Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

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

  1. samus

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    elvis, I'm sorry mate. I've literally had the same thing happen over the last 2 months, and I'm done. My attitude is right now, it's OK not to involve IT, if you dont have IT staff.

    There is a really interesting role open for a museum here in Sydney, so I'm applying for that.
     
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    elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Someone flipped the XBox360 while it was on and it scratched the disc.
     
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    elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    I've offered my time as a volunteer to an Australian online digital museum that has similar goals to what archive.org does with software. Can't wait for that to get going.
     
  4. shredder

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    You need a change of lifestyle / environment, not just a change of job. In my external opinion.

    I don't see that living and working in a big city is going to have a great deal of variation. The old One-Stone quote "insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different yada yada".

    I watch that Ben Fogle dude's TV show where he shows people changing to new simpler lives (and perhaps more frugal - or perhaps much richer - depending how you judge such things) and finally escaping the grind that's been killing them.

    Even for us living in a small provincial city it's so much better. The 24/7 frantic-ness isn't there. And if you're smart enough, you find a way to make money work.
     
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  5. shredder

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    Or can you not move up the ladder and be a fancy consultant type charging companies trillions per hour for your expertise?

    Seems like you've got the skills. And seems a shame for that to be stuck in middling roles for somebody else's lame org.
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    I agree, however that has to wait at least until children have finished their K-12. And my wife doesn't like the idea of changing cities either.
     
  7. Gunna

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    So consult\technically advise and set your own hours\stress levels. You get all the benefit of driving the project while not having to deal with the fall out from it's day to day maintenance.
     
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    Well I hope there is a happy compromise in there somewhere. Changes in work style or environment, within the boundaries of the family's needs.
     
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    Meaning no offence as i've worked with beancounters in a number of jobs and quite like them, but isn't she a beancounter, that could literally work on a beach in Hawaii with a laptop + 4G Card?
     
  10. NSanity

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    something has to give tho - your 9 to 5 seems like you'd be better off managing clustered excel spreadsheets with myob.
     
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    Don'y you dare say them 2 fucking names in my vicinity....
     
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  12. Gunna

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    on a token ring network that also has a 2003 exchange server
     
  13. bcann

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    Pfft you youngings, its got to be exchange 5.5 NO SP....

    Because ... Relay Life is life
     
  14. Gunna

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    Now lets not get too nasty here.
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    Nah, she's a lot more than that, and with an established local business.

    My long term plan is to actually work for her through her business. The variable work should hopefully bring me much more satisfaction.
     
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    MAKE a decision, formulate a plan, ACT on that plan.

    And if you have run out of FUCKS, become a windows admin.
     
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    thats dumb
     
  18. Gunna

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    Wanting your kids to finish at a school they are comfortable with is dumb?

    :Paranoid::Paranoid:
     
  19. tensop

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    no, letting your kids finish school :p

    everyone will be automated out of a job in 20 years time anway ;)
     
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    Out of context comments are great.

    Moar reasons why you should join the discord group.
     
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