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  • balerbowerbalerbower Registered User regular
    Went to an interview today and got hired on the spot. 200 percent pay increase from my previous job. Also the office is a ten minute walk away from where I live. This being Los Angeles, that's a goddamn miracle.

    The euphoria... So much better than any drug I've had.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    So, I spent 2009 to January 2015 unemployed(got laid off from my IT job because of budget cuts, could never find work in that field again because of years of nobody hiring, and then, once hiring went back up, "break in employment", living off of my VA disability. Nuka and I became a couple in 2013, then she moved in with me in early 2014 and she got a local job at a grocery store. I did some work at a warehouse summer of 2014 but injured my arms. Ended up getting hired on at a different store for the same grocery chain, union protected job, Seattle enacts a minimum wage hike-

    We've since moved into a larger apartment with both of us on the lease, I'm the top person in my area at work, got a real bank account after years of having to use prepaid cards because my credit was so bad, got a credit card for the sole purpose of further increasing my rating, and then now tonight, after many nights of research and talking it over with Nuka opened an investment/trading fund. It feels really weird, after all of those years of being dirt-ass poor, trying to be financially responsible and investing for the future.

    Also Nuka and I are engaged and oh man I am so lucky she is the bestest ever

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    Congratulations weaver!

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    Thanks!

    I've got work early and she's gotta get up early for maths finals so bedtime for us.

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  • builderr0rbuilderr0r Registered User regular
    Yay, I just lost my $239 monthly T pass on the train. What a great start to the day.

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  • cr0wcr0w Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Just had to confiscate any and all wireless routers/access points because leaving them unplugged with a sign on them saying "Leave Unplugged" due to a recurring IP conflict apparently isn't enough for people. You plug one in, and the entire network shits itself and dies. I've made that clear numerous times, but someone has a pathological need for Wi-Fi here.

    Fuck it, they're locked up and in my office. This is why we can't have nice things. If you don't have an ethernet connection in your office, you don't have internet. Suck it up.

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  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    cr0w wrote: »
    Just had to confiscate any and all wireless routers/access points because leaving them unplugged with a sign on them saying "Leave Unplugged" due to a recurring IP conflict apparently isn't enough for people. You plug one in, and the entire network shits itself and dies. I've made that clear numerous times, but someone has a pathological need for Wi-Fi here.

    Fuck it, they're locked up and in my office. This is why we can't have nice things. If you don't have an ethernet connection in your office, you don't have internet. Suck it up.

    ...you still have wifi, right? I mean, what good is working in IT if you don't have access to stuff others don't.

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  • godmodegodmode Nooo-ooo-ooo... That ain't dancin', SallyRegistered User regular
    Is anyone here a Microsoft Certified Trainer? I have a couple questions about the program: What are the prerequisite certifications, and how is the prerequisite year of training accomplished prior to getting certified? Can you just be an uncertified trainer while you work towards the requirement?
    If you know, feel free to PM me.

  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    edited June 2015
    MCT program entry requirements
    • Possess a current Microsoft Certification or qualification eligible for the MCT program.
    • Demonstrate instructional Skills verified by one of the following:
      • Instructional Skills certification:
        • CompTIA CTT+
        • IAMCT Approved Technical Trainer (IAMCT ATT)
        • Microsoft Certified Trainer Instructional Skills Certification (MCT-ISC)
        • IPM (Institut für Personalberatung und Managemententwicklung)
        • New Horizons Instructional Skills Certification
        • Netcom Learning Instructional Skills Certification
        • Global Knowledge Instructional Skills Certification
        • Learning and Performance Institute Trainer Performance Monitoring and Assessment (TPMA)
        • CEGOS Group
        • PrepMasters USA
    • Provide reference supporting at least one year of instructional experience
    Note To renew as an MCT, you must meet the MCT program renewal requirements by your anniversary date.

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  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    It appears to be less a certification and more of a VIP-style buy-in group. Like, you apply, and if you're accepted, you pay a membership fee and boom you can add "MCT" to your signature block.

