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    Working in the IT industry:


    1. We work in weird shifts ... Like prostitutes.


    2. They pay you to make the client happy ... Like
    prostitutes.


    3. The client pays a lot of money, but your employer
    keeps almost every penny ... Like prostitutes.


    4. You are rewarded for fulfilling the client's dreams
    ... Like prostitutes.


    5. Your friends fall apart and you end up hanging out
    with people in the same profession as you ... Like
    prostitutes.


    6. When you have to meet the client you always have to
    be perfectly groomed ... Like prostitutes.


    7. But when you go back home it seems like you are
    coming back from hell ... Like prostitutes.


    8. The client always wants to pay less but expects
    incredible things from you ... Like prostitutes.


    9. When people ask you about your job, you have
    difficulties to explain it ... Like prostitutes

    .
    10. Everyday when you wake up, you say: I'M NOT GOING
    TO SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE DOING THIS SHIT".....
    Like prostitutes.


    The only difference is the prostitutes can take
    Christmas and New Year's Eve off and they actually DO
    make a lot of Money!!!


    If you know someone in the IT industry please share
    this email with them so they don't feel bad
    anymore.... Like prostitutes!!!
    Tom Jones
    MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
    PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
    IT Trainer / Consultant
    Ossian Ltd
    Scotland

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  • #2
    Re: Working in the IT Industry

    Quality! I'm prefering moving into software development where we turn caffine into code
    Server 2000 MCP
    Development: ASP, ASP.Net, PHP, VB, VB.Net, MySQL, MSSQL - Check out my blog http://tonyyeb.blogspot.com

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    • #3
      Re: Working in the IT Industry

      I do to computers what prostitutes do to their clients.
      1 1 was a racehorse.
      2 2 was 1 2.
      1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
      2 2 1 1 2

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      • #4
        Re: Working in the IT Industry

        Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
        I do to computers what prostitutes do to their clients.
        You screw your PC?

        Why would you want to do that?

        Michael
        Michael Armstrong
        www.m80arm.co.uk
        MCITP: EA, MCTS, MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003: Messaging, CCA, VCP 3.5, 4, 5, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, ITIL, MCP, PGP Certified Technician

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        • #5
          Re: Working in the IT Industry

          So the case cover won't come off and to stop the HDDs rattling.......you plonker.
          1 1 was a racehorse.
          2 2 was 1 2.
          1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
          2 2 1 1 2

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          • #6
            Re: Working in the IT Industry

            I've never ever screwed my case before. I might give it a try tonight!

            Easy enough access?

            Michael
            Michael Armstrong
            www.m80arm.co.uk
            MCITP: EA, MCTS, MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003: Messaging, CCA, VCP 3.5, 4, 5, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, ITIL, MCP, PGP Certified Technician

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            • #7
              Re: Working in the IT Industry

              Yes, try the 3" floppy first.
              1 1 was a racehorse.
              2 2 was 1 2.
              1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
              2 2 1 1 2

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              • #8
                Re: Working in the IT Industry

                Classic!

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                • #9
                  Re: Working in the IT Industry

                  Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
                  Yes, try the 3" floppy first.
                  Biggles, you sounds as a man with experience, however, i'm suprised that you're that small
                  Marcel
                  Technical Consultant
                  Netherlands
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                  "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                  "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
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                  • #10
                    Re: Working in the IT Industry

                    I wouldn't go there... biggles sounds like a guy who worked with 8" floppies... Not talking about the 5.25" ones...
                    Dinosaurs, like me...
                    Nowadays, "puppies" barely know what 3.5" floppies are ...

                    Sorin Solomon


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                    • #11
                      Re: Working in the IT Industry

                      I've worked with tape, which pre-dates floppies. At any rate, I don't want to hear about your floppies. I haven't had lunch yet.
                      VCDX3 #34, VCDX4, VCDX5, VCAP4-DCA #14, VCAP4-DCD #35, VCAP5-DCD, VCPx4, vEXPERTx4, MCSEx3, MCSAx2, MCP, CCAx2, A+
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                      • #12
                        Re: Working in the IT Industry

                        I've worked with tape
                        Duct tape? It's a good technology, keeps all kind of things together
                        Geeeeee, you are a dinosaur !!

