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Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

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

  1. ir0nhide

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    Probably saw the writing on the wall and wanted to get out before more crap hit the fan. The inevitable result of her 'I'm a new CxO and promised to save the company huge $$' and then taking the lazy approach by outsourcing responsibility overseas. Has anyone ever heard of companies saving money outsourcing to India long term? Haven't ever experienced it directly but have heard some horror stories from friends in the industry.
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    Clearly missed that deadline.
     
  3. GumbyNoTalent

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    You never forget your first ransom attack, just like...

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  4. wintermute000

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    I've seen both orgs up close and it ain't pretty. Also, fuck the pokies
     
  5. ewok85

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    Thought I'd be clever and buy a label printer to print unique tags for equipment going to clients and track it in our snipe-it setup.

    Who thought getting a label printer would be such a pain in the arse? Reading reviews it seems like there isn't much that works well, and everything is stupid expensive. I might just get a few thousand labels printed in bulk and just do that instead.
     
  6. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

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    Label printers used to be a great pain in my arse at my last place.
    I mean they were great printers.
    Citizen printers which worked really well until you had to interface them with our system.
    The problem ultimately was with our system but still, fucking painful.
     
  7. dakiller

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  8. Gunna

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    We use Zebra, Avery Dennnison and Honeywell.

    The Zebra 420 gk is a workhorse, we use it for dispatch in our warehouse so it gets used all day.
     
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    I just looked up how much we print.
    Last month - 225,000 labels over 8000 print jobs.
    January is a bit busier as well, 500,000 labels over 12,000 print jobs.
     
  10. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

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    A workhorse you say?

    I present to you the citizen CL-S700 in all its indestructible glory.

    [​IMG]

    Yes it was still working when this photo was taken.
     
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  11. Gunna

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    Look at the rust on that thing, where the hell are you using it? At the beach.....
     
  12. looktall

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    I don't remember the specifics but the citizen printers we used would measure in km not labels.
    That was more of a lifetime measurement for the printer though.

    Having said that it wasn't uncommon for a single print job to spit out 1500 labels with up to 20,000 labels per day.
    From just one one printer at one site.
    Most sites would have 5 or 6 printers but they wouldn't all be used to that level.

    That was in a laboratory that used no harsh chemicals (unlike some of the other labs) but the process they were using did produce gases that did this to metals.
     
  13. HobartTas

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    I don't think these printers have anything on the surgical mask making machines that were on the ABC news at 10pm on Monday, apparently they are about 40 years old and the federal government gave the company an order to increase production from 2M p.a. to 60M p.a. of these masks and there's no way the three machines can crank out that many and since there's no plans or documentation for them so they got the defense dept. to take one of them apart and 3D scan everything and then another company to obtain or if needs be 3D print the 6000 parts for each of new machines and also at the same time they are updating the electrics for modern safety standards. I guess these machines including the new ones will be going for another couple of decades at least.
     
  14. shredder

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    Fancy pants. Put your hands up if you've used an ammonia copier at your work career. :thumbup::thumbup: A printer that takes 5 minutes per sheet and makes you feel ill from the fumes, is surprisingly environmentally friendly. Because you'll never, ever use it unless you absolutely have to. :lol:

    Unfortunately a few times in the early 2000's I was directed "make us a few copies of this 30 sheet A1-size document, using... that thing over in the corner....". Good times!
     
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    Those are used for blueprints right? it's also known as a cyanotype if I remember correctly?

    closest I've ever gotten to something like that is sniffing the worksheets at primary school in the 80's.
     
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    Finally shutdown an old 2011SBS domain controller that was legacy before I got to this business. Now I'm finding all the little bits that were still pointing to it. Multifunctions centres for example had hard coded DNS to the old server, setup by the managed print company. Thankfully I do have admin control panel for them and can change the DNS. Doing this remotely from home as well, which is great.
     
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    Thats why people that hardcode IP's, need a kick in the damn head. Just reserve it in dhcp and be done with it. That goes the same with PC's being hardcoded. DHCP + Reservation = Win.
     
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    I do more AV work recently and lots of that equipment is networked - controllers, audio processors, cameras, microphones, codecs, etc. I take a very normal IT approach - try to VLAN/subnet for management where possible, everything has a logical hostname, DHCP and DNS are used for device to device connectivity.

    You wouldn't believe just how incredibly poor most new networked AV installations are, and it's hard to blame them. Most of the vendors don't have experienced IT/NW staff who know what to do, and it ends up being this mess of dozens of 8-port unmanaged "smart" switches that barely works and falls apart when something eventually goes wrong. Everything is static IPs, and sometimes overlapping IP addressing...
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    Yeah I would.
     
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  20. wintermute000

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    Behold the wonders of AV vendors who create a separate local SSID for each fucking conference room all blasting max power on the same fucking channel..... (on TOP of the normal wireless, OFC didn't even talk to the networking people)

    It goes (on the hierarchy of fucked up network shit and I can't believe your 50k device uses the cheapest worst networking kit programmed by the worst back alley intern which is never updated)

    3.) AV Vendors
    2.) Industrial vendors
    1.) Medical vendors (bonus points because you can't touch any settings unless their 5k a day specialist does the needful, setting IP addressing is very advanced)

    I've seen 1.) cause things like... stretched wireless host VLANs between hospitals and nothing can ever be done because very expensive shit is statically addressed (yes wireless static address) and other goodness like not supporting any radio standards that became common past 2010

    Your standard corp fitout is a joyous wonderland compared to factories and hospitals, heck even schools are better, at least most of the shit is normal shit with normal settings and options. You literally couldn't pay me enough to do hospital IT unless it came with a big sledgehammer get the fuck out of my way mandate (I won't even get into hospital IT bureaucracy/mediocrity, they're paralysed by fear/indecision/cruft in a vicious cycle, add total vendor captivity). The 2 worst spaghetti network messes / project scope explosions I've ever seen were both hospitals (and both very rich hospitals to boot, the irony)
     
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