• ParkinT (cs)

    Sounds like a case of "Fool's Mate"

    {Sorry, it had to be said}

  • Fecal Matter Lip Fur (unregistered) in reply to ParkinT
    ParkinT:
    Sounds like a case of "Fool's Mate"

    {Sorry, it had to be said}

    But you didn't have to post it.

  • Bring Back Nagesh (unregistered) in reply to Fecal Matter Lip Fur
    Fecal Matter Lip Fur:
    ParkinT:
    Sounds like a case of "Fool's Mate" {Sorry, it had to be said}
    But you didn't have to post it.
    And you didn't have to post that either. You probably would have said the same thing if he'd posted 'frist'. Quit being a killjoy, you insensitive clod.
  • moz (unregistered)

    But then, the same was true for Remy.

    It seems that, several years later, no-one had found a pressing need to increase security on the network. Maybe they did that the next time someone decided that the system was an appropriate place to slander colleagues.

  • Fecal Matter Lip Fur (unregistered) in reply to Bring Back Nagesh
    Bring Back Nagesh:
    Fecal Matter Lip Fur:
    ParkinT:
    Sounds like a case of "Fool's Mate" {Sorry, it had to be said}
    But you didn't have to post it.
    And you didn't have to post that either. You probably would have said the same thing if he'd posted 'frist'. Quit being a killjoy, you insensitive clod.

    My post had the very specific and noble purpose of making someone feel like your posting, i.e. bad.

  • QJo (unregistered)

    " ... continent-spanning national government ..."

    That narrows it down. Australia, probably. Or Canada. Or Russia. Can be argued that it's China, but I think they arrived somewhat later to the IT circus than the early 1990s.

    Can't think of any other continent-spanning nations that have the technological know-how to set up such a bulletin-board.

  • QJo (unregistered)

    "...Daniel could do all of his support work in Notepad."

    Sorry, but that is genuinely funny.

  • Rodnas (unregistered)

    That sounds just like a normal day at the office. You are doing great and all your work is going smoothly, until someone from the middle management walks in and asks you a question. Any answer you could give is wrong one. And the doom of overtime, rework and angry management is upon you.

  • Bring Back Nagesh (unregistered) in reply to Fecal Matter Lip Fur
    Fecal Matter Lip Fur:
    Bring Back Nagesh:
    Fecal Matter Lip Fur:
    ParkinT:
    Sounds like a case of "Fool's Mate" {Sorry, it had to be said}
    But you didn't have to post it.
    And you didn't have to post that either. You probably would have said the same thing if he'd posted 'frist'. Quit being a killjoy, you insensitive clod.
    My post had the very specific and noble purpose of making someone feel like your posting, i.e. bad.
    Wow! That was the purpose of my posting too! Maybe we can be friends!
  • Fecal Matter Lip Fur (unregistered) in reply to Bring Back Nagesh
    Bring Back Nagesh:
    Fecal Matter Lip Fur:
    Bring Back Nagesh:
    Fecal Matter Lip Fur:
    ParkinT:
    Sounds like a case of "Fool's Mate" {Sorry, it had to be said}
    But you didn't have to post it.
    And you didn't have to post that either. You probably would have said the same thing if he'd posted 'frist'. Quit being a killjoy, you insensitive clod.
    My post had the very specific and noble purpose of making someone feel like your posting, i.e. bad.
    Wow! That was the purpose of my posting too! Maybe we can be friends!
    Maybe... maybe we already are!
  • $$ERR:get_name_fail (unregistered)
    and the institution of government IT only knew one approach to dealing with unauthorized software: complete and utter panic. Crack teams of auditors went from office to office, looking for anything that didn’t belong on the government computer systems.

    As someone who works in government IT, I can report that this modus operandi hasn't changed at all in the past 15 years.

  • Herwig (unregistered) in reply to $$ERR:get_name_fail
    $$ERR:get_name_fail:
    and the institution of government IT only knew one approach to dealing with unauthorized software: complete and utter panic. Crack teams of auditors went from office to office, looking for anything that didn’t belong on the government computer systems.

    As someone who works in government IT, I can report that this modus operandi hasn't changed at all in the past 15 years.

