• SoonerMatt (unregistered)

    Hopefully she started looking after the first "No,no,no".

    If not that's the real WTF.

  • Si (unregistered)

    Wow. I don't know what to say here.

  • him (unregistered)
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  • dkf (cs)

    Paranoid stupidity vs. real security means a win for paranoia while leaving plenty to be paranoid about. Sheesh.

  • Rob (unregistered)
    The Article:
    For Leigh, who had recently started as a development manager at a small software shop, that first non-defining moment was on her first day, when she met Shredder.
    I call BS. There are no girls in IT outside of tech support and testing.

    PS. Sorry to all the female developers in the world (both of you), I suspect you exist but I sure as hell have never met any of you!

  • Barf4Eva (unregistered) in reply to Rob
    Rob:
    The Article:
    For Leigh, who had recently started as a development manager at a small software shop, that first non-defining moment was on her first day, when she met Shredder.
    I call BS. There are no girls in IT outside of tech support and testing.

    PS. Sorry to all the female developers in the world (both of you), I suspect you exist but I sure as hell have never met any of you!

    Poor fella... You should work at my company, then. ;-)

    SideNote: What really irks me about this article is how useless Shredder is initially made out to be, but when he gets called off to some other duty, Leigh's team gets swamped. I call BS on this particular aspect all by itself!

  • Barf4Eva (unregistered) in reply to Barf4Eva
    Barf4Eva:
    Rob:
    The Article:
    For Leigh, who had recently started as a development manager at a small software shop, that first non-defining moment was on her first day, when she met Shredder.
    I call BS. There are no girls in IT outside of tech support and testing.

    PS. Sorry to all the female developers in the world (both of you), I suspect you exist but I sure as hell have never met any of you!

    Poor fella... You should work at my company, then. ;-)

    SideNote: What really irks me about this article is how useless Shredder is initially made out to be, but when he gets called off to some other duty, Leigh's team gets swamped. I call BS on this particular aspect all by itself!

    *the company I work FOR (yikes, I best rephrase so as not to lead astray.. yeah I won't be able to help out in any meaningful capacity with the ladies, I'm afraid. I'm a cube-lovin' sql nerd, not the big head honcho)

  • GCU Arbitrary (cs) in reply to him
    him:
    [...] I’m criticising someone typing ability – I wonder if Muphrys law will come into play. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muphry's_law
    I'm afraid so - assuming, of course, that you intended to criticise someoneS typing ability... ;¬)
  • Bob (unregistered) in reply to him
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  • Ren (cs)

    For some reason, I kept reading "security purposes" as "security purpoises". Would someone please think of the tortoises!

  • Ryuzaki (unregistered)

    Hey, everyone knows people like Shredder are essential parts of the team. After all, someone needs to get the coffee every once in a while. It's a wonder they didn't fall apart after he was reassigned.

  • RBoy (unregistered)

    I'm left wonding what ever happened to the company in question. This whole thing sounds to me like someone is/was breaking a handfull of laws.

    At least, that's my humble opto.

  • Konamiman (unregistered)

    Me too, once worked on a company with no internet access except on one computer detached from the intranet, "for security purposes". It seems that before I was hired, one of the computers were infected with a virus that came from a suspicious downloaded software.

    It wasn't a surprise when I learned that the computer that was infected was, guessed it, the owner's computer.

  • bsaksida (cs)

    No-No-No. I wont read this site for security purpose

  • Some Feminist (unregistered) in reply to Rob
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  • Matthew H. (unregistered) in reply to him
    I’m criticising someone typing ability – I wonder if Muphrys law will come into play.

    Yes, I would say it did.

  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to him
    him:
    I’m criticising someone typing ability – I wonder if Muphrys law will come into play.
    You did that on purpose.
  • Anonymous (unregistered)

    That's nothing.

    National City Mortage (the mortgage arm of National City Bank) employs several de-staplers (whose sole task is to remove staples from papers), staplers (whose sole task it is to staple papers together, often the same papers that the de-staplers worked on just moments before), and copiers (whose sole task is to operate a copy machine).

    Strangely enough, they use a third party for shredding.

  • Leo (unregistered)

    There are plenty of women developers, and women in other IT positions.

    None of them are named "Leigh", of course; they're all named "Hien" or "Xue" or "Ping" or "Arpita" or "Parvati" or...

  • DaveyDaveDave (cs) in reply to GCU Arbitrary
    GCU Arbitrary:
    him:
    [...] I’m criticising someone typing ability – I wonder if Muphrys law will come into play. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muphry's_law
    I'm afraid so - assuming, of course, that you intended to criticise someoneS typing ability... ;¬)

    Um... someone's...

  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to Some Feminist
    Some Feminist:
    Another idea they've been kicking around in R&D is teaching grade school girls about Ada Lovelace. Who knows what crazy thing they'll come up with next.

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

    BBCode url tags, maybe.

    No, wait, that's already... um... nevermind.

