Yeah why the aversion for productive techie professionals?
The company went well during our last seasonal period (we sell toys so December is vital). There have been rumors circulating that the company is about the be sold and your description is surprisingly precise although I'm not really worried because as I've stated there are 2 companies right now trying to recruit me.
I'm really thankful for the warning.
Thinking about it as "my work here is done" kinda makes me feel better about leaving. Thanks.
1) I didn't thought it was necessary. Its a question after all.
2) Well there are questions on the last paragraph.
3) I've never did that and If that is implied on the text I'm really sorry.
4) I thought slashdot was "the" place for everything IT and Linux. Anyway ITIL stands for "Information Technology Infrastructure Library". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I...
I've been working with Linux and in a lower extent Windows setups for 10 years now. During most time of my career I've been involved with IT consulting firms. Last year I've joined a retail store company that was in dire need of someone with good debugging skills. Their team is awfully unskilled and during the course of the year I was able to improve a lot of their network and server systems including automation, backups and restore strategies, complicated image deployment strategies and so on. I've also worked in improving the performance of their database and ERP systems and solved every fucking problem they’ve thrown at my direction including some they didn’t really knew they existed. The company office was a great bazaar and overall fun to work and comfortable to boot because their needs were always simple for someone with my skills so in the end I would always blow their minds with the results. I should note that I never have problem with knowledge sharing and documentation.
But recently the managers were replaced and the new guys don't seem to like me. They are pushing for ITIL doctrine on the IT department (and the whole company afterwards). For starters they keep pushing me administrative tasks that I'm not really fond of like keeping in touch with our suppliers and managing project dependencies so I’ve been spending more time attending meetings and mailing people than typing on a terminal. I've heard somewhere that the cult of ITIL somewhat hates the "hero culture" and people like me are not really healthy for their dogmas and I’m considered a “risk". I feel that even as I have so much that I can do for the company I'll probably be cockblocked by their new "project management" department and whatnot.
As this is happening it seems that people on the IT consulting firms really like my job and there are plenty of oportunities around. I know many slashdoters like me that are more experienced have encountered similar situations. Do ITIL really creative and skilled people? Is my kind doomed to oblivion and I’ll face stuff like this anywhere I go?
ZFS and its command utilities are comfy to operate. I think that the only advantage of FreeNAS over FreeBSD is that you don't have to mess with file sharing and other daemons.
It says they synced the bhyve code with CURRENT but I didn't found anything mentioning anything about making it available to AMD processors.
Mail.app on OS X always warn me about weird certificates. It happens when I'm on a client that tries to inspect SSL packets with stupid MiTM methods.
I wouldn't call 33ÂC under a hellish sun winter. God I hate all seasons in this place.
sadly lots of good games (yeah Valkyria Chronicles 3) never left Japan.
I've already read all the Frank Herbert Dune novels. Why would a want to watch a dumbed down version?
I'm comfortably living with a MBP equipped with a 250GB Samsung EVO 840 and a home server with FreeBSD and a 4x3TB mirror pool and Netatalk. After installing the SSD I've also encrypted the file system with file vault and since the processor features AES-NI the speed is still leagues ahead of the old spinning rust.
I keep all the work and important documents on the MBP and media, virtual machine images and so on on the home server. Better part is that as soon as I enter my home network Time Machine starts working on the backups and while I don't really need to backup the information on the home server, daily ZFS snapshots are more than enough to correct human mistakes.
I also keep my old spinning rust device as a second time machine device. This allows me to keep 3 encrypted copies of important documents: one on laptop, one on the encrypted disk and the third on the AFP volume which contains an encrypted HFS+ sparse image.
Oh wait. What I was trying to say its not related at all with this guy's theories. I was trying to say that something hit Venus and set it into the retrograde rotation during the same period Mars and Earth were hit by other bodies.
I don't really know who Velikovsky is and sorry about the wrong term. The thing is that a lot of chaotic stuff happened during the same period of the solar system formation.
Makes a lot of sense. But its not just a technological limitation. If you think about how stars and planetary systems are formed within the nebula it is unlikely that large planets like Neptune and Uranus can born so far from the host stars.