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finally watched a few. good food it looks like.

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General Discretion / Re: volleyball + fatty = ouch
« on: Today at 12:27:35 AM »
I don't see work as being an unrealistic expectation.  Why can't they accommodate to allowing you to elevate your leg?  It would be as simple as that, you can be mobile with crutches just you are going to be slow as fuck.

Yeah, for my reconstruction, I was back at school the following week. I tired petty easy, but that was crutching form class to class. With an office, and your foam support, you should be fine.

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Yah if you're a sys admin, those jobs are getting squeezed due to more automated provisioning systems, cloud architectures, etc. 

I'd try to do a lateral career switch by looking into administering automated test harnesses, load testing, etc.  It's more software based, but lots of demand for these jobs. 

That's where some of the excess work has been going, learning DevOps from the Ops side (though I do have a CompSci background): Puppet for Macs, and I am going to try and teach myself DSC for Windows as I am already a strong PowerShell user. I've also scripted all user account creations for both LDAP and AD, so I am keeping those skills as current as possible.

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General Discretion / Re: If minimum wages, why not maximum wages?
« on: July 30, 2014, 08:26:54 PM »

Sol - see Agrul's post re: supply.




Thanks. Will look at his re-linking of your link too and see if I can find the counter argument posts we had here recently.

It's obviously easier to believe the argument when you're, like me, working as a sys admin - the cloud will really deplete these jobs in a few years (though internal clouds appear to be helping there) and I don't know how new guys will break into the field. I've been putting in 9 hour days, then going home and working another 2-3 hours occasionally at home for the past 3 years to keep current and get ahead, as possible. I'm not quite a Senior engineer, but can certainly do the low level stuff better/faster than anyone below me. But, when support staffing keeps getting cut, I spend more hours doing helpdesk work (which by now I am very overqualified for), than what they pay me to do, according to my title (more systems engineering).

It feels like I am being worked into obsolescence when they decide they pay me too much to do grunt work. There is not a desktop machine at my company (~250 users, ~1000 machines, including servers) that I haven't either developed the deployment techniques for, or built up (and now rebuilt) the whole infrastructure to support; this was just to get back to the knowledge we had 3 years ago when one of my coworkers was canned. I'm scared that I'm paid too much to be a helpdesk person, but when I'm canned for that, there will once again be no more institutional knowledge to support everything I have built (or am building/rebuilding now). It takes enormous effort to make things "easy" for everyone else. My only hope is to keep killing it, so that when I get everything online in about a year, I will be able to validate the effort by time saving metrics. Hard to do when you're the only one pushing themselves to make a difference.

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General Discretion / Re: volleyball + fatty = ouch
« on: July 30, 2014, 07:42:38 PM »
How long non-weight bearing? Will the hardware come out?

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General Discretion / Re: If minimum wages, why not maximum wages?
« on: July 30, 2014, 07:41:55 PM »
What about the argument, concerning the H1B visas, that it isn't about talent. There's plenty of talent produced in the US. If it was a talent shortage, wages would go up, as competition for the "highly talented" would increase. It's more that people don't want to pay Senior Engineering (for instance) pay. It's much easier to get someone to come over here who is used to making less money and work more hours per day. There were some posts on this here recently, but I don't remember from whom?

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General Discretion / Re: If minimum wages, why not maximum wages?
« on: July 30, 2014, 07:30:21 PM »
you've hurt money's feelings. :rolleyes:

nice phrase

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General Discretion / Re: volleyball + fatty = ouch
« on: July 30, 2014, 06:07:49 PM »
What did they do?

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General Discretion / Re: Faydark*
« on: July 30, 2014, 03:53:46 PM »
God I love the original ogre model. So glorious.

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Tech Heads / Re: Altiris 7?
« on: July 30, 2014, 03:47:34 PM »
Oh, gotchca. We've got the Client Management Suite, so we have that - or rather will once I get it all working.

