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2012-06-10 12:56:25 AM
Oh and:

County Manager Tony Petelos said all of the servers that run the SAP program have outlived their useful life, and of the 16 servers in the Information Technology Department, only one has any life left

then later

Wayne Cree, director of information technology, has said his department lost approximately 30 budgeted positions in the past year because of layoffs

2 people per server. Anyone else think this department is just incompetent? Maybe the cutbacks will cause them to find some decent tallent rather than throw "average" talent at large numbers at the problem.
 
2012-06-10 12:56:27 AM

optikeye: Ika7734: IT is doing the job right, because they keep stuff up and seem to be invisible.

If you do your job correctly, you're invisible and everything just 'works' and they don't see the need for you and infact for most the time the equipment doesn't need you either as it's stable and working just fine with autoscripts etc.

Occasionally, reach over to the server and turn the power off. Wait for calls and then "OMG, I'm right on it...it should be back up in 30 mins." Take a smoke break switch it back on and you're a god.


This.

/I don't usually this. Be gentle.
 
2012-06-10 12:57:33 AM

rohar: Never ever lay off the DBA before you quit paying the electrical bill. He's more important than electricity in a modern office.


I always wonder what would happen if we could get IT staff to organize on a national level. It would be an entity that effectively controls both the government and corporate worlds.
 
2012-06-10 12:57:46 AM

HempHead: LOL! I am guessing those Phillipino nurse they are importing in Texas don't work dirt cheap.


I am nowhere near Texas so YMMV.
 
2012-06-10 12:57:48 AM
It's human nature, People don't miss things until they fail.

It makes me wonder if there have been a few major Y2K snags 12 years ago maybe people would take their computer systems more seriously .
 
2012-06-10 12:58:51 AM

ScreamingHangover: rohar: Never ever lay off the DBA before you quit paying the electrical bill. He's more important than electricity in a modern office.

I always wonder what would happen if we could get IT staff to organize on a national level. It would be an entity that effectively controls both the government and corporate worlds.


That would be the douchiest union EVER!

/Just playing on the stereotype of IT people. :)
 
2012-06-10 12:58:58 AM

ScreamingHangover: rohar: Never ever lay off the DBA before you quit paying the electrical bill. He's more important than electricity in a modern office.

I always wonder what would happen if we could get IT staff to organize on a national level. It would be an entity that effectively controls both the government and corporate worlds.


I didn't say you sysadmins, pixle pushers and code monkeys were important. Mind your place lowling.
 
2012-06-10 01:01:06 AM

tb tibbles: Cloud computing is being hyped as a way to bypass equipment and maintenance costs. anything wrong with that picture?


Obligatory:

imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-06-10 01:03:21 AM

xanadian: optikeye: Geeze, from the comments apparently they where using a 486 for the server---you'd would have think they would have upgraded that in the couple of decades.

WHAT!??

When I first started working at the place I'm at, 7 years ago, they were still using computers that had Pentiums in them. Not Pentium 4, or 3, or 2, or even MMX. PENTIUM. It was running WIndows for Workgroups 3.11.


Heck, that's nothing. I did some work at a client site last year and they were still using a VAX. In 2011. A frickin' VAX.
 
2012-06-10 01:03:41 AM

Fecal Conservative: zzrhardy: Fiction Fan: Just so you know, Jefferson County is in financial trouble because the people and businesses who actually make money are moving out of JC and have been for years because increasing population of African American influence in the county

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"Just so ya know, Jefferson County be in financial trouble cus da people and businesses who actually make money is movin out of JC and gots been fo years cus increasin population of African American influence in da county - aww yea foo"

Not sure if that helps, it was the first eubonics translator page on google.

I prefer this:
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www.avitable.com

Just so's ya' know, Jefferson County be in financial trouble cuz' de sucka's and businesses who actually make bre'd are movin' out uh JC and gots' been fo' years cuz' increasin' populashun uh African American influence in de county. Slap mah fro!
 
2012-06-10 01:04:15 AM

cman: GAT_00: cman: There was absolutely nothing that I could do about government inefficiency.

I find that hard to believe. If it's inefficient everywhere, why are you incapable of improving anything?

If you put it in that way, then the only inefficiencies that I could improve would be so small that they would not be worth my time of even typing them out.


