I'm one of the lucky ones I guess-My job as IT admin and helpdesk manager went a couple of months after lockdown, but found a job working for a med-tech startup - and a promotion and salary increase to boot-conversely my wife's job as cabin crew vanished over-night.
60 posts • joined 18 Jun 2009
Words to strike fear into admins' hearts: One in five workers consider themselves 'digital experts' these days
Wow, you guys have so much in common: Oracle hotly tipped to power TikTok’s operations as Microsoft deal rejected
Long-term Linux Mint: 19.3 release unchains the Gimp, adds HiDPI, is kind to your older, less-beefy kit
Re: Introduction to Linux for Windows refugees
"When Linux doesn't work, don't worry, because there is a forum somewhere in this Galaxy that might have the answer on the 156th page of a Linux Troll/Nerd fuck fest of a discussion."
Chill man, it is a new year, no time to be getting angry on the intrewebs
Sure, we've got a problem but we don't really want to spend any money on the tech guy you're sending to fix it
Re: Whilst I'm no fan of Microsoft..
I just migrated our office to G Suite from MS, we ended up giving 1/3 of the users office back as a standalone as we couldn't prise Excel from some cold dead hands.
That being said, most people prefer the Team Drives over SharePoint, but the ability to share sub-folders in Teams is causing some angst among G suite users.
G suite Vault is pretty good for archiving, holding and search, though annoyingly deleted users' data is also removed from the vault.
G Suite is still quite immature compared to O365, however for SME's it is a cheaper and easier to manage offering
Most IT jobs are in Dublin, but Limerick is a sizeable enough city by Irish standards, so there should be opportunities, Shannon is a 15 minute drive from there, it is a "new town" and to be frank pretty boring, but the Airport is well served and the industrial zone around there has plenty of jobs going.
You are also within a fairly short drive of Cork, Kerry and Galway, and some of the beautiful Atlantic coast. chech out monster.ie eolas.ie and computerjobs.ie for vacancies
Not in the public sector at the moment, however in the private sector there are a huge amount of both established and start-up companies requiring skills across the IT board, in all sectors, a quick look at monster.ie will show you how many positions are available. I put my CV out on various recruitment sites at the weekend and have already been asked to attend 4 interviews.
On the down side property in Dublin is at a premium and rents very expensive
How to not get pwned on Windows: Don't run any virtual machines, open any web pages, Office docs, hyperlinks ...
had a call to reset a locked out user account:
"I have forgotten my username"
Me: "ok, your username is X and the password will be the same, you will be prompted to change it at login"
5 Minutes later, another call: "I'm still locked out"
"I am still locked out"
Eventually discovered user was typing in "the same" for the password
Merry Christmas all us on call support gnomes!