Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

Discussion in 'Business & Enterprise Computing' started by elvis, Jul 1, 2008.

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  1. TehCamel

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    Client determined they didn't wish to proceed with my NBN proposal (which was, in all liklihood, more cost effective in every way.)

    so being a kind soul, was specific about what they needed to do/tell their provider.
    namely:
    1. disconnect the un-used circuit, not the main circuit
    2 reuse the secondary circuit to put the new nbn on
    3. test it all out before cutting over
    4. dhcp scope exists and is managed by the server, subnet is this.
    5 port forwards are required, they are this.
    6. before cutting over, if there's a new IP address, we need to adjust DNS MX records first and add a secondary.

    So far, end result has been:

    1. At least they disconnected the corect circuit
    2. I assume they put the nbn connection on this circuit
    3. they did not.
    4. no, we'll put DHCP on your modem thanks very much. AND we'll use an entirely different subnet.
    5. Nah, not necessary. but we WILL enable UPNP
    6 no, we won't do this either, so you have no opportunity to adjust the SOA and TTL details before hand
    7. What do you mean, we shuldn't enable IPv6 by default, with no firewall? What do you mean, mail is being bounced across the world now because we're prioritising traffic over ipv6?


    I mean.. it'd be fine to turn ipv6 on, if it served much purpose, or if the pre-work was done.
    all the rest of it, just shaking my head.
     
  2. cvidler

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    Nowhere near there, thankfully. done my time there.

    Glad you specified.
     
  3. BoutS

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    Cheeks were added after 1 quick proof read.
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    Sounds like they've following the Lennart Poettering school of shitty logging formats.

    Yup, we get folks plugging them into UPS ports (you know, the ones that are red and say "computers only"? Yeah, those ones).

    Not to mention folks still can't figure out years later that blowing hot air at the air conditioning thermostat makes it want to blow more cold air. That one has to be explained every few months to the same people, it seems.

    A few sites listed here:
    http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/a-closer-look-at-yahoos-new-data-center/

    Nebraska, Quincy, New York,

    Also within that link, a tonne of stories about Yahoo's security screwups.
     
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  5. 7nothing

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    Your concerns regarding Microsoft's total lack of awareness to the world outside of USA will be addressed in the Fall Creators Update...

    OK... Maybe the one after that.
     
  6. Daemon

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    After spending years spending a few days a month in Canberra, I don't miss the mornings :) Worse as a travelling visitor, having to ensure the car is pointed towards the sun in the morning or carrying spare credit cards to clear the windscreen.

    It's terrible here in QLD, Brisbane hit 26c again today and was above 20c for most of the day. Dropped to a balmy 18c now that it's nearly 7, any colder and I'll have to put pants on! :p
     
  7. itsmydamnation

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    So here i am in 2017 @ 2200 hours rebuilding a production TMG array................... only to get a fucking sql express 2008 install error on the 2nd host........

    mother fucker!
     
  8. Dre_

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    Wasn't TMG discontinued like a decade ago?
     
  9. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

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    Since when has that ever mattered.
     
  10. NSanity

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    #russellprecinctinaction
     
  11. GumbyNoTalent

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    Too soon, I just hate that guy soooo much!

    Too much coding to do to move all my computers to Void Linux just now but is high on priority list. Just hate it when Stallman is right, that beardy weirdo was always the right level of paranoia for this modern world.

    Libreboot + Void Linux
     
  12. samus

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    Building built in 1862.

    Refurbished in 1978, with A/C mechanicals from that time.

    Not much I can do about that.
     
  13. Doc-of-FC

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    private ftw, easier to stay the fuck away from there.
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    Sums up my feelings well. I find Stallman a distasteful personality at the best of times (I've attended one of his lectures, and the guy has all the people skills of a spork). But sadly, he's right, and he predicted 99% of the bullshit that's going on today long before others did.

    More to the point, he put safeguards in place to protect us from said bullshit. Without him, the technology and software landscape would be a pretty bleak place today. Most of what makes software cool today is largely thanks to his more political output (more so than his code itself).

    I don't like him. But I respect the work he's done, and the good it brought the entire world.
     
  15. Cape_Horn

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    What do you mean 'The whole office agrees to that temp'
    The building manager decides, and everyone else has to lump it.

    (And then we complain when the temp gets screwed by randoms pointing heaters at the thermostat - 'it wasn't hot enough' - idiots.)
     
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    What you do is put thermostats everywhere that people can 'control', then let them set temperatures and proclaim that they have fixed it.

    ....Just don't hook those thermos up to anything :leet:
     
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    I'm in the same boat, I think he is very extreme in his opinions and he certainly won't be winning any people skills awards, but at the same time thank the noodly overlord that he's been able to exert some influence. Otherwise... I don't wanna think about it.
     
  18. Fred Nurk

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    This, to me, seems somewhat similar to the NBN with its VoIP phone service, leaving you to call your service provider for support when the broadband service has died...
     
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    all quiet on the western front.
     
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    we have a $850k plus budget for consultants but we cant put any more staff onto self manage services . . . how does that make sense
     

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