                        Sorin Solomon


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                        • #13
                          Re: Working in the IT Industry

                          That analogy is priceless!

                          I remember the "Shoestring" network and pre-windows and pre-internet days.
                          Currently working towards CISSP
                          Certified Network Specialist
                          Security+ Certified
                          MCP

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                          • #14
                            Re: Working in the IT Industry

                            I've worked with tape, MFM and Winchester hard disks. When I was in my last year of regular school, I did work experience where I worked with a Superbrain running CP/M from an 8" and a 5.25" floppy drive side-by-side next to the monitor. Eeeh, them were't days!

                            I joined the RAF and the first time I got to work on computers after that was in the early 1990s when I was working with a 286 twin-floppy which had the 20Mb hard disk upgrade. All the programs from the floppy were transferred directly to the hard disk... it was simply used to speed things up! Then I "progressed" to a Bull DPS 6000 which had 2x295 and 3x595 Mb Winchesters and a tape drive for "the saves". Next door was a Bull DPS6 running off a single 67Mb MFM top-loading multi-platter hard disk...

                            My goodness we had some old stuff!


                            Tom
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                            • #15
                              Re: Working in the IT Industry

                              Now that we've taken this thread down memory lane, I have to say "You're all young pups."

                              First machine I worked on was an IBM 360 running FORTRAN IV-G with an 026 card punch (later, the far superior 029). Next was a Xerox "real-time" machine w/ 32K words of core and a drum w/ marginal bearings and FORTRAN II, no less. Your cards were good for exactly 4 passes through the reader so before pass 4, you had to punch a new deck or else.

                              Did a lot of work on the PDP-11 in various incarnations in the early years. I recall when we got RL-02 removable disks. 10 MB double sided single platter in a 16 inch rack mount case -- makes the platter 14 inches +/-. We thought we'd never fill them up. Later we got a 7 platter CDC 300 MB storage drive we used to back up all our computers (9 track tape was slow). I remember we had to use a block and tackle to hoist it up the incline on the machine room floor. If it wasn't seated properly, it would shake under heavy use. Top end speed, point to point, on Ethernet was 50 KB/sec -- we were never going to fill up a 10 Mbit (1 MB) / sec pipe.

                              Found an old PDP-8 mothballed in the warehouse and we spent 2 weeks firing it up to compile / build / run some code we found on paper tape: boot from toggle switches to paper tape reader; read FORTRAN compiler from paper tape; read source; punch assembly code; read assembler; read assembly code; punch object code; read task builder; read object code; punch executable code; read executable; run.

                              On the home front, I remember working w/ my Dad to port CP/M to a North Star Z80 w/ 64KB and external dual 8 inch hard sectored (holes punched for each sector vs. the later common place single hole per revolution) floppies.

                              Never had or touched an Altair. A friend of mine had an IMSAI. What a room heater. In those days I really wanted a CROMEMCO as it was the Cadillac (next to the more practical NorthStar) but I was poor.

                              This is bringing up old memories of TRS-80's, Atari's, Osborne's, the early Apple's (junk), etc. My how time and technology fly.

                              As I said, y'all are young pups. I have probably forgotten more about computers than many of you will ever know.

                              The old days were nice but the capabilities today are far better. Unfortunately, the down side is many IT folks don't know the fundamentals and it shows in their problem solving (or lack thereof).

                              I tell my six year old that he is at the best age of all and I wish I were six again. Still, I do appreciate the things I've learned during the early years and it, to this day, keeps me one step ahead of you young bucks.

                              And no, I never worked on the ENIAC
                              Cheers,

                              Rick

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