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Re: [ProgSoc] Email convention
Andi Halliday wrote:
> I can so relate to that. I can actually quote my school's sysadmin as saying
> "I don't know what I'm doing." (he was highly incompetent) and somehow i
> don't think that playing CS and Q3 from yr 9-12 helped the network much,
> especially as we configured the netowrk to suit us. schools have a habit of
> killing computers in stupid ways. but that in itself probably stems from
Oh, don't I know it... The company I work for looks after the IT side of
things (to varying degrees) for about ~230 schools in NSW, and we'd all
be millionaires if we had a dollar for every time one of the schools
tried to do something themselves to save a buck, and wound up creating a
Of course, this is where the problems come in, and things sooner rather
than later start to fall to pieces. Contrasted with the schools with a
competent admin, or those whom we have regular service contracts with,
where things tend to run reasonably smoothly.
And yes, you pesky little brats who riddle the computers with warez'd
games and viruses are a real nusiance ;) The number of times we've been
building images and found games "hidden" in the various \windows\system
Mind you, I remember back in my early high school days I inadvertantly
ended up causing havoc by being bored and poking around on the Z: drive
that mapped to our Netware server. There was this fun little command
called SEND that I found I could send messages to other workstations. Of
course, it wasn't long from then until everyone found out, and the poor
ladies at the front office started complaining about all the popup
windows they kept getting when kids decided to use broadcast messages.
They soon "solved" that problem by renaming the .EXE to .EX~. It never
stopped us copying it to a floppy disk and renaming it back... it
stopped the 0-clubies though.
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