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CollabTrainee commented on a post in r/aww
exactly_like_it_is 1 point

There are thousands of adorable, loving, little dogs at the various pounds/shelters in every county. Much cheaper, already spayed/neutered, and just as adorable. The difference is you're saving a life and not supporting some breeder/puppy mill.

CollabTrainee -1 points

There are thousands of annoying, pearl-clutching scolds like you across the country. Unfortunately, we can't put you in the pound. Lighten up

CollabTrainee commented on a post in r/sysadmin
210Matt 3 points

I was thinking the management droid.

CollabTrainee 3 points

Beep, boop, synergy.

210Matt 5 points

I would still recommend having a local AD controller and a print server. Printing sucks over VPN. You could have a very low cost server with hyper-v running 2 VMs to accomplish this. Also a local file server is nice, could be shared with the VM running print. This would also give you local DNS and DHCP on the server.

CollabTrainee 9 points

Yes, but cloud. See how I just totally destroyed your argument?

CollabTrainee commented on a post in r/sysadmin
pdp10 4 points

Nearly everything is just SuperMicro chassis and off-the-shelf components, period, unless they're owned by Dell now, in which case they're Dell chassis and off-the-shelf components.

Commodity server hardware is commodity. Decide what software stack you want to run (e.g., FreeNAS, Linux, FreeBSD, etc.) and then buy hardware. Software RAID is the best solution although support for that under Windows is weak, so you mostly see hardware RAID still being used when the stack is Windows-based.

largely due to the premium you pay on drives with the HP/Dell.

Just say no to vendor games if you don't want to pay the higher prices. Also, tell your human HP/Dell reps you're doing this, and maybe your pricing will start to magically improve.

CollabTrainee -6 points

Using software RAID in any context is a big mistake, OP. That's what storage controllers are for.

CollabTrainee commented on a post in r/sysadmin
clever_username_443 4 points

Good Monday morning!

I apologize, but I missed your moronic important email, as I had already left the office. Also, we tend not to make such changes on a Friday, especially in the afternoon. I'll be glad to get right on it this morning though. Thanks!

CollabTrainee 3 points

Migration team to project manager: "Your helpdesk was unresponsive to our change request, so the migration had to be delayed. As we explained to [CIO], our migrations are carried out on Friday evenings to minimize adverse impact to staff. Please advise as to next steps."

ghost_admin 5 points

Emails that just say "Thank you!" extra twitching for multiple exclamation points

People saying "HTML 5" as if they knew anything of 1-4

"This might be a stupid question..." Well, if it wasn't, it sure is now.


CollabTrainee 3 points

What a bunch of stupid jerks, thanking you for solving their problems. Fuck those assholes, right?!

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CollabTrainee commented on a post in r/sysadmin
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CollabTrainee 1 point

jesus the amount of bad advice in this thread.

steven_AWKing 4 points

I came here to say this.

I'm skeptical of people who say they HATE programming/math and what to get into IT. If you just want to be the traditional Windows admin you're going to find your career will eventually be stunted. At most you'll only ever be a "System Admin" at an SMB and most likely you'll never make it past the helpdesk.

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CollabTrainee commented on a post in r/sysadmin
NetTecture -3 points

Well, I can tell you that the last time I took someone to court because of laughing argument I won - and 2 years later I still get mail from the court about all the appointments he has because turned out his little mistake actually had a criminal followup. You may laugh - I call that ignorant.

CollabTrainee 1 point

You were one of those kids who ratted out other kids to the teacher, weren't you.

NetTecture 1 point

Nope. Says a lot about you, that statement.

CollabTrainee 0 points

lol yeah youre definitely a rat.

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CollabTrainee commented on a post in r/SQLServer
ScotJoplin 2 points

I did and it got me interviews. Thanks for calling my career history shitty. You don’t have to write advanced blog posts. Look at the ones from MarmotZombie on this sub. They’re shit but show enthusiasm at least. I’d expect to be able to teach him. That’s worth a lot over nothing that a candidate can show.

Edit to add: glad to read your advice to OP too. Oh yeah you didn’t write any.

CollabTrainee -1 points

Lol you're clearly making that up. "Got me interviews" lmao

OP here's my advice: don't follow this retard's advice

Rehd 1 point

I hire and interview folks in IT occasionally for this company (and past).

If I have two candidates that are equal and one has a blog that shows they are continually learning and attempting new things, I'm going to pick that person over the other.

The point of a junior blogging isn't to teach other people, it's to showcase your current knowledge and give extra depth to the employer if they care. As long as the information is correct, modestly written, and doesn't link to anything negative, it can't hurt you unless the employer has an attitude that would match yours and that's not an environment they would probably want to work in anyway.

If I interview a candidate and they come off as condescending / rude or shit all over someone, they immediately get thrown into the trash pile and I tell HR they are personally trash for the culture of the company and we shouldn't hire them.

Any time you have two people who are hard to choose from, anything extra helps. Certs, online accounts where they show off their knowledge and help others, blogs, a github repo, volunteer work, SQL Saturday attendance or speaking, etc.

CollabTrainee -1 points

nice effortpost. did you make it on the toilet?

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CollabTrainee commented on a post in r/sysadmin
Alderin 14 points

I worked for a "value-added ISP" for a few years. The office had these mandatory all-hands weekly meetings where the Sales Managers gave out prizes to Sales People for their performance the past week or month. Game consoles, TVs, there were even vacation packages.

For Sales.

I'm in Operations, I have to fix all of the errors that Sales made in the eyes of the customer. I have to install and configure all of the things Sales promised. And there's not one little bit of those weekly prizes coming to anyone in Ops.

Thankfully, it pissed off the Ops Director, too, so after about a year of these near-bullying "haha, look what you don't get!" meetings, Ops only had to be in the meeting for the Operations overview, which moved to the beginning of the meeting, then we could leave.

CollabTrainee 9 points

It sounds like you got owned, OP. Maybe next time you should leave the land of broken toys and join the sales team instead? They sound like winners.

CollabTrainee commented on a post in r/sysadmin
DatOneGuyWho 6 points


I have been kind of coaching my server room AC guy through getting into the IT Realm, since he hates his company, he is self-paying for all his certifications, has so far done A+, Network+, Security+, Server+ and a few others, going for CCNA and a bunch of stuff next.

He is a top notch AC guy, fastest we have, I told him when he leaves the company we will be terminating our contract with them because their other guys are dicks, take 4x longer than him to correct issues and never, ever recommend fixing something before it breaks, while this guy will show me issues as they come up on his monthly inspection.

Back to the point, he makes $57 per hour on normal time, for side work he bills $75 per hour, and this is Phoenix, as you can imagine, good AC Techs are in high demand here.

I have to remember that I work in IT because I am good at it naturally, for some reason and I often do not need to put in much effort to keep things humming smoothly and most issues I can resolve really fast.

CollabTrainee 1 point

Sounds like maybe you should encourage him to open his own business. If he's really good at being an AC tech, he could probably make a lot of money.

CollabTrainee commented on a post in r/sysadmin
Gojs2015 1 point

Someone should have sent these to Elon Musk.

CollabTrainee 3 points

It's hard to automate union-busting. There's no Set-Pinkertons cmdlet (yet).

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CollabTrainee 42 points

Sounds like the one who got owned here, OP, is you. He got you to do his job for him, and was able to take credit for it.

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