  • Flatline (cs) in reply to Barf4Eva
    Barf4Eva:
    SideNote: What really irks me about this article is how useless Shredder is initially made out to be, but when he gets called off to some other duty, Leigh's team gets swamped. I call BS on this particular aspect all by itself!

    Shredder is never made out to be useless, it's just stated that part of his job is the unecessary shredding of documents. The other aspect of his job isn't really covered in the article so it's hard to argue that when he is taken off the team that it SHOULDN'T make an impact on productivity.

  • Someone You Know (cs)

    I wonder what the owner said when they tried to get him to go to rehab.

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  • mauhiz (unregistered)

    Alex, please shred this comment. I don't want the Internet to read it (for security purpose)

  • adsfg (unregistered)

    Well, to be fair, Iron Mountain can suck. One of the companies I used to worked for used them and IR lost a whole bunch of their inventory. Just up and up vanished.

  • DoctorFriday (cs) in reply to Some Feminist
    Some Feminist:
    Another idea they've been kicking around in R&D is teaching grade school girls about Ada Lovelace. Who knows what crazy thing they'll come up with next.

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

    I love how the wikipedia article goes straight from "Early Career" to "Death". Those grade school teachers might have a little bit of explaining to do:
    http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Biographies/Lovelace.html:
    Lovelace flirted with several of her male acquaintances and there were several scandals. Her husband made sure that over 100 of her letters to such friends were destroyed. There was also a problem with over indulgence in wine which became worse when drinking with her meals changed to drinking instead of meals. At one point she considered writing a scientific study of the effects of opium and wine gained from her own experiences. Gambling on horses was another passion in these years and she pawned some of her jewels to finance it. She owed £2000 in gambling debts when she died.
  • KäseMeister (unregistered) in reply to Someone You Know
    Someone You Know:
    I wonder what the owner said when they tried to get him to go to rehab.

    +1

  • shadowman (cs) in reply to Someone You Know
    Someone You Know:
    I wonder what the owner said when they tried to get him to go to rehab.

    You win the thread.

  • Zach (unregistered) in reply to DoctorFriday

    Hey, if we can celebrate Columbus, we can most definitely celebrate Ada. Besides, the heavy drinking aspect appeals to a lot of college students.

    also: I like how the one guy messed up "someone's", using "someone" instead, but nobody yet has pointed out that he used "Muphry" instead of "Murphy" -- twice.

    as for the article.............. haha, $850 security blanket. Nothing quite beats the combination of paranoid and stupid.

  • scruffy (unregistered)

    Oh god this reminds me of a couple of places.

    Most recently I went for a contract, The "Ah Ha" moment for me was when they hired me as a linux dev, and on the first day I had to sit through the "Viral GPL will wreck our IP" argument.

    Earlier, during the induction, (WTF itself, who inducts contractors?) the head of HR had gone off on a massive bitch-fest about an invisbile line around the building, that you could be fired for crossing. And how somebody had established a "corporate policy" (Amongst a massive 80 people.) that all emails be sent in one font and font size, and all printed matter be the same font, but a different size. She moaned about no-one being able to change it back, then she ranted about security meaures... as if I'd never worked on a list-x site before.

    Still the receiptionists wonderfully low neck-line. (Very nearly a navel line, if we're honest.) Nearly swung it for me. But I couldn't quite face a two hour commute AND an 07:00 start...

  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to DoctorFriday
    DoctorFriday:
    Those grade school teachers might have a little bit of explaining to do:
    I wonder whether those "scandals" were so scandalous because of her gender? At any rate, perhaps she was simply following the example set for her:
    Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace... born Augusta Ada Byron, was the only legitimate child of Lord Byron.

    Byron's fame rests not only on his writings but also on his life, which featured extravagant living, numerous love affairs, debts, separation, and marital exploits.

  • Mogri (unregistered) in reply to Zach
    Zach:
    also: I like how the one guy messed up "someone's", using "someone" instead, but nobody yet has pointed out that he used "Muphry" instead of "Murphy" -- twice.

    Completely missed the point.

    (captcha: genitus. so close, and yet so far...)

  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to Zach
    Zach:
    I like how the one guy messed up "someone's", using "someone" instead, but nobody yet has pointed out that he used "Muphry" instead of "Murphy" -- twice.
    It's always a good idea to check out posted links before ridiculing someone. However, the missing apostrophe is unforgivable.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muphry's_law

  • mark (unregistered) in reply to Ren
    Ren:
    For some reason, I kept reading "security purposes" as "security purpoises". Would someone please think of the tortoises!

    So this guy who works in an aquarium Get summoned by his boss Who is looking very worried.

    And she says to him, "I've just walked by the dolphin tank, And they're feeling very amorous - They're doing all sort of things to each other. And the trouble is in less than an hour, We've got three busloads of second graders are coming. We can't have them watching those naughty dolphins Behaving as if they were in a porno flick.

