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  1. rman

    rman Well-Known

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    someone had posted on Facebook and I replied. I was getting worried.

    on that note, there are over 93k likes on FB... Yet on my friends list I only know 1 other guy and not sure he's on the forums lol.

    who are all you lurkers?

    Sent from my SIG Sauer
     


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  2. texcross

    texcross Active Member Admin

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    no hack thankfully. Just some database tables got messed up during a simple scheduled update, makes no sense.
     
  3. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban Staff Member Admin

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    Seems faster for me.
    Worth the wait, I reckon.
     
  4. Charlie

    Charlie Time is the thief of memory! TGT Supporter

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    "Lurker" here! :green: Kinda' Sorta' Heh!
     
  5. BRD@66

    BRD@66 TGT Addict

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    fify
     
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  6. Ole Cowboy

    Ole Cowboy TGT Addict

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    I took over one outfit and we had about a 1000 computers etc we supported. The staffing on help desk was eyeball deep in people. I used to tell the Mgr that he had more people on the help desk than we have people we supported.

    I have always followed a rule: Any issue, any update always get a 2-reboot sequence. I was able to reduce staffing on help desks in most cases over 50% when that is given as the first command on and intake call. What I called "take 2 aspirins and call me if it doesn't make you feel better" thinking!
     
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  7. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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    A valid approach for Windows computers and 90% of printer problems.

    Personally, I got so spoiled when my Officers first got computers and everything, from the laptops to the servers, was 100% Unix. That was about the time I moved from field Officer work to back-end support because I was a mediocre field officer and I thought computers were the future.

    The full staff of server sysadmins, desktop/deskside support, and continuing training for a staff of 300 old-line, often computer-phobic field Officers was 2 people. We used to joke that we only had enough work for 1.5 people so there was never any problem for anyone taking vacation time; we could always cover for each other. We literally left the server room and went walkabout once a week, stopping into every group, asking every manager if they had any computer problems, anything we could make work better, any issues they'd like for us to explain in a presentation at their next group meeting.

    My heart was filled with pity for the Windows-using side of the house.
     
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  8. Ole Cowboy

    Ole Cowboy TGT Addict

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    The first computer that sat on my desk that was not a terminal from mainframe or DEC was a Sun Workstation in early '85 when I got promoted to Project Mgr for Software Dev. My first Wondoze machine was in 1996 which was in terms of use like trying to unlearn how to ride a bicycle, what a convoluted, crude, archaic OS...
     
  9. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Lifetime Member Admin

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    Zilog terminals, a dual 8-inch floppy computer on my desk, (later) the copy of 2600 that was always in my drawer...you're bringing back memories.
     
  10. Ole Cowboy

    Ole Cowboy TGT Addict

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    Those were the days...
     


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