Discussion in 'Business & Enterprise Computing' started by elvis, Jul 1, 2008.
When do we see elvis in this hah
Like a cane toad in a condom.
*sideshow bob shudder*
Known Windows 10 1903 issues:
Dafaq? really? You still cannot get this shit right MS?
How's this for a Help Desk request, we've just re-branded with logo, web page and premises move, so now I have to find out exactly what they want but the person who lodged the request went on leave COB the day they logged it, for three weeks.
Subject: Getting brand colours loaded into Microsoft programmes
Attached is the style guide which details the codes for our brand colours on page 15.
Please can you find a way to get our colour palette into the Microsoft programmes.
Thanks in advance.
Easy, ask a question and state you wont progress ticket until you get an awnser, CC in appropriate managers.
One of the Windows 10 updates purged my 500GB redirected photo directory. That was fun.
Hows this for a excellent project:
needed some middleware/glue to talk to a few different apps and pull/push some data. ok so crayon eater who is NOT a coder but has a marketing background suggests to get dell boomi because it is "Codeless" and can connect things together, its so simple a monkey can do it. So we are nearly having to pay for year 2 subscription fee because said person still can't get shit to work. I get involved and ask a simple question to the people involved and calculate how much time per year it would save to automate this project versus how much time is spent doing it manually. given our turnover rate (project is mostly pulling/pushing data between some HR/payroll/LOB App) is 7% per year, that amounts to approx 150 minutes PER YEAR of time spent doing this "Manually". Project has cost so far excluding peoples wages $95K, so total cost to save 150 minutes per year is $633.33 per minute.
Hows that for value for money!!
Once you put peoples wages into it, that figure balloons to $1700/minute cost to save per minute!! This doesn't even include all the time wasted in pointless meetings and the salary cost of those pointless meetings, this is just direct salary of 1 person "Working" on this.
Focused inbox is great. I love seeing an email from barbara that has not a fucking thing to do with me from 6 weeks back sitting at the top of my inbox.
Tesltra Billing - Fuck you
Tell the asshat who doesn't want to do this manually to outsource it to Phillipines for about $250USD a year.
Chuck in complaints, account executives, plan pricing and pretty much anything that isn't actual coverage and speed to that statement too
Agg Friday funny shitpost delivered
3rd attempt to get our adsl changed over to NBN for this site. Tech shows up, same DPU 200m up the street is still assigned. I had a rant at the tech asking wtf I'm even here again if they're just going to do the same shit over and over. He comes back 30mins later, they couldn't assign us a DPU from the pit right in front of the building because.. they were already assigned to this building, so the DPUs were 'full'. This is a single tenant building, it's just us. He's somehow managed to get them to reassign it on the fly without the mandatory 2 weeks to raise a new order to one of these 'full' DPU's that unsurprisingly doesn't have an order against it, and we're finally getting the connection done.
Please post back, informing us of your new installation date, as I think we all know that you're not.
caspian might be able to shed some light for you on the internal processes.
Ok so despite all odds it did actually happen. The story changed though, I thought it was good already but it turns out NBNco think this rather large business building is in fact a house that would only ever need one connection. All the the ports for the two DPUs out front are assigned to units next door, which according to nbnco are the same address. And if you're thinking that story makes no sense, welcome to my world.
We do now have an actual connection though. It's um.. not exactly what I would call up to standard though.
Because of everything that was going on I wasn't convinced we'd actually get anything done, so when he slapped a couple of loose cables into the mdf and put a socket on the end I thought it was just testing. In the middle of a call to someone else he announces he's done and leaves. Then I realised, nope.. that's what he considered 'finished'. Just in case you can't make it out, theres two copper cables punched into the MDF with a socket on the end and the fttc modem sat on a bench. All right beside a full height rack with all our other comms gear patched nice and neatly back to it.
I mean.. if it had been done today and done properly I'd probably have died of shock so this is a good thing.. right?
as with any other premises with an MDF, the Telecommunications Act specifies the carrier demarcation point is the building side of the MDF. so once the tech has run the jumper from the street to the building site, he's done - connectivity to any internal wiring or comms gear is the responsibility of the end user. he's obviously jus whacked a bit of jumper wire and a socket on there so the NCD can be synced up so he can book the job off.
Maybe so, but in every job we've had so far the tech has patched it through to the patch panel. In any other situation I'd flag this as the most 'not my job' action I'd seen, but old mate actually managed to get the impossible done by having them reassign the port in a single phone call, vs the 2 weeks to raise a new order it's taken every other time, so I'll give him a pass. That and I was able to repatch it myself in all of 2 mins so really just funny.