Efficiency List for cman:

HOW TO: Move Barrels of Waste
 
2012-06-10 01:04:51 AM

Di Atribe: This is what happens when you cut taxes over & over & over. People lose their jobs & technology suffers & vendors don't get paid. Remember that next time you're biatching about your tax bill.


of course, when you just pay blindly to the gov't and assume they will do what is best, they just do what anybody else with free money does and waste it w/o appreciating it, then ask for more.

so there is a balance, and i think the best we can do is biatch about taxes and the gov't attempt to prove they know what they are doing with the peoples' money. they almost never keep up with their end. this would be just another example.
 
2012-06-10 01:06:12 AM

rohar: Wayne Cree, director of information technology, has said his department lost approximately 30 budgeted positions in the past year because of layoffs

2 people per server. Anyone else think this department is just incompetent? Maybe the cutbacks will cause them to find some decent tallent rather than throw "average" talent at large numbers at the problem.


That wasn't the entire job for that dept..those people did desktop support for agencies for the entire county. It wasn't 30 people watching the servers...but the entire desktop to server support staff. I dunno but I bet the desktop support staff where lowly paid ITT TECH grads that 'knew computers' making 20k a year and the management thought "hey, we get rid of the big guys and let helpdesk staff take care of the servers"...plus helpdesk support.
Happens everyday in corporations too, not just gov.
 
2012-06-10 01:06:58 AM

Sabyen91: Ceteris Paribus says: That's symptomatic of severe financial distress

I don't think that is true. Corporations have been cutting "non-essential" positions for years and it is now coming back to bite them in the ass with lowered productivity. Corps seem to think the answer is always downsizing and dumping the extra work on the rest of the team. Can't do it forever.


I think part of the reason this keeps happening is that most upper management people aren't there for the long haul. I've seen that a number of times in my career. Some new executive comes in, does everything to make this year's, or even this quarter's numbers look good. Many of the things done have terrible long term implications, but they don't care because they know damn well they won't be around to deal with the fallout. Usually firing a bunch of your top talent to lower wage/salary/benefits expense is one of the first things these people do to make it look like they are operating more "efficiently."
 
2012-06-10 01:08:54 AM

Sabyen91: HempHead: LOL! I am guessing those Phillipino nurse they are importing in Texas don't work dirt cheap.

I am nowhere near Texas so YMMV.


I moved to dallas a few years ago because of the job I got offered and I would suggest not coming here. Sure a lot of things are opening up, mostly because the TX legislators are bought and paid for so they hand out money left and right, but it's still a hell hole. The heat is unbearable, more and more people are moving here so rush hour is a full hour of dodge the moron idiot who is in the left lane holding up traffic and to dumb to move over, rent or house prices are back rising again and everyone at every turn is trying to rip you off or make money off of you. I have yet to find a decent mechanic or personally anybody relating to cars who can actually do a decent job. Texas's motto should be, "Eh, so we half as$ed it, pay us now and enjoy the heat." If I didn't have such a sweet gig of a job I would of left this place yesterday.
 
2012-06-10 01:09:54 AM

Shaggy_C: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: The fun part is dealing with the high priced designers/programmers commissioning the new system. A simple thing like a translation of XML messages from the plant floor takes months to argue through.

Is that just an IBM culture thing? We've had a bunch of contractors from there recently that have been awfully pissy. It's not that they're bad at their job, they're just unpleasant to work with. At least they're not inept, like Infosys...


Perhaps in part. Perhaps it's also that IBM is systematically gutting the first-world workforce.
 
2012-06-10 01:10:06 AM

optikeye: rohar: Wayne Cree, director of information technology, has said his department lost approximately 30 budgeted positions in the past year because of layoffs

2 people per server. Anyone else think this department is just incompetent? Maybe the cutbacks will cause them to find some decent tallent rather than throw "average" talent at large numbers at the problem.

That wasn't the entire job for that dept..those people did desktop support for agencies for the entire county. It wasn't 30 people watching the servers...but the entire desktop to server support staff. I dunno but I bet the desktop support staff where lowly paid ITT TECH grads that 'knew computers' making 20k a year and the management thought "hey, we get rid of the big guys and let helpdesk staff take care of the servers"...plus helpdesk support.
Happens everyday in corporations too, not just gov.


