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TR Community scoreboard for November 9, 2012

By Sonja Thompson Staff ·
Here are the TR community stats for the past week:

TR members with the most total posts on the forums
Deadly Ernest - 129
Palmetto_CharlieSpencer - 64
JJFitz - 45
NickNielsen - 34
Slayer_ - 30

TR members with the most Votes Up in the Discussions forum
Deadly Ernest - 105
Palmetto_CharlieSpencer - 104
briesmith - 61
Slayer_ - 48
fhrivers - 42

TR members with the most Votes Up in the Q&A forum
wizard57m-cent, Slayer_, verman4323, mike.walsh, cmiller5400, OH Smeg, johnnyfreud786, membership, jh46, and robo_dev - 1

Spam busters (TBA)

Also, we'd like to wish a very happy birthday to TR members Hal 9000 (aka OH Smeg) and JJFitz!

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by PurpleSkys In reply to I'm sitting in a room wit ...

one of these days...i swear....happy weekend to all :)

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to sigh

Not going to happen here, it's a terrible weekend and getting worse by the nanosecond.

I'm just about to go to the local Quacks and load up their server with a 64 Bit OS that supports their Medical Program as the old 32 Bit version has now reached the end of it's useful life and the SQL D Base is consuming 2.8 GIG of RAM out of the 3.25 that is available to the 32 Bit OS.

The server is under 6 months old and the Medical App within the past week has just been certified for a 64 Bit OS and just to keep life interesting I don't know which OS I can use as I have yet to see the Specifications for the Program and the place is open all weekend.

I can describe things in quite a few ways and it's defiantly not going to be Boring but Happy it's most defiantly not.


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I assume you're not going to be able to do an upgrade in place.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to PS

And that you're stuck with a complete re-installation of OS and apps.

Good luck.

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It's got even better

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to I assume you're not going ...

We have rain here today and it's been a long time since we have had any rain. So is this what happens when the Cloud has a security breach?

The down pipe is blocked and water is now running into where the server was. This started just after the reinstall started and I pulled the power and yanked the server out of it's home to some place much dryer.

Took the rest of the day off while they fix the building up and then I can go back tomorrow hopefully and start all over again from scratch. Good thing I have heaps of time and don't have to have this fixed till Monday when they are busy. :^0


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I started work this morning with 52 hours on the clock

by NickNielsen In reply to sigh

Put in 12, and going back out tomorrow. With anything remotely resembling luck (yes, that loud knocking noise is me!) it will be less than 8 hours.

Love the paycheck, but jeez, I'd like to have a life or something...

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what's a life??? nothing related to IT -nt

by Deadly Ernest In reply to I started work this morni ...
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I actually did a Survey this week on Work Place Bullying

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to what's a life??? nothing ...

Apparently constantly getting more work than you can do and being expected to constantly pull Rabbits out of the Hat by making things work the way that the Execs want is Bullying.

Seems that what I considered as Normal IT Work is actually bullying of the poor Computer Tech.

Now if I can figure out who to sue I may be able to retire and not be in a position of being asked to do the impossible immediately ever again.

Seems that these Educators didn't consider people in IT when they framed their questions. :^0


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I think they put the IT people in with the other handlers of excreta

by Deadly Ernest In reply to I actually did a Survey t ...

and maintenance workers.

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You should know by now

by Michael Jay In reply to I started work this morni ...

life in IT is limited to the small space between working and working some more.

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Oh, I know

by NickNielsen In reply to You should know by now

But it's always fun to be surprised. Had one of those days today. Started in Columbia, then got to drive to Sylvania, then home. Five hours of driving to replace an effing Cat 5 cable! After I was directed to replace the router before even performing basic troubleshooting!

Sometimes I hate dealing with the NOC.

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