Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

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

  1. GumbyNoTalent

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    "The current issue exists because of the decisions you made prior about needing justification to apply a vendor patch, in this case Microsoft, any malice caused by not patching will be because of your management decisions, best cover your asses now!" would be my reply. ;)
     
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    Spot on, I had to get out of delivery because it became awfully tempting to go full rant.
     
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    Bitbucket to the rescue?
     
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    Github is not Git, Gitlab is a viable option or self host and front end it with gitea.
     
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    the option I've been using for a couple years now.
     
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    If your GitHub isn’t in us-east-1, you don’t have GitHub, you’ve just got sparkling version control.
     
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    Todays rant brought to you by logging showing errors in the wrong place.
    Had an issue that thanks to logging appeared to be network related (and it sort of was) but what was missing what the reason the network tunnel kept getting dropped. It wasn't in the networking logs, nope. It was only in a random log that is meant to show basic "success/failure" events for network tests. Turns out the end user insisting on their clients being [businessname]-[location]_[role][number] was exceeding 63 chars on the SSL cert throwing a hissy fit.

    Granted I should have noticed the long name would be a problem but it's annoying how I found it.
     
  11. GumbyNoTalent

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    https://google.github.io/security-research/pocs/linux/cve-2021-22555/writeup.html
    CVE-2021-22555 is a 15 years old heap out-of-bounds write vulnerability in Linux Netfilter that is powerful enough to bypass all modern security mitigations and achieve kernel code execution. It was used to break the kubernetes pod isolation of the kCTF cluster and won 10000$ for charity (where Google will match and double the donation to 20000$).

    Well Andy I for one would hate to play you at any strategy based game you sideways thinking bastard, PWNED Kubernetes / Linux with 15 year old bug.

    2021-04-06 - Vulnerability reported to security@kernel.org.
    2021-04-13 - Patch merged upstream.
    2021-07-07 - Public disclosure.
     
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  12. QuakeDude

    QuakeDude ooooh weeee ooooh

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    Anyone else going through a hiring nightmare right now?

    We've had a bit of a "cleansing" in the IT department.. two people left, and we took the opportunity to let someone go that wasn't cutting it. I've backfilled with contractors, but trying to hire people.. holy shit it's a nightmare. I'm currently advertising for a level 3 role, a desktop support role and two helpdesk roles. Everyone that's applied seems to fall into two categories :
    1. I've done a course overseas and I've put it on my resume as "I have experience with this product" but I don't currently use it, and by the way I don't have current residency in the country
    2. I'm here and can do the job but I'm expecting at least 20-30k more than market value because I know you can't find people right now
    We've gone through Seek and haven't found any good candidates. One of the agencies provides some people who were so far off the mark that I'm seriously questioning the value of their services right now. The one guy I did hire for the desktop admin role (and who we were paying market rate for) got poached 3 weeks in by a headhunter offering him 30k more.

    Just...Ugh.
     
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    If it can't be bought at that value, it isn't market value. The last paragraph in your post nails that point too, time to increase your hiring budget!
     
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    Are you sure it's market value if potential employees are asking more and others getting poached by people offering more?

    30k is a big jump from an offer.
     
  15. Luke212

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    for programmers 120k is bottom barrel these days. 120-150k minimum or wasting time on them. its like the bloody housing market. if you are not making this much you need to change employers. raises will never compete with new employer offers in this market.

    they said programming was becoming a commodity. well doesnt feel that way.
     
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  16. QuakeDude

    QuakeDude ooooh weeee ooooh

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    I know! I'm only going off one of the agencies 2021 salary guides when I say we were paying them market rate, but from the conversations I've had with a few agencies about the situation right now, the lack of overseas workforce has raised the demand for IT workers, and as a result salaries for some of the more in demand roles (like service desk staff) has gone through the roof.
     
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    Unemployment is sub 5%. (I think 4.2%?)

    Incoming Wage Growth. #whoknew. Just catching up for the last 20 years.

    Want to blame someone? Try the Federal Governments lack of a cohesive and executable Vaccination strategy. Ready to ride the wave of crazy new hire salaries, followed by post-vaccination/fortressAustralia Redundancy-a-thon whilst we shed dead weight.

    Singapore has already sorted this shit out - we have no excuse.
     
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  18. tensop

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    lol this is australia, the dead weight will just be shifted up in to sales roles :)
     
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    Its ok, they only service shitty commercial customers anyway :D

    Anyone good gets lifted to Enterprise :)
     
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  20. millsy

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    Yeah labour market is a pain, salaries shift based on demand and supply like anything else.
    My last role we were trying to hire and the business wouldn't pay enough to meet the market, so we just stalled out on staffing and shit got worse, then I left. Later on they upped salaries like 30-40%, and were still under market rate! :lol:
     

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