Corproate IT over the last 10 years:

The amount of real work that gets done has gone up   1 vote - 7 %
Systems have improved in reliability   4 votes - 28 %
Systems have improved in capability   5 votes - 35 %
New tools have made development easier   5 votes - 35 %
The amount of real work done has gone down   9 votes - 64 %
Systems have become less reliable   7 votes - 50 %
Systems have become less capable   2 votes - 14 %
New tools have made development harder   2 votes - 14 %
The number of non-productive staff (project managers etc.) versus productive staff (developers, support techies) has gone up   8 votes - 57 %
Procedures have become more onerous   10 votes - 71 %
Procedures have helped improve productivity and quality   3 votes - 21 %
Procedures have reduced productivity and quality   6 votes - 42 %
It is easier to be innovative and creative   1 vote - 7 %
It is harder to be innovative and creative   10 votes - 71 %
It's more fun than it used to be   1 vote - 7 %
It's less fun than it used to be   9 votes - 64 %
I'm not in IT/haven't been in it that long   5 votes - 35 %
You miss floppy disks and assembler, don't you   8 votes - 57 %
Victor Fucking Meldrew or what   4 votes - 28 %
Every job has been afflicted by fuckwitted management - not just IT   11 votes - 78 %
I like cheese   14 votes - 100 %
 
14 Total Votes
Cricket by gazbo (4.00 / 3) #1 Wed Dec 13, 2006 at 11:55:50 PM EST
Yeah, we're sure to beat them having got them out for such a low total.  The only way it could be better is if we did ridiculously well and declared well into the 500s...

Oh.


I recommend always assuming 7th normal form where items in a text column are not allowed to rhyme.

Quite by Herring (4.00 / 2) #2 Thu Dec 14, 2006 at 12:02:04 AM EST
I still reckon that's what caused the LNB on my Sky dish to commit suicide.

I was going to write to the ECB to complain.

Verdict on the selectors:
+2 for sticking with Harmison
-5 for picking Giles over Panesar for the first two tests

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods

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Hold the Yays! by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Dec 14, 2006 at 12:36:18 AM EST
England managed to be two wickets down already

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
I think I may have mentioned that by Herring (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Dec 14, 2006 at 12:41:44 AM EST
At least they avoided the follow-on.

If Collingwood can hang around and get a decent total, then there's a chance.

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods

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IT by StackyMcRacky (4.00 / 2) #5 Thu Dec 14, 2006 at 04:46:35 AM EST
it's a total mix.

Lots of tools have come about to make development and administration easier.  However, lots of idiots only know said tools and don't understand the underlying technology - they are the ones who cause so many of my problems.

At least the "average joe" understands that IT is necessary, and they embrace it.  Too bad they're so easily swayed by vendors, and don't bother to have the IT dept approve purchases.

IT by numbers by Merekat (4.00 / 2) #6 Thu Dec 14, 2006 at 04:58:01 AM EST
Or as I prefer to call it, by magic incantation.

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Kids today, eh. by Herring (4.00 / 1) #7 Thu Dec 14, 2006 at 05:37:58 AM EST
One of my favourite ways to annoy people is when they ask "So, how does it work?" to start with a brief explanation of the arrangement of electrons in a silicon crystal lattice and how doping can create areas with too many or too few electrons. I normally get told to fuck off before I get as far as bipolar junction transistors.

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods

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