I have to agree with Randy on this one. Reading about Wes' setup and then suggesting some cloud based document collaboration bullshit is the typical ignorant sales diarrhea I hear all the time in this industry and it is annoying as fuck. Sales guys hardly ever have the technical expertise to actually recommend the right product for a client. Claiming you have this expertise when you think your product could actually be a replacement for Wes' high end dev box that connects to internal SQL DBs simply shows just how full of shit you are. Nothing personal against you, but I just see this shit way too often. Sales guy gets some dumb ass manager or director all pumped on some product, neither of them know shit about the technical aspects or that there's actually better ways, then sys admin gets stuck trying to fit a round peg in a square hole, and everybody loses, except sales guy who just cashed in.
Let's go on a livin' spree!
If "everybody loses" why do they continue to pay the sales guys?
What's the alternative? Find a sales guy who isn't a dumb dick? Good luck.
Because they don't know they are losing. They have no idea there is a much better product for them that costs half as much. And once its purchased, IT guy doesn't want to tell his boss what a dumb ass purchase he just made.
And you are assuming that everybody who gets paid is actually earning it. Judging by how much time you spend on these boards at work, surely you know getting paid has nothing to do with being good at your job.
Let's go on a livin' spree!
this thread, and reflecting on the recent Tech Data IT Conference in Florida where it was comprised of at least 90% sausages, is getting me more and more excited for the new wave of female network engineers out there. A lot of times good looking women are asking how to fix things, these girls are already smarter than you. Navigating with ease through IP settings is similar to the beauty of seeing a well dressed Italian donna weave through traffic on a scooter. Examples:
An Israeli I insulted by texting a request for a breast pic one night (we had hung out by the pool all afternoon beforehand. She said "it feels good" when I put an ice cube on her navel as we both watched it melt. She brought up her hair removal machine as the only item of value in her hotel room. Then I get a "not cool" when you are out that evening with another guy. Pfft. But she is very smart per her Linked In page)
Interviewing this girl on Thursday for a part time position in my company. She called me back after I'd left a message with the job inquiry on her robotic vmail. Our initial phone conversation: "This is Arune" "Excuse me?" "Arune. This is Arune" "Sorry, having trouble understanding. You are breaking up a bit". She wasn't breaking up at all, I had just assumed Arune was a man originally. I want to hire this girl. I want a sexy, smart female engineer whom customers will look forward to seeing. Not the typical dime-a-dozen ugly sausages.
The pilgrimage is not perfected save by copulation with the camel.
... What the fuck does that have to do with anything?
And I can assure you I am among the best in the US at what I do.
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I'm mystified as to how Tom became the enemy here.
Because I asked why salesmen get paid like they do.
And then you got sexecutioned!
Seriously though, Tom... Sales people aren't exactly the most considerate, honest, or scrupulous individuals.
When backing up my files yesterday somehow my Western Digital external HD made a duplicate of all the files I had on there already. Short of going through every folder and doing so manually, can anyone recommend a relatively easier way to delete the duplicates?
Throw the hard drive out a window. That should take care of any duplicates.
It's probably a good idea for better weight distribution.
What's the drive letter of your backup drive? I'm done with the file, I can send you a link to it.
I don't see how that's possible. You open up the properties of one of the folders that just got copied yesterday and you're telling me the Created Date is not yesterday?
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012: II, 2013: I, 2014: I
I just got this thing back up and working again and kind of stumbled on this issue kind of by accident, so it is entirely possible that I somehow told it to create two files when it saved over initially and just never noticed until now. Some of the documents on the external which I have made changes to on the "computer version" of the file have different modified dates, so I guess it's just the ones I haven't changed which have the same dates.
Ok, I looked a bit more closely and the files with the string of numbers and letters behind them have an earlier date modified than the files which are "normal." What's strange, though, is that there is not a uniform "date modified" date for those files which have dupes - it seems that the hard drive was recording any change I made to the file and keeping the original too.
Sorry if this is testing your patience; I do appreciate the help and I probably should have explored the issue a bit more before I asked for advice.
EDIT - here's a picture of what I'm talking about.