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Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

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

  1. wintermute000

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    you try fixing edumucation shadow IT where every school has their own AD infra and backyard DMZ cobbled together by Tim the local sparkie/IT dude. You can't even start at having a baseline IdP, I'm watching a project now wrestle with this fundamental problem

    Add gubbermint competence and its a giant pineapple waiting to be shoved up someone's arse

    Have you seen the budgets they have to try to operate off. And then they have to protect the little darlings, except with a $ per headcount a fraction of the corporates, inserting (deliberate pineapple allusion) into a patchwork shadow IT disaster zone with completely fucking untrustworthy endpoints everywhere with non-standardised gear everywhere.
     
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  2. Scarpetta

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    Welcome to elvis in isolation :o:Paranoid:
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    Pffft isolation my butt. I've been ranting about this stuff since post 1.

    Enough screaming, and anything gets fixed. Join in on my screaming.

    Warning: you won't be popular at the beginning. But you'll make it better in the end.
     
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  4. Scarpetta

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    And it took you this long to get rolling...
     
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  5. wintermute000

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    I can't, I'm a PS whore, and you don't get paid by telling the client they're a pack of fucking jackasses.
     
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    elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    I do.

    "Diplomacy is the ability to tell a person to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip".
     
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    You have to chose your words carefully.

    I do it all the time.

    Do it right, and you get to keep coming back (often telling them the same thing again and again, because they don't listen - they value your input enough to pay for it, but not action it).
     
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    elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    ^ Seen this. is super great.
     
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  10. GumbyNoTalent

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    The best way to get your way in IT is to make whatever you do a cost benefit for the board, and a workflow improvement for the workers.

    For decades the best results I have made, have come from either myself, project lead, dev or sysadmin to actually work as in "walk in their shoes" sit next to and do the job for a min 3 days to appreciate the issues workers might have. This is generic to say accounts/office worker or warehouse person, not specific mouth breathers who fail no matter what as an excuse to be sub par. You know eat your own dog poo food. Empathize.
     
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    See I couldn't do this when I was younger. Certainly pre-30. Stress and emotion took my rants-to-management way way over the top. Not that it's all about age; that was just part of my reality.
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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  13. millsy

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    Not sure if a jab at the client by sending a non existent link or a rare error in posting
     
  14. EvilGenius

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    Yeah I was wondering..
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    No, just a combination of the fucked way phones now copy links full of spammy crap and me posting before coffee. Fixed now.
     
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    how stupid are apple? for months, a year (?) whenever i download a free app, it asks for fingerprint then says 'processing payment'. rofl. people would be so confused by that. i guess noone important at apple uses the app store. or noone gives a shit about user experience (anymore?)
     
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    was a screenshot of an smbrelay attack in a zoom fat client gaining creds via ntlm or something along those lines? i got a very quick glance before it was gone. anyone have a screenshot?
     

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