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RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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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

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RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Entropic posted:

This is a great post for phone browsing because I thought it was one of those chunky little cube towers but then had to keep scrolling and scrolling down.

looked like a Buffalo Terastation to me

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ratbert90 posted:

My friend two days ago passed away from Leukemia, and it put things into perspective for me. Life is too short for this kind of bullshit, and my skills allow me to work from basically anywhere. Life is too short to work more than 40 hours a week for a company. I am never doing it again. My family and friends are more important than my career.

That sucks, and I am sorry for your loss.

I will say that going over 40 isn't always bad. The best shifts I have done were 12 hour, alternating 3-4 days a week, where one week was 36 hours and the other was 48(the extra 8 were overtime so time and a half). The pay was good and it meant that I had amazing weekends to do stuff with, and the fact that I have found I don't really decompress on a day where I worked means that I feel no difference between an 8 hour and a 12 hour day.

I don't have kids tho, so that would change things.

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The Iron Rose posted:

gently caress printers

I'm still sometimes tempted to buy a production xerox for my apartment since at least that'll break fewer times and I can actually get support

Because goddamn printers are poo poo. I have no idea how something so essential to everyday life is so broken across literally every single vendor.

i got a canon laser jet just because i didn't want to have to gently caress with poo poo. $350, and it's a nightmare to move, but still worth it

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Jun 7, 2012

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GreenNight posted:

Those of you with Dell laptops, ever seen an issue where the trackpad/mouse freezes every 5 seconds for a second or two constantly? Working on a laptop with that issue and I can't figure it out. Tried a new hard drive, formatted. In Windows 10.

i have this issue with the track pad on my precision m6600, but it works fine with a mouse. never did figure out the issue, and it has persisted through multiple os installs and reseating the cable.

let me know if you figure it out

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Dick Trauma posted:



This sort of thing is the bane of my impatient web browsing.

my favorite part of ad block is this not happening.

or happening then reverting, which can get annoying

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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MF_James posted:

Determining the cause of the collapse AT ANY COST, makes it sound like they are going to build an exact replica of the building/structure and collapse with it, perhaps TO DEATH.

strikes me as more of a James Bond type scenario... Secret agent sneaking into the rubble of a collapsed skyscraper, sleeping with a beautiful first responder, maybe taking a flamethrower to some steel beams

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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I understand all but that last one. Last one just looks like finger smudges getting caught in the light.

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Oh, i expected something gross like moldy frog or mummified lizard, not just dumb.

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Inspector_666 posted:

My mother recently forwarded some article to everybody in the family about how you shouldn't keep your cell phone in a pocket because or radiation etc. I pointed out that I didn't really want to carry around a lead-lined container for my phone, especially since my parents get mad when I don't answer their calls. The article also implied that the radiation from the cell towers get "shot at" your phone when you use it as if there are a jillion little monodirectional antennae pointing at people when they use their phones.

All of this also ignores that I live in New York City, so even if I threw my phone into the river I'm surrounded by them and probably breathing more dangerous poo poo in 24/7.

I've had people tell me about how it increases your chances of testicular cancer before.

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Jun 7, 2012

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Volguus posted:

I have wondered before: do they actually monitor poo poo like this (forum post where someone says something )? They probably do collect the data, but to analyze it ... it's just too much junk to go through.

SA is actively monitored after multiple incidents of GIP guys leaking national secrets here to get internet cred and lf plotting to kill the president. other forums are generally monitored passively watching for keywords.

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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GreenNight posted:

Over the course of 840 hours.

ftfy

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Sirotan posted:

Tried to find the original source for this image, in hopes of getting more info. It the process, found it as a part of a list of "tech gore":

https://mashable.com/2016/07/09/tec...eo#v8APGKcImOqc



The soldered together headset plugs is actually pretty awesome.

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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GnarlyCharlie4u posted:

Just create a 200 page word document from a template that is filled with jibberish.

Somewhere in the middle just put "Plan: Fire my rear end in a top hat boss."

