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Buster, gosh look who has crawled out of a bad 1950's movie :)
I am guessing it was the bad odour comment that got you - perhaps that is why you are not seeing much skirt; Eau de Admin - population control in a bottle.
Seriously, most winows admin work is the one eyed man with a squint, who is serf to the numpties, in the land of the blind and deaf.
There is no reason for admins to have the password to secure encrypted data.
There exist many methods where data can be made secure, none of which involves IT administration - though of course a developer would have to write the application :)
Well, let me take some gems:
'They actually have a completely different skill set than developers. '
You jest, skillset hmmm stretching the English language somewhat there.
'.. who don't know what a fucking subnet is, and think that "routing" is something done by that thing stuck to their windscreen'
I like this one, fighting talk. Quite right, some developers are not really developers either, in fact those are the vb and .net weenies.
Though let's play - subnetting is the act of taking a range of sequential ip addresses and assigning a network to it with an optional broadcast, hence a description of a CIDR of 172.22.5.9/29 would indicate a network range of 172.22.5.8 - 172.22.5.15. Hardly rocket science now is it.
Routing is even simpler. How hard is it to type:
route add 172.22.55.8 netmask 255.255.255.248 gw 172.22.55.10 eth6:2
Now the question is, have I put in a deliberate mistake or not?
You would have more marks awarded had you mentioned BGP.
'Hope your admin turns off your remote server for good, and electrifies the door handles!'
See now that is what I am talking about - unprincipled to the nines; oh admin push button, admin make thing not work, idiots, oh Developer takes red hot iron and pushes it up where the sun doesn't get a look in.
'You've obviously never seen a real Windows admin'
You're quite right - and neither have I seen pixies or santa claus :) A Real Windows admin, ohhh what a terrifying sight that must be to behold. Though I like that distinction it is not all admins, just the pretend Windows ones.
'I find the major danger to systems are the users... Especially the users who think they 'know it all'.'
Yes you have hit the nail on the proverbial head, Windows Admins are those l'users, quite incompetent, and yes they think they know it all. But, really they know such a tiny minute fraction that is probably not even worth attributing the term knowledge to it.
Perhaps we could call window admins, guessers, they take their finger out of their butts wave it in the wind, see which way it sitnks and then press a button.
'I take it they won't let you have admin rights then?'
No, actually quite the opposite, they are more annoyed I nerf their admin privileges, so they are stuck with no omnipotence on the systems or network; just how it should be. Little roles for little people is what I tell 'em.
This one really does take the biscuit (and the half drunk can of coke).
'Without admins you would not have a environment to develop on.'
Phwooar, who the hell do you think wrote those environments, deluded microweenie. Window admins have to make do with the scraps that developers throw them. Like a pack of famished scrawny little dogs; window admins, leap to digest the little trinkets of code dangled in front of them. You do realise that is done for sport.
Well that was quite good fun, but you know what IT is a power game, at times it has to be said who wears the big boy trousers in the relationship, and who is the bitch. Bend over window admin boys, you work for developers, and stop stealing the data :)