    As someone who DOES NOT work in government IT, I can report this hasn't changed at all.

  • spamcourt (cs)

    He was reprimanded for running an unauthorised server to chat with his workmates. Nowadays they would have reprimanded him for not having Facebook and Twitter accounts (linked to their internal social network), then hired another community manager to, huh, manage more communities. He costs twice as much as a programer, but it's worth it, he's an expert on people after all.

  • David (unregistered)

    I must have the wrong website. I thought this was the Daily WTF, not the Daily everything is operating normally.

  • Bring Back Nagesh (unregistered) in reply to Fecal Matter Lip Fur
    Fecal Matter Lip Fur:
    Bring Back Nagesh:
    Fecal Matter Lip Fur:
    Bring Back Nagesh:
    Fecal Matter Lip Fur:
    ParkinT:
    Sounds like a case of "Fool's Mate" {Sorry, it had to be said}
    But you didn't have to post it.
    And you didn't have to post that either. You probably would have said the same thing if he'd posted 'frist'. Quit being a killjoy, you insensitive clod.
    My post had the very specific and noble purpose of making someone feel like your posting, i.e. bad.
    Wow! That was the purpose of my posting too! Maybe we can be friends!
    Maybe... maybe we already are!
    [image]
  • Warren (unregistered)
    This middle-manager did what middle-managers did when they wanted access to an IT resource: she called the helpdesk and asked for access.
    I call shenanigans. My manager asks me to sort everything out and is most upset if I say, "Call the helpdesk." Given the competence of the helpdesk, I'm not surprised.
  • Cbuttius (cs)

    And they gave Daniel a knighthood?

    And it all happened in black and white.

  • Retard (unregistered) in reply to Bring Back Nagesh
    Bring Back Nagesh:
    Quit being a killjoy, you insensitive clod.
    Please try to show some sensitivity. My son was a killjoy, and let me tell you, it was no laughing matter.
  • Oscar (unregistered) in reply to Rodnas
    Rodnas:
    That sounds just like a normal day at the office. You are doing great and all your work is going smoothly, until someone from the middle management walks in and asks you a question. Any answer you could give is wrong one.
    Even this?

    "But that would mean we would have to recursively decrement the contents of the display register without overwriting the terminal null character creating the potential for a buffer overflow, which would otherwise be inherent in a hexidecimal stack-based architecture!"

  • some pony (unregistered) in reply to Oscar

    One cannot just recursively decrement! These registers do vary by devices within the family of devices so special attention needs to be paid to which devices use which registers and register fields.

  • Bored (unregistered)

    Feh, that one can be brushed off with a simple "We were giving it an extended Beta test complete with multi-user load testing before releasing it to the general community."

  • No Bronies! (unregistered)

    Alright, why is this page littered with "Click here" Brony art?

  • geocities (cs) in reply to QJo
    QJo:
    " ... continent-spanning national government ..."

    That narrows it down. Australia, probably. Or Canada. Or Russia. Can be argued that it's China, but I think they arrived somewhat later to the IT circus than the early 1990s.

    Can't think of any other continent-spanning nations that have the technological know-how to set up such a bulletin-board.

    Or Britain or France, or any other country that has some remote former colony areas still under their jurisdiction.

  • Mr Minitel (unregistered) in reply to geocities
    geocities:
    QJo:
    " ... continent-spanning national government ..."

    That narrows it down. Australia, probably. Or Canada. Or Russia. Can be argued that it's China, but I think they arrived somewhat later to the IT circus than the early 1990s.

    Can't think of any other continent-spanning nations that have the technological know-how to set up such a bulletin-board.

    Or Britain or France, or any other country that has some remote former colony areas still under their jurisdiction.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minitel

  • You must be new here (unregistered) in reply to No Bronies!

    You must be new here

  • Herr Otto Flick (unregistered) in reply to Fecal Matter Lip Fur
    Fecal Matter Lip Fur:
    Bring Back Nagesh:
    Fecal Matter Lip Fur:
    Bring Back Nagesh:
    Fecal Matter Lip Fur:
    ParkinT:
    Sounds like a case of "Fool's Mate" {Sorry, it had to be said}
    But you didn't have to post it.
    And you didn't have to post that either. You probably would have said the same thing if he'd posted 'frist'. Quit being a killjoy, you insensitive clod.
    My post had the very specific and noble purpose of making someone feel like your posting, i.e. bad.
    Wow! That was the purpose of my posting too! Maybe we can be friends!
    Maybe... maybe we already are!

