It would take the best part of an afternoon to load a single web page on my 386 in the 90s.
405 posts • joined 6 Nov 2009
Re: E-sports professionals?
Bit I find odd is that people want to watch other people play video games.
Even before "e-sports" was a thing, I enjoyed watching my friends play video games. I'm not into esports btw, but I do enjoy watching other people play video games. It's far more enjoyable to me than watching a football match.
Re: Missing <whatever> professionals? Check the education system!
I don't think the problem is a "lack of professionals". It's a lack of cheap Eastern European labour.
I work with several Ukranians and Russians (remotely). The Ukranians (mostly in Kyiv) are still working "as long as they have electricity and internet". I haven't seen any of the Russians, presumably because they can't get paid.
Re: Users .... both the bane & joy of your life ... at the same time !!!
I would go one step further and suggest anyone working in tech support serves time in retail, hospitality or a non technical customer service role. Understand that despite the fact they can be very annoying and stupid, these people are your customers and they're just trying to do their job. Chances are their job is lower paid and more stressful than yours. [I am aware that some of the most annoying "customers" are senior management and directors]
It might be very annoying for a while, but once you figure out how to handle these people they'll be putty in your hands, as it were.
On my first day in my first full time tech support job (with no training, of course) I had a customer tell my boss I was "completely useless". To be fair, I was. I had no idea what I was doing. A couple of weeks later I was the only person she'd be willing to speak to for support.
I've seen too many "Roy from The IT Crowd" type characters in IT. Funny to watch, but no way to behave as a professional.
Re: Dialogs.... time for
Hah. I worked at a place that had some fancy automated quality control machines which would check things like dimensions, surface/edge defects etc. When there was a quality issue with the product, operators (or rather the shift managers) would modify the parameters so that the machines would accept the off spec product as first quality. Everything's good in production! We're meeting the requirement of at least 85% first quality product in our shift, another job well done.
Until the calls come in from customers.
Seems about as likely as their claim that the problem is with the satellite.
I guess Honda could have launched their own sats to supply navigation features to vehicles, but it seems like a huge waste of resources considering there are already constellations in place which do the same thing and actually know what year it is.
I have had a similar experience. No phone/internet service, so I call the telco to get it sorted out. No issue at their end, apparently. We'll look into it.
Whilst I'm on the phone, I look out the window to see a telegraph pole being lifted out of the ground. Ah, that would explain it. Thanks for the heads up, Openreach!
You've stolen the antiglare shield on that monitor you've fixed – they say the screen is completely unreadable now
Re: NHS Trust fund
That reminds me, at a place I used to work, for reasons unknown the CEO's office had a dedicated phone line for his fax machine. It did come in handy though, since the site was prone to power outages and the E1 that carried all the other calls was pretty useless once the UPS batteries had drained.