All work and no play make larches something something.
All work and no play make larches something something.
All work and no play make larches something something.
All work and no play make larches something something.
All work and no play make larches something something.
All work and no play make larches something something.
All work and no play make larches something something.
All work and no play make larches something something.
All work and no play make larches something something.
All work and no play make larches something something.
All work and no play make larches something something.
All work and no play make larches something something.
Plan: SCP-1543-J
All work and no play make larches something something.
All work and no play make larches something something.
All work and no play make larches something something.
All work and no play make larches something something.
All work and no play make larches something something.
All work and no play make larches something something.
All work and no play make larches something something.
All work and no play make larches something something.
All work and no play make larches something something.

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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That's just the goatse fetish all goons have

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Jun 7, 2012

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Siochain posted:

Long story short, it was something along the lines of him promising to follow-up on something/get something done/whatever, and if not, we could flog him about it. Said with a smile, meant to get a chuckle.
Then I grinned evilly and pulled out the cat 5'o'9 tails. Made my week.

My life is very sad and unexciting.

I once bought my hardware teams supervisor a squeaky hammer because he kept talking about hitting the servers with a hammer to fix them.

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Jun 7, 2012

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dogstile posted:

On the plus side, boring jobs means you're stable right?

In my experience, boring jobs are more likely to get outsourced.

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Jun 7, 2012

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Zamboni Apocalypse posted:

In othrr news, sounds like the City of Atlanta got Shermanwared...

what?

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Bob Morales posted:

They never, ever fire anyone when they are here. When they go on vacation, they bring the axe down.

good way to motivate people to never take pto

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Jun 7, 2012

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Arquinsiel posted:

I had one of those pop up and after checking all the gubbinz realised that it was a legit email sent from a domain we owned but which was defunct due to branding, but maintained to prevent exactly this poo poo happening. There was literally nothing in it to suggest it was suspicious at all, except the CEO never bothers with the level of poo poo the email suggested. So I figured out what it was and opened the link in a VM to see what we were doing to educate users, as a good and curious new security dude.

Six pages into the PDF that I downloaded later, I got bored and stopped reading. It was just. So. Long. A non-technical user, of which we had lots, would just have stopped caring on page one.

Also the SOC went nuts because they couldn't work out who on the non-SOC security team opened the link and why it was being accessed from outside the company since I was running all my poo poo through our team's shared testing SSH tunnel due to firewall issues that ServiceNow was preventing the helpdesk even noticing existed and turned out to be due to group policy poo poo which wasn't fixed until a week before I left all while everyone else was using the SSH tunnel just because gently caress the web filter when you literally need to look up "blocked: hacking" content basically every ten minutes

Holy run on sentence Batman

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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isn't that one of the points of a vlan? no communication between them unless it is routed as a separate network?

because if not I'm back to completely not understanding the point of them.

or are you complaining about apps that won't route between networks, because that is a whole separate issue

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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GreenNight posted:

This, yes.

looks like other people already gave what to google to get it working, which a little googling narrowed down to IGMP and IP Multicast routing. same google did make it appear that it might be a bit of a PITA in practice tho

these forums are too helpful sometimes, and always educational

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Judge Schnoopy posted:

I remember asking my dad to download 10mb demos from work and burning them to a CD because the 56k connection at home would always get interrupted by the phone ringing. He had an amazing t1 connection that blew me away.

i remember reading about these amazing WORM CD drives they were developing and how it was going to change everything.

even the acronym changed!

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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i should move to Kentucky

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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Arquinsiel posted:

When I moved on from Xbox support I spent the first few hours of every day in a state of what I later realised was utter terror. Eventually I realised that nobody was calling me ever again, and I wasn't going to get into poo poo for not being on ready.

oh poo poo another xbox support peon.. outsourced to a company with the initials hh?

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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dragonshardz posted:

Keeping my head up is hard as gently caress. Going into year 2 of being unemployed save for a short stint at the local TRU during the holiday crush, nothing else otherwise. Probably part of why I'm getting ignored?



