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2013-07-26 03:06:50 PM
Fixing the crap of the previous system administrator who messed things up so badly I'm still finding things a year later.

/he was found dead this morning
//i didn't do it, I swear
 
2013-07-26 03:18:02 PM
 
2013-07-26 03:20:49 PM
Re-inputting all the network settings the large format printer decided to forget this morning.
 
2013-07-26 03:24:33 PM
Replaced the regular proxy with the Upside-Down-Ternet.

/blamed re-routing through some Australian provider due to an outage with the regular one.
 
2013-07-26 03:27:33 PM
Sudo's going to make me a sandwich.
 
2013-07-26 03:35:42 PM
www.asktheadmin.com
 
2013-07-26 03:38:32 PM
By building some Disaster servers on our Disaster blade and setting up rsync scripts to continuously update the servers, so we can switch to them in the event of a Disaster.

/I said disaster three times
 
2013-07-26 03:39:49 PM
BBC Proms live streaming on BBC Radio 3.  And data entry.

/Not a sysadmin
//Convinced ours to allow streaming from the BBC by bringing IT a pizza for lunch today.
 
2013-07-26 03:46:26 PM

Gone to Plaid: Oblig

The Website is Down


Still funny
 
2013-07-26 03:47:52 PM
I'm going to say a big fark you to the sysadmin guy if I see him because the company email server was down for ten minutes today. He has only one job, amiright?
 
2013-07-26 03:49:33 PM
With a massive DDOS attack.
 
2013-07-26 03:51:04 PM
About to blast out a major software update to 50+ client sites. While answering tickets and FARKing.
/not a SA
//The almighty Implementation specialist/L4 support tech/Network Admin.
///Small company, lotta hats.
 
2013-07-26 04:09:45 PM
Converting some ZFS filesystems from LZJB compression to LZ4 compression, looking at some Nagios tweaks, catching up on emails, then switching over to code some new toys.  And maybe putting a Cisco firewall up on eBay like I've been meaning to do for three weeks...  You know, the glamorous stuff.
 
2013-07-26 04:11:18 PM
On friday, an hour before they leave? Praying they don't fark anything up.
 
2013-07-26 04:23:09 PM
I am a manager and haven't logged into a system in months. Today I personally covered for one of my team members and got some nice keyboard work in. I even did some cable tracing, which I have always hated. Felt good. I miss my tech skills, but I really like the team I manage, and they do great work, so I'm sticking with being a mangler.
 
2013-07-26 04:40:02 PM
I'm reanaming DO_NOT_RUN_THIS_IT_WILL_FLUSH_THE_TABLES.txt to DO_NOT_RUN_THIS_IT_WILL_FLUSH_THE_TABLES.bat and running it because I'm curious what that means.
 
2013-07-26 04:43:20 PM
PC LOAD LETTER:  I miss my tech skills, but I really like the team I manage, and they do great work, so I'm sticking with being a mangler.

Well done, Sir, and many thanks.  As a SysAdmin who has been forced into more management stuff than I am comfortable with, I want to say that managers such as you are rare gems who should be valued.  I hope your team realizes what they have with you.

I've been lucky enough to have many really first rate managers throughout my career.  (I've had the other sort as well.)   It's nice to have someone who will stand up for their people, and who is capable of understanding what they do.  A manager who can and does run interference for his techs to keep them free to do what they do best is worth his weight in gold.
 
2013-07-26 04:48:28 PM

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: PC LOAD LETTER:  I miss my tech skills, but I really like the team I manage, and they do great work, so I'm sticking with being a mangler.

Well done, Sir, and many thanks.  As a SysAdmin who has been forced into more management stuff than I am comfortable with, I want to say that managers such as you are rare gems who should be valued.  I hope your team realizes what they have with you.

I've been lucky enough to have many really first rate managers throughout my career.  (I've had the other sort as well.)   It's nice to have someone who will stand up for their people, and who is capable of understanding what they do.  A manager who can and does run interference for his techs to keep them free to do what they do best is worth his weight in gold.


Gold? Try printer ink!

Close to incalculable!
 
2013-07-26 04:49:00 PM
Been a perfectly shiatty end to a rough week,... going to see if my liver can swim.
 