My team is running 20 "servers" per employee. I put server in quotes because many of them are multiple boxes behind load balancers. If we include ALL the employees of the company from HR to helpdesk we're still at about 10 servers per employee.

Of course, we wouldn't make the mistake of firing the DBA before we turned the lights out for the last time.
 
2012-06-10 01:10:21 AM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Sabyen91: Ceteris Paribus says: That's symptomatic of severe financial distress

I don't think that is true. Corporations have been cutting "non-essential" positions for years and it is now coming back to bite them in the ass with lowered productivity. Corps seem to think the answer is always downsizing and dumping the extra work on the rest of the team. Can't do it forever.

I think part of the reason this keeps happening is that most upper management people aren't there for the long haul. I've seen that a number of times in my career. Some new executive comes in, does everything to make this year's, or even this quarter's numbers look good. Many of the things done have terrible long term implications, but they don't care because they know damn well they won't be around to deal with the fallout. Usually firing a bunch of your top talent to lower wage/salary/benefits expense is one of the first things these people do to make it look like they are operating more "efficiently."


Oh, jeez, do I agree. Every time a new Supervisor takes a position the shiat gets deeper. First, they want to make a splash even if things are going swimmingly. Pointless regulations and processes blown up for no reason at all. I didn't have a true boss for 4 months and it was farking liberating. The red tape and pointless bullshiat was gone.
 
2012-06-10 01:12:56 AM

TheGhostofFarkPast: Sabyen91: HempHead: LOL! I am guessing those Phillipino nurse they are importing in Texas don't work dirt cheap.

I am nowhere near Texas so YMMV.

I moved to dallas a few years ago because of the job I got offered and I would suggest not coming here. Sure a lot of things are opening up, mostly because the TX legislators are bought and paid for so they hand out money left and right, but it's still a hell hole. The heat is unbearable, more and more people are moving here so rush hour is a full hour of dodge the moron idiot who is in the left lane holding up traffic and to dumb to move over, rent or house prices are back rising again and everyone at every turn is trying to rip you off or make money off of you. I have yet to find a decent mechanic or personally anybody relating to cars who can actually do a decent job. Texas's motto should be, "Eh, so we half as$ed it, pay us now and enjoy the heat." If I didn't have such a sweet gig of a job I would of left this place yesterday.


I avoid Texas but I drove semi so I couldn't avoid it totally. The thing that annoyed me was the slightest drizzle was treated like the blizzard of the century. Thanks, Houston.

/Plus my ex-sister in law is from Waco. WACO!
 
2012-06-10 01:13:46 AM

mxwjs: they almost never keep up with their end.


Almost NEVER? I'd say they keep up their end more times than not. Think about all of the things that continue to work & make your life easier on a day to day basis. Road repairs, trash pickup, police presence, fire departments, zoning regulations, water treatment. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. If you truly know better how to spend that money, then I'd suggest running for office. If not, then vote & write your politicians. But for godsakes quit biatching into the ether about shiat you know nothing about.
 
2012-06-10 01:15:28 AM

optikeye: Ika7734: IT is doing the job right, because they keep stuff up and seem to be invisible.

If you do your job correctly, you're invisible and everything just 'works' and they don't see the need for you and infact for most the time the equipment doesn't need you either as it's stable and working just fine with autoscripts etc.

Occasionally, reach over to the server and turn the power off. Wait for calls and then "OMG, I'm right on it...it should be back up in 30 mins." Take a smoke break switch it back on and you're a god.


Every time I've had to call the help desk where I work because something went glitchy, I make sure to thank the IT guy. The most recent time: got a 2nd monitor to help with my work, even though my desk is really, really small - and after the install, it kept blacking out and flickering non-stop. He stopped by, swapped the vid card, and now it's good as gold. Thank you IT guy.

The girl next to me keeps giving them candy and donuts for helping her with her comp. We're just lowly production staff though, we KNOW we need this shiat to work right.
 
2012-06-10 01:18:40 AM
Wow, some of yerall's war stories sound awful!

I'm glad to say that our IT dept., is pretty solid. The director listens to our recommendations and backs us up when we tell other departments they need to invest in infrastructure. I wish we had departmental IT budgets, though. As it is, they each determine what they want to buy, and generally speaking they could be a little more forward thinking.

