The world gets smaller

The world being my department here at work. When I became a staff member nearly 7 years ago, there were about 12 people, although 3 of them were in different parts of the country. A retrenchment process where we all had to re-apply for our jobs got rid of those…

It's Cold

I cannot express how exciting it is to be standing in a cold server room, trying to huddle up to a san drive array for some warmth while a basic raid 1 array checks consistency on another server. This is the life.…

Performance Shmeformance

I ‘ve just had the pleasure of completing my performance review. I swear, our HR department out does themselves every year for making it the most painful, time consuming and boring process that they possibly can. There is so much drivel that you have to respond to, it’s not…

Ignorance & Stupidity

The first is temporary, and the second is forever. I am constantly amazed at the proof I receive every day of people’s stupidity. Without going off at too much of a geek tangent; we have a mail content filtering system here at work, where we block undesirable emails from…

The Sounds of Silence

My leave is now over and I am back at work for the first time in two weeks. I can’t begin to describe how much I dislike this place. I used to enjoy coming to work – definitely not anymore. I owe thanks to my current boss for that. I…

Wonderful Wap - NOT!

So, I’m writing this from my cell phone. Smartphones ftw. Now, the question would be why I’m writing this from my phone? Simple answer really. My work has become extremely anal retentive – ridiculously so – about internet, particularly chat programs, so, out of spite (to myself), I have removed…

Back to work

After a really long holiday (been at home since the 5th December), I’m due back at work tomorrow (Joy!). As you can imagine, I’m really looking forward to it. Ahh well, back to the grindstone.…

Raze Raise

Two colleagues and I were promoted last April, but we were told that our salary increases would only take effect 6 months later, as a kind of “probation” to see how we fit into our new roles koff_bullshit_koff. October payslips come round, we check them in anticipation. No…