I would want free dental and healthcare. must cover chainsmoking and heavy drinking.
Does el reg have a petty cash fund for working lunches? Im more than happy to work from home.
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we ran our own web site, email, storage via sharepoint all onsite for many years, at least the 14 ive worked here. The management decided that we needed to shrink budgets so my dual internet, dual site, dual storage, dual stretch cluster was too expensive. Whilst dual redundant we only had power outages on both sites to consider - this happened once that I can remember - for loss of connectivity. Cloud DNS updated the records should we have an ISP failure and a lowish TTL meant this wasnt too much of an issue.
Management wanted me to move to the cloud and we decided that 365 was the best option (since migrating onsite sharepoint to 365 was supposed to be painless. Covid hit, backs were patted as we were already cloudy (which meant nothing as we could already access all the resources externally anyway), however 365 started to have a few hiccups and outages over the year. Throttling reared its head a few times, other dropouts were noticed. Basically we have had more loss of access in the last 6 months at least than we did over the entire preceeding period of onsite.
Cloud is definitely not more reliable.
true story in a previous place of work. They had an ancient BMS system that had software designed for windows 2000 and XP with a fairly specific Java JRE. This was windows 7 era circa 2014 so XP was already EOL. They managed to get a VM spooled up with XP on it, had the BMS running on a closed network. The cost of maintaining the VM host and an XP VM was quite high - the licensing for an XP VM was quite odd as MS didnt recognise XP as a valid OSE at the time, the company simply kept an old box copy of XP, licenced the host with server and "hoped this would be fine".
The plus side was that the VM could be transported to new hardware if it failed. I beleive this BMS and software is STILL GOING. I have no idea how they are licensing JAVA now that the model has changed...
We fixed exchange by migrating all our mailboxes to office 365. I would have preferred to go elsewhere but we are an outlook company. Teams is used a lot so it was a good idea.
We still have an exchange box onsite for a relay. The ingress and egress are to 365 only at the firewall. I still need to keep it patched but there are no mailboxes on it so we dont really "immediately" care if it breaks.
Nah, just throw them into inner city london where you need eyes on stalks. If the mad BMW SUV mums arent pulling out randomly then the deliveroo death cycles are inventing new gaps and road rules. Let alone random folk stepping out without warning. The onboard computer that reads road signs should have a right laugh at some of the decision trees it has to perform.
we hired a peugeot 3008 that was automatic. The thing tried to kill me on many occasions, it had some sort of inbuilt eco mode that seemed to reset (no matter how many times I switched off). Pull up to roundabout, engine goes off (not too bad), tap brake pedal to wake up the engine and give it some boot to set off and it crawls. FUCK FUCK GO YOU FUCKING IDIOT as it slowly picks up, I got a deserved honking at and away i went. Switched off Eco and it was good . Till it decided it wanted to eco again, set off from traffic lights at a crawl agaaaain. It also had sensors that picked up speed limits along with GPS. Except it didnt outside tebay when it suddenly decided I was on the A6 not the M6 and wouldnt let me go over 60.
Worst piece of shit I have ever driven.
We had a mandatory H&S (the irony) teams meeting on Monday afternoon. It was 3.5 hours long. I left my camera off but many had theirs on, it was very funny watching the bright eyed faces turn to complete dispair around the 2.5 hour mark. Meanwhile I could stay focussed on my other monitor without people watching my occasional trip to the kitchen (microphones on so I had to be careful).
At least with an onsite meeting this would have had pizza, biccys and more fun.
Agree with the above. I used to work as a network admin in a secondary school. First thing I did was run an antivirus program that would operate on a whitelist principle. This was hell the first few weeks whilst a whitelist "allow" was added, but essential in a school. I also made sure that there was something other than a basic firewall, as per most schools they were short on cash so it was a pfsense, snort and pfblocker - all free and totally useable once configured correctly. 2FA was added, again fuss and shouts were heard, the senior management wanted an exception for certain staff - guess what happened next. One staff member had their password guessed and the spam flowed. After appearing briefly on a blacklist I presented the senior team with my finding that I should not have been overruled on A) their bulk mail ability and B) their 2FA. Schools have kids in them and some kids will try anything to get out of lessons, bringing malware in is certainly one of them.
locking down admin rights completely is a given, teachers are to be trusted less than children for installing software.
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