I don't think 4 new iPads is a good investment when your staff is working on computers purchased in 2004...

people and their farkles...

*sigh*
 
2012-06-10 01:19:12 AM

Sabyen91: I avoid Texas but I drove semi so I couldn't avoid it totally. The thing that annoyed me was the slightest drizzle was treated like the blizzard of the century.


Would you rather do that or try to drive out in Baltimore or New York?

Had an uncle who used to take runs from central WI to Nevada/California or Oklahoma. He was old school enough that he kept three sets of books, the one for the cops, the one for his boss and the real one. Also old school enough to go 20 hours at a go so he could Nevada early enough to gamble.
 
2012-06-10 01:19:13 AM

Di Atribe: mxwjs: they almost never keep up with their end.

Almost NEVER? I'd say they keep up their end more times than not. Think about all of the things that continue to work & make your life easier on a day to day basis. Road repairs, trash pickup, police presence, fire departments, zoning regulations, water treatment. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. If you truly know better how to spend that money, then I'd suggest running for office. If not, then vote & write your politicians. But for godsakes quit biatching into the ether about shiat you know nothing about.


He is clearly an anti-safety net and anti-society "conservative". He wants to go Galt but he doesn't have the brain or the balls to do it. Ayn Rand following idiots.
 
2012-06-10 01:20:14 AM

Ken VeryBigLiar: Sabyen91: I avoid Texas but I drove semi so I couldn't avoid it totally. The thing that annoyed me was the slightest drizzle was treated like the blizzard of the century.

Would you rather do that or try to drive out in Baltimore or New York?

Had an uncle who used to take runs from central WI to Nevada/California or Oklahoma. He was old school enough that he kept three sets of books, the one for the cops, the one for his boss and the real one. Also old school enough to go 20 hours at a go so he could Nevada early enough to gamble.


In rain? Yes, I would prefer Baltimore. I never drove in NYC.
 
2012-06-10 01:20:34 AM

suziequzie: The girl next to me keeps giving them candy and donuts for helping her with her comp


Oh doughnuts. Doughnuts are important in our IT organization. It's a rule, FNGs aren't called by their name until they buy the team doughnuts. The rule may as well be written in stone. It's also a rule you can't tell the FNG the rule until day 3.

It's a team building thing.

Still, doughnuts are important. The servers run on them.
 
2012-06-10 01:20:43 AM

suziequzie: optikeye: Ika7734: IT is doing the job right, because they keep stuff up and seem to be invisible.

If you do your job correctly, you're invisible and everything just 'works' and they don't see the need for you and infact for most the time the equipment doesn't need you either as it's stable and working just fine with autoscripts etc.

Occasionally, reach over to the server and turn the power off. Wait for calls and then "OMG, I'm right on it...it should be back up in 30 mins." Take a smoke break switch it back on and you're a god.

Every time I've had to call the help desk where I work because something went glitchy, I make sure to thank the IT guy. The most recent time: got a 2nd monitor to help with my work, even though my desk is really, really small - and after the install, it kept blacking out and flickering non-stop. He stopped by, swapped the vid card, and now it's good as gold. Thank you IT guy.

The girl next to me keeps giving them candy and donuts for helping her with her comp. We're just lowly production staff though, we KNOW we need this shiat to work right.


You should also treat your facilities people the same way. One thing I was told in my first corporate gig was to never piss those guys off. They are the go to crew you need when things go sideways in the building and if you need help you do not want an angry crew coming to your desk. I do everything I can to help them all out and we dont even issue them phones for work.
 
2012-06-10 01:21:13 AM
a state manager buddy sends me casteville requests regular as clockwork twice daily, seems his servers are running spiffilly, thankfully, for all our sakes.
 
2012-06-10 01:27:56 AM

Di Atribe: mxwjs: they almost never keep up with their end.

Almost NEVER? I'd say they keep up their end more times than not. Think about all of the things that continue to work & make your life easier on a day to day basis. Road repairs, trash pickup, police presence, fire departments, zoning regulations, water treatment. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. If you truly know better how to spend that money, then I'd suggest running for office. If not, then vote & write your politicians. But for godsakes quit biatching into the ether about shiat you know nothing about.


If I was voted into office, you would be in charge of graphing the power rankings for the NFL teams. If you did well, I might even promote you to the manager of the football pool.
 
