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"the debugger doesn't tell me anything because this code compiles just fine" - random QA comment
"Facebook is where you tell lies to your friends. Twitter is where you tell the truth to strangers." - chriselst
"I don't drink any more... then again, I don't drink any less." - Mike Mullikins uncle
I need a couple of sub domain names for a customer.
Customer tells me one of their suppliers does that for them.
Call those guys, but they don't do that, the customer does that themselves.
Go to the guy who is supposedly responsible for domain names, but he looks at me like he's never even heard of the word before.
Speak to the IT manager who redirects me to the supplier again.
So I call the supplier telling them that the IT manager told me I should really talk to them, but they just forward me to the same guy again.
I just send out an email with all the DNS records I need to the guy and his manager and let them fix it.
This same supplier does all other system administration.
Now I want to set up Azure file sync.
Call person A, seems their servers are outdated and they need to run a couple of updates before we can even run the sync tool.
Server needs to be restarted, which needs to happen in the evening.
Person A forgets this, leaving me with person B the next day who has no clue why it isn't working.
We find out the server wasn't restarted, which person B will do.
Forgets it too.
Ultimately, a week later, the server is restarted and person C is assigned to me.
Person C has no idea which server I'm talking about and neither have I since no one tells me anything.
Person A just so happens to be in the room and he can tell us the server name.
WE NEED ANOTHER UPDATE!
A few days later I'm able to setup the sync using TeamViewer.
I now need to set up a new file sync
Person A helped me on Monday, and he knows a bit about Azure as well, but person D who knows nothing about Azure is on site today and he is now calling A to ask what server I'm talking about
AND THIS IS THEIR MOST RESPONSIVE AND HELPFUL SUPPLIER!
I've got a slightly different problem such that I know who handles the DNS records and forward them all the information the vendor provides me to get things set up. All good so far.
Then the guy who handles the DNS piece tells me I have to send the rule exactly as I want it added. Reasoning is that if it doesn't work or breaks anything else then I'm the one who wrote the rule, so it is my fault. Except I'm not a DNS/networking person, I don't know what other rules are in there which might be affected, and so on.
"Big tech claims AI and digitization will bring a better future. But putting computers everywhere is bad for people and the planet"
"Our built environment is becoming one big computer. “Smartness” is coming to saturate our stores, workplaces, homes, cities. As we go about our daily lives, data is made, stored, analyzed and used to make algorithmic inferences about us that in turn structure our experience of the world. "
So your fridge, should you have one that does this, knows you are consuming a lot of pork say, and directs you to a variety of pork suppliers.
Is this 'structuring your experience of the world'?
Or is it so mundane it no more structures it than an advert for Pepsi on a bill board?
He then goes on to make some even more ridiculous claims about IT:
"A growing chorus of activists, journalists and scholars are calling attention to the dangers of digital enclosure. Employers are using algorithmic tools to surveil and control workers. Cops are using algorithmic tools to surveil and control communities of color."
Is there a growing backlash in certain parts of society against IT, or is this a desperate journalist looking for a story where there isnt one?
I was wondering how long would it take you to open a new front in the lounge.
The soapbox got closed. I hope you keep the profile a bit lower than there.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
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