Actually I have seen some shitty network rooms but this takes the cake :P
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I gotta vent because no one here at work seems to get it. Back story, we are a school with 19 homes on campus (Profs live there) and dorms for 84 students. In September our deal for bulk TV was up. We renegotiated so we could get the TV and internet for the homes and all 84 student rooms (Main campus has fiber, students do not get individual internet) on one bill. Before the deal, 17 homes had Business Class internet @ 15 down and 2 up. 2 other homes had residential internet, which was separate from everything else. The deal was everything was included and the residences and student areas pay nothing.
November the deal goes live and Spectrum says, send your residents down to the local store and they can get their new modem and set top box. December comes and we get 4 new bills. One for the new agreement, one still charging for the business class at the 17 homes, 1 for the set top boxes, and one for the 2 other homes that had residential internet.
Call in December to attempt to get the bills squared away and they make adjustments to 3 of the residences and nothing else. Call again and no changes. Get a guy higher up and he is getting places until Spectrum cuts off what he used to be able to do and removes his ability to help us. We escalate and no one seems to be able to get their crap together.
We are now in March and TV services were getting shut off at homes even though we are getting credits on some bills but not others. The billing is now so eff'd up that we're spending most of our time going through bills, credits, and charges to figure out what we should and shouldn't pay.
We actually just reached out to our state reps this morning because we were told by one of our Spectrum reps that we are in violation of the contract.
Worst part of all of it is there isn't another service provider that could match the services, if they were all working.
RE: IT rock bottom
I also know how that is. My first MSP job was the same way. I was tasked with getting Kaseya up and running. Then it snowballed from there. New job responsibilities, no support, no help, and of course, no increase in pay. Stayed there for 3 years and then finally called my boss a fat lazy bastard and left. I didn't just burn the bridge I poured gas on it and stood on the other side laughing.
vMotion causing glitches on moved machines
I'm posting in the VMWare forums as well but curious to know why when I move a machine live via vmotion it causes the machine to get a corrupt file system. Usually in /dev/sda1/ on a linux box but has also happened on windows boxes as well.
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RE: Fast/painless remote access
@scottalanmiller I'd be happy just to see the desktop at this point.
Most messaging platforms (Teams, Jitsi, Zoho Cliq, Slack, RocketChat, etc.) are going to do that for you.
Right, just to see? You can do Jitsi so easy. it is all a web page.
But also, almost everyone can use Zoom any more. and it also has screen sharing.
Forgot that is a feature in Zoom. Works for what I needed.
Fast/painless remote access
What do you guys use for those one off connections that you need but don't have an agent already set up on a machine? Once in a while I have to remotely connect to a users machine who cannot access their student account and it would be nice to have something that wouldn't require them to click on 4 things before they get to where I can access their machine.
It doesn't have to be free.
RE: HDMI 200ft+
A recent "project" that was sprung on me but we didn't end up going with involved a cable run of about 200ft from a GPU to a TV.
Now I know there are Fiber optic HDMI cables that appear to be one-way and can reach distances of 200ft, but with that aside, what would be the recommended way to hit 200ft+? I was thinking maybe HDMI from the TV to a HDMI/cat 6 converter, cat 6 to run the distance, and then into another HDMI/cat 6 converter for HDMI into the GPU. Does that sound like it would work?
I know someone has done this, what's the best approach?
@Mr-Jones without looking or thinking to hard, that would be my first thought using converters into Cat6/5e
I have used converters from B&H Photo.
Nothing for as long as you're looking for but it was 100+ feet.
RE: I did it
@scottalanmiller Yea, I see it now. My wife told me I should send the guy an email update on my success, but I'm not that petty. There was a lesson to be had, and I think I nailed it.
As temping as it is to give them the
your way is better for you and that's all that matters.
RE: Free Laserdisc Collection and Two LaserDisc Players to Good Home in DFW Area
@scottalanmiller where are you moving to?
A small village outside of Leon, Nicaragua.
Nothing like bringing a distinct meaning to the words 'Remote Work'.
RE: How to Install PHP 7.3 on Ubuntu 18.04
I hate having to do this, but sometimes it has to be done. Here is how to get this middling PHP version onto this old version of Ubuntu.
Why do you hate doing this? Because Ubuntu 18 is older or because php 7.3 is older?
RE: I can't even
@jaredbusch that doesn't SEEM like it could be real....
It is because autocorrect in Outlook has a setting to capitalize automatically.
It is one of my users. I know it was a real email...
Not gonna lie, that made me almost spit coffee all over my screen. It's almost as bad as writing out instructions on how to access/navigate our new Student Info System and still having users ask questions when it is in the doc. RTFM!!!
RE: PHP 8 upgrade
It's a little early I think. PHP is currently only on 8.0.3 and none of the big distros are yet running 8.x branch.
I haven't tested yet to be honest. We shall see.
I've got clones of the WordPress and Moodle servers that I think I'm going to play with. I though I saw WordPress pushing php 8 recently.