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Moatman
Mar 21, 2014

Because the goof is all mine.

Bigass Moth posted:

Just save all your new threads as AAAAAAAAnewthread.txt so they go to the top.

I store my old threads in the recycling bin like a normal human

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Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

Bless you, ants. Blants.




Fun Shoe

Sheep posted:

Camera hardware requiring a subscription is the obvious evolution of this loving terrible software as a subscription model.

Meraki are already trying this, though from what I gather the products are poo poo and lack really basic features, as well as costing a fortune.

Jaded Burnout
Jul 10, 2004



That sentiment is implied for every post in these threads.

Ugato
Apr 9, 2009

We're not?

Thanks Ants posted:

Meraki are already trying this, though from what I gather the products are poo poo and lack really basic features, as well as costing a fortune.

Guess who works for a company who has nothing but Meraki!!

At least I’m not the network guy, I guess.

Judge Schnoopy
Nov 2, 2005

dont even TRY it, pal

Yeah I'd love for my cameras to eat up wan bandwidth every second of the day. Who needs fast internet services??

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

Bless you, ants. Blants.




Fun Shoe

Somehow Meraki have managed to do the worst of both worlds - the cameras rely on a cloud service to function and to be licensed, but they store all their video locally.

So if somebody walks up to your camera then rips it down and takes it with them, the recording is lost.

Collateral Damage
Jun 13, 2009

I'll be on me best behavior!


Then what's the point of the cloud service?

TITTIEKISSER69
Mar 19, 2005

I'm here to kiss tittiess and win football games!


I had somebody email me on Christmas morning complaining that their home printer wasn't working. I was out of the country, and more than happy to ignore her and let my autoreply inform her to email helpdesk@companyname.com (she still hasn't).

Proteus Jones
Feb 28, 2013



Collateral Damage posted:

Then what's the point of the cloud service?

Money for Meraki.

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

Bless you, ants. Blants.




Fun Shoe

Collateral Damage posted:

Then what's the point of the cloud service?

It's an expensive way to live-view the cameras and look at metadata. Also

Proteus Jones posted:

Money for Meraki.

DelphiAegis
Jun 21, 2010


Due to the nature of my company, I actually have to work NYD. So I worked today.
Also due to the nature of my company, while the first three months of the year are incredibly busy, NYD is, comparatively, the last "quiet" day before the tickets hit the poo poo fan. So while it was NYD it wasn't that bad of a day at work.

Happy New Year/Thread.

The Muffinlord
Mar 3, 2007

newbid stupie?

I wish I had as much dedication to anything in my life as the guy who's new to his department and emailed us on a day off to ask us to add his printer to his computer. Hell, I'm on call and I even hosed up what hours I was supposed to be available today.

Super Soaker Party!
May 4, 2006



CPA client emailing us repeatedly on December 31st about her QB timer not working.

Lady, I can't tell you how much of a poo poo I don't give.

Also welcome the new thread same as the old thread. I look forward to rereading this post in 4 years when this thread closes and laughcrying about my lack of forward pro--oh who are we kidding I'll be drunk off my rear end probably and won't be able to read good.

Proteus Jones
Feb 28, 2013



Super Soaker Party! posted:

CPA client emailing us repeatedly on December 31st about her QB timer not working.

Lady, I can't tell you how much of a poo poo I don't give.

Also welcome the new thread same as the old thread. I look forward to rereading this post in 4 years when this thread closes and laughcrying about my lack of forward pro--oh who are we kidding I'll be drunk off my rear end probably and won't be able to read good.

In four years I'll be mumbling to myself in an alley, thinking about moving to a bigger box.

dragonshardz
May 2, 2017

SUCK MY DICK FROM THE BACK

In four years I'll hopefully be employed somewhere I don't hate and no longer be consigned to the realm wherein sketchy headhunters try to recruit me for lovely jobs.

Samizdata
May 14, 2007


Hey, apparently, I am unable to shitpost to the whole thread. Can you please give me rights to the complete thread. I have a crucial shitpost that needs to be done before open of business tomorrow.

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012



dragonshardz posted:

In four years I'll hopefully be employed somewhere I don't hate and no longer be consigned to the realm wherein sketchy headhunters try to recruit me for lovely jobs.

that second half is just dreaming

Fortis
Oct 21, 2009



If in four years I'm still at the company where I work, barring some kind of miracle making it an ideal place to work, I hosed up. I've already been there way too long.
The IT Director resigned, then his replacement, the former Assistant Director resigned (he had the position for like a week), and that leaves me as the most senior person in IT. Tomorrow I get to go in and find out what the gently caress they want to do to fix the department.

