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Working life
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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Dear Japan,

Your clocks are running seven hours too fast. PLZFIXKTHXBYE!

I like my Japanese cow-orkers. I really do. Of course, I've never had any "face-time" with them which might explain this lack of animosity. But when I need to work with them I either have to be up at 3am (and sober enough to function) or I might as well send snail mail. One round-trip communication takes three days.

Poll: LOL creashunistas
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By ReallyEvilCanine (Thu Mar 20, 2008 at 06:10:14 AM EST) A Day in the Life, WTF, Microsoft, LOL What?, pie (all tags)
N.A.V.Y.

When I joined the Navy many moons ago, I quickly learned that the name of the service was really an acronym: Never Again Volunteer Yourself. It was a lesson that I continue to forget.

"Hi, Monkeys. $MegaCorp has a new support contract with Microsoft and we don't talk directly to Blackie and his department anymore. Instead we follow $MSprocess. We need a couple volunteers to be our internal contacts."

Military poll

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Working life
By ReallyEvilCanine (Wed Dec 12, 2007 at 04:45:54 AM EST) A Day in the Life, WTF, Microsoft, UNIX, Not Compaq, Tollwood, fuckwits, pie (all tags)
Survey Says...

Dear Microsoft,

When I fill out your dynamic survey, and in it I specify that I'm not a manager (question #21), that I have nothing to do with corporate policy (question #25) and that my job duties entail IT and software support (question #35), do not then throw management-style idiotspeak at me in a follow-up question.

Also, unexpected job-related happiness including alcohol and boxen.

Beer poll
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Technology
By BadDoggie (Sat Oct 06, 2007 at 04:32:39 AM EST) Microsoft, Windows, bullshit (all tags)
The Windows update site now requires that the "Automatic Services" and "Background Transfer" services not only be running but must be permanently switched on (i.e., set to Automatic). It's also impossible to avoid Genuine Disadvantage if you install fresh.

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Diary
By blixco (Mon Apr 23, 2007 at 06:45:15 AM EST) Exchange Server, Microsoft (all tags)
A definitive guide that will grow over time.

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Bloodbath

Microsoft's 200606 patch (and not 916282 as some seem to think it's called) was public ally released Tuesday morning. Some of our customers didn't turn off auto-updates and Tuesday afternoon we got another spike in our ticket count.

The problem isn't that any of the new fixes cause our software trouble, it's that that the patch also removes the 912745 compatibility patch which undid the hobbling of embedded object calls that patch 912812 imposed last month thanks to the fucking Eolas case.

We knew this was going to happen. We warned everyone about it. We have alerts up. Fuck knows I've answered enough follow-up questions about what would happen on June 13th. It seemed like every every fucknut who I'd already explained the Eolas problem to came back and asked again. Despite that they got hit. Either they didn't pay attention or they didn't warn their (l)users.

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Print Story He-he.
Diary
By i (Wed Mar 29, 2006 at 01:54:44 AM EST) microsoft, software (all tags)

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Print Story Anti-Competition
On #husi tonight last night we were having a discussion about Microsoft and anti-competition laws.  Here are my thoughts, accompanied by just a few* hyperlinks.

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Print Story Some Things That Bother Me
Ranting
By CheeseburgerBrown (Mon Feb 20, 2006 at 06:34:36 AM EST) scrabble, olympics, birth, racism, microsoft (all tags)
Follows is a brief overview of some of the things that are bothering me this week.

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