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  • KakodaimonosKakodaimonos Registered User regular
    I like our old trader.

    "Welcome to prop trading. You're either fucking someone over or getting fucked over. You get fucked over too much, we fire you. Always be the fuckor, not the fuckee."

  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    That right there is pretty solid advice for a lot of things.

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel COME ON AND DAN AND WELCOME TO THE DANRegistered User regular
    UUUUUUUUgh.


    One of our customers is using some janky chat client that does video, voice, file sharing, etc. and they wanted to know if their two customer service guys here could have it installed on their machines. Looked at the app, it's fine, I don't have any issues with it. But for the fucking life of me, it will not connect. We've fiddled with our firewall settings and at one point temporarily set everything open and still no dice. I decided to try it from home and it installed just fine, not a single issue.

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  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    The answer is:

    "Unfortunately, no. We're not able to instal that particular chat client onto our CS rep's computers. It lacks the security we require while conducting business online. If you'd like, I can recommend some enterprise level chat programs that are more secure."

    snap02869.jpg "zip, i dunno what it is about you, but there's something very cat-like about your face. i can't really place it. like, a puma or something. you'd make a good mountain lion." Hail, Satan!
  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    The answer is:

    "Unfortunately, no. We're not able to instal that particular chat client onto our CS rep's computers. It lacks the security we require while conducting business online. If you'd like, I can recommend some enterprise level chat programs that are more secure."

    our IT department just goes "look customer service rep, you can install it yourself and try to get it to work, but we are not supporting it, as it is not required software to do your business."

    which is fine, but it's also their excuse for not upgrading to windows 7. everyone is still on XP.

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  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    Double edged sword, indeed.

    snap02869.jpg "zip, i dunno what it is about you, but there's something very cat-like about your face. i can't really place it. like, a puma or something. you'd make a good mountain lion." Hail, Satan!
  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    Nogs wrote: »
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    The answer is:

    "Unfortunately, no. We're not able to instal that particular chat client onto our CS rep's computers. It lacks the security we require while conducting business online. If you'd like, I can recommend some enterprise level chat programs that are more secure."

    our IT department just goes "look customer service rep, you can install it yourself and try to get it to work, but we are not supporting it, as it is not required software to do your business."

    which is fine, but it's also their excuse for not upgrading to windows 7. everyone is still on XP.

    I quite literally opened a computer with xp and started one program.

    That was painful.

  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel COME ON AND DAN AND WELCOME TO THE DANRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    So so glad I was able to upgrade all the workstations here.

    Win 7, 64 bit, minimum of 4GB RAM, i5s and 22inch dual monitors all around.

    But still they complain about how slow they are.

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel COME ON AND DAN AND WELCOME TO THE DANRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Up until a year ago you were rocking a Pentium 2 with 256MB on XP on a single 15in monitor.

    Fuck yooooou

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  • YukiraYukira My watch is stopped on Jump Time.Registered User regular
    There is a salesman who refuses to upgrade Office past 2003. The Office 2007/2010 compatibility tool stopped opening more recent files on his computer, so he has other people open them, and convert them to an Office 2003 format.

    He is going to be very upset when his computer is finally replaced an has Office 2010 installed. We no longer have 2003 in any form.

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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    interview went rather well

    i had a panic attack just before i went in but managed to keep it under control

  • TefTef Registered User regular
    I think it's probably because my work computer needs don't extend past MS Word and PowerPoint that the Core 2 Duo, 1gb ram and discrete ATi card running XP on dual 1920 x 1024 monitors works just fine for me. Of course, if i was running some engineering programs or anything else intensive I could see why a setup like mine would be like pulling teeth

  • AretèAretè infiltrating neo zeed compoundRegistered User regular
    Our entire environment here is XP/2003. I have until the end of June to migrate our users to 2010. Should be fun, this office has a decent amount of luddites that abhor any sort of change. After that we will work on changing over to windows 7. Right now I have two VMs one XP and the other window's 7 for testing. The problem is getting our traders upgraded, thankfully our entire environment is virtualizated. No physical PCs only thin clients, so if someone's machine shits the bed, just a matter of assigning them a new one through mgmt console

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  • TefTef Registered User regular
    Yeah, we started using the new version of office recently and we had people adamant that it was the end of days.

  • YukiraYukira My watch is stopped on Jump Time.Registered User regular
    Nearly the entire company is on Windows 7 except a few diagnostic laptops that have Windows XP because the vendor refuses to update the program.

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  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    My last day at this current project! Weird, I've been here for more than 2 years.

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  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    What do you actually do, Joe

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    He's literally a red panda. He's just switching zoos.

