* Posts by UriGagarin

10 posts • joined 28 Sep 2017

Google extends homeworking until this time next year – as Microsoft finds WFH is terrific... for Microsoft


Re: ... welcome to the machine

Hawkwind has an Album based on that novella. Couple of good tracks too.

Bonkers British MPs rant: 5G signals cause cancer


Re: I cannot quote from it now, but I have read about it

But I did poke you !

J Stalin

International Bullying Machine? Big Blue seeks exposure of corporate canary


Re: Remember IBM...

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Silent running: Computer sounds are so '90s


Hawkwind Sadness Runs Deep for me, but still its like mmmmmmumbledumbledumdmdooodooo <missed cal>l. Stuffed in a coat pocket, or in the Kitchen, can't be heard.

Not DRRRM CRASHH DDOO DUMM DEEE DUPP it used to be with my last non mumblephone (not even sure what it was , Nokia maybe? ). bloody thing would wake the deaf dead.


Around 98 at work someone had ripped the sounds off Dungeonkeeper ( maybe 2 ) and shared them around.

So incoming emails were 'whipcrack! arrggh' or ' heheheheh' or one of the 50 other noises. Quite good actually , short enough and distinctive.

I once changed my shutdown noise to the theme to roobarb.

There was a fad for Father Ted quotes as well.

I think I still have the .wavs floating about on a floppy.

As for phones :

I can't hear my phone ring or vibrate unless its strapped to my ear (Galaxy S5) . Especially if I'm outside, its not noisy or buzzy enough.

The number of missed calls outweighs the number I hear by a factor of 3.

As a phone its terrible at making at notifying you that there is a call.

HubSpot outage KOs Red Hat Ansible site and other hapless marketers


There's the Dan Lyons book about the culture of Hubspot called Disrupted.

Its quite an interesting read,

Rimini Street slapped with ban in Oracle copyright dispute


Oh no it affects Oracle's Reputation.

It means someone else got some money which Oracle should have had.

They failed to grab that last little bit.

Their ego must really be hurting

EU bods up GDPR ante: Threatens legislative laggards with ‘infringement procedure’


This seems to be the general approach - lots of talk about abstract descriptions of processes without any "here's what needs to be done".

Think most people/companies are waiting for the first ruling to work out what the fuck we are actually meant to do.

Microsoft may have its groove back but it's binned 'Groove'


Its the playout groove on a vinyl LP . loops round and round and round and round...

NatWest customer services: We're aware of security glitch


Re: Had simi9lar issues

Your title might actually be the answer

- If you have that god awful IBM Trust software installed (Nat West really really pushes to have it installed) there is a setting that converts some l3tt3rs into numb3rs.

Can't remember what it is precisely, but it caused my wife's work business account no end of problems due to it. Took ages to find that out. Of course there's nothing on the Nat West site to check it.


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