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Consolidated Business & Enterprise Computing Rant Thread

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

  1. leck

    leck Member

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    software developer that does niche industry lob software just sent through an email after the last upgrade saying they need to be notified if the server is ever restarted so they can log in and re-enable the software. Definitely a well thought out feature....
     
  2. Foliage

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    I had someone call me up and ask for an IP address of server <HOSTNAME> which was on the network they had access to.

    "Have you ever heard of this utility called ping?"

    :tired:

    :(
     
  3. PabloEscobar

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    If you didn't your warranty is null and void.

    Also, because it's Oracle, you need to license every page of the instructions individually.
     
  4. Zzapped

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    I will be....as soon as I can schedule the outage, seriously this document is overkill.....heres an example from the installation proceedure on page 8

     
  5. PabloEscobar

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    Reminds me of the Hayes manuals for my old Ford Laser

    Engine Removal

    Step 1: Remove the Engine.


    Engine Installation

    Step 1: Installation is the reverse of the Removal procedure.
     
  6. Hive

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    "RAM install instructions not specific enough, balls caught in doughnut making machine"

    You are surely joking no? :lol:
     
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  7. PabloEscobar

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  8. GreenBeret

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    Cloud customer hires an IT consultant to do their DR, specific to their business needs. The IT consultant expert has just logged a request with us on their behalf: "Hi, we want to be able to plug a USB HDD into your server once a month to do some backups. Can you arrange access for that please?"

    "You do realise that we are a cloud infra provider spanning multiple DCs???"

    And they already have many ways provided by us to do backups with. Not to mention that their used storage capacity is a couple of orders of magnitude bigger than any USB HDD.

    I can't find an emoticon with sufficient WTF power for this....
     
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  9. Foliage

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    I believe this is appropriate! :lol:

    http://messybeast.com/dragonqueen/real-haynes.htm

     
  10. Punk

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    You better give him access, because consultant...
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    I seriously need to hear the conclusion to this story when it happens. :lol:
     
  12. DavidRa

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    $10 suggests that it'll be "Oh, then can you arrange for this consumer NAS to be plugged into your network each week".

    Fucking muppets, I hates them.

    Also screw Dell sideways with a rusty front end loader. It's 2016, how the hell do you screw up a web/ftp server so badly that you can't even download a 500MB file?
     
  13. Hive

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    There are no words for this crap, i look forward to

    "Entire DC infrastructure compromised due to floppy disk autorun crapware on a USB."

    Surely you can just tell them to shove it? The last thing you want is a USB toting MSP running around your rack.
     
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  14. NSanity

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    Man, I can't wait to get back to real it.
     
  15. GreenBeret

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    Nah of course we would never allow such stupidity, and the DC team will definitely tell them to fuck off, with plenty of regulations handy to back that up.

    One of my guys was on the phone with the customer explaining to them what they can already do, without the need for this expert consultant. They seem to understand a bit better now and will have an internal meeting to sort it out.

    The expert must be one of the VIPs' retarded nephew or something... Things you do for family... :lol:

    We had a somewhat similar request before from a customer who wants all of their staff to visit us and take a look at their infrastructure. They didn't quite get that they can't physically touch and hug what they bought from us... I ended up taking a photo of one of our rows of racks with lots of blinking lights, and telling them that their infra is somewhere among those pretty clouds of blinking lights. :tongue:
     
  16. Punk

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    Anyone else's NBN dropping out today?

    #SoGladNBNIsHere
     
  17. cvidler

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    stickers/shirts you need around the DC.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Rass

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    In our industry we opened a Perth office 12 months ago after identifying a 'lack of choice' of manufacturers.

    If nothing else, with their timezone it's at least given us an extra 2 hours of business hours support staff before bothering afterhours support :D
     
  20. GreyWolfe01

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    Don't get me started....
     

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