AboutSystems Engineer since early 2000s.
Skillslinux, windows, servers, storages, networking, desktop support, embeded, iot
Joined devRant on 9/3/2019
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Grammarly... how much does it cost to get a live feed of what a specific person is typing within a browser?
Do we really need another spyware extension?
I still remember when Win98 got to the EOL. A few weeks later, all hell broke loose due to its volnurabilities. I got a virus while installing the os due to having it connected to the internet. With WinXP things did not get as bad. Who knows - perhaps Win7 will stay known as the ultimate stable Windows os to date.
Used to work for a company that offered outsourcing services to clients. One time a sales person passed me a description of what is to be done as: "copy some data from old to these two new servers". He charged pocket change for that task. Told me what servers to bring along.
When I get there, the IT person in charge told me to migrate two separate Active Directory servers to new machines.
Generally it's all just moving some data around. Though AD migration is a pretty easy task once you know how to do, I still take it as undermining the value of skills required to do it.
When you gain enough experience, you can use devRant as a knowledge base for all current issues. :-)
Many years ago I brought a new server with latest SLES linux installed to a customer. Back then you needed to write your own X11 configuration. So while writing it for the customer's monitor, one of the PhDs approached me saying "Oh my god! We're in the 21 century, and you just brought in a computer that opens a terminal prompt?! - We used to work like this 20 years ago. Why don't you take it back and bring us something modern to work with?"2
Long time ago...
I've been migrating users to new Exchange server along with the whole AD domain and such.
I knew that most of the ppl there were out in the field working. I needed to confirm that email is working after switching MX record. The person who was in the office for sure was kind of reluctant to reply fast to my emails.
So I've written an email that stated:
Your computer is infected with a <whatever the latest globally spreading threat to humans was back then>. Please contact your admin as soon as possible."
Guess what... I've received a call in record time. I did my best to explain the email to the customer while trying not to burst in tears laughing.
Not my most professional moment.1
Accounting: Can you not aggregate your orders? Why do you keep coming in with new orders each week?
Me: Sure, I'll go tell the servers to aggregate failures.4
A coworker came into my office today telling me that she cannot make any calls from any software using any kind of headspeaker sets (tried bt, usb, audio cable).
The audio device was not available. I open updates, run "install" - all updates fail except defender definitions. Audio is back.
Tnx MS, you make my day so fun as I get to explain why this happens.