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Varkk
Apr 17, 2004




rolleyes posted:

I'm glad I'm not the only one who had a "bwuuuh?" reaction when confronted with the Bra for Windows.

I had to double check the date to make sure it wasn't the start of April, or is this some new tradition someone is trying to start of playing practical jokes over Thanksgiving weekend or something?

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Rhymenoserous
May 23, 2008


rolleyes posted:

I'm glad I'm not the only one who had a "bwuuuh?" reaction when confronted with the Bra for Windows.

If the domain controller goes down no one can unlock the bra.

Lum
Aug 13, 2003



Rhymenoserous posted:

If the domain controller goes down no one can unlock the bra.

Now if Microsoft started getting into that sort of industry, that would be truly terrifying.

Paladine_PSoT
Jan 2, 2010

If you have a problem Yo, I'll solve it



It DOES nicely compliment the competing undergarment...


wait for it...

Google rear end.

Rhymenoserous
May 23, 2008


Airwatch MDM just changed their interface entirely and now I can't find anything

I'm in the middle of a deployment here!

Powdered Toast Man
Jan 25, 2005

TOAST-A-RIFIC!!!

First day at $newjob was good. I was given two brand new desktops, both with Core i5-3570K processors and 8 gigs of RAM...both with 27" 1080 monitors...one is for the limited Windows stuff we do, the other I could put whatever I wanted on. Yep, I'm liking this.

Demonachizer
Aug 7, 2004


Powdered Toast Man posted:

First day at $newjob was good. I was given two brand new desktops, both with Core i5-3570K processors and 8 gigs of RAM...both with 27" 1080 monitors...one is for the limited Windows stuff we do, the other I could put whatever I wanted on. Yep, I'm liking this.



Windows ME.

ratbert90
Feb 12, 2009
JUST FUCKING STOP, JESUS H. CHRIST


Powdered Toast Man posted:

First day at $newjob was good. I was given two brand new desktops, both with Core i5-3570K processors and 8 gigs of RAM...both with 27" 1080 monitors...one is for the limited Windows stuff we do, the other I could put whatever I wanted on. Yep, I'm liking this.



Are they hiring? I am desperately looking for another job and am willing to move.

Congrats though! It seems awesome!

Ynglaur
Oct 9, 2013



Powdered Toast Man posted:

First day at $newjob was good okay. I was given two brand new desktops, both with Core i5-3570K processors instead of nicer i7's, and 8 gigs of RAM...both with 27" 1080 monitors, which weren't even IPS...one is for the limited Windows stuff we do, the other I could put whatever I wanted on so long as it fit on the 5GB hard drive. Yep, I'm liking this.



In the interest of keeping this thread on topic, I fixed your post.

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007

Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952

Rhymenoserous posted:

Airwatch MDM just changed their interface entirely and now I can't find anything

I'm in the middle of a deployment here!

Why the gently caress did you upgrade in the middle of a deployment ? That literally affected production. YOUR production.


In other news, SAP Business By Design forces me to do double-entry purchasing. This changes my process from minutes at my old job to weeks at the new one. Not counting shipping of course.

Pyroclastic
Jan 4, 2010

It's not science if someone doesn't get hurt.

Helushune posted:

This. A thousand times, this. We have student workers who don't always follow directions or have their own weird interpretation of what they were told but gently caress me, nothing is consistently labeled here. Nothing on the patch panels or wall jacks are labeled and all the computers are some horrible mix of Lab1, Lab01, Lab01-Swap, Lab001-New-Replacement, etc, etc. It drives me up the wall.

I swear a third of the patch panels in my buildings (elementary schools) are labeled with staff names or job functions.
Most of those staff no longer work there or work in the same place. And I'd kill for a single year where room assignments weren't shuffled. "Oh, no, Kinder-1 isn't the drop in Kindergarten. It was the Resource Room last year, and now it's LAP. Kindergarten's drop is labeled Nancy, though she retired three years ago and Jenny's teaching the class. And ignore K2-K4; we think those got cut and their replacements are just hanging right here since there's no room in the panel."
And nothing is labeled on the room end. If we're lucky there's an 'X' or a dot to indicate which is the analog phone jack (or it follows our convention: bottom right).