Oh and just before that one of my best sysadmins resigned. They all went to the company that the IT Director moved on to. Who knows if he'll recruit more people from our team and if one of them will be me.

What a way to start 2018.

Fortis fucked around with this message at Jan 2, 2018 around 02:46

Wizard of the Deep
Sep 25, 2005


In four years, I'll be pretty okay if I'm still at my current employer. It's no Pod™, but the pay is good and the work is interesting enough. If one or the other changes, I'm sure I can bail to someplace better.

Of course, my LinkedIn is up to date for the non-sketch headhunters to find and offer me $Enough to find someplace else more interesting.

Oh, can we schedule some downtime for the thread tomorrow at 9AM? Our patching scans show we're missing some updates from 2004, and we'll fail audit if we don't get them installed post-haste.

Samizdata
May 14, 2007


SECOND REQUEST:

Hey, apparently, I am STILL unable to shitpost to the whole thread. Can you please give me rights to the complete thread? I have a crucial shitpost that MUST be done before open of business tomorrow.

Proteus Jones
Feb 28, 2013



Samizdata posted:

SECOND REQUEST:

Hey, apparently, I am STILL unable to shitpost to the whole thread. Can you please give me rights to the complete thread? I have a crucial shitpost that MUST be done before open of business tomorrow.

CC: CIO, CEO

Hey guys, what's the hold up? This is Smizdata's manager, and I really, really need him to start shitposting ASAP.

If you can't get this done immediately, I'm going to have to escalate this to your Director. I'm having lunch with him in 20 minutes, so if it's not done by then I'll be raising the issue with him.

Mootallica
Jun 28, 2005



Samizdata posted:

SECOND REQUEST:

Hey, apparently, I am STILL unable to shitpost to the whole thread. Can you please give me rights to the complete thread? I have a crucial shitpost that MUST be done before open of business tomorrow.


Please route this request through to the appropriate department.
Ticket closed.

Good luck finding out which department to talk to - I just know it's not mine.

22 Eargesplitten
Oct 10, 2010
I'm conducting an experiment to see if removing your shitty avatar will improve your shitty taste in black metal

In four years I’ll hopefully be working remote from somewhere in the mountains that still has a decent internet connection. Maybe somewhere cheapish., it would be cool to be able to just sock away big city money living up in the CO / WY mountains.

Proteus Jones
Feb 28, 2013



22 Eargesplitten posted:

In four years I’ll hopefully be working remote from somewhere in the mountains that still has a decent internet connection. Maybe somewhere cheapish., it would be cool to be able to just sock away big city money living up in the CO / WY mountains.

If I could get reliable high speed internet, I'd become a remote-working, mountain-man hermit so fast your head would spin.

Moatman
Mar 21, 2014

Because the goof is all mine.

Proteus Jones posted:

If I could get reliable high speed internet, I'd become a remote-working, mountain-man hermit so fast your head would spin.

That's always the hard part. I'd love to move into one of those old missile silos or an Alaskan log cabin or something but decent internet is just so hard to come by out there

Bigass Moth
Mar 6, 2004

I joined the #RXT REVOLUTION.

he knows...


Heyyyyyyy I’m just going to run some updates to this thread between 8 am and 5 pm tomorrow, thanks. Should be 8 or so hours of total downtime and I’ll also be leaving the office without my phone while I do it.

Bigass Moth fucked around with this message at Jan 2, 2018 around 14:14

dragonshardz
May 2, 2017

SUCK MY DICK FROM THE BACK

RFC2324 posted:

that second half is just dreaming

Alas. I'd settle for having a job I don't hate.

Proteus Jones posted:

If I could get reliable high speed internet, I'd become a remote-working, mountain-man hermit so fast your head would spin.



Also, a user let me know this thread is a bit slow - did we deploy to the cloud as planned or did someone talk the team into self-hosting again?

Judge Schnoopy
Nov 2, 2005

dont even TRY it, pal

Ho boy everybody, just got off a conference call with the executive team. They took today's thread numbers and extrapolated some projections and they are noooooot happy.

At 2 pages today we're looking at 730 pages this year. Expectations were for 750 pages. They want a formal response in two hours on why this thread isn't delivering and what our plan is to fix it. They don't care it's a holiday, get the response in or the team is going to face massive layoffs and they're going to outsource the thread overseas.

