Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

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

  1. NSanity

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    genuinely never had a problem with EQL or SC when used where it should be.

    When you ask it to do something beyond its design, I'm surprised you have problems.
     
  2. Daemon

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    Yep, one thing I always do is get confirmation in writing when they say something is compatible or will suit a particular system. Dell AM's can be over promising at times and I've had them correct errors at their expense, they'll resist because they get in trouble but you just need to play the game with the overseas ones (really miss AU based AM's). Still get excellent pricing and they still sort issues, just takes double the touch points to do so.
     
  3. Gunna

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    They still have local AMs, we just got assigned one. No idea on what qualifies a business to have an AM as our spend hasn't been too great
     
  4. NSanity

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    Are you direct?
     
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    Yup and we have only bought a single laptop since we talked over PM
     
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  6. looktall

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    It's not so much that I mind all this traveling for work, but fuck me I'm sick of the early morning trips to the airport.

    This will be my 6th work trip this year.
     
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  7. Gunna

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    I live an 1hr 20 from the airport......the international dawn flights are my favourite /s
     
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    I live not far from the airport. The drive in is about 20-30 mins.
    So I've got that going for me.

    I went on a family holiday at the start of the month.
    The began with getting up at 3am and ended with getting up at 230am.

    Fucking horrible way to start and end a holiday.
    I only got back home 5 days ago and now I'm back at the airport again.

    The post holiday comedown: If it feels like you never went on holiday, did it actually happen?
     
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    I don't mind dongles. Dongles are good. Dongles can be moved. Pass the dongle through to the VM if you must.

    Your fancy smancy enterprise crapware with its license tied to a MAC address can go suck a dick.

    whomst'd've'ly'yaint'nt'ed'ies's'y'es
     
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    I pretty much refuse to do early morning trips, if you want me you can spring for a hotel the night before so I can actually be coherent. Obviously international flights isn't so easy.
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    I make my loathing of travel well known enough that, if I'm asked to travel, I know they've genuinely exhausted all other options. I'm appreciative of that.
     
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    Cloning/moving MACs is even easier than messing with dongles - which fuck with one of the fundamentals of virtualisation, if the host goes down your VM moves and then doesn't work cause the dongle is still attached to a dead bit of hardware.
     
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    Yeah, I've moved/cloned my fair share of MACs to make things work.

    In Linux you can do that with or without virtualisation. Seems most vendors don't know that.
     
  14. PabloEscobar

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    Get a Networked Dongle Server, then you have the flexibility to move Dongle licensed software between hosts.

    Most vendors know this, and don't care... I've even been told to do it by them in the past, with a link to a KB article on their site with screenshots for windows.
     
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  15. looktall

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    I was planning to do that for this flight but I wasn't able to get the flight yesterday due to other work commitments.
     
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    Always amusing when sales and support within the same company are at odds with each other. :)

    I remember decades ago being sent illegal keygens by support folks to work around sales being knobs.
     
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    I'm just putting it out there, dongle is still an amusing word.
     
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    Even better back when you bought a dongle for your Wang.

    Satisfying sentence is satisfying.
     
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    I smell a new industry being born.. Dongles as a Service / Managed Dongles
     
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    DaaS is already taken, so It will need to be DoAas, pronounced Do Ass
     
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