    I'm fairly sure you are the same person, with two unregistered 'accounts'.

  • mag (unregistered)

    king me

  • n_slash_a (unregistered) in reply to Herwig
    Herwig:
    $$ERR:get_name_fail:
    and the institution of government IT only knew one approach to dealing with unauthorized software: complete and utter panic. Crack teams of auditors went from office to office, looking for anything that didn’t belong on the government computer systems.
    As someone who works in government IT, I can report that this modus operandi hasn't changed at all in the past 15 years.
    As someone who DOES NOT work in government IT, I can report this hasn't changed at all.
    Indeed, the correct approach would have been to call IT in the first place, and ask for permission to put a "development test server" on the network. Also, that you need admin rights because "mission critical" tools require admin rights to run. Then never mention it again.
  • Sage (unregistered) in reply to No Bronies!
    No Bronies!:
    Alright, why is this page littered with "Click here" Brony art?

    you must be new here

  • Zylon (cs)

    "Daniel was the pawn tasked with protecting this particular king."

    And at this precise moment, I knew I was in for the most excruciatingly insufferable WTF Remy has ever inflicted upon us.

  • da Doctah (cs) in reply to QJo
    QJo:
    " ... continent-spanning national government ..."

    That narrows it down. Australia, probably. Or Canada. Or Russia. Can be argued that it's China, but I think they arrived somewhat later to the IT circus than the early 1990s.

    Can't think of any other continent-spanning nations that have the technological know-how to set up such a bulletin-board.

    He said the 90s, not the 1990s. I'm guessing Atlantis.

  • Tasty (unregistered) in reply to QJo
    QJo:
    " ... continent-spanning national government ..."

    That narrows it down. Australia, probably. Or Canada. Or Russia. Can be argued that it's China, but I think they arrived somewhat later to the IT circus than the early 1990s.

    Can't think of any other continent-spanning nations that have the technological know-how to set up such a bulletin-board.

    It must be Australia. Canada has Alaska on its western border. Russia has Europe on one side and Japan on the other.

    The USA would qualify by your west to east rule, but there's no Prime Minister.

  • Harrow (unregistered) in reply to Bring Back Nagesh
    Bring Back Nagesh:
    Fecal Matter Lip Fur:
    Bring Back Nagesh:
    Fecal Matter Lip Fur:
    ParkinT:
    Sounds like a case of "Fool's Mate" {Sorry, it had to be said}
    But you didn't have to post it.
    And you didn't have to post that either. You probably would have said the same thing if he'd posted 'frist'. Quit being a killjoy, you insensitive clod.
    My post had the very specific and noble purpose of making someone feel like your posting, i.e. bad.
    Wow! That was the purpose of my posting too! Maybe we can be friends!
    Maybe we can find some other posters with the same purpose and form a club! With passwords and a secret handshake. We can hold meetings, and have bake sales, and make posters. Then we can hunt down posters who try to make people feel good, and lynch them.

    -Harrow.

  • erat (unregistered)

    Knight jumps queen! Bishop jumps queen! Pawns jump queen!

  • Zylon (cs) in reply to erat
    erat:
    Knight jumps queen! Bishop jumps queen! Pawns jump queen!
    Knight drives car! Bishop dissects xeno! Queen will rock you!
  • Gunslinger (unregistered) in reply to Oscar
    Oscar:
    Rodnas:
    That sounds just like a normal day at the office. You are doing great and all your work is going smoothly, until someone from the middle management walks in and asks you a question. Any answer you could give is wrong one.
    Even this?

    "But that would mean we would have to recursively decrement the contents of the display register without overwriting the terminal null character creating the potential for a buffer overflow, which would otherwise be inherent in a hexidecimal stack-based architecture!"

    Yes, that answer is self-evidently wrong on its face.

  • BC_Programmer (cs)

    "Developed before anyone installed a Jet Engine into Visual Basic"

    True, but one wonders why they didn't use ODBC, which was available since shortly after Visual Basic 1.0's release, and integrated into the VB2 feature-set...