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  • godmodegodmode Nooo-ooo-ooo... That ain't dancin', SallyRegistered User regular
    edited June 2015
    Right, I read that too. But I was curious if there are any Microsoft certifications that are considered ineligible for the program's requirements, and how you accomplish a year of instructional experience prior to certification if you're just a plain ol' IT guy.
    Edit: I suppose it is worth mentioning I'm a Plain Ol' Systems Engineer whose company is developing a Microsoft Training Program, and the guy running it made it sound like I could be considered (and the company would provide the "official" training), but I'm not sure how a year of instructional experience is accomplished unless you're already an instructor.

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  • NijaNija Registered User regular
    cr0w wrote: »
    Just had to confiscate any and all wireless routers/access points because leaving them unplugged with a sign on them saying "Leave Unplugged" due to a recurring IP conflict apparently isn't enough for people. You plug one in, and the entire network shits itself and dies. I've made that clear numerous times, but someone has a pathological need for Wi-Fi here.

    Fuck it, they're locked up and in my office. This is why we can't have nice things. If you don't have an ethernet connection in your office, you don't have internet. Suck it up.

    This reminds me of something that happened last year.

    I work in a large law firm in Los Angeles. (Most of) Our IT is incompetent. Anyone can connect any device to our network (and get internet access) without authentication. The implementation to prevent most individuals from doing anything bad is to only have a single ethernet port in each office. We daisy-chain that for VoIP and network access.

    We had a new associate decide he need more internet connected devices. So he went to Best Buy and purchased a router. He attached this home router to our network, and connected all his devices (2 laptops and something else) and started working. His router started a broadcast storm in our headquarters. For non-techies, his router was doing the equivalent of jamming a t-shirt down a toilet, across our entire network. All work ground to a halt. Our IT was incapable of identifying where the problem was, so the entire headquarters could not use our computers or phones. This happened at 9:00 a.m. I left after 4:00 p.m. that day and they had not found the offending item yet. Probably because their solution was to go office by office and unplug the ethernet cable. If I remember correctly, they found the router around 7:00 p.m. and left a handwritten note not to plug it in again.

    No one fired. No changes to the network.

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  • NaphtaliNaphtali Null Registered User regular
    oh boy

    surprise trip to europe to be the face of the project to the customer, and I get to miss the 4th of july weekend? sign me up fuck

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  • SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    Very sad. After having this particular pocketknife for over a decade, I finally walked through a TSA checkpoint in the airport without putting it into my check-in luggage, and I now no longer have this knife.

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  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Been on vacation the last few days, got back to a nice paycheck, maybe the second biggest I've had my whole life.

    Also came back to finding out my new boss is an idiot who I hope doesn't last long. Was 2 hours late opening one day, called off the next, screamed at the other employee and made her break into tears yesterday, lies to customers, keeps trying to get off every god damn weekend. Super fun.

  • SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    Does anyone have experience with Bit9 Carbon Black, any comments about it?

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  • godmodegodmode Nooo-ooo-ooo... That ain't dancin', SallyRegistered User regular
    A big downside to working in government IT is that I only hear about technologies and companies approximately 5 years after they are relevant.

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  • IronKnuckle's GhostIronKnuckle's Ghost Registered User regular
    I play Clash of Clans with several of the people on my team. We go to war with other clans a couple times a week. Today I get a chat message from one of them consisting of "hey man we need someone to *** their number 10 guy" and it took me longer than it should have to realize he was not telling me to go ass somebody.

  • KaplarKaplar Registered User regular
    Probably good news! The place I interviewed at on Monday just called me back today to let me know they're going to be doing a background check and stuff. They wouldn't bother with that unless they wanted me for the position yeah?

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  • cr0wcr0w Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Tox wrote: »
    cr0w wrote: »
    Just had to confiscate any and all wireless routers/access points because leaving them unplugged with a sign on them saying "Leave Unplugged" due to a recurring IP conflict apparently isn't enough for people. You plug one in, and the entire network shits itself and dies. I've made that clear numerous times, but someone has a pathological need for Wi-Fi here.

    Fuck it, they're locked up and in my office. This is why we can't have nice things. If you don't have an ethernet connection in your office, you don't have internet. Suck it up.

