The local venacular is Dog, which only a Geordi can tell you the reason why....
"Oh, Bring Your Own DEVICE!" the PFY blurts in mock realisation. "Of course Device!" the Boss snaps "What did you think it meant?!" "Bring Your Own DRINK" I say, nudging a half consumed case of chilled Newky Browns from under the desk that the PFY and I have been working on for the past half hour. "Bring Your Own Dog," the …
First off, grrr at Newky. Isn't that a seaside town?
Second, Geordie not Geordi. Latter was the engineer on NCC-1701-D.
It's called Dog, because when slipping off down the pub, the excuse would be "Aam taekin' the dug forra wark."
Five minutes later she cottons on, "Ha'ad aan, we divvent heav a dug."
My dad cooked (sliced & fried) and ate one of these out of pure, drunken, stubbornness: He got drunk, then he went shopping, he put this thing in the cart for some reason and then refused to admit that he made a mistake - so he sliced it an cooked is and ate it to prove his point!
Friday morning in the left side of the Pond.
I just sat down with a fresh cup of coffee, open The Register, and found a new BOFH.
It's an extreme sport, drinking coffee in front of the computer while reading Simon's column, but that's how it's supposed to be, that's the way to start the Friday!! I only wish "Something for the weekend, Sir?" would come back to this sensible schedule.
I know it's pub o'clock in the UK, so cheers!
"I did think it was a little unwise – foolish even,” I say. “But then this is exactly how I felt before they got us to install Vista on people's desktops – AND Windows 8 – and we still did that. And it's exactly how I would have felt if someone had suggested that people bring their own devices in to use for work purposes."
There's clearly some confusion as to what is meant by a dog roll. It occurred to me that it's what the dog leaves, not what the dog eats. that would definitely be gag-worthy, even if it tasted OK with a bit of spice to mask the flavour. Probably still has some meat content, too.
Apologies to anyone eating when reading this, just be careful which door you open.
"DEVICE! BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE DAY! WHO THE HELL WOULD HAVE A BRING YOUR OWN DRINK DAY?!"
YOU would if you just bought a company that is a Windows shop, and you are NOT. Even worse, if that Windows version bore a strong resemblance to a child's toy.
"I'm just ... encouraging ... you to think of the company's spend,” purrs the Boss. “If we save money here we'll have it to spend in other areas.
You'll be able to get something you really like. We will have an even larger pool for the executive bonuses at the end of the year"
When it comes down to:
shiny new kit, or
executive bonus money,
my money is always on the shiny new kit. You can have that old 1133mHz P3 with only 512Mb of RAM. I
want NEED the latest core i7 with 16GB of RAM, and fuck you if you can't take a joke!!!
BTW, my boss heads out for a 5 week vacation starting on the 28th (lots of 'use-it-or-lose-it' comp time). Somehow, someway her signature is going to appear on a purchase order for some shiny-shiny.. By the time she gets back, well, it will be just too late to return said shiny-shiny. If it does hit the fan, then the prime motivator will just
blackmail coerce trick convince the beancounters it is in THEIR best interest NOT to piss off IT; lest they experience the pain of having the switch ports reconfigured to 10Mb HALF duplex (instead of the current 1Gb full duplex).
"I can't understand HOW that happened. We can't help you until the boss gets back, as there is IT policy that prevents us from tampering with the switch configuration without her explicit approval., So sorry." (said with a straight face)
April will be a fun month.
BYOD is my worst nightmare in Tech Support. Walking them through installing Airwatch often goes well, but when they start messing with the device and calling for support with issues that have nothing to do with their work apps, it's time to toss them back. "We support your work apps, not your personal apps", is the company line on that...
was little more than just cheap lager with brown food colouring in it, the last time I tasted any; and more suitable as a sewage pipe testing fluid than an actual beverage.
On the other hand, living where I do (many of the local publicans have installed oversized chemistry sets in outbuildings and brew their own offerings, and it's considered newsworthy when there *isn't* a beer festival going on), I could drink a different real ale every night, from somewhere within walking distance, for long enough to forget when I started this bizarre pub crawl. So this inability to comprehend having access to beers that taste of something might just have accidentally turned me into something of a beer snob.
(Hoping the icon represents a light, pleasantly-hopped 3.2% Summer quaffing ale from one of the local microbreweries, and not some overpriced, pressure-dispensed product that probably will taste better on the way out than it did on the way in.)
I'll give you that one. Usual excuse, best I could manage with whatever I could get hold of in the time available, and that. And if I can wish for it to be a representation of a decent beer, it's not much extra effort to wish for it to be in an oversized glass as well.
I am wondering why the BofH is so against the Bring your own Device.... as most (l)users never clean their harddisk he could find alot "beneficial" Information on those machines, along with creating some "intresting" opportunities for some of his beloved colleagues, maybe even opportunities they would not have the Courage to ask for themselves (like the sites with specil intrests, or by sending the wifes certain Messages....)
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