  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User
    He's actually a hired killer, and compensates by spreading cuteness

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  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    Kwoaru wrote: »
    What do you actually do, Joe

    I'm a "consultant" generally speaking, but I do software architecture and development, focusing on .NET and other Microsoft technology.

    PSN: JoeUser80 Steam
  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User
    Man he even put the consultant in quotation marks! What did I tell you!

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel COME ON AND DAN AND WELCOME TO THE DANRegistered User regular
    Most of the workstations are running Office 2003

    Because at some point we got a legit installer for X number of workstations and oh hey it doesn't do any kind of license check so it can literally be installed on all workstations ever and is.


    Few people who can benefit from Office 2010 have it. It's decent.

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  • ReginaldReginald Registered User regular
    As computers become faster, it is my job as a data architect to make sure software and queries more cumbersome to offset productivity gains.

    This is to keep jobs. You're welcome!

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Reginald wrote: »
    As computers become faster, it is my job as a data architect to make sure software and queries more cumbersome to offset productivity gains.

    This is to keep jobs. You're welcome!

    all of our databases are excel spreadsheets

  • mcpmcp Registered User regular
    Had an interview last week, thought it went pretty well, and it turns out it did!

    They called yesterday, and want me to come in to meet the CEO and talk turkey.

    The HR lady is out today, so I'll email her, and call on Monday.

    Here's hopin' they don't lowball the salary.

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  • YukiraYukira My watch is stopped on Jump Time.Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Rolo wrote: »
    Reginald wrote: »
    As computers become faster, it is my job as a data architect to make sure software and queries more cumbersome to offset productivity gains.

    This is to keep jobs. You're welcome!

    all of our databases are excel spreadsheets

    At my last job, the sales people had an Excel spreadsheet stored on a server share. We would get calls once a day or so with a complaint that the program would lock up.

    It was Excel attempting to autosave the few gigs of data over the network.

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  • ReginaldReginald Registered User regular
    Yukira wrote: »
    Rolo wrote: »
    Reginald wrote: »
    As computers become faster, it is my job as a data architect to make sure software and queries more cumbersome to offset productivity gains.

    This is to keep jobs. You're welcome!

    all of our databases are excel spreadsheets

    At myblast job, the sales people had an Excel spreadsheet stored on a server share. We would get calls once a day or so with a complaint that the program would lock up.

    It was Excel attempting to autosave the few gigs of data over the network.

    Well done to both of you. That is pretty much the pinnacle of data inaccuracy and slowness. Maybe store the data in an XML format within excel, if you need extra room to breathe.

  • YukiraYukira My watch is stopped on Jump Time.Registered User regular
    The users refused to break up the one large file into smaller files.

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  • HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    I worked for a PhD Chemist that didn't realize that an excel file can have multiple worksheets. He saved each file as a single worksheet, even if he was carrying over calculations and data from one to another. The logic loops that came from his changes in one and the effects on others actually opened up a hole in space-time over the work site.

  • RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    Hunter wrote: »
    I worked for a PhD Chemist that didn't realize that an excel file can have multiple worksheets. He saved each file as a single worksheet, even if he was carrying over calculations and data from one to another. The logic loops that came from his changes in one and the effects on others actually opened up a hole in space-time over the work site.

    A little spackle should cover that right up.

    Raneados wrote: »
    so what SPECIFICALLY is the problem with my hole?
  • AphostileAphostile Registered User regular
    Soooooo who's got two thumbs and just got a second interview with a company in the bay area who controls all things ever?

    This guyyyyyyy.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
  • UsagiUsagi WOMP WOMPRegistered User regular
    Aphostile wrote: »
    Soooooo who's got two thumbs and just got a second interview with a company in the bay area who controls all things ever?

    This guyyyyyyy.

    :^:

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel COME ON AND DAN AND WELCOME TO THE DANRegistered User regular
    nice

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  • AphostileAphostile Registered User regular
    Guess who's got two thumbs and after opening the fridge and trying to catch an errant rolling soda can dropped his pyrex container of lunch food on the ground having it shatter all over the place as soon as lunchtime rolled around?

    This guyyyyyy.

    DON'T EVEN CARE.

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  • BrogeyBrogey Aca-awesome! Santa Monica, CASuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    Good luck, Aphostile!

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  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User
    Way to go! Soon you will rule all!

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  • facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    Haha, good luck Aphostile! Hopefully next time you open the fridge there won't be such a shock!

    oh and that interview thing, too. (You'll do great!)

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  • SheriSheri Resident Fluffer My Living RoomRegistered User regular
    We will never stop using XP

    Never ever

  • rhylithrhylith Registered User regular
    Go apho!

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