    ...you still have wifi, right? I mean, what good is working in IT if you don't have access to stuff others don't.

    I have everything. And I laugh maniacally about it.

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited June 2015
    God working in retail I wish that we could listen to NPR. Instead it's just the same pop hits or 80s classics on satellite radio over and over and over. Sometimes they play pitbull radio, which is literally just pitbull songs. Not even the old ones, I don't think I've ever heard anything off the boat lift but I have heard that one with t-pain at least four times on the same day. I'm starting to enjoy it. Kill me.

    E: oh, that was the first page of the thread, huh

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  • cr0wcr0w Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Nija wrote: »
    cr0w wrote: »
    Just had to confiscate any and all wireless routers/access points because leaving them unplugged with a sign on them saying "Leave Unplugged" due to a recurring IP conflict apparently isn't enough for people. You plug one in, and the entire network shits itself and dies. I've made that clear numerous times, but someone has a pathological need for Wi-Fi here.

    Fuck it, they're locked up and in my office. This is why we can't have nice things. If you don't have an ethernet connection in your office, you don't have internet. Suck it up.

    This reminds me of something that happened last year.

    I work in a large law firm in Los Angeles. (Most of) Our IT is incompetent. Anyone can connect any device to our network (and get internet access) without authentication. The implementation to prevent most individuals from doing anything bad is to only have a single ethernet port in each office. We daisy-chain that for VoIP and network access.

    We had a new associate decide he need more internet connected devices. So he went to Best Buy and purchased a router. He attached this home router to our network, and connected all his devices (2 laptops and something else) and started working. His router started a broadcast storm in our headquarters. For non-techies, his router was doing the equivalent of jamming a t-shirt down a toilet, across our entire network. All work ground to a halt. Our IT was incapable of identifying where the problem was, so the entire headquarters could not use our computers or phones. This happened at 9:00 a.m. I left after 4:00 p.m. that day and they had not found the offending item yet. Probably because their solution was to go office by office and unplug the ethernet cable. If I remember correctly, they found the router around 7:00 p.m. and left a handwritten note not to plug it in again.

    No one fired. No changes to the network.

    This literally happened to me two weeks ago. Someone plugged into a switch with a device that already had an IP assigned to it and blew the entire network. We spent two days trying to track it down, and finally we unplugged one simple cable and everything went back to normal. Now we have recurring IP conflicts that I'm gradually filtering out, mainly by assigning static IPs over 200 in the Wi-Fi routers, but until I can get all that done no one will have Wi-Fi. They've proven they can't handle it.

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  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    Met a new supervisor last night. Cis guy who asked me my pronouns and told me in very certain terms that if a customer gives me problems because I'm trans he will throw them out.

    So far, the most problematic co-worker I have is a sup I don't work with who just tries too hard to validate my femininity for me. She does things like pointing out makeup sales, and one night when I came in wearing pants she said, "whoa, you're in pants, did you lose a bet?"

    I mean at least she's the "I'm trying too hard" kind of problematic and not the other one. She's actually one of my favorite people at work. Ironically, when she's not treating me like a girl.

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    Weaver wrote: »
    So, I spent 2009 to January 2015 unemployed(got laid off from my IT job because of budget cuts, could never find work in that field again because of years of nobody hiring, and then, once hiring went back up, "break in employment", living off of my VA disability. Nuka and I became a couple in 2013, then she moved in with me in early 2014 and she got a local job at a grocery store. I did some work at a warehouse summer of 2014 but injured my arms. Ended up getting hired on at a different store for the same grocery chain, union protected job, Seattle enacts a minimum wage hike-

    We've since moved into a larger apartment with both of us on the lease, I'm the top person in my area at work, got a real bank account after years of having to use prepaid cards because my credit was so bad, got a credit card for the sole purpose of further increasing my rating, and then now tonight, after many nights of research and talking it over with Nuka opened an investment/trading fund. It feels really weird, after all of those years of being dirt-ass poor, trying to be financially responsible and investing for the future.

    Also Nuka and I are engaged and oh man I am so lucky she is the bestest ever

    Oh my god, weaver I am ecstatic for you guys. That's an incredible feeling, you two deserve to enjoy the hell out of it & each other.

