So they don't really practice what they preach. I thought they were supposed to 'turn the other cheek'.
14 posts • joined 23 Nov 2018
Re: Obligatory XKCD
Yep, passed my test and bought a brand new CBR600 in Anthracite and Copper (Black and orange to normal people). Loved that bike.
Once, whilst working for a three letter german car manufacturer I was flown from Heathrow to Belfast. Collected in a 7-series, driven to dealership, plugged in printer cable, tested printing was now working, driven back to airport and flown back to London on the same plane with the same crew. At least I got a free lunch and some air miles.
Travelled on several different lines in Japan and all were great (even the double decker one). Clean, plenty of leg room and reserved seats only. The only strange part was when one was shown on the departures board as being delayed. Everyone was taking photos as this was such a rare occurrence. It was two minutes late arriving for us to get on but arrived at our destination exactly on time.
I once got to interview a candidate for a technical role where he had stated on his CV that he had been solely responsible for a major e-mail migration project for a certain client. We went all the way through the interview and than I started to ask him about the project. I knew he wouldn't know about it as I had been the person solely responsible for that project and I had never met him before. That piece of CV embellishment really backfired and he didn't get the job.
I used to work as a senior systems engineer at one of the UK Universities. Yep, the IT is poor. Ours was bad because of really bad management, project managers who could barely walk and talk at the same time and senior staff being academics instead of people who could do the job. I once has the Deputy Director of IT order me to give Domain Admin Access rights to a third party company who didn't have a contract with us. Naturally I refused and it all kicked off. We also had the dreaded "I've bought this software now make it do the following and I won't take - it can't do that - for an answer". Place was a joke. Unsurprisingly all the decent staff have left.
Re: Mum Support
Yep, that sounds familiar. All my friends ignore the fact that I work in IT. They buy loads of rubbish that just won't work together then turn to me to fix it. If only they had come to me before purchase I could have saved them lots of cash AND got something that would actually do what they wanted.
I remember those. It was made by Convergent Technologies.
I worked for Unisys in Birmingham in 87/88 and had a few visits to the Milton Keynes training centre. I did work on these.
After that I worked for Bull Information Systems in London and discovered to my horror they rebadged it as well, called it a B20 I think and renamed the operating system to Starsys.
The one I had on my desk had just about every available module and was about three foot long.
It was actually quite a clever design. Pity my manuals had been translated from American English to French and then to proper(ish) English. Made for some interesting reading.