* Posts by brian@themcgees.org.uk

2 posts • joined 27 Jan 2019

Reliable system was so reliable, no one noticed its licence had expired... until it was too late


I have an Archimedes if you need one. I think it still works.

Data hackers are like toilet ninjas. This is not a clean crime, you know


Sitting Down

This is very timely as we have just been having this same conversation in our office. Although it certainly doesn't reach the kind of crudiness described, it has been "mentioned in dispatches" recently. However, a number of years ago I was junior management (and programming, troubleshooting etc so not a PHB) working in an office in Northern Ireland which was having this kind of problem. I went in to the toilet one morning as normal and had to come straight out again. I went to my desk and immediately sent an email to all the male employees in the office (and the managers) which read "If you can't hit the toilet, sit down. This toilet is shared by clients and is a complete disgrace." I would like to say that it got cleaned up (or that I helped) but it was too long ago. I do remember that I got a number of good responses from management who had been thinking the same thing but couldn't bring themselves to do anything. It did improve for a while though.

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