The Chicken and The Egg

I’ve spent a long time recently going through a client’s Group Policy Object infrastructure. A large part of the GPOs are invalid – either completely broken, referencing missing items, empty, unlinked, and referencing invalid scripts (like VBScript inside a batch file – it’s own WTF). I’ve documented the…

Busy bee

So there I was, loafing at home for the month of January, when I receive a call from EDS. They wanted to know if I would go work for them, but back at Mercantile – the place I had left last September. Tough call really. I was seriously in two minds…

Time passes way too quickly

Here endeth my third week of the new job. I still haven’t decided if it’s the right thing for me. I’ll give it a few months. My wife is now 6 weeks pregnant with our third child. Dang. I’ve driven over 1500 kilometers in the past…

Week's Done!

I’ve just completed my first week of my new job. Dang, but I’m really not used to the pace. I’ve been a desk jockey for the past 7 years and now I’m running around to clients at a rate of knots. Fortunately I’m a very…

Things are looking up...

In some of my previous posts, I had been bitching about my job and my work environment. There is now light at the end of the tunnel… here’s hoping it’s not a train. I resigned last Friday, to my boss’s utter horror. She seemed genuinely flabbergasted, and…

Between Then and Now

Looking back at my last post, not much has changed. The guy is still pissing me off, though I’ve had a chat with him and let him know exactly how badly he had pissed me off. I think we’re seeing somewhat eye to eye now anyway. I’ll…

Annoyances

Our department at work is getting ever smaller. There are now exactly 2 permanent staff members left. One of our team resigned awhile back and has been contracting for the past few months, and that’s due to expire at the end of May. Anyway, sometime last year, management hired…

Shock

Considering my negativity about work the past few months, I was quite shocked when we received our bonus and increase letters yesterday. I was quite sure that the increase would be a waste of time as per usual, and after last year’s decent 10k incentive bonus, I was not…