* Posts by Alan Paice

24 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Jul 2007

Vista and Lotus: Knowing when to let go of a brand

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Truely awful

I used to be a Domino/ Notes Admin. It was truely crap. We needed to get some one in at £1k a day to add a disclaimer to emails.

My users hated it, and so did the CEO. And that was it. the users hate it, IT hate it therefore it is now dead.

No amount of clever sales and marketing will ever get me near any IBM product after that. If you mentioned Lotus in the office there would be uproar.

Thats 100 users, that all tell their mates.. I changed to exchange and not had a moan out of the in 18 months.

Truely terrible product..

The A-Team flies into Hollywood

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Thumb Up


Thats a very good point! Although I do enjoy the Camp Bat man too ZONK! BIFF! SOCK!

Mayor Boris backs McKinnon in extradition fight

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All hail

Boris, please run for Uber leader. Come one who doesn't love him?

Dell buys into Dell for $100m

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@ Ty

Dell are a good make for business. Thankfully they dont load those machines with too much Crap ware.

Asda declares baby's arse 'pornographic'

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Too right

Ban those bloody Pampers ads too.. I don't want to see some kids ass on TV.. This is the problem with yoof today. Allow them to show their ass on TV today and they will be robbing you at knife point tomorrow!

Dungeons and Dragons co-creator Gary Gygax dies

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IT Angle

I.T angle?

Nah just kidding.


British software pirate faces up to 10 years in jail

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Trade tools

£12k may sound alot, but if it is used to design things for your business then its a tool same as a plumbers van.

I agree this guy should be punished!

The 'Funky Business' consultants want to poke you

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Too right

Your here to work, not turn you mates in to zombies or what ever the kids are doing these days. Bah.

Have you punched in yet? No Christmas coal for you me laddie.

Rubbish UK management crushing creativity

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Now get back to work you lazy dogs and stop thinking for your self!


An over bearing Manager

Melting ice kills polar bears, say boffins

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Good those evil bears killed my..

Father, Mother and Wife.. I for one will be glad of their demise

MoD budget train crash behind Brown v forces rumpus

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Well written

Very good article. There so many people getting fat from defence spending that I doubt there will be any noticible change.

Lily Allen 'in talks' to become Doctor Who's assistant

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"Quick watch out for that space shark..

..we have no choice Dr, we gotta jump it"


Cambridge computing profs 'desperate' for applicants

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Why bother?

Most I.T jobs at blue chip fims don't go to us CompScis any way. Business skills (degree or other wise) is the way to go if you want to get any where in I.T.

Cambridge is one of those places that still believes in pure computer science with a heavy mathematical bias and Dons are warey about change.

Friends Reunited considers dropping pay walls

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Who uses Friends Reunited?

Why bother when there is facebook? £15 a year.. it used to be £5 for a year which was reasonable..

Greedy buggers.. there time has past

Royal Navy presses IT Crowd for nuclear missile 'servers'

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Techies in the Navy are pretty good. I met some on HMS Trafalgar while on an acquaint visit.

Its just some media type has written them a script that makes them sounds like mongs! How you we sound if we described our jobs from script.

But saying that the head of the submarine service told us not to bother with university if we was joining as officers.. go figure!

Geeks and Nerds caught on film lacking geeky nerdiness

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Gates Halo

Guild of craftsmen AKA BCS

There are cowboys in every trade. I.T is sadly one of those professions where a little knowledge is dangerous. And in the uk the majority of these people are employed by PC world et al.

I believe the BCS is trying to get I.T Professionals a better rep. Like builders and plumbers we in I.T should be members of a proffesional guild.

Green Dell gets greener with new green initiative

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Good on Mr Dell

I think its a good step in the right direction. May be I will think about my no Dell Policy.

ElReg40™ seeks the world's worst web 2.0 ideas

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Like the register just with actual I.T news... No seriously a site like that would be pretty cool..

IT risk becomes board-level issue

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IT need to sit on boards

Whats a point of explaining to people whos focus is and rightly so on making money for the business. This is the reason why an I.T director needs to sit on the board. Not however just some one who did a MBA but barely knows how to turn on their PC.

I mean Technical managers (may be an MBA?), promoted to the board of directors who know the risks, and the technical solutions to them and not just lots of business and management buzzwords.

PC superstore suffers breakdown over Linux notebook

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If ye deal with the devil

If this guy is tech savvy enough to install Linux then why didn't he just bung back on

windows.. So in summary he is tarded enough to firstly buy from Pc world.. and then doesn't bother to put windows back on.

I advise all my friends, family and clients that if they buy from PC world not to expect support from me or any of my contacts..

Its the only way they will learn...

419-lite scammers target pet lovers

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Count your lucky stars

They targeted your daughter with puppy pics rather than some thing much nastier.

Like a pony that you would have to try and fork out for ;)

Microsoft pushes Office 2007 with 'try-before-you-buy'

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Dell Crapware

I advise and always have for users to steer clear of Dell. I recently installed a clean copy of XP on my friends Dell. Much to my amazement it was actually quite fast.

May be they should try shipping with an optional extras disc?

But worry not as long as Dell et al continue to do this, the more money I will make undoing it :)

'You're a f**king moron'

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Surely Mr Jobs et al does'nt want OBL to own the iPhone?

Well I would think at the price tag for the iPhone, there won't be many bombs detonated with one. And I am sure no self respecting Al-Qaeda would want to get tied in an 18 month contract with AT&T either.

Mr J.. get a sense of humour.

BBC Trust to hear open sourcers' iPlayer gripes

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I do hope that this service is for the British license fee payer only.

Was very pissed off when I found that Black Adder DVD was cheaper in the US than over here. FFS I have paid for it once.