* Posts by techdead

17 posts • joined 6 Jun 2017

Sysadmin’s worst client was … his mother! Until his sister called for help

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Devil

Oh massive PITA, Braille printers, sent from Hades and noisy as hell, had to put ours in cupboard so it didn't wake up floor of 250 staff

User fired IT support company for a 'typo' that was actually a real word

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Re: One of my spall chuckers ...

nah, it's Malaria

BOFH: We want you to know you have our full support

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Happy

Re: Brilliant

man I haven't seen that in years..... fabulous

I thought there'd be more Instagram: ICT apprenticeships down 20% in five years

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Re: Millenial job interview

ha! how I larfed, it ain't that far off the truth

Beyond code PEBCAK lies KMACYOYO, PENCIL and PAFO

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WTF?

Re: A couple from the medical profession

loving these, esp 'Pumpkin', 'UBI/UDI' and 'LOBNH' but TBP and WAW the best for corporate dildoes at law firms

'Twas the night before Y2K and a grinch stole the IT department's overtime payout

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Re: We don't help ourselves much.

I feel your pain, we were expected to find out everything for ourselves, training was non-existent - my boss said you should read about new products and how to support them in our lunch hour.... and if I ever hear 'Agile' again in my life, I'll stick that Surface laptop down their damn throats - bitter, moi?

Microsoft Surface Book 2: Electric Boogaloo. Bigger, badder, better

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Facepalm

Re: Eh?

Target is corporate twonks who think they need one of these and lean on IT (upright as a melting Mars bar) management to supply them, support them and wonder why they need a crane to get it out of the office.....

First iPhone X fondlers struggle to admit that Face ID sort of sucks

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Facepalm

what is a *yatch* and can i buy one from Apple?

Boss put chocolate cake on aircon controller, to stop people using it

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Winter tyres...

we had a Russian office where the partners stored their winter tyres for their Zils or whatever tank was popular at the time, in the comms room...

NHS could have 'fended off' WannaCry by taking 'simple steps' – report

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Re: Easy to mitigate

easy to say, much more difficult to implement in a huge organisation like the NHS, with public money, lack of resource, i.e. IT slaves to do the donkey work, get down time scheduled, manage staff, pay overtime etc., etc. - hard enough in the private sector ("can you do this overnight instead of at the weekend? we don't want to pay your team overtime but they can go without sleep instead"), never mind in a huge public entity

Attention adults working in the real world: Do not upgrade to iOS 11 if you use Outlook, Exchange

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Re: Well the Outlook app is a decent enough sticking plaster

Ugh, AirWatch, what a pile of pooh...

NYPD head of IT doubles down on Windows smartphone idiocy

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Re: then finest what?

how did she get the job in the first place? oh... wait...

User thanked IT department for fast new server, but it had never left its box

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Re: Like to play swap out

Perception is everything sadly, you can fool some of the people, some of the time...

Microsoft's Surface Pro 2017, unhinged: Luxury fondleslab that's good...

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Re: and a proper laptop....

Guess that's why Apple didn't bother with this combo...

Four techies flummoxed for hours by flickering 'E' on monitor

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Re: "by the size of his Micro Channel Adapter"

...or lifting floor panels edged with what felt like razorblades

How to avoid getting hoodwinked by a DevOps hustler

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Re: What's DevOps?

the best post I've seen on DevilOps, I wish I'd thought of it, every word never truer

Consultancy titan EY to shift jobs to Indian outsourcer TCS

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EY troll around advising other companies to outsource/offshore, so they have to eat their own dogfood, hope it chokes them

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