+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 9 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 122
General Chat Thread, 200 Pieces of Advice for Network Managers and Techies in General; I've just had an idea for a booklet\small book we could produce. As the title says, it's a simple 200 ...
  1. #1

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,848
    Thank Post
    583
    Thanked 2,162 Times in 987 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    627

    200 Pieces of Advice for Network Managers and Techies

    I've just had an idea for a booklet\small book we could produce. As the title says, it's a simple 200 poeces of advice for anyone looking to become a technician or network manager. I think 200 is a reasonable amount, so I shall kick it off with the first three. Oh, and keep these real world please and as witty as you like.

    1. Macs DO crash. They just do it prettier than Windows.

    2. MCSE's become proportiantly more irrelevent in relation to the use of other manufacturers software.

    3. Back it up then back it up again somewhere else if you have the capacity.

    Over to you......

  2. 2 Thanks to Dos_Box:

    jamesreedersmith (8th July 2010), wizzard (11th July 2010)

  3. #2
    jamesreedersmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ruskington
    Posts
    1,153
    Thank Post
    78
    Thanked 253 Times in 227 Posts
    Rep Power
    76
    If it can go wrong 10 minutes before you need it, it will!

  4. Thanks to jamesreedersmith from:

    tmcd35 (8th July 2010)

  5. #3
    theeldergeek
    Guest
    Turning it off and on again really does work.

  6. 2 Thanks to theeldergeek:

    AyatollahPies (8th July 2010), mbird (9th July 2010)

  7. #4

    tmcd35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    5,624
    Thank Post
    845
    Thanked 883 Times in 731 Posts
    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    326
    6. Add 10% to every budget request, you never know when you'll need the slack.
    7. Never give your DD number to any supplier, or face 5 persistant sales calls at the exact moment you're trying to concentrate on a particular problem
    8. Get a phone with Caller ID so you know which extention is calling before you answer, sorry but MFL and SEN will always go straight to answerphone
    9. Never take anything apart that uses lots of small screws, especially laptops. You'll always end up with the screws going back in the wrong holes and atleast 1 screw left over or missing.

  8. #5

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,848
    Thank Post
    583
    Thanked 2,162 Times in 987 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    627
    A laptop is just a method of generating work for you whilst the user is at home.
    Last edited by Dos_Box; 8th July 2010 at 10:48 PM.

  9. Thanks to Dos_Box from:

    36Degrees (9th July 2010)

  10. #6
    AyatollahPies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    900
    Thank Post
    48
    Thanked 105 Times in 95 Posts
    Rep Power
    42
    Quote Originally Posted by theeldergeek View Post
    Turning it off and on again really does work.
    Repeat 199 times. :-)

  11. #7

    tmcd35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    5,624
    Thank Post
    845
    Thanked 883 Times in 731 Posts
    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    326
    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    A laptops are just a method of generating work for you whilst the user is at home.
    C) when creating lists always number them in hex

  12. #8
    jamesreedersmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ruskington
    Posts
    1,153
    Thank Post
    78
    Thanked 253 Times in 227 Posts
    Rep Power
    76
    The last 10% of any project will take 90% of the total time!

  13. #9
    TwoZeroAlpha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Colchester, Essex
    Posts
    471
    Thank Post
    69
    Thanked 66 Times in 53 Posts
    Rep Power
    35
    Never overlook the magical recovery powers of a linux live CD

    If you find something for free check it twice as much before deployment

    If you pay for "educational software" expect to get shafted

    Tell salesreps that if they call more that $num times in a $timeperiod then they get Blacklisted

  14. #10

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,118
    Thank Post
    1,371
    Thanked 2,375 Times in 1,672 Posts
    Rep Power
    703
    The fuss a teacher/user makes over a problem is inversely proportional to the actual scale of the issue.
    Last edited by witch; 8th July 2010 at 11:08 PM.

  15. #11
    Mr.Ben's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    A Pirate Ship
    Posts
    941
    Thank Post
    182
    Thanked 157 Times in 126 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    65
    Those tiny laptop screws are actually living entities - you turn your back and they breed. That explains why there are always some left over once something has been put back together

  16. #12
    AyatollahPies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    900
    Thank Post
    48
    Thanked 105 Times in 95 Posts
    Rep Power
    42
    A machine can never have too much RAM (32 bit argument aside)

  17. #13

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Bury
    Posts
    82
    Thank Post
    9
    Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
    Rep Power
    10
    No matter how many times you tell SLT it's a bad idea, they will go through with it. Brace yourself.

  18. #14
    Mr.Ben's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    A Pirate Ship
    Posts
    941
    Thank Post
    182
    Thanked 157 Times in 126 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    65
    If you are buying new machines make sure that you are not buying for 'now'. Ensure that they can be cheaply upgraded.

    When buying laptops check to cost of spare parts. These vary immensly and affect the TCO of your purchase

  19. #15

    GrumbleDook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Gosport, Hampshire
    Posts
    9,930
    Thank Post
    1,337
    Thanked 1,781 Times in 1,105 Posts
    Blog Entries
    19
    Rep Power
    594
    When buying a printer make sure the paper tray is robust and will not fall apart after being pulled in and out 20 times during a day.

    Find out the prices of spare paper tray for printers.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 9 12345 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. To: Network Managers
    By ChrisN-0123 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 59
    Last Post: 2nd March 2010, 12:27 PM
  2. Network Manager - 34,200 - 37,692
    By IanT in forum Educational IT Jobs
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 23rd July 2009, 01:01 PM
  3. 3 pieces of advice please
    By e-class in forum Hardware
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 29th January 2009, 11:03 AM
  4. Teachers and network managers
    By Galway in forum General Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11th September 2008, 09:33 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •