Re: Waving it around wildly and then smacking the side of it
Who's been playing with Lesley's hooter?
38 posts • joined 9 Aug 2017
I have met one or two of the cowboy HVAC chaps. A flour mill control room that needed to be a 20C to measure dough water absorption accurately. Too much water or too little in the bakery dough meant either too much space in the plastic bread wrapper or a mess of crumbs and plastic as the machines try to stick big loaves in too small bags!
Control room had 2 or 3 500w meat based heat radiators, a 1 megawatt facitilty outside and sundry control PC's or PLC's installed. Said cowpoke couldn't work out why the temperature couldn't get below 25C with a 2.5KW unit. The 7.6KW unit that we replaced it with coped much better but the 'engineer' was unhappy that a 'civilian' had worked it out for him.
Nobody gives a toss until the excrement hits the air-conditioning. Then watch as HSE roll up and start charging for their time from arrival, before inviting people for a date at the court to try and prove that they are innocent. That's when management attitudes start to change.
<blockquote> I had a meeting with two HMRC VAT chaps on Tuesday and they weren't even sure if they would still have a job in case of No Deal (in two months!) as most of their work depends on intra-EU trading VAT processes.</blockquote>
They'll have a job, it will be checking containers or seizing contraband. Everyone in HMRC will be trained in this.
Bit of an embuggerance for those of us using Ubiquiti kit at work. They (Ubiquiti) have harnessed their wagon to the Chrome horse to administer networking on Cloud Key and online. Lots of lovely warnings that Firefox or Safari are lacking when trying to use them.
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