When I started as an IT dogs-body I was lucky enough to do quite a bit of travelling. For a young guy this was awesome; configure Exchange servers, see the world! But it also meant I was hopelessly naive AND… Read More ›
Tales from IT
Upset customers, complex systems, poor documentation, high-pressure situations, bizarre legacy choices. Working in IT is hard work. Except when it’s not. Watching installations / patches run, interminable meetings, deciphering manuals (“What does ‘Klaatu barada nikto’ mean?”), hanging around for a… Read More ›
This incident occurred in the first place I worked and it proved to me just how much damage a little ignorance can do (unfortunately I was the source of the little ignorance in this story). More specifically, a little ignorance,… Read More ›
IT projects past a certain size get quite complex. They have a lot of moving parts and often those parts have to be aligned correctly and at the right time to make everything work. In turn, that means you need… Read More ›
It was my second week at my new job. It was still hectic as I tried to get their infrastructure performing better but at least my second week couldn’t be as bad as my first, right? Oh dear.
Or, “How badly can you mess up in the first couple of weeks in a new job”? That said, it could have been a lot worse. Full gory details below the line.