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Fucking 20 hour days. Third one this week.

Been at work since 6am, it is now midnight. Spent the morning fixing bush league code mistakes from "expert" onshore developers, and explaining how-to-wipe-your-ass level concepts to some rude cunt who is absolutely going to take credit for my work after I leave.

Now I'm just waiting on this slow boat scp to finish because the invalids the customer hired to manage their infra can't figure out the 3 minute exercise that is standing up a registry, so the container deployment process is fucking export multiple 500mb Redhat images as a tar and ship it across the cripplenet they call a datacenter. And of course the same badmins don't understand rsync and can't manage to get network throughput in a datacenter with a $300M annual budget over 128kbps. I guess that's fast for whatever jugaad horseshit network they're used to.

I've said it before, but it bears repeating. Fuck IBM. They're a cancer and at this point I question the moral compass of anyone who works for them.

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  • 6
    Now this is a rant!
  • 8
    "I question the moral compass of anyone who works for them"

    Our really good colleague got sold (with whole team and business) to IBM this year. He changed to a different IBM team, that is rumored to be sold back to us in upcoming half year. His only motivation to work for them is to get back to us the easy way.
  • 5
    @qwwerty
    That's why I say question. I'm not an absolutist, I'm a scientist; there's an exception that proves, refines every rule. Cthulhu knows my mother had her excusability matrix to justify every bad decision anyone ever made in witheringly utilitarian fashion. There's a saying, "Empathy without sympathy is dangerous; sympathy without empathy is blind." You have to be able to discern the point where you cross the line from victim to accomplice. Getting yours isn't a get out jail free card.

    In regards to his specific scenario, I'd say it's naive to go back to a company that trades you like a bad penny, but that's just my take. Microsoft is the same kind of shitty, Brownian revolving door of sycophancy and percolating failure for anyone caught in the cycle.
  • 4
    What a rant! ++ for the word jugaad
  • 1
    I once caused IBM millions in contracts with a retail chain. Convinced regional to switch over to smartphone based tooling instead of handscanners, and then they decided to do it company wide.

    Fuck IBM and their shitty terminals.
  • 3
    @Wisecrack
    You know they sell those late 90s Beetle servers for $5000 each min?
  • 2
    @SortOfTested

    Yep. It's outrageous.
  • 4
    "the cripplenet they call a datacenter"

    Omg, can't stop laughing! 😂
  • 3
    This is one of those times I wish you could tip people for their posts. Absolutely based and IBMpilled.

    You dropped this btw:
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