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Tech Heads / Re: Altiris 7?
« on: July 30, 2014, 12:41:00 PM »
Stalled out with the above. Am trying to get the site server promoted today, then replicate the few software installs we do on our main server - glorified scripts really, not real configuration - before I go on vacation next week. In a perfect world, I would have some test machines added with at least one Mac, so I can try some stuff when I catch up from being gone. >_<

How did Absolute Manage compare, price-wise, to Altiris?

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Spamalot / Re: made some delicious fucking shit for M'lady tonight
« on: July 29, 2014, 08:06:26 PM »
awesome

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Spamalot / Re: Project 99, works on making team server
« on: July 28, 2014, 04:13:57 PM »
I'm a nerd, but not >9000

I lucked into some free passes.

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Spamalot / Re: Project 99, works on making team server
« on: July 28, 2014, 03:24:48 PM »
I was at comiccon on Saturday and spoke with the head writer, it's still about 2 years out.

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Spamalot / Re: Project 99, works on making team server
« on: July 28, 2014, 03:17:23 PM »
By EoY, I may have caught up from our move and completely most projects that I wanted to finish this year, so I might be able to game more. This would be something to get me going for sure.

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Getting Fat with TZT / Re: Brunch time! pork belly tacos & more!
« on: July 28, 2014, 03:10:04 PM »
Sounds like it. Never pitched?

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Spamalot / Re: Elon Musk on Colbert Report
« on: July 26, 2014, 12:54:46 AM »
 :smitten:

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Spamalot / Re: I love Weird Al
« on: July 25, 2014, 10:42:39 PM »
Sol I wasn't born when in 3-D came out

confirmed poser

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Tech Heads / Re: Altiris 7?
« on: July 24, 2014, 08:53:08 PM »
7.5 SP1 NS, and Off Box SQL servers up and installed. Site server has agent installed, but not promoted to Site yet. My ServiceDesk box is now awaiting its install too.

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General Discretion / Re: Reduce your monthly bills
« on: July 24, 2014, 07:42:58 PM »
you guys ought to write up a plan of action for when calling your service providers. Like what to say, what not to say. I pay $300 a month for 4 cell phone lines. $60 a month for 3mbit/s internet service. It fucking sucks. Oh and also my home doesn't receive any cell phone service at all.

AT&T used to deploy microcells if that happened. Call up.

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Spamalot / Re: I love Weird Al
« on: July 24, 2014, 06:06:58 PM »
Not to be a Weird Al Hipster, but if you didn't know him before In 3D your a fuckin poser

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Spamalot / Re: hey AD
« on: July 24, 2014, 02:43:25 PM »
of course

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Spamalot / Re: hey AD
« on: July 24, 2014, 01:37:55 PM »
google docs?

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pants y/n

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Getting Fat with TZT / Re: Brunch time! pork belly tacos & more!
« on: July 24, 2014, 12:59:59 PM »
Just be careful about your restaurant idea. #1 new business and #1 new business failures.

IIRC you have some business experience, so you should be OK, but if you wanted to do a Q&A over my experience in Restaurant Management, in relation to success/failure, I'd be happy to help.

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Spamalot / Re: hey AD
« on: July 24, 2014, 12:13:21 AM »
gauntlet motherfuckin dropped bitch

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General Discretion / Re: selling my woodturnings
« on: July 24, 2014, 12:08:46 AM »
beautiful man

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Spamalot / Re: harper i'm taking your suggestion
« on: July 23, 2014, 05:24:32 PM »
rectum? damn near kill 'em.

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Spamalot / Re: Made the best pulled pork ever today
« on: July 23, 2014, 01:33:57 PM »
(it's just soooo hard to sit through anything with that Fieri guy, ugh, but always has good food)

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Spamalot / Re: made some delicious fucking shit for M'lady tonight
« on: July 23, 2014, 01:27:27 PM »
What's in the Roulade (or however you spell it)

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