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Time to let off a couple of rants or links to rants once more.

January 9, 2004, 1:33

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Comment by d.w.: User icon

I’m starting to realize why you have such a low opinion of sysadmins — yours are idiots. Not all sysadmins are pernicious and foolish — some of us are actually pretty good. ;)

January 9, 2004, 19:21

Comment by ssp: User icon

I guess I’ve been annoyed too many times by IT and network people incoveniencing me for their own convenience.

I don’t like calling them idiots. Probably because I feel a true idiot can’t really be held responsible for his actions… More frequently than not, the bad things happening seem to be due to lazyness or lack of awareness how far reaching the consequences of their work are.

Probably a good admin has to be cutting edge (as to know about, enable or provide new technologies) and conservative (as to maintain the services previously provided and not break the users’ habits) at the same time.

P.S. The strange thing is that I like the idea of a proper BOFH - they’ll delete your files out of spite rather than because they’re clueless.

January 10, 2004, 15:54

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