Re: On helpdesk calls
But the user does have checked cables, coloured by hand in several different coulours.
You mean you never make checkerboard patterns on your cables?
503 posts • joined 19 Nov 2010
It's worse than you think.
When I was starting my IT career in 1999 I ran into an IBM tech while on a break-fix call out.
I noticed that he had a token ring pcmcia adapter in his ThinkPad, and asked him about it.
He said at client sites he'd use ethernet, but anytime he was back at the IBM office he had to use the token ring adapter as they were still using 16Meg Token Ring.
I noticed that too, no mention of what's best for the employees. I guess employees don't count.
Also I noticed this one:
"Some of the "value creation" in the company plan may take the form of continued workforce reduction. About 800 employees left HP in Q1, said Fieler."
The employees didn't leave, they were laid off. Fieler's an asshat.
My wife and I solved those IKEA problems.
We order online with in store pickup.
No charge, reserved spaces by the door, all required boxes together so we know we didn't miss one on the shelves.
And if you buy the non-particle board furniture it actually is pretty decent.
This year I introduced my 2 kids to Die Hard.
Both boys (7 and 10) complained when my wife and I said we were going to make them watch our favourite Christmas movie.
They were very surprised when the guns came out. :)
After the movie finished we told them not to tell their teachers and definitely not yell "Yippee kai yay motherf*ucker!" when they return to class after the holidays. :)
"Just the code, or are you properly paranoid, and so change the locks and keys as well? :-)"
I bought one of those Weiser Smart key dead bolts. It lets you reprogram the mechanical lock to use a different key.
As long as you don't lose the special little tool that lets you make the change...
"If the things last 3 years, you're paying ~$7/mo for them. That seems crazy expensive to me."
Doesn't sound so crazy to me.
I had a car I bought for $4500 Canadian, into which I put almost $2000 Canadian worth of stereo equipment.
I sold the car 3 years later, not regretting a single penny spent on the stereo since I was in the car 25-30 hours a week...
It all depends on what makes you happy.
"Just got back from the Gym and several people there have already decided to ditch their FitBits. They were all talking about getting an Apple Watch which is not what Google wants."
Is an Apple watch really any better for privacy? You are leaving Fitbit for fear of Google getting more of your data, and handing that data to another company (Apple) instead.
I figure Google already has my email and I already have an Android, but Apple has nothing yet. Why would I want to give another of the big 3 my data?
Old folks try to one up each other just as much as youth do.
My MIL bought an iPad because she had gone on a weekend writing retreat with some friends and they all had iPads while she only had a new MacBook Pro.
After buying the iPad on her return to civilization, she left it in its box for 6 months. When she finally took it out she realized typing on a screen sucks so she went out and bought a keyboard and mouse.
We all warned her before she bought it. Arg!
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