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  • QanamilQanamil Registered User regular
    cr0w wrote: »
    Nija wrote: »
    cr0w wrote: »
    Just had to confiscate any and all wireless routers/access points because leaving them unplugged with a sign on them saying "Leave Unplugged" due to a recurring IP conflict apparently isn't enough for people. You plug one in, and the entire network shits itself and dies. I've made that clear numerous times, but someone has a pathological need for Wi-Fi here.

    Fuck it, they're locked up and in my office. This is why we can't have nice things. If you don't have an ethernet connection in your office, you don't have internet. Suck it up.

    This reminds me of something that happened last year.

    I work in a large law firm in Los Angeles. (Most of) Our IT is incompetent. Anyone can connect any device to our network (and get internet access) without authentication. The implementation to prevent most individuals from doing anything bad is to only have a single ethernet port in each office. We daisy-chain that for VoIP and network access.

    We had a new associate decide he need more internet connected devices. So he went to Best Buy and purchased a router. He attached this home router to our network, and connected all his devices (2 laptops and something else) and started working. His router started a broadcast storm in our headquarters. For non-techies, his router was doing the equivalent of jamming a t-shirt down a toilet, across our entire network. All work ground to a halt. Our IT was incapable of identifying where the problem was, so the entire headquarters could not use our computers or phones. This happened at 9:00 a.m. I left after 4:00 p.m. that day and they had not found the offending item yet. Probably because their solution was to go office by office and unplug the ethernet cable. If I remember correctly, they found the router around 7:00 p.m. and left a handwritten note not to plug it in again.

    No one fired. No changes to the network.

    This literally happened to me two weeks ago. Someone plugged into a switch with a device that already had an IP assigned to it and blew the entire network. We spent two days trying to track it down, and finally we unplugged one simple cable and everything went back to normal. Now we have recurring IP conflicts that I'm gradually filtering out, mainly by assigning static IPs over 200 in the Wi-Fi routers, but until I can get all that done no one will have Wi-Fi. They've proven they can't handle it.

    Out of curiosity, would it be possible to assign static IPs to absolutely everything and then if somebody wanted to connect something new, they would have to go to you for the number and access? I'm sure this isn't possible or has its own issues, but just came to mind while reading these issues and wondering how that works.

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  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    I think the default answer to the question of "can't you just give everything a static IP?" is and should always be, "Sure, you go ahead and do that. I'll be over here doing literally everything else and still working less than you."

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    my team is hiring both a UI dev position and a DevOps (think Docker/VMs, deploy process, etc.) position.

    if you or anyone you know is into that stuff and lives around the Minneapolis area, let me know!

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  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    I think it's amazing that I can say I genuinely love Help Desk work and still only manage to be offered a temp/contract position. People must think there's something wrong with someone who actually enjoys this type of work.

    My work history is food service management. This is so overwhelmingly easier it's not even funny. Plus I get a diversity of work on a day to day, so I don't really get bored.

    Plus when I do my job right (and nobody else in IT does anything dumb), I get so much free time.

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    Bluhhh, I am not looking forward to giving my notice tomorrow

    I mean, I gotta do it

    But doing that always suuuucks

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  • TcheldorTcheldor Registered User regular
    JebusUD wrote: »
    I'm not sure where else to post this so I guess here, since it happened when I left work.

    Got rear ended on the way home whoo hoo!

    It wasn't all so bad. Police came our and wrote a report. I already called the insurance company. I think the lady that hit me thought I'd be coming out raging mad or something, since she seemed real apologetic. It was totally her fault, but I just can't muster up any anger, nor would I want to. Life is too short to be an angry person. I just told her shit happens.

    I actually felt more bad for her. She got a flat and had to have a tow, and was leaking what was probably washer fluid. Plus the cop gave her the look what you're doing lecture and a citation.

    So I guess we will see how using insurance goes. I haven't made a claim since I started driving... 11 years ago. It was 100% her fault, but I don't know if that matters. That's the thing that I'm a little worried about is it somehow affecting my insurance rates.

