[windows2000] Re: [OT] Quarterly Review Metrics

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 15:54:24 +0200

On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 09:42:02 -0400, Jeff Malczewski wrote:

>Old?!?  I'll be 28 tomorrow!!

In IT you're stone-age. ;-)

I'm 32 this year, and some of the more computer-litterate
phd-students here at the dept gaze at me in awe when telling them
I've used 2k4-modems for quite a few years doing FidoNET and BBSing
"back in the days". Then took the step to the twice-as-fast 4k8
modems and so on. 8-) Broadband is as common as air to them. It's
not more than about ten years ago, maybe less. 8-)

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Sorin Srbu [mailto:Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 2:49 AM
>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [windows2000] Re: [OT] Quarterly Review Metrics
>On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 15:29:09 -0400, Jeff Malczewski wrote:
>>Indeed...  I have one "muppet" that I'm supposed to be able to delegate
>>stuff to, but if someone comes and asks me, I usually just do it myself,
>>the same reasons that Glenn lists..  It just takes FAR too long to explain
>>to people how to do the job that they were hired to do.
>I second that!
>The Assnt Sysadmin I have now though is pretty good, in the meaning
>that he doesn't try to do things he doesn't know about, ie he knows
>when to stay clear and ask for help and/or support. To bad his
>admin-tasks are 2ry to his real job as a PhD-student...
>>What happened to all the self-started and self-motivated learners??  I
>>they all get promoted to positions like mine and don't remain "muppets"...
>>Hence, the "muppets" that are left aren't very useful...
>It's a generational thing. Do you ever see middle-aged sysadmins
>sniffing your firewalls or trying ceaselessly to connect to your
>servers, except when trying out the security? Script-kiddies and
>their teen-friends however are a different matter...
>Anyway, you're getting old. ;-)



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