2013-07-26 04:49:32 PM

traylor: I'm going to say a big fark you to the sysadmin guy if I see him because the company email server was down for ten minutes today. He has only one job, amiright?


I doubt he understands how important email is
 
2013-07-26 05:00:48 PM
My upper management arranged a little shindig across our two main locations. They bought some cool little trendy dessert things that came in tall, square shot glasses. And they brought in ice cream. And had a conference call where they thanked everyone for what we do.

Life is pretty good where I work.
 
2013-07-26 05:12:22 PM

uber humper: traylor: I'm going to say a big fark you to the sysadmin guy if I see him because the company email server was down for ten minutes today. He has only one job, amiright?

I doubt he understands how important email is


Yep. And that is the problem. He needs to know the priorities. Gotta give him a good warning.

/jk
/the server was down actually but he sent us a mail in advance
 
2013-07-26 05:24:56 PM

traylor: uber humper: traylor: I'm going to say a big fark you to the sysadmin guy if I see him because the company email server was down for ten minutes today. He has only one job, amiright?

I doubt he understands how important email is

Yep. And that is the problem. He needs to know the priorities. Gotta give him a good warning.

/jk
/the server was down actually but he sent us a mail in advance


My favourite response back in day as tech support was "We'll email you when its working again."  Typically got a chuckle at least.
 
2013-07-26 05:35:59 PM

SirTanon: I bought my wife an Ubuntu T-shirt and then rooted her


So did I.
 
2013-07-26 07:45:39 PM
By being on vacation starting late yesterday, and then finding out a few hours ago that we had a SAN crash early this morning.

/And I don't have to deal with it
//AT ALL
///Couldn't ask for a better way to celebrate
 
2013-07-26 08:11:48 PM

Ned Stark: I'm reanaming DO_NOT_RUN_THIS_IT_WILL_FLUSH_THE_TABLES.txt to DO_NOT_RUN_THIS_IT_WILL_FLUSH_THE_TABLES.bat and running it because I'm curious what that means.


Trying to treat a .bat file as executable doesn't actually do anything in bash or csh.

/unless the first line is '#!%SystemRoot%\system32\cmd.exe"
 
2013-07-26 09:21:17 PM

poot_rootbeer: Ned Stark: I'm reanaming DO_NOT_RUN_THIS_IT_WILL_FLUSH_THE_TABLES.txt to DO_NOT_RUN_THIS_IT_WILL_FLUSH_THE_TABLES.bat and running it because I'm curious what that means.

Trying to treat a .bat file as executable doesn't actually do anything in bash or csh.

/unless the first line is '#!%SystemRoot%\system32\cmd.exe"


Yeah.   You want to either (assuming it's a shell script):

sh DO_NOT_RUN_THIS_IT_WILL_FLUSH_THE_TABLES.txt

or:

sudo chmod +x DO_NOT_RUN_THIS_IT_WILL_FLUSH_THE_TABLES.txt
./DO_NOT_RUN_THIS_IT_WILL_FLUSH_THE_TABLES.txt
 
2013-07-26 10:17:54 PM
As lead dev, I solved a reporting problem for ours for a newly won project starting.
So he could go get his car out of the shop.

Geeks of all roles should stick together.
 
2013-07-26 11:41:38 PM
Vacation day
 
2013-07-27 12:42:19 AM
Goofed off and played poker all afternoon while still on the clock. God bless stupid Oracle Application clients with stupid managers and big budgets.....
 
2013-07-27 03:45:30 AM
I spent the afternoon running random scripts on the SQL server that I found on GitHub.
 
2013-07-27 10:35:19 AM
I continued to wonder which one was secretly a serial killer
 
2013-07-28 02:12:05 AM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: I'm implementing a new password policy for my end users.

Minimum password length is 128 characters.
Must use a combination of letters, numbers, special characters, cyrillic, uppercase, lowercase, no repeating characters.
Expires every 24 hours.

You know.. for increased security.


I'm now requiring passwords contain Egyptian Hieroglyphs, traditional Chinese, and that nordic O with the slash through it (Ø ) instead of zero.  Multi-factor authentication includes the password, retina scan, and RSA token.  Logging into your actual computer will also include a blood test (because your admin has the type I 'beetus you're all going to suffer).
 
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