  • PiisAWheeL (cs) in reply to mag
    mag:
    king me
    Check.
  • Matt Westwood (cs) in reply to geocities
    geocities:
    QJo:
    " ... continent-spanning national government ..."

    That narrows it down. Australia, probably. Or Canada. Or Russia. Can be argued that it's China, but I think they arrived somewhat later to the IT circus than the early 1990s.

    Can't think of any other continent-spanning nations that have the technological know-how to set up such a bulletin-board.

    Or Britain or France, or any other country that has some remote former colony areas still under their jurisdiction.

    Yeah but then that would be world-spanning not just mere continent-spanning, smartarse ...

  • Matt Westwood (cs) in reply to Tasty
    Tasty:
    QJo:
    " ... continent-spanning national government ..."

    That narrows it down. Australia, probably. Or Canada. Or Russia. Can be argued that it's China, but I think they arrived somewhat later to the IT circus than the early 1990s.

    Can't think of any other continent-spanning nations that have the technological know-how to set up such a bulletin-board.

    It must be Australia. Canada has Alaska on its western border. Russia has Europe on one side and Japan on the other.

    The USA would qualify by your west to east rule, but there's no Prime Minister.

    Canada has a coastline on both the east and west coasts of the continent, which is continent-spanning in my book ... But I take your point, the quibble over Alaska could be a hair-splitter.

    At a push you could include Chile, as at its southernmost tip it does spill over onto the west coast of South America.

    Can't be Australia because the west coast of Australasia is in fact New Zealand.

    Russia spans the entire breadth of Asia and into Europe, and goes far further west than Japan. So Russia is my best guess.

  • someone (unregistered) in reply to Tasty

    Check a map, look for British Columbia, we have lots of west coast.

  • Too Anonymous (unregistered)

    So, was there a real problem here? Or just one of those "this is bad, but wouldn't have happened if you bought our advertised buildsystem software" stories?

  • Kooshy (unregistered) in reply to David

    The Daily SNAFU?

  • Jimshatt (unregistered) in reply to Matt Westwood

    I agree. And "Chessboard" makes the most sense, as a name, in Russia as well.

  • mabinogi (unregistered) in reply to Matt Westwood
    Matt Westwood:
    Can't be Australia because the west coast of Australasia is in fact New Zealand.

    New Zealand is east of Australia, and it's actually on its own (mostly submerged) continent, Zealandia. Australiasia isn't a continent, just a colloquial term for Australia and New Zealand.

  • I forget (unregistered) in reply to mabinogi

    Damn Apple Maps......

  • bladesong (unregistered) in reply to Matt Westwood
    Matt Westwood:
    Can't be Australia because the west coast of Australasia is in fact New Zealand.

    You are American aren't you....

  • xmkh (unregistered) in reply to Zylon

    Niiice...

    Kudos for managing to reference an 80's TV/Sci-Fi series, one of the best Sci-Fi/Horror Sequels and the greatest Rock band in one sequence.

  • xmkh (unregistered) in reply to Zylon

    My comment post above was of course in response to Zylon.

    Zylon:
    erat:
    Knight jumps queen! Bishop jumps queen! Pawns jump queen!
    Knight drives car! Bishop dissects xeno! Queen will rock you!
  • Poo 'Stache (unregistered) in reply to Herr Otto Flick
    Herr Otto Flick:
    Fecal Matter Lip Fur:
    Bring Back Nagesh:
    Fecal Matter Lip Fur:
    Bring Back Nagesh:
    Fecal Matter Lip Fur:
    ParkinT:
    Sounds like a case of "Fool's Mate" {Sorry, it had to be said}
    But you didn't have to post it.
    And you didn't have to post that either. You probably would have said the same thing if he'd posted 'frist'. Quit being a killjoy, you insensitive clod.
    My post had the very specific and noble purpose of making someone feel like your posting, i.e. bad.
    Wow! That was the purpose of my posting too! Maybe we can be friends!
    Maybe... maybe we already are!

    I'm fairly sure you are the same person, with two unregistered 'accounts'.

    No, you are the persons.

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