I use the term 'slinkies' for the helldesk...
Once , in front of their manager - who laughed and laughed until she clicked to it being HER staff she was laughing at.
155 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
> The LaserJet printers were the reason HP had a reputation for making solid reliable printers
HW-wise, I agree with you, but there was a point (~PCL5) that the SW side of the equation became a complete nightmare... kernel-mode drivers for a printer?!?!?!?!??! grrrr. No! Bad driver! No biscuit for you.
We've had something similar for a while (covid app with QR codes at businesses. Scan code, adds an entry to your diary stored locally).
During Lockdown Season 2, it became compulsory for businesses to display a code (our health ministry website has a tool for generating the code, which you can then print off). Some businesses took it a step further - display a code and a manual sign in sheet: Please do one or other or GTFO.
As for supermarkets and other areas with lots of patrons: displaying multiple codes helps. Also, as a nation, generally we have gotten pretty good at scanning: as you approach, you get your phone out, launch the app, start pointing it at the sign. I'm had it register from about 2-3m away.
We are using it at a client's (a govt.nz) site (paid, I think), because it is easier to get going with multiple vendors and the client themselves than say teams (we use teams as well).
I just looked at my last Zoom invite and it had this stamped on the bottom: "Use Zoom for meetings which are classified up to a level of 'In Confidence' ONLY"
I assume the client put that in there, it's in a different font to the rest of the invite info.
Icon, just because.
Have an upvote for the Sanyo reference - that was our first computer, the 550 IIRC, circa Jan 1986
Came with MSDOS1.25, shortly upgraded to 2.11
School started a "proper" Computer course in 6th form that year, and one of the machines the "exit to DOS" menu option wasn't password protected.... "hey I recognise this" - my teacher just shook his head muttering something about "damn, he knows more than I do and it's only Week 1"
In an old flat I lived in ~2002, we had a HPLJ hooked up with a (public facing) webpage front end and webcam... , so you could enter text in the webapge, which would update the display on the HPLJ, and you could see the results via webcam embedded in the webpage
Ahhh... geeks with too much time on their hands :)
Timely - going to Slayer & Anthrax this weekend....
(Not 'death' metal, I know....)
Even the new generation of metallers coming through are (apparently) 'nice' (eg Alien Weaponry).
As for death/black metal, I was the one in our little group of like-minded individuals to import Grindcrusher (Earache Records compilation record)... I was the only one to like it though - bit too extreme even for Slayer fans
>I went to do our equiv of that here,
>and the gubbermint site uses
>(and reccomends) a thing called "Poli".
I was on the NZTA site last night and saw that POLi link - I ignored it and paid by CC.
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