2012-06-10 01:28:11 AM

TheGhostofFarkPast: suziequzie: optikeye: Ika7734: IT is doing the job right, because they keep stuff up and seem to be invisible.

If you do your job correctly, you're invisible and everything just 'works' and they don't see the need for you and infact for most the time the equipment doesn't need you either as it's stable and working just fine with autoscripts etc.

Occasionally, reach over to the server and turn the power off. Wait for calls and then "OMG, I'm right on it...it should be back up in 30 mins." Take a smoke break switch it back on and you're a god.

Every time I've had to call the help desk where I work because something went glitchy, I make sure to thank the IT guy. The most recent time: got a 2nd monitor to help with my work, even though my desk is really, really small - and after the install, it kept blacking out and flickering non-stop. He stopped by, swapped the vid card, and now it's good as gold. Thank you IT guy.

The girl next to me keeps giving them candy and donuts for helping her with her comp. We're just lowly production staff though, we KNOW we need this shiat to work right.

You should also treat your facilities people the same way. One thing I was told in my first corporate gig was to never piss those guys off. They are the go to crew you need when things go sideways in the building and if you need help you do not want an angry crew coming to your desk. I do everything I can to help them all out and we dont even issue them phones for work.


Oh definitely. Say "Hello" and be nice to the people dumping the garbage/vacuuming or changing the toilet paper in the bathrooms. ESPECIALLY that last one. A fully stocked ladies' room is a happy ladies' room.

Of course, my department is the lowest rung/red-headed-stepchild one in the company. And the sub-dept I'm in is even less than that. I'm sure my bosses see the cleaning lady as providing more value than me.
 
2012-06-10 01:30:52 AM
Looks like Mr. Pony's stack of pink flimsies just made the news.

/Obama, Romney, that guy who thinks Ayn Rand is pron...why can't we just elect Vetinari?
 
2012-06-10 01:35:57 AM

xanadian: optikeye: Geeze, from the comments apparently they where using a 486 for the server---you'd would have think they would have upgraded that in the couple of decades.

WHAT!??

When I first started working at the place I'm at, 7 years ago, they were still using computers that had Pentiums in them. Not Pentium 4, or 3, or 2, or even MMX. PENTIUM. It was running WIndows for Workgroups 3.11.

O.o

Needless to say, everyone has either XP or Win 7 now.

I love being able to drive the technological bus where I work...


When I interned at LA County's Probation Dept. back in 2005, they were still using an updated version of whatever it was that replaced Dbase III. It was slooooooow and couldn't keep track of all kinds of things they needed to track--but they were using it because (at the time) updating all the records to Windows would cost too much.

I did another temp job where I handled a new installation of MSWord (I didn't install it, but I was the first one to really use it) and they offered me a job on the second day because I could make it do all kinds of things besides just type documents. I declined because I didn't want to be the go-to tech gal for an insurance company for the pay they offered, and I could already see where that was going: "Susan, the computer isn't working again! Can you fix it?" "Not for $12.00 an hour I can't."
 
2012-06-10 01:36:18 AM

rohar: suziequzie: The girl next to me keeps giving them candy and donuts for helping her with her comp

Oh doughnuts. Doughnuts are important in our IT organization. It's a rule, FNGs aren't called by their name until they buy the team doughnuts. The rule may as well be written in stone. It's also a rule you can't tell the FNG the rule until day 3.

It's a team building thing.

Still, doughnuts are important. The servers run on them.


Your crew sounds like a bunch of pricks.
 
2012-06-10 01:36:47 AM

SpiderQueenDemon: Looks like Mr. Pony's stack of pink flimsies just made the news.

/Obama, Romney, that guy who thinks Ayn Rand is pron...why can't we just elect Vetinari?


Well, anybody that helps animals is good in my book.
 
2012-06-10 01:38:58 AM

GAT_00: Hey, what do you know, Republican government policy is completely idiotic and fails horribly.


What makes you think it's a republican county....because it's alabama you assume it's republican? Do some research before you make assumptions and make yourself look stupid. Jefferson county, alabama is actually majority democratic. So, way to go democrats overspending their county into oblivion!
 
2012-06-10 01:42:32 AM

xen0blue: GAT_00: Hey, what do you know, Republican government policy is completely idiotic and fails horribly.

