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Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

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

  1. chip

    chip Member

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    feeling #blessed that we've only had major stuff-ups 10.5% of the time with Telstra BDSL to NBN moves in rural & remote WA.
     
  2. bcann

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    Currently at 6+ months for one site and 4 times having to cancel and relodge request from scratch due to Telstra being unable to link our account to the job. It's a fucken joke.

    Still not connected.
     
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  3. tree86ers

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    How are you finding the quality of the calls? Seen some vids about it with some positive feedback about it.

    Had one site for a client still waiting after what must be 20 months now for a complete connection. Glad i am not on that one. Was painful enough dealing with the other connection cut overs.
     
  4. BoutS

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    Unsurprisingly farcical how bad they are at getting it even semi right, maybe it will start to change a bit when financial penalties kick in. Yet i somehow feel there will be ways to dodge that bullet from a nbn pov and rsp.

    Its like they playing a game of ping pong blame game, we mortals are just spectators.
     
  5. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

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    Of course in the eyes of the general public it will all be NBNs fault, making it easier for the government of the day to sell it to Telstra.

    And so the circle of life continues.
     
  6. EvilGenius

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    We requested an explanation this morning, came back just now:

     
  7. Perko

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    Knowing how bad most ISP/RSP mobs were prior to NBN, I gave them the benefit of the doubt for a long time, but seeing their GAGF attitude about Fixed Wireless contention/overloading first hand... They can GAGF.
     
  8. dave_dave_dave

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    My boss has finally discovered all the powershell scripts i have that i use to complete tasks in seconds instead of hours.

    Hes calling them power-scripts.

    I'm developing a twitch.
     
  9. PabloEscobar

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    and now he will demand that you make them available to everyone
    and then one of them will break, because it doesn't sanitize input properly (because they were for you to use, not for numptys) and someone entered *
    and now everything is deleted, and scripts are outlawed.
     
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  10. GreyWolfe01

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    Immediately move them to an obfuscated folder that only your user can view, let alone open.
     
  11. PabloEscobar

    PabloEscobar Member

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    Stop silo'ing information
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    My favourite thing in the whole world is people who mistakenly assume the value is the script itself, and not the ability to write a script.

    I've made a career out of combinations and permutations of bash/sed/awk/uniq/sort. I've been very open and honest about this. Only 6 people in my entire organisation understand it.
     
  13. tobes

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    Started the same day as the Apple App Store and arguably has brought about more change as well.
     
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  14. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

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  15. PabloEscobar

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    I think they both have Value.

    But if you want me to make a script I use, available to the masses, then I need you to allocate me time to polish it, because I know of at least 1 script, where if you don't feed it parameters in the right order, Very Bad Things happen
     
  16. dave_dave_dave

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    Luckily most of my scripts (the ones that don't run on schedule anyway) just scrape info into reports. You'd be surprised how many times i get asked about user folder permissions per month.
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    Why the fuck are we hiring them? Don't you know how stupid they are?
     
  18. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

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    writing powershell scripts is easy.

    first you just copy and paste some stuff from the internet and then when it doesn't work, you just post in pablo's powershell thread and the guys in there will make it work.
     
  19. GumbyNoTalent

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    elvis Old school old fool

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    My coworker likes to say: "You can't polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter".
     
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