* Posts by Hugh_Johnson

6 posts • joined 6 Aug 2016

The internet – not as great as we all thought it was going to be, eh?


one thing to make it better

Kill Twitter.

Apple Store in Pennsylvania hit with discrimination complaint


Ever been to 'Philly?


Naughty sysadmins use dark magic to fix PCs for clueless users


...snuck in over the network.

I support about a dozen users who work with some stupid CRM app that keeps it's server address in a .cfg file in the install directory.

The server is "in the cloud", and our DNS is a fucking joke. So...if the DNS fails or the ip changes, I have a dozen people all over the country calling me in a panic because they can't work.

I figured out the issue and wrote a quicky script (actually a deploy job in LanSweeper) to copy out a new .cfg file with the correct settings.

It's kinda fun to just respond with "Try it now." and it works.

The user always says something like "My goodness you are magic."

UK NHS 850k Reply-all email fail: State health service blames Accenture


Re: The usual suspects

...and that's why I created a rule which moves any mail that I am not on the "To:" line into a folder called CC_Jungle.

Saves me hours.

User couldn't open documents or turn on PC, still asked for reference as IT expert


cntrl-c and cntrl-p, also, mouse has 2 buttons

I once had the joy of teaching a very senior "consultant" how to copy and paste, as well as explain why there are 2 buttons on her mouse.

Me: "Highlight the text you want to copy and right click, then choose 'copy'"

VS"C": "Right click?"

Me:"Yes, the other button on your mouse."

VS"C":"oh, that is what that is for!"

The developer died 14 years ago, here's a print out of his source code

IT Angle

Re: er....

I stick around for the hot chicks, good drugs, and cool t-shirts.

oh, wait, that was my "other career" in rock-n-roll

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