong at some level...not a statement that "we did a root cause" with nothing else. So I reckon it also makes commercial sense to have some transparency. Even if they said that effected companies have been given full details of the root cause analysis would have been fine.
When I worked for a major storage vendor the one thing that was drummed into us as technical support managers was to be as honest and open with our customers in the event of outages. We managed to get a pretty good reputation for providing not only top notch support but honesty (well as far as tech support was concerned) as well.
For the birds
Not even RfC1149 is safe!
Pint coz...well its more than popcorn!
Re: Primary Sources
@ Dan 55
Yep...23.0.1 here as well...and I'd have thought TERENA would be pretty solid...what with it being the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association...
And to think Janet never refused me!
So I click on the link to the pdf - https://fluff.bris.ac.uk/fluff/u3/injf/JrSqL_pJj2KGMP6QmfB1MQHUR/09_Sept_Nigel_Smart_Breaking_the_SPDZ_limits.pdf
and firefox tells me -
fluff.bris.ac.uk uses an invalid security certificate.
The certificate is not trusted because no issuer chain was provided.
(Error code: sec_error_unknown_issuer)
Make of that what you will.
Re: Marc....you've finally jumped Carcharodon megalodon
Sure...even when they're "debating" they still manage to shmooze each other. And that is a revolting spectacle.
How Gelsinger didn't rip Marc a new one though...then again Marc is a powerful VC type...its all far too lovey dovey.
Re: Marc....you've finally jumped Carcharodon megalodon
We're not a start up anymore....
Well I was being sarcastic with regards to that bit. :)
I still cannot get my head around the fact that Andersson was able to get away with spouting so much bullshit.
Marc....you've finally jumped Carcharodon megalodon
"Speaking in a session titled “The Data Center is Dead, Long Live the Data Center”, Andreeseen asserted that no-one in their right mind buys so much as a single server these days. “Startups no longer have any capital expenditure budget, other than the cost of some laptops, and they're always Macs,” he said. This arrangement works just fine because everything a business needs is available in the cloud."
No one buys a single server? So the cloud runs on? iPads? That is one of the most stupid comments ever. Up there with any one of Ballmers bloopers.
Startups? Yes every company in the world is a start up. There are no mature businesses anymore. As for Macs...I've been using laptops since 1998 exclusively and I have never had a Mac, not have I ever ordered a Mac in my role as an IT manager.
Everything a business needs is available in the cloud...yeah...huge risk, third party messing around, regulatory issues, crap support, security issues, OUTAGES THAT YOU HAVE NO CONTROL OVER etc etc.
He then goes on about security. At this point Marc's credibility is shot to pieces, Little thinking that this could get worse he says he's funded some company that does encryption. Wow. No really Marc...wow! Not withstanding that this is only for in and out data and not encrypted within the cloud (hey...the cloud company can read all our data! What larks!), I suspect that any one of the intelligence agencies can happily break that encryption if they need to. To say that encryption is the only aspect of security is laughable...and even more laughable is that he actually talks about internal threats...
"Internal environments are riddled with holes, malware and Chinese hackers"
Well isn't a cloud company running a fucking data centre (sorry...but my question above about hosting cloud environments involving iPads was rhetorical) still an internal environment?
I'd say Gelsinger was off his game to let this shit go by so easily.
My address? Sure! 127.0.0.0
IT Directors & CI(E)O's? Don't make me laugh
Oh I am sure there are Directors and CI(E)O's out there that have a clue. But they are rarer than a mentally deranged possum with a Paris Hilton fixation, a fist full of Viagra and a bottle of pesticide laced cheap Russian vodka looking for sucky sucky five dollah five dollah.
Most it professionals I work with (note the word professionals...not every one in IT is a pro...oh you might think you're a pro rebooting a critical server without telling anyone or implementing a back up solution with out testing restores...but no...chances are you're either a n00b or a cowboy. I can forgive a n00b...we all started somewhere. Cowboys not so much.
Seems to me that many who are in the upper echelons are in fact cowboys...reacting to a situation without a logical assessment of the situation. No...the closest they come to innovation is how to gut an IT dept to "achieve cost savings" without incurring the wrath of HR in terms of unfair dismissal claims. Of course all the real IT guys are gone and then expects the dazed, confused and smoking remains to innovate solutions that are far beyond the ken of anyone there. Which the leads to the entrance of the fast talking sales guy from *take your pick of cheap labour but educated countries" who promises the earth but delivers dirt.