    "Now there is only thing that acts as an anti-aphrodisiac for dolphins, And that's the meat of baby seagulls. So I want you to go down to the seashores, And catch us baby seagulls, Put them in this bag, And hurry on back.

    "But be careful - A lion escaped from the zoo this morning. And although he was heavilly sedated, He still just might be dangerous. O.K., get going, And make it snappy."

    So the guy takes a shortcut through the forest to the seashore. He fills the bag with baby seagulls. And he's walking back to the forest, When he sees lion, And it is lying, across the path, Directly in front of him.

    It's too late to run away, And the feline does seem so placid. So summoning up all his courage, He steps across the lion.

    Nothing happens. And so with much relief, the guy begins to resume his journey When none of the sudden, the policeman steps aside out of the forest. He graps the guy by the eye, And says to him, "You're under arrest!" The guy can't beleave it. He says, "Tell me officer, what's the charge?" And the policeman says,

    Transporting young gulls across the staid lion for immoral porpoises!

  • P (unregistered) in reply to shadowman
    shadowman:
    Someone You Know:
    I wonder what the owner said when they tried to get him to go to rehab.

    You win the thread.

    The random "featured comment" selector doesn't seem to have selected this one :)

  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to mark
    mark:
    Transporting young gulls across the staid lion for immoral porpoises!
    I first saw this in Readers' Digest about 25 years ago. In that version, the gulls were used as part of a recipe that would make dolphins and porpoises live virtually indefinitely, leading to the conclusion, "Transporting gulls across a staid lion for an immortal porpoise".
  • jDeepBeep (unregistered) in reply to RBoy
    RBoy:
    I'm left wonding what ever happened to the company in question. This whole thing sounds to me like someone is/was breaking a handfull of laws.

    At least, that's my humble opto.

    Well, we could safely say they weren't PCI compliant.

  • hymie! (unregistered) in reply to mark
    mark:
    So this guy who works in an aquarium Get summoned by his boss Who is looking very worried.

    It's considered polite to credit the author when you post somebody else's work.

  • FUrPorpoise (unregistered) in reply to mark
    mark:
    Transporting young gulls across the staid lion for immoral porpoises!
    Wow, I was expecting a great punchline after having to read all of that. What a disappointment.
  • jvanderb (cs) in reply to Someone You Know
    Someone You Know:
    I wonder what the owner said when they tried to get him to go to rehab.

    Oh, no-no-no-no, that wouldn't work. They might steal the voices in my head. They can't be trusted!

  • Jon (unregistered)

    Another Ahh haaa moment should come shortly after seeing about 100 table names in the company's flagship system titled AACC_TableForSomething AAACC_TableForSomethingElse ... or if you see a "password field" and then a "password2" field.

    Have fun with that :)

  • cparker (cs) in reply to P
    P:
    shadowman:
    Someone You Know:
    I wonder what the owner said when they tried to get him to go to rehab.

    You win the thread.

    The random "featured comment" selector doesn't seem to have selected this one :)

    *wink wink, nudge nudge*
  • genitus (unregistered) in reply to Leo
    Leo:
    they're all named "Hien" or "Xue" or "Ping" or "Arpita" or "Parvati" or...
    You must work in my old department. In that group of 11 developers, 6 were female: Hien, Xue, Ping, Arpita, and Parvati, and Olga.
  • amischiefr (cs) in reply to Leo
    Leo:
    There are plenty of women developers, and women in other IT positions.

    None of them are named "Leigh", of course; they're all named "Hien" or "Xue" or "Ping" or "Arpita" or "Parvati" or...

    Oh man you had me rolling :) Soooooo true...

  • amischiefr (cs) in reply to Richy C.
    Richy C.:
    Girls in IT? Nah - you're right, there aren't any... Apart from the one I'm engaged to ( http://www.whatkatydid.org/ ) and the one I'm currently doing some freelance work for (who also just jumped past Everest to raise funds for Computer Clubs 4 Girls - http://www.cc4g.net )...

    Of course, the more girls in IT the better!

    Web designers don't count. My 13 year old cousin does web design ffs.

  • Jeff Rife (unregistered) in reply to Richy C.
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  • BobB (cs)

    Heh... Now to start shredding comments!
    For security purposes... Crinkle cut baby! \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ////////////////////////////////////////////////////// \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ////////////////////////////////////////////////////// \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ////////////////////////////////////////////////////// \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ////////////////////////////////////////////////////// \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ ////////////////////////////////////////////////////// \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ //////////////////////////////////////////////////////

  • Michael (unregistered)

    My moment was when our CIO told me: "Solaris is alright, but you have to reboot it every day or it will run out of memory."

  • operagost (cs) in reply to adsfg
    adsfg:
    Well, to be fair, Iron Mountain can suck. One of the companies I used to worked for used them and IR lost a whole bunch of their inventory. Just up and up vanished.
    I guess they got their archival and shredding businesses mixed up.

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