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IT BS thread

Discussion in 'Technology' started by chadderkdawg, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Feb 6, 2019 at 7:22 PM
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    Adventurer_Alex

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    Thank you for all the info! I think i have a good idea of what to start looking at/for.
     
  2. Feb 8, 2019 at 7:59 AM
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    We have a group that does small business support. They do a lot of hands on work. They do sit at a desk, but not for long periods of time. That might be something to look at.
     
  3. Feb 8, 2019 at 8:02 AM
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    krap22

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    On another note, Shouldn't RCA's (root cause analysis) be done by the group that caused the outage? not the group that fixed it?


    we have an app that keeps doing something to the polstore.dll file and it causes the IPSEC service to crash. Without the IPSEC service, all network traffic is dropped. We have to re-register the DLL and then start the service. It's on an old Windows 2003 server. Unsupported OS and the only servers it happens on is their DEV and PROD servers. I keep telling them "not my problem" and "upgrade your shit". Now i have to do an RCA because they F'd it up again.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2019 at 12:46 PM
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    RCA = Unsupported 16 year old operating system.
     
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  5. Feb 8, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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    ^this^

    That said I have some systems running on out of date hardware and software, and I have threatened death to anyone that messes with them. (and they still get messed with and they go down and my response is find me budget to replace them and the problem will go away. Typically this shuts them up because we are talking $,$$$,$$$ to replace the systems.)
     
  6. Feb 9, 2019 at 5:32 PM
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    Ding ding ding!
    I understand completely, just sucks because that could have been $$,$$$ if had been done a long time ago.

    I virtualized a windows NT 4.0 machine about 8 years ago because of this very reason. It had to stay around for a potential of 25 years because it contained medical info for kids.
     
  7. Feb 10, 2019 at 6:52 PM
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    When I started working for the local electric company in 2013 I ran across an Oracle 7 database running on a Sun Sparc 2. In 2019...that system is still there.

    I’m amazed the lights are still on.
     
  8. Feb 11, 2019 at 9:05 AM
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    I worked for a company that acquired a small operation. Their IT people had been laid off years ago and the place was a mess from a tech perspective, mostly users doing the best they could. When the time came to migrate their accounting system I asked where the server was and nobody knew, "it just runs." After some detective work I found a closet that had been sheet rocked closed with their AS400 in it. It's one of the top 10 WTF's in my career. Why in the world would you seal a room closed with running equipment in it?! However, the AS400 was a trooper, running for years with no tech support of any kind.
     
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  9. Feb 11, 2019 at 10:04 AM
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    Now thats shadow IT :D
     
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    We spend thousands of hours year after year identifying old systems, doing estimates on what it would take to replace them, coming up with elaborate business cases, only to have someone decide that we will wait because it still is just running and the business case isn't there. Then we do it all again the next year. A lot of time and money spent not actually changing a thing -- and that time is never included in the business case. SMH.

    But, I've never found an AS400 in the wall.
     
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    The only reason it was found was because we were replacing it. That organization was great at pissing money away in other ways. Like when then spent $50 million moving a manufacturing plant to SAP, and then dropping another $20 million moving it to JD Edwards, and then shuttering the plant. The thing was everybody knew the plant was going to be closed even before they started the SAP project.
     
  12. Feb 19, 2019 at 9:31 AM
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  14. Feb 19, 2019 at 7:55 PM
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    Forgot to mention I passed the CISSP last week. Sent off my info w/ endorsement and all. Now they're saying up to 8 weeks to review/finalize.
     
  15. Feb 20, 2019 at 7:28 AM
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    CONGRATS!!

    You're now responsible for all of the web site certs. Make sure they never expire!!
     
  16. Feb 20, 2019 at 7:47 AM
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    ppsshh...Incident Response, bro. I'll probably never use a lot of that cert in this job...lol.
     
  17. Feb 20, 2019 at 7:53 AM
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    TW incident response? What's that even like?

    tcBob - "We got an email from a Jeep site upset with things our members have said."
    You - "blocking all IPs."

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  18. Feb 20, 2019 at 8:40 AM
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    i help with the morons creating dupe accounts and the passport spammers...lol
     
  19. Feb 20, 2019 at 8:41 AM
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    I think we will all be ordering custom bumpers from Nigeria soon. They're made with gold, right?
     
  20. Feb 20, 2019 at 8:45 AM
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    as long as you pay the processing fee up front.
     

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