What makes you think it's a republican county....because it's alabama you assume it's republican? Do some research before you make assumptions and make yourself look stupid. Jefferson county, alabama is actually majority democratic. So, way to go democrats overspending their county into oblivion!


Yes, Alabama Democrat...totally liberal.
 
2012-06-10 01:43:14 AM

Babwa Wawa: rohar: suziequzie: The girl next to me keeps giving them candy and donuts for helping her with her comp

Oh doughnuts. Doughnuts are important in our IT organization. It's a rule, FNGs aren't called by their name until they buy the team doughnuts. The rule may as well be written in stone. It's also a rule you can't tell the FNG the rule until day 3.

It's a team building thing.

Still, doughnuts are important. The servers run on them.

Your crew sounds like a bunch of pricks.


Yeah, but when you finally get a name, we take you out to dinner and drinks on us. To live with such assholes!
 
2012-06-10 01:43:32 AM
 
2012-06-10 01:44:49 AM

rohar: Babwa Wawa: rohar: suziequzie: The girl next to me keeps giving them candy and donuts for helping her with her comp

Oh doughnuts. Doughnuts are important in our IT organization. It's a rule, FNGs aren't called by their name until they buy the team doughnuts. The rule may as well be written in stone. It's also a rule you can't tell the FNG the rule until day 3.

It's a team building thing.

Still, doughnuts are important. The servers run on them.

Your crew sounds like a bunch of pricks.

Yeah, but when you finally get a name, we take you out to dinner and drinks on us. To live with such assholes!


Pfft, "on us" means you have to eat and drink your meal on our naked bodies. Don't order the bratwurst.
 
2012-06-10 01:46:12 AM

Sabyen91: rohar: Babwa Wawa: rohar: suziequzie: The girl next to me keeps giving them candy and donuts for helping her with her comp

Oh doughnuts. Doughnuts are important in our IT organization. It's a rule, FNGs aren't called by their name until they buy the team doughnuts. The rule may as well be written in stone. It's also a rule you can't tell the FNG the rule until day 3.

It's a team building thing.

Still, doughnuts are important. The servers run on them.

Your crew sounds like a bunch of pricks.

Yeah, but when you finally get a name, we take you out to dinner and drinks on us. To live with such assholes!

Pfft, "on us" means you have to eat and drink your meal on our naked bodies. Don't order the bratwurst.


What? Never worked for a .com before?
 
2012-06-10 01:50:05 AM

rohar: Sabyen91: rohar: Babwa Wawa: rohar: suziequzie: The girl next to me keeps giving them candy and donuts for helping her with her comp

Oh doughnuts. Doughnuts are important in our IT organization. It's a rule, FNGs aren't called by their name until they buy the team doughnuts. The rule may as well be written in stone. It's also a rule you can't tell the FNG the rule until day 3.

It's a team building thing.

Still, doughnuts are important. The servers run on them.

Your crew sounds like a bunch of pricks.

Yeah, but when you finally get a name, we take you out to dinner and drinks on us. To live with such assholes!

Pfft, "on us" means you have to eat and drink your meal on our naked bodies. Don't order the bratwurst.

What? Never worked for a .com before?


No, we don't have .coms in WI.
 
2012-06-10 01:56:33 AM

Sabyen91: rohar: Sabyen91: rohar: Babwa Wawa: rohar: suziequzie: The girl next to me keeps giving them candy and donuts for helping her with her comp

Oh doughnuts. Doughnuts are important in our IT organization. It's a rule, FNGs aren't called by their name until they buy the team doughnuts. The rule may as well be written in stone. It's also a rule you can't tell the FNG the rule until day 3.

It's a team building thing.

Still, doughnuts are important. The servers run on them.

Your crew sounds like a bunch of pricks.

Yeah, but when you finally get a name, we take you out to dinner and drinks on us. To live with such assholes!

Pfft, "on us" means you have to eat and drink your meal on our naked bodies. Don't order the bratwurst.

What? Never worked for a .com before?

No, we don't have .coms in WI.


...and yet you know the "dinner on me" trick. Interesting. On server naming conventions, are you familiar with the Asynchronous Naming Universal System?
 
