Originally Posted by sstnt
Originally Posted by Nude_Lewd_Man
Just had the first of 6 weekends of [drinking] events... A formal (DJ) do at York race track for an association of golf clubs... Next weekend is Mrs NLM's work do, which won't be quite as formal, but is usually a funny night where the female owner wears a sexy and revealing (at least in terms of massive cleavage) dress... After that it is my work do; let's just say that last year we had a three grand bar bill...............
Then I've got the KISSmas do for where I'm the company secretary, which will be at my local golf club...then KISSmas, and finally Nude Year....
Sounds like a fun and very
time of the year there, NLM! Have lots of fun!
Just checked, is your system down? Had any luck in finding out why it's not getting any bigadvs?
Ok team...final 3 days of the month. Let's finish off strong!
I didn't realise it was offline, from the F@H logs, it appears to have dropped around the time that I went off to work on Thursday...and I didn't check it since Weds...
It is back up now, had a random hang or something; was just sitting there with all the lights on, but nothing going to the screens (which were 'stuck' in standby mode) and the water in the res cool [or at least, not hot] to the touch on the front of the case/bay...
I also took in the other old UNIX box that has been sitting around idle for the last ~18 months to my daughter's nursery, so that they can feck about with it.. I was gonna put Linux on there as a dual boot, but didn't get the time to do that, as I went off to play golf this morning with my Mum's BF, followed by taking him to the hospital in Ashford for a hernia op. I'm gonna WFH today, as he is supposed to have someone with him for the first 24 hours..............
I have no idea why it isn't getting any bigadv WUs, other than that I've heard a rumour that there's been a change that means that you need more than just 8 cores to get them......but I haven't got a clue whether that is accurate or not - and, also, bear in mind that I followed the guide to change the number of "presented" threads available on WKS04 to 12, and that didn't work...
In other news, I'm tempted/thinking about switching WKS04 back over to M$ (W7) as I'm still having issues with networking my printers, and as it stands, my laser printer has been gathering dust as Linux can't do anything with it..... I had tried getting a (cheap) 'print server' device, but even though I chose one that was listed as being compatible with Linux, it seems to have been a complete waste of £25 as it doesn't bl**dy work..!
In yet other news, I'm constantly surprised how badly one of my colleagues fails...and manages to do so on a VERY regular basis...and still continues to get away with it..!!
A couple of examples:
- He shipped a battery (only expiring, still had weeks left) between Houston and Dallas, when there were parts available in the local depot....and he shipped, for a 4HR customer, as NFO... (Next Flight Out...meaning BIG money for the shipping)
- He started an e-mail thread with a customer that included an internal distribution thread (that can't receive replies from the customer) and then randomly started including vendor contacts in the thread - along with the customer........while not realising the reason for the issue was down to a "default contact" field on our side not being changed/updated - that took me longer to read the thread than to fix..
- He has repeatedly tried to ship from London to Australasia with a 4 hour shipping service
- He doesn't get time zones....even though he moved from somewhere in the former USSR/CCCP and now lives somewhere in "The Bay Area"
- He's a c**k
- There are dozens of examples where he takes/creates a case for a parts issue for a 4 hour customer, then fails to actually ship the part for at least 6 hours....even though we can see what part needs to be sent.
- He tried to ship a replacement battery (for one that was expiring) from London, but stopped as there were only a few of that part left in the London, then sent an e-mail to our Logistics Manager complaining...then had ~48 hours of radio silence before admitting that it was for a 4 hour customer in Georgia, where there were parts in the local depot - and would've gone from the [GLOBAL] hub in California if there hadn't been...
- There are more, but he just isn't worth my brain power to think of any more of the 000's of times that he's had a DERP..