Lol @ old garbage
jason.lott at attbi.com
Tue Jun 25 13:39:04 PDT 2002
At 01:39 PM 6/25/02, you wrote:
> >> the vain attempt to save all work and close all applications, before
> >> from your wonderful BSOD. I really wish I was at home right now, I can
> >> email from there and it I don't have worry about my machine crashing
> in the
> >> middle of a sentence.
>Gee, if only all that anger was directed at the right people (your IS
>for not fixing your problems). That is, if you've actually TOLD them of your
>problems. I love getting calls from users complaining "my machine has crashed
>10 times a day for the last month!". "Did you bother to call anyone?" "No".
I must apologize for my implied hostility, it wasn't directed toward
anybody on the
list, it's just frustrating.
Anyway, Their a bunch of nimrods (no offense to all of the legitimate IT/IS
out there). There was this one time when they passed out boot floppies, told
everyone to insert the floppy when they left, but not to shutdown/reboot.
going to do remote upgrades on every PC in the house. So whoever made the
distributed floppies didn't configure them for remote upgrades, but rather
re-imaging of the drives. Every PC in the house, from the lowly
staff/security to the
president/CEO had brand new installs, with absolutely nothing of any use.
things worse, they only did a 'preferences' backup, and not full data
everything. I'm almost positive that I could hear the CEO yelling from my house
(43 miles away), and we needed umbrellas to protect ourselves from the heads
that were being thrown from his 18th floor window!!! ;)
The cause of the problem isn't really M$'s fault (I just don't like the
fact that BSOD
requires a reboot), it's the security software that the contractor
be used for the duration of the project. It makes backups to external devices
useless, it blocks remote administration, various 'keys' forbid the
viewing/upgrading/changing of files from outside of the secured of
only a registered user, without any administrator rights is allowed to at
the entire filesystem unencrypted, though they can only change/modify the
files associated with the project... It's a pain in the backside for both
and the IS department, they have 74 machines and 2 servers that they are
absolutely forbidden to touch.
I'm not bitter ;)
Well, that's enough ranting from me for a long while, I guess I just needed a
sounding board... If we don't get this phase finished soon, I can see a lot
therapy in my future. ;)
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