Forget your families / friends / obligations / contractual holiday time, let's get cracking on this.

Methanar
Sep 26, 2013

It always was

Proteus Jones posted:

If I could get reliable high speed internet, I'd become a remote-working, mountain-man hermit so fast your head would spin.


Moatman posted:

That's always the hard part. I'd love to move into one of those old missile silos or an Alaskan log cabin or something but decent internet is just so hard to come by out there

I basically do this. It's fun for the first few months but after over 18 months it gets really, really lonely.

Ugato
Apr 9, 2009

We're not?

I have a non-fake one I tried to block out but was reminded of. A manager put in a ticket:

”Manager” posted:

[Employee] is having problems searching Outlook. She does the work of two people and this needs to be fixed ASAP

I reply asking what the issue is

“Super Employee” posted:

[Normal behavior Outlook does on old messages] AND THIS JUST STARTED LAST WEEK I KNOW ITS ONLY A FEW CLICKS AND DOESNT SOUND LIKE MUCH BUT I DO SO MUCH WORK IT ADDS UP

She has an (actually) old computer and follows up asking if she can get a new pc if this doesn’t fix her issue.

Manager, immediately, without any input from me:

”Manager” posted:

[Employee] is authorized for the biggest and best new computer
(an actual quote)

Can’t wait for the “my Outlook is still broken!!!!!!!” ticket because she’s already stopped responding to my inquiries for further information regarding Outlook having heard NEW COMPUTER.

Ugato fucked around with this message at Jan 2, 2018 around 05:11

Proteus Jones
Feb 28, 2013



Methanar posted:

I basically do this. It's fun for the first few months but after over 18 months it gets really, really lonely.

I mean, I'm already a work from home hermit. But I'm stuck in suburbia. God drat it I want to be a mountain-man hermit


E: I mean, I have this manifesto ready to go and everything

Malachite_Dragon
Mar 31, 2010

Weaving Merry Christmas Magic


Fallen Rib

That's what everyone says until the cabin fever sets in

Proteus Jones
Feb 28, 2013



Malachite_Dragon posted:

That's what everyone says until the cabin fever sets in

I'll have my internet porn to keep me warm

Knormal
Nov 11, 2001



Nap Ghost

Ugato posted:

[Employee] is authorized for the biggest and best new computer
Tell them you did as requested and ordered the biggest computer you could find.

22 Eargesplitten
Oct 10, 2010
I'm conducting an experiment to see if removing your shitty avatar will improve your shitty taste in black metal

Malachite_Dragon posted:

That's what everyone says until the cabin fever sets in

That’s why you have to live close enough to town to head in regularly for food and moonshining supplies, it gives you human interaction once in a while.

sfwarlock
Aug 11, 2007


"Oh, my hard drive crashed? Ah, that's fine, I have all my files backed up on a thumbdrive. This one, right here, on my keychain."

"But you-"

"I update and check it every day. It's fine."

I plugged it in. Wanna guess what was on it?



"Yes, that's the backup! Just click on it, they'll all be there!"

Bonus: he had been doing it the right way before, but then he discovered this trick that was much faster!

Grassy Knowles
Apr 4, 2003
Pirate of the High Seas


lol remember microsoft briefcase

Agrikk
Oct 17, 2003

Do not ingest.

Bigass Moth posted:

Just save all your new threads as AAAAAAAAnewthread.txt so they go to the top.

I'm not sure how to do that. The last guy created a shortcut on my desktop that was at the tip of the penis. Can you just come here and do it for me?

Grassy Knowles
Apr 4, 2003
Pirate of the High Seas


Agrikk posted:

I'm not sure how to do that. The last guy created a shortcut on my desktop that was at the tip of the penis. Can you just come here and do it for me?

IP urine

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Dunno-Lars
Apr 7, 2011




Fortis posted:

If in four years I'm still at the company where I work, barring some kind of miracle making it an ideal place to work, I hosed up. I've already been there way too long.
The IT Director resigned, then his replacement, the former Assistant Director resigned (he had the position for like a week), and that leaves me as the most senior person in IT. Tomorrow I get to go in and find out what the gently caress they want to do to fix the department.

Oh and just before that one of my best sysadmins resigned. They all went to the company that the IT Director moved on to. Who knows if he'll recruit more people from our team and if one of them will be me.

What a way to start 2018.

The way I am reading this, you are now the boss of IT. How about those raises for your team members that you want to keep? I would guess you are in a position to go bat for them now.

If that fails, ask the IT director for a job.

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