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By ReallyEvilCanine (Mon Dec 20, 2010 at 12:16:44 PM EST) A Day in the Life, cunts, meetings, fuckwits, pie (all tags)
"REC where are you?"
"Still working from home," I tell Meathead over the din of the teething puppy.

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Print Story A Day in the Life -- Fur stayed
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By ReallyEvilCanine (Wed Dec 08, 2010 at 07:37:36 AM EST) A Day in the Life, first aid, meetings, fuckwits, pie (all tags)
Apparently, here in Krautreich after only two years I must have forgotten everything I learned in the day-long first aid class I took five? six? years ago. Because then I'd forgotten everything I'd learned during my brief stint becoming an EMT with eyes toward doctorhood, a career path I dropped because I really don't like most people and I can't think of a quicker way of finding this out than working in emergency services.

It's also a tough job to do from home.

Poll: floppies
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Print Story A Day in the Life -- There's a NetApp for that
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By ReallyEvilCanine (Wed Oct 06, 2010 at 08:28:17 AM EST) A Day in the Life, WTF, fuckwits, root cause 17, file system, pie (all tags)
PRIO-1! PRIO-0! THE SKY IS FALLING! WE'RE DOOMED!! HAAAALLLP!!!

What a way to start the day. A quick look showed Srini works for $BigInterwebs who are still in development. You can't have a Prio-1 if you're in development, and if you want 'round the clock support, $MegaCorp makes you pay extra for it. So I don't feel too bad that it was almost lunch before I even see just the tip of this iceberg.

Reading through the problem, it was going to be after lunch before I answered it. The puppy needed feeds and it's marked Prio-3 (because that's what it is).

Oktoberfest Tourist Hell
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Print Story A Day in the Life -- Patchwork
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By ReallyEvilCanine (Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 09:19:30 AM EST) fuckwits, Mic, Microsoft, patches (all tags)
What's the fucking point of a four-day weekend if every goddamned store is closed? Fucking Germans.

And in the Inbox is ticket x30109q00335 from "Karl".

We are exhausted with two things:
Really, Hoss? Me too. MegaCorp's way of doing business and the people it does business with. People like... you.

1)Microsoft incompatibilty
2)Functionalities being taken away.

Huh? There are Windows versions of the Gimp and Tux Racer.

Poll: browser games?
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Print Story A Day in the Life -- How many teaspoons in an ocean?
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By ReallyEvilCanine (Fri Apr 23, 2010 at 08:39:36 AM EST) FoxBase Pro, SQL Server, fuckwits (all tags)
How many teaspoons in an ocean?

It's been more than four years since I started this blog. I thought I'd at least be over 500 posts, preferably over a thousand. No biggie, but so far it's been a general bitchfest; I've never actually asked for help before. This time I have no idea.

Poll: McD's new veggie burger
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Print Story A Day in the Life
LookOut

A lot of stupid found its way into my inbox. This is nothing new, except that yesterday I was dead tired due to a super-pregnant wife who couldn't sleep and is in much pain, so my cognitive shields were in desperate need of recharging. I knew better than to actually go into work but I couldn't help looking at my inbox and responding.

No matter how fast I type (and I can beat 80wpm on a good day), I tend to forget points as I get involved with other points, so I've learned to make notes for important mail in order not to miss out on a salient fact in my corporately-acceptable non-ranting missives to the Powers That Be. Notes which I tend to write in much the same way as I write this blog because it's just that stream of consciousness shit.

You can see where this is heading...

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Print Story A Day in the Life
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By ReallyEvilCanine (Wed May 20, 2009 at 08:30:24 AM EST) A Day in the Life, fuckwit, WTF, Mookman, fuckwits, pie (all tags)
Uncertainty


HAAALLLLLPP!! SYSTEM DOWN!!!! 14,000 CLIENTS NO ONE WORKING!!!!
I don't have to look at the account field. I know this one's Mookman. I'm also pretty sure it's going to be all sorts of stupid, it being a Prio-1. I'm guessing they pulled the engine and prop off a Cessna and don't understand why it won't fly anymore.

And... I'm right.

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By ReallyEvilCanine (Tue May 19, 2009 at 08:45:53 AM EST) A Day in the Life, WTF, performance, SQL Server, fuckwits, pie (all tags)
Go Bother Ballmer

You have a car. The engine is knocking. It gets shitty mileage. It takes 40 seconds to get up to speed after stopping at a red light. All of a sudden you hear a bang and see a hole punched through the hood, the piston having been thrown. Do you then call Michelin to bitch about your problems? You do if you work for $PrivateFinanceAdvisors, with the logic that the tire company ought to be able to fix the problem that's causing the tires to turn too slowly.

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By ReallyEvilCanine (Wed May 13, 2009 at 10:41:54 AM EST) A Day in the Life, WTF, Geography, India, Americas, APAC, EMEA, fuckwits, pie (all tags)
Geography

When your company is one of many that divides the world up into three regions -- Americas, EMEA and APAC --  which region should be responsible for the nimrods in an outsourced Bangalore sweatshop of a server room? Go on, guess.

Includes a poll.
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Print Story A Day in the Life
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By ReallyEvilCanine (Tue Jan 27, 2009 at 03:28:16 AM EST) A Day in the Life, WTF, cow-orkers, fuckwits, pie (all tags)
Lock & Load

A new sign from some department here in the zoo has been hung everywhere: in the break rooms, kitchens, coffee corners, wherever monkeys may gather.


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