I was recently reminded of something else I hate: tape. Staff members who decide to do their own 'cable management' with scotch, masking, or duct tape. I don't think I've seen tape not leave a horrible residue after a few years of sitting. Even if the masking tape is so old it's disintegrating, the adhesive is tenacious. Luckily hand sanitizer is everywhere in schools now and it does a reasonable job at getting that poo poo off your hands.

Humphreys
Jan 26, 2013

We conceived a way to use my mother as a porn mule


Pyroclastic posted:

I was recently reminded of something else I hate: tape. Staff members who decide to do their own 'cable management' with scotch, masking, or duct tape. I don't think I've seen tape not leave a horrible residue after a few years of sitting. Even if the masking tape is so old it's disintegrating, the adhesive is tenacious. Luckily hand sanitizer is everywhere in schools now and it does a reasonable job at getting that poo poo off your hands.

I don't know where you are but there was a good citrus based cleaner I used to use that works wonders on tape adhesives. I'm thinking "orangeX" but can't bring find anything on google for it.

EDIT: Fixed for grammar etc.

Humphreys fucked around with this message at Dec 5, 2013 around 12:34

mewse
May 2, 2006



Humphreys posted:

I don't know where you are but there was a good citrus based cleaner I used to use that works wonders on tape adhesives. I'm thinking "orangeX" but can't bring find anything on google for it.

EDIT: Fixed for grammar etc.

Goo gone

Powdered Toast Man
Jan 25, 2005

TOAST-A-RIFIC!!!

As it happens, I do in fact have one thing to bitch about. We have a bank of batteries that we "float" on in case of power failure. This means that we also have a bank of 48VDC inverters. Those inverters happen to be right on the other side of the wall from my cube, so I have this lovely, constant 60hz buzz. I asked one of my coworkers how long it takes to get used to it. He laughed.

I'm trying to come up with a creative way to block the noise...

Rhymenoserous
May 23, 2008


mllaneza posted:

Why the gently caress did you upgrade in the middle of a deployment ? That literally affected production. YOUR production.


In other news, SAP Business By Design forces me to do double-entry purchasing. This changes my process from minutes at my old job to weeks at the new one. Not counting shipping of course.

We didn't. Cloud environment.

Sweevo
Nov 8, 2007



Pyroclastic posted:

I was recently reminded of something else I hate: tape. Staff members who decide to do their own 'cable management' with scotch, masking, or duct tape. I don't think I've seen tape not leave a horrible residue after a few years of sitting. Even if the masking tape is so old it's disintegrating, the adhesive is tenacious. Luckily hand sanitizer is everywhere in schools now and it does a reasonable job at getting that poo poo off your hands.

White spirit is great for removing glue and tape residue from most things.

SEKCobra
Feb 28, 2011


I think I am starting to get depressed because of all the resignation of my boss over complaints, but his happiness to punish and insult me for all the things I didn't even do wrong. It also appears that a majority of coworkers are actively conspiring to sabotage me and tell my boss how I'm trying to get them to do my work, while I actually had to handle a whole day's business on my own because all of them sat in their office and simply refused to go out and handle any incidents. I have no idea what to do to let my boss know that I am, in fact, working and probably more than most of my direct coworkers within the 15 minutes we see each other in the morning meeting. It appears that "supposedly great" coworker is now being taken out of daily life to join my boss for who-knows-what and is talking serious slack in a subliminal way so my boss is taking that as fact. Doesn't help that "manager" (who shares an office with the boss) generally likes to tell him that we all don't do any work ever. I tried bringing this sorta think up in private before, when the boss wanted to ban me from any interesting work after I refused to clean a dusty shelf because of allergies, he didn't even consider this a real issue for me, no, I was simply trying to get out of work. So I talked to him in private and he let me know how he was "seeing me put my workload onto coworkers". We don't have a ticket system or anything (too small/boss' mindset) and he literally never sees any of us work so how he feels to have surveyed this is beyond me. I'm guessing it's what "manager" and sg coworker are telling him. When I told him that he must have a wrong impression he just told me to "prove it to him".
Seriously, I just wanted to cry today after he told me that I supposedly hosed up by not telling him about an issue that I told the person in charge about as well as the doctor who then complained to my boss anyway, even tho he agreed to delay it a day.
I'll better end it here since I'm just rambling now, I just really don't know what the gently caress to do anymore. HR would just tell my boss off, who then in turn would make my life hell (even more).

