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Sorry for assuming

So far the developers I'm working with have made an a$$ out of me at
every turn. One would think that giving the amount of time that 64-bit
computers have been out and the fact that Windows XP, 2003, and 2008 all
have 64-bit support that software (even 32-bit) would be able to run on
64-bit computers and OS's. Given the fact that future version of
Windows won't even support 32-bit OS installs should be motivation
enough, but no. It seems not.

I hate the software I'm having to work with. I really do. The front
end is built in Microsoft Access, it requires manual updates, requires
..net, requires SQL Server 2000, is buggy, and I have zero chance of
getting it replaced.
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Re: Sorry for assuming

I know it's pointless and whiny considering I'm probably never going to
leave IT, but frankly Microsoft and developers like I'm currently
dealing with make me want to get out and stay out of IT work. Between
the two of them I'm going to be on blood pressure medicine before I
reach forty.
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Re: Sorry for assuming

7/10
redundant rant
Your problem will never be anyone else's problem until the day comes that
you can no longer setup an x86 server. Which, in a virtualized environment,
you will never have to worry about at least until your x86 version of
windows 200X that sql2000 still runs on is finally no longer supported by
MS. Come to think of it, you will still have to support it, after all as an
example, just look at how much win9x is still in the IT world.....thus,
there will never even be a need to replace it.

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"Matthew" <systemRemovEtyrant@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:xeTZl.3782$0w7.3301@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> So far the developers I'm working with have made an a$$ out of me at every
> turn. One would think that giving the amount of time that 64-bit
> computers have been out and the fact that Windows XP, 2003, and 2008 all
> have 64-bit support that software (even 32-bit) would be able to run on
> 64-bit computers and OS's. Given the fact that future version of Windows
> won't even support 32-bit OS installs should be motivation enough, but no.
> It seems not.
>
> I hate the software I'm having to work with. I really do. The front end
> is built in Microsoft Access, it requires manual updates, requires .net,
> requires SQL Server 2000, is buggy, and I have zero chance of getting it
> replaced.


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Re: Sorry for assuming

I just wanted to whine a little bit. I'm getting old and cranky. 😛
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Sorry for assuming

>I just wanted to whine a little bit. I'm getting old and cranky. 😛

Are you kidding me? Most people 3 months into their first helpdesk gig, if
they haven't curled up into a ball and cried, then went back to college for
their visual arts degree, are "old and grizzled" to the same degree. Some of
just just hide it better....at times...

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Re: Sorry for assuming

Keith V. Klenke wrote:
>> I just wanted to whine a little bit. I'm getting old and cranky. 😛

>
> Are you kidding me? Most people 3 months into their first helpdesk gig,
> if they haven't curled up into a ball and cried, then went back to
> college for their visual arts degree, are "old and grizzled" to the same
> degree. Some of just just hide it better....at times...


I went back to school and got a degree in computer IT work. How dumb
was I. I should have gotten a degree in photography. I could be on a
beach right now taking pictures of beautiful half naked women.

Now I'm really depressed. 😛
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Re: Sorry for assuming

<evil grin>
hmmmm.....Lets see how we can make this worse......
So part of your job is to *block* people at work from seeing said photos...

queue Mordac - Preventer of Information Technology!

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"Matthew" <systemRemovEtyrant@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Keith V. Klenke wrote:
>>> I just wanted to whine a little bit. I'm getting old and cranky. 😛

>>
>> Are you kidding me? Most people 3 months into their first helpdesk gig,
>> if they haven't curled up into a ball and cried, then went back to
>> college for their visual arts degree, are "old and grizzled" to the same
>> degree. Some of just just hide it better....at times...

>
> I went back to school and got a degree in computer IT work. How dumb was
> I. I should have gotten a degree in photography. I could be on a beach
> right now taking pictures of beautiful half naked women.
>
> Now I'm really depressed. 😛


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Re: Sorry for assuming

On the other side of that, in order to audit whether/not said photos are
truly supposed to be blocked (false positives can be a problem), wouldn't
you have to see the photos for yourself? If so, then it's not all that bad.

"Keith V. Klenke" <abendorg@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:2m9_l.4059$0w7.1706@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> <evil grin>
> hmmmm.....Lets see how we can make this worse......
> So part of your job is to *block* people at work from seeing said
> photos...
>
> queue Mordac - Preventer of Information Technology!



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Re: Sorry for assuming

I am pretty sure you are not going to be allowed to go through sites like
PSFW post above & audit every single picture stating NSFW.....

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<youngec@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> On the other side of that, in order to audit whether/not said photos are
> truly supposed to be blocked (false positives can be a problem), wouldn't
> you have to see the photos for yourself? If so, then it's not all that
> bad.
>
> "Keith V. Klenke" <abendorg@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:2m9_l.4059$0w7.1706@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>> <evil grin>
>> hmmmm.....Lets see how we can make this worse......
>> So part of your job is to *block* people at work from seeing said
>> photos...
>>
>> queue Mordac - Preventer of Information Technology!

>
>
>


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Re: Sorry for assuming

Keith V. Klenke wrote:
> <evil grin>
> hmmmm.....Lets see how we can make this worse......
> So part of your job is to *block* people at work from seeing said photos...
>
> queue Mordac - Preventer of Information Technology!
>


Yes, but if I'm taking the pictures then I'm not blocking them so I
don't care. I'll be on a beach taking pictures of a bunch of beautiful
half-naked women. Maybe even a few nsfw pics of those said women.

Sport Illustrated just called. I'm of to takes some pictures. 😛 (I
don't want to wake up. I don't want to wake up.)
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Re: Sorry for assuming

Matthew wrote:

> and I have zero chance of getting it replaced.


Build up a business proposal.

The ongoing costs of keeping the software (potentially needing a
dedicated server / server licence), the maintenance, the hours you
spend fixing it, the hours your co-workers loose due to issues.

If the ongoing costs are < the price of replacing it (even with custom
built software) then I am sure that the company you work for will
seriously consider replacing it.

If the overall costs are less, then hey, revisit the costings in
another year.
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