We were the number one country in the world for computing at one time. We are never going to retake that crown without a serious overhaul of not only our education system but also the way management works and considers success.
I can't help but wonder if Perry was home schooled.
US DoD blocks Guardian website...how's that freedom taste while getting shot at?
So DoD blocks the Gruaniad...fantastic!
I guess freedom on this day, the fourth of July, is defined as keeping stuff away from soldiers that might make them think or something...who knows what the DoD powers that be are thinking these days.
So yeah...how's that cloud thing working out?
The system still works!
Long live jobs fer the boys!
I think I need to emigrate again.
REDS UNDER THE BED!
lolwut? You mean it isn't a spoof?
I've seen a few of the ads for the show but thought it was a spoof reality TV show. Last night I watched an episode until I could bear it no longer and changed channels. Today I find out that it's a real business?
I want the BBC to state, as of the next show, that it is a real company and that it is a cold call company. I suspect license payers would be rather annoyed. If not incensed.
As for the fine...fuck that. Shut down the business, send the management to Botany Bay armed with only a bar soap and shovel. Or just send them to the Big House. Wankers.
Yeah I know - due process...fine. I'm ok with that...might mean a longer sentence.
Obviously the NSA did a google image search...had a look for identifying metadata based on no criteria beyond who knows what...and used.
It is perfectly legal after all.
You can thank the Act of Instagramming 2013 for that...
Not sure why this is an issue. After all our politicians are only doing their part to ensure that we have a functioning democratic state that values its citizens, that believes Britain is a bastion of freedom, democracy and the rule of law. That, despite some quirks, is an egalitarian country from which the rest of the world can learn from.
Re: I think I've worked out Lewis' angle (or many angled as the case may be)
New overlord? Don't think so....more like the return...
Re: The rot start started when...
You forgot the pfy MBA's.
Had one tell me in 2000 that broadband was the new up and coming technology. And that I should look at replacing our ethernet LAN with it.
That was when I took up nerf and started shooting MBA's and "project manager" in meetings when they opened their gobs. Also in hallways.
That's the thing...its not really all that difficult as a piece of common sense/knowledge/what have you.
It gets complicated when people get involved who think they are experts but are actually totally removed from reality.
Much like the Sales EVP demanding that £80k worth of work is done for a newly acquired account that wanted DR. The total value of the deal was less than 10k per annum. Why? Because they had already signed off on the deal. I shit you not.
Reg Readers Fuming?
where would that be? certainly not the comments section...unless the author means the total cock up of stating that users were not warned when it is quite apparent that they were.
Oh el reg...wherefore art thou?
What's the current buzzowrd? Oh yes. Unified Management.
All that aside though there is a big problem aligning IT services with the business or vice versa....
One thing I do see is that there are very few people who are able to bridge the gap between the techies and the business. When I mention that to people who should know better their eyes generally tend to glaze over. On both sides.
Its not fucking rocket science.
Re: Judicial Fuckwittery
Just as well we're not living on a balloon....
Re: Public cloud will grow when experienced IT folks die
Oh yes indeed! Quite looking forward to the conversations.
Re: El Reg Tagline
Heh...good point. I'd forgotten that...
Public cloud will grow when experienced IT folks die
So when it all goes tits up there won't be anyone around to fix shit. Nice! Can't wait to see that. Might help fund my retirement :)
What a really pathetic piece...what was the el reg tagline? The hand that bites IT? More like the hand that feeds off CIO's and assorted vendors.
It's not rocket science
When I'm asked by neighbours, acquaintances, friends or what have you I point out that before even listening to their problem that I charge £25 an hour. I explain that ICT is my profession and that it is my livelihood.
Usually people are understanding if explained like that. Rarely have people gotten into a strop and those that do are usually the ones you really don't want much to do with anyway.
Re: Judicial Fuckwittery
Indeed my American friends/colleagues are very much exploring alternatives to staying there as they have pretty had enough of campaigning against this and other totally insane bollocks.
It is quite clear that the US has gone quite mad. Have your day in court they used to say. Innocent until proven guilty they used to say. Everyone is equal in the face of the law they used to say.
Smedley Butler was right. The US cares naught for the working man. Only business.
Well done for not putting your head in the sand and actually doing a post mortem and actually publishing it. Kudos.
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