Score one for the little guy

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    Score one for the little guy

    http://tech.yahoo.com/news/pcworld/148427

    lol, they gave him a bad review for 'poor performance'. I guess they think he doesnt know what he is doing. While I couldnt agree with him if he crashed the system, the fact he set it up so they can still use it and just cant get admin access is friggen hilarious. I wonder what their excuse for a poor performance review is. Obviously the system works or they woudlnt be using it and woudlnt need access. Maybe he was late to work after working 14 hours the previous day. Maybe he didnt kiss enough ass.
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    That they depend on one man alone to get it back to work is the scariest thought. Poor performance on him? I don't know. Definitely, bad administration on them.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    That an organization their size has noone else capable of backing up the database and reinstalling the software is perhaps the scariest thougth of all.

    As for their claim of denial of service. i think all he has to do is say he gave them the passwords and they just assed up the system. He isnt responsible for what they screw up
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    Quote Originally Posted by abachler View Post
    http://tech.yahoo.com/news/pcworld/148427

    lol, they gave him a bad review for 'poor performance'. I guess they think he doesnt know what he is doing. While I couldnt agree with him if he crashed the system, the fact he set it up so they can still use it and just cant get admin access is friggen hilarious. I wonder what their excuse for a poor performance review is. Obviously the system works or they woudlnt be using it and woudlnt need access. Maybe he was late to work after working 14 hours the previous day. Maybe he didnt kiss enough ass.
    Yeah, maybe. Or maybe he was just a poorly performing admin with an attitude. If all they did to him was a bad review, then he should have just taken it. If it was unfair, then he should have protested or walked away and let them see how much better his successor will perform. Keeping the password locking out all other admins is childish. This is not David vs Goliath in Galilee, it's Jo vs. Bob in kindergarden flinging mud.
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    In any case he wrecked any chance of ever performing on the same line of work. Considering his current pay, I'd say it was pretty dumb too. No one said system admins need to be particularly bright.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    That is assuming he even did anything at all. He may have just quit over the bad review (that does happen) and they did in fact ass up the system and are now looking for a scapegoat.
    Last edited by abachler; 07-17-2008 at 09:31 AM.
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    If they don't have access to the network, how do they know he installed some tracing system or rig the system? IMO they are just mad because the man doesn't want them to get rid of him so easily and they spread false rumours to get rid of him.

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    The guy is a douche regardless. It isn't like he is trying to prove some vulnerability. He got ........ed off about a poor review and decided to act out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thantos View Post
    The guy is a douche regardless. It isn't like he is trying to prove some vulnerability. He got ........ed off about a poor review and decided to act out.
    Or he is just a scapegoat and quit over a bad review, did nothing to the system, but they screwed somethign up, cant run it and now they are trying to cover their asses by claiming it was sabotage by him.
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    On that case I think you linked to the wrong article.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    On that case I think you linked to the wrong article.
    Checked the link, its the right one. Or was you bein' sarcastic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by abachler View Post
    Or he is just a scapegoat and quit over a bad review, did nothing to the system, but they screwed somethign up, cant run it and now they are trying to cover their asses by claiming it was sabotage by him.
    Yeah because that is soooooo likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thantos View Post
    Yeah because that is soooooo likely.
    Oh yeah, noone eeeever gets scapegoated by corrupt officials, thats just a concept I made up. It can't possibly happen in the real world, we would 'know better'.
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    Seriously, what is the likelyhood of that being the case?

    Look at this way: What does the company gain from this? IMO they lose a lot. Not only does it show that an admin with sub-par performance had access to change the password but it shows the company doesn't have the means to quickily and easily recover from the situation. And they gain...

    Now the guy doesn't seem to gain anything except for revenage which is a powerful motivator in of itself.

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    Bad performance review does not necessitate the company thought he was incompetent which he obviously is not.

    It could mean bad attitude, bad work ethic, bad attendance, etc, etc. The entire read is so vague.

    Saying it's poor performance would be like me asking a question here on how to improve my computer's poor performance. That ecompasses about a million different things.

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