Wednesday, November 22, 2006

"Remember if you do everything right. No one will be sure you've done anything at all"

IT support field is a fickle thing. If you do a great job at fixing a problem then in theory that problem should not come back. That is where the problem lies, if you do a great job then you shouldn't have any problems and therefore you'll put yourself out of a job.

Of course if you take the above statement and look at it from a different angle you can pull out a entirely different meaning i.e a Business Model. This then leads me to a another statement I've seen around the place. "If you not part of the solution ,then theres good money to be made in prolonging the problem"

In reality the situation is this.. we design new more complex computer systems each year. yet no matter how complex we make these system we still need a human to operate and maintain them.

and as with all computer systems (mostly due to there complexity) something, sometime, somewhere will break and you will need a human to fix it.

lets just hope the guy whom fixes it is one the ones that sit on my side of the fence. (I don't like seeing problems come back).

Until next time Caio!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Spam Spam Spam!

'Pump-and-Dump' Spam Surge Linked to Russian Bot Herders

The recent surge in e-mail spam hawking penny stocks and penis enlargement pills is the handiwork of Russian hackers running a botnet powered by tens of thousands of hijacked computers.