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By ReallyEvilCanine (Wed May 03, 2006 at 02:01:10 AM EST) A Day in the Life, cubicle, fucktards, UNIX, LOL What, WTF, pie (all tags)
Where's the Start Button?

"We downloaded the file system clean-up program and it won't run!"

Huh? It's not available for general download; it has to be requested for specific purposes. Check the back tickets for these guys and sure enough, their last ticket was handled by a colleague in Bangalore. A quick glance at their system: Solaris. A shudder as I click over to the attached files...


x-posted from da brog

There it is: cleanup.exe. For a customer running Solaris.

Which is worse: one of our idiots sending a UNIX customer a Windows file or a UNIX admin actually trying to run a Windows program?

I swear this shit really happens. Every. Damned. Day.

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Poll by thunderbee (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed May 03, 2006 at 02:44:41 AM EST
You should have made it a multi-choice poll...

Which is worse: by mrgoat (2.00 / 0) #9 Wed May 03, 2006 at 11:13:22 AM EST
Thinking that two things can both be worse than the other, or making a snarky comment about someone thinking that two things can both be worse than the other?

--top hat--
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Now my head hurts by thunderbee (2.00 / 0) #10 Wed May 03, 2006 at 01:52:04 PM EST
/me goes to bed

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WIPO: Outsourcing by Rogerborg (4.00 / 1) #2 Wed May 03, 2006 at 02:57:12 AM EST
Can you have a temp for a subcontractor to your primary outsourcing contractor fired?  Or will the paperwork defeat you?

Metus amatores matrum compescit, non clementia.
I had to vote for the second by DesiredUsername (4.00 / 1) #3 Wed May 03, 2006 at 03:21:53 AM EST
The first could happen by accident either by not listening to the customer or just sending the wrong thing. But the customer is presumably paying attention a little more and if they STILL tried it....

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That's my thinking by BadDoggie (2.00 / 0) #4 Wed May 03, 2006 at 04:14:51 AM EST
It's easy enough to send the wrong file or overlook the customer having a UNIX system but a UNIX admin trying to run a Windows executable? Shesh!


OMG WE'RE FUCKED! -- duxup ?

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UNIX by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #7 Wed May 03, 2006 at 07:35:28 AM EST
Huh. I had no idea that UNIX specifically prohibited the ".exe" extension on executable files. are assuming that a UNIX admin should know about Windows executable naming conventions...
[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman

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WIPO: Genocide by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #5 Wed May 03, 2006 at 06:15:02 AM EST

Or having to gnaw your own arm off with a pocketknife after three days of drinking your own urine, after you got stuck under a boulder while canyoneering.


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Mass sterilization is our only hope. by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed May 03, 2006 at 07:13:23 AM EST
An IQ based eugenics test is the only hope for our species.

You're no good to me dead. Even half-alive would be socially awkward. - Hugh MacLeod
WRT the poll ... by lm (2.00 / 0) #8 Wed May 03, 2006 at 09:09:36 AM EST
... why are you assuming that tech support sent a Windows binary to a client running Unix out of ignorance. Maybe you've got yourself a tech chuckling quietly to his or her self all the way home.

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