The Technology Vent and Rant Thread
#1  pdurrant 12-05-2017, 01:36 PM
So, what bit of technology has annoyed you today?

#2  wodin 12-05-2017, 01:41 PM
Thank you!

#3  Cinisajoy 12-05-2017, 03:08 PM
Thanks a million.

#4  Bilbo1967 12-05-2017, 05:36 PM
Bloody SharePoint.

I know it's supposed to just work, but somehow it never does for me. And a s the character limit on file paths?

#5  FizzyWater 12-05-2017, 09:39 PM
I suspect it's less the technology than the technologists, but our team at work is slowly being switched over to VDI from laptops/desktops. Like everything else lately, they think it'll all be magically understood by the users. "Hook it up and they will come."

I consider myself a pretty good amateur, and the team treats me like the resident geek. But I haven't switched over yet - I run tasks that crawl on VDI, so I've been able to keep my laptop so far. It's really hard to help the hapless, however, when the understand almost nothing about computers, and I've never used the platform they're now on.

The IT guys want to pretend it's "just like what you've always had", but that's not true - and not just because the cloud/virtual world acts differently than having a hard drive. We're on Office 2010 on our physical machines, but the VDI users are all on 2013, for example....and every database we have is giving them errors because we're going back and forth between the two versions of Access.

All the emails announcing the changes have NO contacts included - only the generic "button" help desk ticket option. And the only class on our training site is for a version of VDI they stopped using early this year/late last year.

#6  Toxaris 12-06-2017, 02:59 PM
VDI can work fine for most users, if (and that is a very big if) it is configured correctly AND the latency is taken into account.

#7  DiapDealer 12-06-2017, 06:35 PM
People who think they're doing themselves (and others) a favor by choosing a 2.4Ghz wireless channel other than 1, 6, or 11 because they look less busy.

#8  DiapDealer 12-06-2017, 06:38 PM
And people who don't know they shouldn't use a 2.4GHz channel other than 1, 6, or 11 thinking they have any business manually selecting the 2.4GHz channel their router uses in the first place.

#9  BetterRed 12-06-2017, 07:40 PM
People who don't read release notes and basic doco. It's not PC to say RTFM these days,

#10  wodin 12-06-2017, 07:48 PM
I ALWAYS read the destructions!

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