Any advice welcome. Can't for another 2 years so...

mllaneza
Apr 28, 2007

Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1993-1952

Rhymenoserous posted:

We didn't. Cloud environment.

Oh ouch.

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


Holy loving poo poo where do they find the people who man the phones for MS support? I wear to God they're just using a Chinese Room system to translate from/to English.

kensei
Dec 27, 2007

He has come home, where he belongs. The Ancient Mariner returns to lead his first team to glory, forever and ever. Amen!



Inspector_666 posted:

Holy loving poo poo where do they find the people who man the phones for MS support? I wear to God they're just using a Chinese Room system to translate from/to English.

I dunno, I called and got a girl in the Philippines who was super nice and got me a new Windows 8 Professional key so I am pretty impressed with them right now.

(I bought a Vizio Ultrabook and it came with Windows 8 Signature edition. After I upgraded to 8.1, I could not install my Media Center. I downgraded, tried again, and failed. When I called, they told me I needed a Windows 8 Pro to add Media Center onto, and got me a key for FREE! I installed that, installed Media Center and upgraded to 8.1 with no issues.)

EAT THE EGGS RICOLA
May 29, 2008



SEKCobra posted:

Any advice welcome. Can't for another 2 years so...

There must be something you can do to get out of there, or at least get out of that environment? It's going to be poisonous for as long as he's your boss.

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


kensei posted:

I dunno, I called and got a girl in the Philippines who was super nice and got me a new Windows 8 Professional key so I am pretty impressed with them right now.

(I bought a Vizio Ultrabook and it came with Windows 8 Signature edition. After I upgraded to 8.1, I could not install my Media Center. I downgraded, tried again, and failed. When I called, they told me I needed a Windows 8 Pro to add Media Center onto, and got me a key for FREE! I installed that, installed Media Center and upgraded to 8.1 with no issues.)

Every time I call I have to deal with at least two people, neither of whom can grasp what my issue actually is without me repeating it three times to each of them. And I'm not talking about complex stuff here, just "I need a Windows 8 Professional upgrade key, the built-in upgrade feature isn't letting me purchase one."

No, I don't have an order number.
No, I don't want Windows 8.1.
No, I don't need Windows 8 Media Center.

Yes, I want a Windows 8 Professional key, thank you for finally repeating what I originally asked you.

spog
Aug 7, 2004

It's your own bloody fault.


Powdered Toast Man posted:

As it happens, I do in fact have one thing to bitch about. We have a bank of batteries that we "float" on in case of power failure. This means that we also have a bank of 48VDC inverters. Those inverters happen to be right on the other side of the wall from my cube, so I have this lovely, constant 60hz buzz. I asked one of my coworkers how long it takes to get used to it. He laughed.

I'm trying to come up with a creative way to block the noise...

A real geek would work out some was of generating 60Hz out of phase with that noise and cancel it out.

Gumball Gumption
Jan 7, 2012



SEKCobra posted:


Any advice welcome. Can't for another 2 years so...
At the least I would document everything. I really do not see how you can make that situation better but you can document the work you do and try to cover your rear end.

kensei
Dec 27, 2007

He has come home, where he belongs. The Ancient Mariner returns to lead his first team to glory, forever and ever. Amen!



Inspector_666 posted:

Every time I call I have to deal with at least two people, neither of whom can grasp what my issue actually is without me repeating it three times to each of them. And I'm not talking about complex stuff here, just "I need a Windows 8 Professional upgrade key, the built-in upgrade feature isn't letting me purchase one."

No, I don't have an order number.
No, I don't want Windows 8.1.
No, I don't need Windows 8 Media Center.

Yes, I want a Windows 8 Professional key, thank you for finally repeating what I originally asked you.

I must have gotten seriously lucky, cause mine was one and done. Sorry duder.

SEKCobra
Feb 28, 2011


jim truds posted:

At the least I would document everything. I really do not see how you can make that situation better but you can document the work you do and try to cover your rear end.

Yeah I have started taking notes after every (bigger) incident, which really is already a fuckton. At the very least I'll leave them to deal with that data after I get out of there.

thebigcow
Jan 3, 2001

Bully!

spog posted:

A real geek would work out some was of generating 60Hz out of phase with that noise and cancel it out.

noise cancelling headphones all day long?