I gave up and am starting my own company while I go back to school. Its amazing how many more recruiters are reaching out to me since I updated my linked in to show me as owner of a company, tho they still sketchy as gently caress and think I want to move to bumfuck Missouri. Maybe Lowtax is looking for a new admin....

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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AlexDeGruven posted:

Learn to specialize in a platform where the vast majority of the experts are over 60 and looking for retirement.

You'll get recruiters pinging you constantly.

I'm a UNIX admin

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I have solaris experience, Linux(RHEL family and, to a lesser degree, debian family and SUSE), and when placed in front of an AIX aptitude test was able to score the highest the recruiter had ever seen despite never having worked with it.

If you know one UNIX, the rest seem to be pretty easy since the basic concepts are the same.

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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I'm currently taking wgu classes so certifications ahoy. i think my program gets 11 of the suckers.

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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walled garden

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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the first computer that was ever *MY* computer was a TI 99/4A. the first computer I ever played with was at my grandfathers house, and I dunno what it was just that it had paddles for games and you had to load programs from a tape deck.

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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I always learned that as long as the wires are the same on both ends, and you keep the pairs paired, the actual colors didn't matter. Is this not true?

RFC2324
Jun 7, 2012

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doing your own cables for home is cool and fun, since you only ever need to do one or two. doing 1000 of them at work is dumb

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Jaded Burnout posted:

Tell that to the 50 runs of structured cable I need to punch down and keystone

yeah, installing jacks and poo poo sucks, but mostly because I hate trying to run wire through walls.

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Partycat posted:

Your wiring will fail certifying tests if you do this as theyíre not wired to a standard. If you donít split the pairs relative to the positioning maybe it works but why would you do that.

Just do it properly for TIA-568B like 99% of plant so that you donít have to get your rear end kicked when you rewire something in a vendor warranted plant and violate that warranty.

Even tho not every length of cable has the same color pairs? I've seen spools that used red instead of brown, and other spools where it was almost impossible to tell the difference between brown and orange. This was all certified cable.

Full disclosure, I'm a sysadmin, so I have never cabled a data center. I've only ever run cable in someones home.

RFC2324
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I remember booting my first instance of linux off of several 3.5 disks. get part of the way through the boot and it prompted to put in the next disk.

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Levitate posted:

I have a feeling I'm about to piss someone off enough that they're going to complain about me to someone else!

Request for access to a folder and then someone who's not on the approvers list says "I should be on that list, give them access and also put me on the list to approve people in the future" which is, uh, not how it works. I don't believe anything nefarious is afoot but come on. And it's a big rush because they want to get something up and going but ultimately didn't quite request the kind of access needed in the proper way either.

Oh well.

I worked a place where SOP when we found a security group with no one on the approver list was to pick a random name from the list of people with access and ask them who should be doing approvals.

It worked surprisingly well, actually

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Javid posted:

I'm guessing people don't really grasp that it reopens it vs. thinking it's funny.

Magnus Praeda posted:

Back when I worked for the university Hell Desk as a student employee, I had a nontraditional old student reopen their ticket with "Thanks for the help!" When I re-closed it, I included a message that they didn't need to thank me and that replies would reopen the ticket.

They replied with "oh, I didn't realize that, sorry!"



some people just absolutely have to have the last word, and can't wrap their heads around the fact that support people literally have to have the last word because of how technology and company policy work

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Malek posted:

Our ticket system is balls and we reopen it if we get an email and decide it's worth reopening.
Also I don't think it's about the last word, it's about "I'm going to respond to let them know I got their email."
I like thank you emails. Had a customer call me "bruddah" once. Made my day.

Its technically the last word, simply because so many places require a response to every email/ticket update. Every time someone sends a thanks, you have to reply just because it counts against you if you don't(yes, i have spent too much of my life doing front line public tech support, why do you ask?)

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Thanks Ants posted:

I just got the impression that your contact asking three times whether itís possible that the water heater caused the problem was fishing for a ďyeah we donít recommend putting that kit in thereĒ answer to take to her boss.

This. I would clarify that it didn't in this case, but is likely to in the future as that is a amazingly terrible place to put anything that uses electricity

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