    If you're in a no fault state, make sure to file for no fault benefits asap. You may need some medical attention(minor even) and it's free basically.

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    I'm feeling there's a good chance I may have two offers by the end of next week.

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  • cr0wcr0w Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Qanamil wrote: »
    cr0w wrote: »
    Nija wrote: »
    cr0w wrote: »
    Just had to confiscate any and all wireless routers/access points because leaving them unplugged with a sign on them saying "Leave Unplugged" due to a recurring IP conflict apparently isn't enough for people. You plug one in, and the entire network shits itself and dies. I've made that clear numerous times, but someone has a pathological need for Wi-Fi here.

    Fuck it, they're locked up and in my office. This is why we can't have nice things. If you don't have an ethernet connection in your office, you don't have internet. Suck it up.

    This reminds me of something that happened last year.

    I work in a large law firm in Los Angeles. (Most of) Our IT is incompetent. Anyone can connect any device to our network (and get internet access) without authentication. The implementation to prevent most individuals from doing anything bad is to only have a single ethernet port in each office. We daisy-chain that for VoIP and network access.

    We had a new associate decide he need more internet connected devices. So he went to Best Buy and purchased a router. He attached this home router to our network, and connected all his devices (2 laptops and something else) and started working. His router started a broadcast storm in our headquarters. For non-techies, his router was doing the equivalent of jamming a t-shirt down a toilet, across our entire network. All work ground to a halt. Our IT was incapable of identifying where the problem was, so the entire headquarters could not use our computers or phones. This happened at 9:00 a.m. I left after 4:00 p.m. that day and they had not found the offending item yet. Probably because their solution was to go office by office and unplug the ethernet cable. If I remember correctly, they found the router around 7:00 p.m. and left a handwritten note not to plug it in again.

    No one fired. No changes to the network.

    This literally happened to me two weeks ago. Someone plugged into a switch with a device that already had an IP assigned to it and blew the entire network. We spent two days trying to track it down, and finally we unplugged one simple cable and everything went back to normal. Now we have recurring IP conflicts that I'm gradually filtering out, mainly by assigning static IPs over 200 in the Wi-Fi routers, but until I can get all that done no one will have Wi-Fi. They've proven they can't handle it.

    Out of curiosity, would it be possible to assign static IPs to absolutely everything and then if somebody wanted to connect something new, they would have to go to you for the number and access? I'm sure this isn't possible or has its own issues, but just came to mind while reading these issues and wondering how that works.

    I've considered it, but that would require me going around to every single machine in this company and doing it, while handling the rest of the IT workload since I'm, literally, the IT department and the only person who does this shit in a 200-person company. And I'm not going to come in on a weekend to assign static IPs. For now, the wireless routers are all I'm focused on since they're the only things giving us shit.

    Problem is, the admin password on half the routers was assigned by the last IT guy, who conveniently didn't write them down for me. So it's all gotta be factory reset, and it's Friday so as long as nothing is on fire, I don't give a fuck.

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  • QanamilQanamil Registered User regular
    cr0w wrote: »
    Qanamil wrote: »
    cr0w wrote: »
    Nija wrote: »
    cr0w wrote: »
    Just had to confiscate any and all wireless routers/access points because leaving them unplugged with a sign on them saying "Leave Unplugged" due to a recurring IP conflict apparently isn't enough for people. You plug one in, and the entire network shits itself and dies. I've made that clear numerous times, but someone has a pathological need for Wi-Fi here.

    Fuck it, they're locked up and in my office. This is why we can't have nice things. If you don't have an ethernet connection in your office, you don't have internet. Suck it up.

    This reminds me of something that happened last year.

    I work in a large law firm in Los Angeles. (Most of) Our IT is incompetent. Anyone can connect any device to our network (and get internet access) without authentication. The implementation to prevent most individuals from doing anything bad is to only have a single ethernet port in each office. We daisy-chain that for VoIP and network access.