Daylen Drazzi
Mar 10, 2007

Why do I root for Notre Dame? Because I like pain, and disappointment, and anguish. Notre Dame Football has destroyed more dreams than the Irish Potato Famine, and that is the kind of suffering I can get behind.

SEKCobra posted:

Yeah I have started taking notes after every (bigger) incident, which really is already a fuckton. At the very least I'll leave them to deal with that data after I get out of there.

Start your own ticketing system. It can be as simple as an Excel spreadsheet - Date, Time, Incident#, Caller, Description of problem, Resolution and time spent working on the issue. Document any and all interactions, and if it's not illegal, invest in a digital recorder and when someone becomes an rear end whip that bad boy out and ask if they'd repeat that for the official record.

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

Bless You Ants, Blants



Fun Shoe

If it's not going to cause legal problems then you can put together a form in Google Drive that will populate a spreadsheet for you.

Powdered Toast Man
Jan 25, 2005

TOAST-A-RIFIC!!!

spog posted:

A real geek would work out some was of generating 60Hz out of phase with that noise and cancel it out.

This is essentially what I was thinking about. I looked into doing the same thing with a mixture of pink and brown (ha!) noise before to mask my snoring for my ex-wife. Then it got to the point where I didn't give a gently caress if my snoring bothered her, so hey. I think it's doable, though...

Edit: After some research, apparently if you do it with speakers at that low of a frequency you end up with an even more annoying combined sound. So, looks like I need to get some noise-cancelling headphones for when I can't take the buzz any more.

Powdered Toast Man fucked around with this message at Dec 5, 2013 around 17:27

ratbert90
Feb 12, 2009
JUST FUCKING STOP, JESUS H. CHRIST


Rhymenoserous posted:

Airwatch MDM just changed their interface entirely and now I can't find anything

I'm in the middle of a deployment here!


Here: I made a application just for you so you can run it whenever you get the feeling you need to upgrade some software!


code:
#include <stdio.h>

typedef enum
{
	NotBuggy,
	BuggyInProduction,
	BuggyCloseToDeployment,
	BuggyNotCloseToDeployment,
	Count,
}BUGS;

typedef struct
{
	BUGS Bugs;
	unsigned int Drink;
} PRODUCTION;
PRODUCTION Production;


void do_the_needfull(void)
{

	while(1)
	{
		Production.Drink++;
	}

}

int check_version(void)
{
	/* Insert Logic here. */
	return (Production.Bugs = BuggyInProduction); /* This is always the return value, ALWAYS. */

}


int main (void)
{

	int i = 0;
	Production.Drink = 0;

	while(1)
	{
	    int i = check_version();
	    
	    switch (i)
	    {
		case NotBuggy:
			Production.Drink++;
			break;

		case BuggyInProduction:
			Production.Drink++;
			break;
		case BuggyCloseToDeployment:
			Production.Drink++;
			break;
		case BuggyNotCloseToDeployment:
			Production.Drink++;
			do_the_needfull();
			break;
		default:
			Production.Drink++;
			break;
	    }
	}
        return 0;
}

Allman style for life.

ratbert90 fucked around with this message at Dec 5, 2013 around 17:14

Paladine_PSoT
Jan 2, 2010

If you have a problem Yo, I'll solve it



SEKCobra posted:

I think I am starting to get depressed because of all the resignation of my boss over complaints, but his happiness to punish and insult me for all the things I didn't even do wrong. It also appears that a majority of coworkers are actively conspiring to sabotage me and tell my boss how I'm trying to get them to do my work, while I actually had to handle a whole day's business on my own because all of them sat in their office and simply refused to go out and handle any incidents. I have no idea what to do to let my boss know that I am, in fact, working and probably more than most of my direct coworkers within the 15 minutes we see each other in the morning meeting. It appears that "supposedly great" coworker is now being taken out of daily life to join my boss for who-knows-what and is talking serious slack in a subliminal way so my boss is taking that as fact. Doesn't help that "manager" (who shares an office with the boss) generally likes to tell him that we all don't do any work ever. I tried bringing this sorta think up in private before, when the boss wanted to ban me from any interesting work after I refused to clean a dusty shelf because of allergies, he didn't even consider this a real issue for me, no, I was simply trying to get out of work. So I talked to him in private and he let me know how he was "seeing me put my workload onto coworkers". We don't have a ticket system or anything (too small/boss' mindset) and he literally never sees any of us work so how he feels to have surveyed this is beyond me. I'm guessing it's what "manager" and sg coworker are telling him. When I told him that he must have a wrong impression he just told me to "prove it to him".
Seriously, I just wanted to cry today after he told me that I supposedly hosed up by not telling him about an issue that I told the person in charge about as well as the doctor who then complained to my boss anyway, even tho he agreed to delay it a day.
I'll better end it here since I'm just rambling now, I just really don't know what the gently caress to do anymore. HR would just tell my boss off, who then in turn would make my life hell (even more).

