* Posts by grumpymike80

5 publicly visible posts • joined 5 Mar 2019

Windows might have frozen – but at least my feet are toasty


Re: Even worse with heaters...

In my workplace, we repair computers, printers etc etc from a number of high street retailers. It would seem that a number of folk who work in these establishments are nesh buggers, and plop a heater under their desk / till furniture. We get many melty pcs and printers - even the occasional monitor. No amount of charging for spare parts seems to stop em.

Multiple customers knocked offline as firefighters tackle flames at Telstra's London Hosting Centre bit barn


Well, that explains it!

Hmm, that's probably why we can't build anything then - The customer's SCCM MP lives in there somewhere. Lets hope the water fairies didn't make things too damp!

Windows XP point-of-sale machine gets nasty sniffle. Luckily there's a pharmacy nearby


Re: Updating embedded XP

Also, quite often has to be done out of normal business hours. Good for overtime though :) Usually has to be done on site, not remotely, as internet connections in shops are quite often really, really bad!

Sure, we've got a problem but we don't really want to spend any money on the tech guy you're sending to fix it


Not on such a grand scale but...

Our retail service engineers are regularly found pretty much passing each other on the way to each other's home towns for a call... Or we end up with four engineers at different jobs on one town, with loads of un-allocated jobs further afield

Also, the travel company we use to 'simplify the travel process' can /only/ book corporate rate rooms at Premier Inn. So, even of there are rooms available, at say £5 more than the corp rate, they can't book them, but will still book you into the local Hilton instead, at at least double the cost!

Prodigy dancer and vocalist Keith Flint found dead aged 49


Re: As a rocker in the 90s

The Prodigy are a bit of an enigma like that - they are played regularly on the Rock / Metal station I listen to, and well appreciated by the metalheads. They've played both Download, and Creamfields!