Asking the Stupid Questions Since 1971
Does it mean you have a beeper? A cell phone? What's your response time?
Having only a pager is next to useless. You know that someone wants you, but you don't know for what. Have you tried to find a pay-phone lately? What if you're driving? (NOTE: paging more than once in a 10-minute period will result in the pager being thrown across the room.)
Having a text pager is an improvement, but still pretty much useless. You know that someone wants you, you know for what, but you don't have a means of letting that person know that the problem is insignificant. And so you receive page after futile page.
Having a cell phone is a vast improvement. You can receive messages, even text messages, and you can respond. If you leave it on.
Companies which issue only pagers to their staff don't have on-call support.
Artist: The Normal
Unlike Jenny, I'm not an avid media consumer. Even if I were, the broadcast model fails: it doesn't fit into my schedule. What I want to watch is not on when I want to watch it. I expect some couch potatoes feel the same.
What is that screeching sound? It seems that some administrators are shocked, shocked to discover unplanned use of Groove on their internal networks. [Stephen Dulaney via Jon's Radio]
Does the BOFH need to give someone a good LARTing upside the head? Some IT organizations do not understand what their role is.
Note to the Mistaken: If you don't want users installing software, don't grant them administrative privileges on their workstations. Enjoy the rise in support calls that results, and congratulate yourself on securing your job.
It broke. There is something nasty in my news page that is automatically redirecting my browser to udell's new rss feed. I wonder where I configure mozilla to ignore redirects. It's annoying. Very annoying. [Brett Morgan's Insanity Weblog]
Sorry about that, Brett. I included Jon Udell's sample refresh statement in a post yesterday. Radio then failed to encode it properly. I thought it might do that, but didn't bother to check. I must be becoming not unlike a developer ;-)
Trellix powers the personal web sites at Tripod and c|net, among others. It should be interesting to see how Blogger works within Trellix Web Express, once the beta is released.
Oddly enough, the same things that you find advertised on late-night broadcast television.