MY LIFE IS RUINED!!!!!!!!!
And it's all TSB's fault!!!!!!!!!!!
There ya go, I don't even bank with them since I don't live in Ol' Blighty but still my life is ruined. :P
34 posts • joined 16 Oct 2009
What is this "vacation" of which you speak? You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.
For a small business Office 365 is more cost effective than running exchange. If you get more than about 25-30 users it becomes less so over time. Problem is convincing people to spend the dosh to do internal servers in a CAS array for a small business is not going to happen most of the time.
I seem to vaguely recall doing the same thing in Windows 3.1 or having a tool to do so. I'd have to go digging in the pit of despair to be sure but my vague memory may be wrong. I don't generally expect to open multiple programs at the same time unless I'm programming and I try to do that as little as possible.
"WHAT THIS COMPANY OFFERS YOU:
Competitive hourly wage and optional consultant benefits during contract period. Commensurate salary and benefits will be provided after the contract period."
From a contractor after I told them what I want to change jobs. I like where I'm at so it'd take a lot to encourage me to move.
I went to one interview and the HR drone I met was super nice..............in the "I have to be nice because I am told to." Talked to the IT people and the strain from not saying anything negative was visible..................
Sometimes happy is too fake to be happy though.
I've had multiple contracting companies call for an F5 admin that must know F5 inside and out and be ready go go running. The same company is looking but since F5 must be all they know (and I don't mention F5 since I've only given it a cursory glance in my CV/Resume.) Could I learn it in a couple days? Sure. I mean I've had to master SCCM in 2 days. That's not good enough though. Same with Crisco....I mean Cisco certs. I know enough Cisco CLI to get myself into trouble and could learn the rest if needed easily. Only piece of paper I have is my college degree and 15 years of experience as an admin.
On the flip side are the tier 1 helpdesk positions that keep calling. Sorry mate, not what I'm looking for thanks.
Well some academics are decent, the education department was always polite and thankful for help. The comp sci department on the other hand thought they knew better about everything.........
Job after the uni I spent four years being the entire IT department for a small company which ended after I took a week's vacation to pack my grandfather's house up. During that time they had deleted one of the two admin accounts in quickbooks which broke the backup which was on the user's PC (not my choice.) The VP who I'd had issues with previously including threats to fire me DEMANDED the IT staff get a backup going. I had no email or internet for a week ($diety I miss Colorado.) I get back Monday morning and see all of the emails and write up instructions for the one person left who had admin access since she only showed up about twice a week and backed up the file manually.
VP walks in and immediately starts screaming at me and decided he felt he needed to swing at me because it was my fault the backup broke even though I'd been gone a week and had no admin access to quickbooks. Fortunately one of the other managers was there and pulled him away from me. Two days later I got a significant pay raise right before I put my two weeks in.
I should have probably filed an assault charge against him but was so glad I was out of there that didn't bother.
Sadly in Newt's case he got the fallout from someone else not doing their job. I don't take him as being overly snarky and it was enough with that professor to get him to realize he was being an arsehole, deserved or not. The user's frustration is completely understandable but sometimes you get users who blow up at the smallest things and can't verbalize what their issue is. In this case the IT department manager should have done his job rather than leave it lay around.
But you heathen that is totally against the IoT mantra and therefore you must say five "Hail Terminator"'s. Sensors are for people who live in the 90's and not a modern individual which has everything connected to the interwebs!!!!!!!!
<insults were half price, don't complain> :P
I got bored and reloaded my desktop back in the blaster days. Decided to see how long it would take it to get infected (since at that point I knew how to remove it manually) and it took approximately 23 seconds on a 56k dial up connection. I was impressed and at the time amused. Took 5 minutes to clean but still. :)
This reminds me of a commercial I saw Sunday on my once a month TV watching time. (I hate TV in general so nuf said.)
"Wells Fargo is making changes to make things right" (Damn we got caught, hey Vinney we need another avenue)
"Fully refunding those impacted." (If we don't pretend to do something we'll get a fine and lose our bonus.)
"Proactive account notifications." (So if we tell the truth now we can lie later, good plan Vinney)
"Eliminate product sales goals." (Need to find a new excuse to fire employees.)
"We're renewing our commitment to you." (We are too big to fail so we'll make the little ones feel safe from all this happy talk.)
Fortran? Cobol? I took Fortran in college and it was actually a fun language to learn. Also covered ADA a little bit and I'm sure there is ADA still running around the goobernment complex as well. I'm not a programmer though and while I can write simple tools to make my life easier I would not want to program. Most fun I had was assembly though.
Last job I fought for 4 years to upgrade hardware. Just before I left they interviewed and hired a "network administrator to help me" even though all the developers and management was included in this process I was not. I left a few days later. So this "network admin" comes in, builds a new DC and doesn't wait for it to replicate before killing (not demoting, killing.)
You can imagine what happens next.
manager: "Hey guys, budget meeting is coming up. I need something to convince congress we need more money."
Scientist: "Hey manager, we found something."
Manager: "What did you find?"
Scientist: "More dirt, lets make a press conference."
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