    We had a new associate decide he need more internet connected devices. So he went to Best Buy and purchased a router. He attached this home router to our network, and connected all his devices (2 laptops and something else) and started working. His router started a broadcast storm in our headquarters. For non-techies, his router was doing the equivalent of jamming a t-shirt down a toilet, across our entire network. All work ground to a halt. Our IT was incapable of identifying where the problem was, so the entire headquarters could not use our computers or phones. This happened at 9:00 a.m. I left after 4:00 p.m. that day and they had not found the offending item yet. Probably because their solution was to go office by office and unplug the ethernet cable. If I remember correctly, they found the router around 7:00 p.m. and left a handwritten note not to plug it in again.

    No one fired. No changes to the network.

    This literally happened to me two weeks ago. Someone plugged into a switch with a device that already had an IP assigned to it and blew the entire network. We spent two days trying to track it down, and finally we unplugged one simple cable and everything went back to normal. Now we have recurring IP conflicts that I'm gradually filtering out, mainly by assigning static IPs over 200 in the Wi-Fi routers, but until I can get all that done no one will have Wi-Fi. They've proven they can't handle it.

    Out of curiosity, would it be possible to assign static IPs to absolutely everything and then if somebody wanted to connect something new, they would have to go to you for the number and access? I'm sure this isn't possible or has its own issues, but just came to mind while reading these issues and wondering how that works.

    I've considered it, but that would require me going around to every single machine in this company and doing it, while handling the rest of the IT workload since I'm, literally, the IT department and the only person who does this shit in a 200-person company. And I'm not going to come in on a weekend to assign static IPs. For now, the wireless routers are all I'm focused on since they're the only things giving us shit.

    Problem is, the admin password on half the routers was assigned by the last IT guy, who conveniently didn't write them down for me. So it's all gotta be factory reset, and it's Friday so as long as nothing is on fire, I don't give a fuck.

    Yeah, I didn't even consider the man-hours side of it. Makes sense, thanks for the answer!

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  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    I need that on a shirt.

    "It's Friday, and not on fire. I don't care."

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  • DixonDixon Screwed...possibly doomed CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2015
    Nocren wrote: »
    I need that on a shirt.

    "It's Friday, and not on fire. I don't care."

    "Mail server is slow, I won't see your ticket till Monday"

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  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    Dixon wrote: »
    Nocren wrote: »
    I need that on a shirt.

    "It's Friday, and not on fire. I don't care."

    "Mail server is slow, I won't see your ticket till Monday"

    But my problem is that I can't send e-mail!

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  • cr0wcr0w Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    After our mail server died, we migrated to Office 365. Which is nice, because I can conveniently say "Oh, Microsoft's servers are acting up right now, so I haven't gotten that e-mail yet" and no one questions me.

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Caaba Beankomy XobthroRegistered User regular
    edited June 2015
    Tcheldor wrote: »
    JebusUD wrote: »
    I'm not sure where else to post this so I guess here, since it happened when I left work.

    Got rear ended on the way home whoo hoo!

    It wasn't all so bad. Police came our and wrote a report. I already called the insurance company. I think the lady that hit me thought I'd be coming out raging mad or something, since she seemed real apologetic. It was totally her fault, but I just can't muster up any anger, nor would I want to. Life is too short to be an angry person. I just told her shit happens.

    I actually felt more bad for her. She got a flat and had to have a tow, and was leaking what was probably washer fluid. Plus the cop gave her the look what you're doing lecture and a citation.

    So I guess we will see how using insurance goes. I haven't made a claim since I started driving... 11 years ago. It was 100% her fault, but I don't know if that matters. That's the thing that I'm a little worried about is it somehow affecting my insurance rates.

    If you're in a no fault state, make sure to file for no fault benefits asap. You may need some medical attention(minor even) and it's free basically.

    It is a "no fault" state. But I don't need any medical attention. I actually had a great day still afterward. Went to the park, got some beers with friends.

    JebusUD on
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    Guess it always comes down to.
  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    I really don't like doing favors for the teachers. Because inevitably one of them tells another teacher and now I have several teachers expecting the same favor. No, fuck you, do your goddamn job you are paid six digits for.

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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    I think I aced a second interview today. Hoooopefully. Going to hear back next week about final decisions. In the meantime I have another interview at a decent place next week.

    Dang it'd be nice not to be unemployed. It takes so much verve out of you.

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