Any advice welcome. Can't for another 2 years so...

Do you have local admin? Install something like spiceworks and make/maintain a personal ticketing system. Or just get some legal pads and document everything you do date/time so you can show him how you're filling your day.

Dehry
Aug 21, 2009



Grimey Drawer

The email vendor for one of the companies we support went down two weeks ago and ever since they brought it back up, users are constantly being prompted for passwords. They make virtually no effort to fix it and continue to blame settings that were working beforehand. As a level ??? help agent, I get to take all the bitching about it.

Orcs and Ostriches
Aug 26, 2010



The Great Twist

Legal pad or some sort of paper solution would probably be best. Installing a ticketing system will have them complaining you're wasting so much time messing around with the software (even if it only takes minutes) and an Excel spreadsheet will have them complaining you're wasting so much time messing around in Excel.

Paper is quick and easy, and no one remotely reasonable would argue with someone taking notes (but it sounds like they still will.)

Paladine_PSoT
Jan 2, 2010

If you have a problem Yo, I'll solve it



Orcs and Ostriches posted:

Legal pad or some sort of paper solution would probably be best. Installing a ticketing system will have them complaining you're wasting so much time messing around with the software (even if it only takes minutes) and an Excel spreadsheet will have them complaining you're wasting so much time messing around in Excel.

Paper is quick and easy, and no one remotely reasonable would argue with someone taking notes (but it sounds like they still will.)

Yeah, and a google spreadsheet/form will give them reason to fire you for putting company information on the cloud without permission

SEKCobra
Feb 28, 2011


Paladine_PSoT posted:

Do you have local admin? Install something like spiceworks and make/maintain a personal ticketing system. Or just get some legal pads and document everything you do date/time so you can show him how you're filling your day.

I can document it already, the problem is he doesn't "want to hear anymore excuses" and doesn't even attempt to get my side of anything before making judgement.

Paladine_PSoT
Jan 2, 2010

If you have a problem Yo, I'll solve it



SEKCobra posted:

I can document it already, the problem is he doesn't "want to hear anymore excuses" and doesn't even attempt to get my side of anything before making judgement.

gently caress 2 years, GTFO and YOTJ now.

Agrikk
Oct 17, 2003

Do not ingest.

SEKCobra posted:

Any advice welcome. Can't for another 2 years so...

Why are you stuck there for two more years?

I cannot think of any reason whhat would bind you to them for another day. Start looking for a new gig and save up your cash for your gently caress Off time so you can give them zero days notice and take a two week holiday between jobs when you get that new gig lined up.

It sounds like everyone in your organization is poisoned against you and everyone wins if you leave.

Agrikk fucked around with this message at Dec 5, 2013 around 19:27

GoatShaver
Nov 12, 2010


Not entirely sure i'm in the right thread for this, but it involves some bitching so...

Sounds like we're switching SANs from Pillar/Oracle, mainly because Pillar was awesome and Oracle can go stand on the side of the building while I drop the SAN off of it, and onto some executives heads. They're not fun, or useful, or anything of the sort.

We're looking at Netapp and EMC (which seems kinda obvious, bigger names) and i'm curious who has experience, gripes, concerns, etc with any of these brands and how you generally feel about them.

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SEKCobra
Feb 28, 2011


Agrikk posted:

Why are you stuck there for two more years?

I cannot think of any reason whhat would bind you to them for another day. Start looking for a new gig and save up your cash for your gently caress Off time so you can give them zero days notice and take a two week holiday between jobs when you get that new gig lined up.

It sounds like everyone in your organization is poisoned against you and everyone wins if you leave.

A lot of courses and stuff are part of this job and I need those to stay in my position. Also its not like everyones against me, just that my boss doesnt want to deal with problems and is really short sighted, as well as some of his pals that now work under him being really horrible people.

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