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Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

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

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    elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    You and I might. Managers can't figure that shit out.
     
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  2. caspian

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    you do, and I do. we're talking about management here.
     
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  3. ewok85

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    Nothing is more satisfying than arguing a key point in a project and being to point to the published meeting minutes sitting infront of every member in the meeting that some other party agreed to that exact thing, in exactly the right way, months ago.
     
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  4. kjparker

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    Anarchy
     
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    Imagine not quitting. Schools are a horrible place to work sometimes.
     
  6. kjparker

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    We use this one in house, and it has been brilliant. Bit of a learning curve to get things started, but it has saved the business almost an FTE of hours, freeing up people to work on more interesting / vlaue add tasks since we implemented it 2 years ago.
     
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    It's not like the managers give back the bonuses they received.
     
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    I think the hardest part of my job is working with people from all over the world and the crazy names they have for things. New one for this week was "biscuit jacks" and "userspace patching" - now they already had "user", "server" and "management", so I couldn't work out what userspace in the context of patching could mean...
     
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    Life would be soo much better if i could just patch out the users...
     
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    wtf is a 'biscuit jack'
     
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    Ever attend an all boys school? Oh wait.. I may be thinking of something else..
     
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    I thougth that as a 'soggy sao'
     
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  13. caspian

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    I had to google it too. NFI where that affectation came from.
     
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    "As we SaaS-ify our product" heard today in a meeting. I think I'm taking a sicky tomorrow to recover.
     
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    You misheard, we're sass-ifying our product - all error messages will now read things like "OOh girl, you didn't just press that button did you?" and "This error is almost as ugly as your haircut!"
     
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    I truly hope so. Maybe then people would read the messages before contacting me.
     
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    I'm assuming it is what we call a "rosette" outlet in Japan, or probably more properly a "surface mount box".
    Something like this - note that this particular series is a Japan only product, because this is completely standard in Japan. I buy tens of thousands of these things annually. Never done LAN outlets integrated into furniture, and wall outlets are only for behind TVs and the sort. No idea what the standards are in Australia...

    What is funny is I really only have experience in Japan, so while I know the products, construction methods and regulations locally (and the local names for them), I have no idea about overseas so it can be really baffling trying to work out foreign standards and apply them locally. Most of the time we just throw most of it out and just propose what is standard and permitted locally.
     
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    I work in a company that also does passives distribution and that is always referred to as a surface mount box here. If someone called it a biscuit jack I can guarantee there would be laughter.
     
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    Dealing with a very large MSP and holy shit their engineers. They just don't get how things work.

    They have an issue with VSS, they say it's a problem with *software* and we need to fix it. Their reasoning for why it's our software is because they've done wholly dissimilar tests and they worked fine. This ignores all the VSS issues shown in event viewer, what the errors state and an understanding of how VSS works but I digress. I have repeated myself ad nauseum, test the same operation on both platforms. They keep coming back with the different tests.

    Today though instead of changing their test software they decided to change their production software to match their test. Sure it'll work but that's very much not what I requested and you're impacting prod because of your own ineptitude.

    How on earth these people get a job is beyond me.
     
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    Because the MSP is too tight to pay for decent engineers so they are forced to hire anyone that will accept the subpar salary and hope they can learn on the job.
    if their sales guys are good, they will bring on new clients as quickly as they lose them.
     
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