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  • #7551

    NZSimian
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    Rank: Senator

    Normally I wouldn’t regale you all with my tales of woe.
    But here’s a conversation I overheard earlier in my office:

    “Have you pressed the reset button on your router? Well there should be a little reset button. Yes? You see it? Ok, don’t press that button, as it’ll factory reset it and you’ll have to bring it back here for us to fix. And that’ll be chargeable.”

  • #7552

    DAMORGS
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    SenatorFounding AngelAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
    Rank: Senator

    It’s like those big consoles of controls with a big red button that says do not press.

    Here’s an idea…..

    Don’t have THAT button?

  • #7556

    Fox Carignan
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    Centurion
    Rank: Triarii

    But then there would be no problems.  Everybody knows problems make things interesting!

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  • #7557

    Baron von Schnellenstein
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    I maintain that those of us working in the IT field nowadays are the Postal Workers of the new millennium.

    <RANT>

    I blame (the effectively now defunct) Sun Microsystems:

    • They pushed Java.
    • Because of Java, hordes of ne’er do wells (- who shouldn’t be let anywhere near a computer, let alone a development IDE -) think that they are coders and are employed in IT rather than doing something they’re suited to, like shoveling dirt.
    • Prior to Java, C++ was king.  C++ quickly exposed the dross.

    Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of folk out there who cut their teeth on Java, but actually _can_ code and/or run an IT project – My observation however, is that the latter are a distinct minority.

    </RANT>


    Oi! That's Baron von Schnellenstein to you, mate. No, it doesn't matter that I'm an Imperial Prince!
    • #7578

      Xsannz
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      CenturionAngel of DiscoveryAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement MissionAngel of Trade
      Rank: Centurion

      I code in Java at the moment because of the integration engine we use uses it to do it’s power script.

       

      but i trained back in the days of Cobol and C, and C++, now those those were languages.I then moved on to Delphi and vb6, spent alot of time writing VBA office extensions and making excel do shit it was never designed to do as a BA anaylyst coder for a while.

       

      but i really do hate java..

       

      Assistant Angeli Imperial Custodian (Wangal)

      Qui Desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum. | Quis custodiet Ipsos custodes.
      Nascentes morimur. | Quando Omni Flunkis Moritati

  • #7558

    NZSimian
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    Rank: Senator

    But then there would be no problems. Everybody knows problems make things interesting!

    Since I work in IT, what I find interesting, my users usually find problematic.

    You know, the “Due to someone else’s mismanagement, your single Exchange store grew to ><very large>, got corrupted and won’t mount? Oh, and your logs were deleted last week because of <reasons>?  Your backups weren’t running any guest-level processing, so your logs weren’t committed anyway? Backups last ran when? And your backup isn’t accessible?” kinda interesting. 😉

     

  • #7561

    Psylem
    Participant
    Principes
    Rank: Triarii

    Yay! Let’s hate on Java! I reckon Object Orientated programming in general has generated infinite possibilities for doing things in such a convoluted way that if you’re not careful you’ll disappear so far into your own belly button that you get lost and no one will be able to pull you out of that mess because it makes no sense to anyone but you. But not the “you” you are today, the “you” 6 months ago, “sleep deprived, caffeine fuelled you”. The more excited developers get about their code, the more I worry about this. Java just gives these OOP freaks training wheels.

    Java in particular and the whole Continuous Integration problem I find hilarious. People have earned PHD’s solving a problem that’s rooted in the fact that Java projects must be rebuilt from scratch to see the results when all you’ve done is changed one line of code. The process takes too long for a development team to collaborate together on a single centralised monolithic development environment. Though I admit, it’s becoming harder to work on a centralised development environment as more software development teams are themselves distributed, but if do you have that luxury, it’s such fun listening to people talk about the epic Continuous Integration solution they just wasted days or weeks cobbling together. Then again a few months later when they come to talk about the fact that guys just weren’t using it, or what a pain it is maintaining because one of the open source components they used stopped working and that project’s now abandoned.

    Also, “deprecation”. What the heck!? Who does that except for someone that wants to guarantee their own existence for the next few decades. “Method X worked fine for many developers over the years, hundreds or thousands of business systems now rely on it, but you know what? We’re going to introduce a timebomb into all of those systems because one of these bleeding edge bellybutton explorers prolly wrote some whitepaper that was cool and convinced the rest of the core Java team that the old behaviour could be improved or maybe just the wording was slightly irritating.”

  • #7576

    CMDR Ping
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    SenatorFounding AngelAngel of Mercy – Participating in a AI relief mission.
    Rank: Senator

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    • #7580

      NZSimian
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      Rank: Senator

      @mrping
      LOL, pretty much sums up my days.

  • #7579

    Xsannz
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    CenturionAngel of DiscoveryAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement MissionAngel of Trade
    Rank: Centurion

    PICNIC ERROR – Problem In Chair Not In Computer

    Intel inside Idiot Outside.

     

    and for some reason my company wont approve caffeine through IV drip

    Assistant Angeli Imperial Custodian (Wangal)

    Qui Desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum. | Quis custodiet Ipsos custodes.
    Nascentes morimur. | Quando Omni Flunkis Moritati

  • #7586

    Psylem
    Participant
    Principes
    Rank: Triarii

    If they wont grant the caffine IV drip, offer up a counter request in that case for business hammocks.

  • #7589

    DAMORGS
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    SenatorFounding AngelAngel of Justice – Participating in an AI Enforcement Mission
    Rank: Senator

    PICNIC ERROR – Problem In Chair Not In Computer

    LMFAO

  • #7590

    Baron von Schnellenstein
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    PICNIC ERROR – Problem In Chair Not In Computer

    Intel inside Idiot Outside.

    PICNIC – Excellent! Another one to add to the defect root cause ‘hot’ list:

    • PEBSAK – Problem Exists Between Seat And Keyboard
    • ID10T error

    Which leads to some apocryphal staff assessments that did the rounds via email many moons ago:

    “The gates are down, the lights are flashing, but the train isn’t coming”
    “This man is depriving a village somewhere of its idiot”


    Oi! That's Baron von Schnellenstein to you, mate. No, it doesn't matter that I'm an Imperial Prince!
  • #7591

    mudskipper
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    Foederati
    Rank: Triarii

    assistant out of depth in car park puddle. Also when referencing a “consultant” who has no idea about actual requirements will now be referred to as FONK, Friend Of No K…t

  • #7593

    Hazara
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    Rank: Triarii

    LOL only 10 types of people understand binary…

     

    I could just about write a book – I have the BOFH excuise server sitting in an iframe in our it Internet page – only two people have found it so far..

     

    http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ballard/bofh/bofhserver.pl

     

  • #7596

    Psylem
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    Principes
    Rank: Triarii

    BOFH FTW! I highly recommend setting up a macro that types out a random BOFH quote. Comes in very handy for instant message responses to colleagues.

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