2012-06-10 02:00:56 AM

rohar: Sabyen91: rohar: Sabyen91: rohar: Babwa Wawa: rohar: suziequzie: The girl next to me keeps giving them candy and donuts for helping her with her comp

Oh doughnuts. Doughnuts are important in our IT organization. It's a rule, FNGs aren't called by their name until they buy the team doughnuts. The rule may as well be written in stone. It's also a rule you can't tell the FNG the rule until day 3.

It's a team building thing.

Still, doughnuts are important. The servers run on them.

Your crew sounds like a bunch of pricks.

Yeah, but when you finally get a name, we take you out to dinner and drinks on us. To live with such assholes!

Pfft, "on us" means you have to eat and drink your meal on our naked bodies. Don't order the bratwurst.

What? Never worked for a .com before?

No, we don't have .coms in WI.

...and yet you know the "dinner on me" trick. Interesting. On server naming conventions, are you familiar with the Asynchronous Naming Universal System?


Oh, I worked for Epic Systems (software company) so the "on me" trick is known to me. The Asynchronous Naming Universal System is ok until it is mixed with oil.
 
2012-06-10 02:01:57 AM

optikeye: Ika7734: IT is doing the job right, because they keep stuff up and seem to be invisible.

If you do your job correctly, you're invisible and everything just 'works' and they don't see the need for you and infact for most the time the equipment doesn't need you either as it's stable and working just fine with autoscripts etc.

Occasionally, reach over to the server and turn the power off. Wait for calls and then "OMG, I'm right on it...it should be back up in 30 mins." Take a smoke break switch it back on and you're a god.


A good, well trained, properly funded IT department is like the Fire Department... There when shiat needs done, but they should be bored when it's calm.
 
2012-06-10 02:02:07 AM
It's Alabama staunch Republican territory. What did you expect to have happen.
This is what happens when you ask for small government and get it.
 
2012-06-10 02:03:23 AM
a57.foxnews.com

Hey Wisconsin, this is coming for you,
 
2012-06-10 02:05:26 AM

ongbok: [a57.foxnews.com image 640x359]

Hey Wisconsin, this is coming for you,


I could totally see myself vomiting right now.
 
2012-06-10 02:05:58 AM

Sabyen91: rohar: Sabyen91: rohar: Sabyen91: rohar: Babwa Wawa: rohar: suziequzie: The girl next to me keeps giving them candy and donuts for helping her with her comp

Oh doughnuts. Doughnuts are important in our IT organization. It's a rule, FNGs aren't called by their name until they buy the team doughnuts. The rule may as well be written in stone. It's also a rule you can't tell the FNG the rule until day 3.

It's a team building thing.

Still, doughnuts are important. The servers run on them.

Your crew sounds like a bunch of pricks.

Yeah, but when you finally get a name, we take you out to dinner and drinks on us. To live with such assholes!

Pfft, "on us" means you have to eat and drink your meal on our naked bodies. Don't order the bratwurst.

What? Never worked for a .com before?

No, we don't have .coms in WI.

...and yet you know the "dinner on me" trick. Interesting. On server naming conventions, are you familiar with the Asynchronous Naming Universal System?

Oh, I worked for Epic Systems (software company) so the "on me" trick is known to me. The Asynchronous Naming Universal System is ok until it is mixed with oil.


If you ever decide to come out west, holler, you might fit in well. Just remember to buy doughnuts or bad things will happen.
 
2012-06-10 02:09:50 AM

GAT_00: Hey, what do you know, Republican government policy is completely idiotic and fails horribly.

Where's the direct profit in it?

That's where free market ideology falls apart.


Agreed. In microcosm, it's what's going to happen to the U.S. if Republicans keep getting handed the keys to the offices.
It's going to take a busload of tea partiers tumbling off of a crumbled bridge into a raging river - several times - before those clowns get the message. (Of course, they'd first blame the union labor that built the bridge 80 years ago ...)
 
2012-06-10 02:12:07 AM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: GAT_00: Hey, what do you know, Republican government policy is completely idiotic and fails horribly.

Where's the direct profit in it?

That's where free market ideology falls apart.

Agreed. In microcosm, it's what's going to happen to the U.S. if Republicans keep getting handed the keys to the offices.
It's going to take a busload of tea partiers tumbling off of a crumbled bridge into a raging river - several times - before those clowns get the message. (Of course, they'd first blame the union labor that built the bridge 80 years ago ...)


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