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By ReallyEvilCanine (Wed Oct 11, 2006 at 04:38:14 AM EST) A Day in the Life, WTF, beta, shitty colleagues, turncoats, Vista, pie (all tags)
Singing the Same Old Song

There are a few benefits to consolidating all your servers in a couple locations rather than having them spread out all over the world in each major center. Administration is centralised and only a couple people have to spend their days babysitting them. Patching is centralised. And... that's about it. A short list of consolidation suckage:

  • Loss of power kills all centers
  • Loss of communications kills all centers
  • Inability to work with the base hardware
  • Bureaucracy
  • Admin ego
The guy who used to be my partner of sorts prior to consolidation is now my nemesis. He plays the part well.

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By ReallyEvilCanine (Fri Jun 16, 2006 at 03:07:43 AM EST) A Day in the Life, cubicle, Windows, Vista, IE7, steaming pile of beta, pie (all tags)
It's YOUR software. YOU make it work!

I took two tickets in May from a guy I'll call Eddie. One ticket complained that $OurBigApp didn't work with the newest version of a particular browser. The other complained that $OurBigApp didn't work in the newest version of a particular operating system.

We have the SPG (Supported Platforms Guide). It's explicit; if an operating system ain't listed, it ain't supported. If a particular version of an application ain't listed, it ain't supported. If it's beta, it definitely ain't supported.

Internet Explorer 7 and Vista are both beta.

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