Re: Present to my successor!
Yeah, I gave my employer a year to find a replacement. I think they thought I was joking.
No idea if they found anybody, but it’s not my problem.
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It isn't always the fault of the IT department.
Our IT department identified a persistent (and for us, unfixable) error in one of our [insert name of large database vendor] database's core software.
Fortunately, we had a support agreement with [large database vendor] for such eventualities, so we called up their support team. They knew of the problem, but also knew it would take a team of ten about three months to fix it, so refused to do so on the grounds of cost.
Happy memories of joining an Oracle team as the newbie.
My "trainer" decided to show me how much authority he had by logging on to a test database and deleting a cross-reference table. As he proudly showed me how nothing would now work in the application, the phones started ringing.
As you might have guessed, he was actually in the production system.
It was passed off as a network problem while the table was restored from a backup.
Sadly, if the "new post" is outside the EU (don't know what happens after Brexit) there's nothing you can do about it - it's perfectly legal.
I should know; I was made redundant and my old job is now being done for a quarter of the price and a quarter of the quality by somebody in Mumbai.
As I see objects every couple of minutes in the clear skies of the south of England, I can only assume your figures are for deliberately launched satellites and don't include all the other crap, like discarded rocket boosters etc.
There are far more than 4000 artificial objects in orbit, currently around the 20000 mark.
I bought a new PC this year and put a copy of Windows 7 on it, as I already had a licensed version of it.
When my old PC attempted the free update from Win 7 to Win 10 (the OS said it would be fine and could cope with it) it bricked the machine, so I'm reluctant to let Win 10 anywhere near my lovely new hardware.