Niggling irritations of a Windows admin…

Realised I hadn’t posted in a while, have a few drafts on the go, but decided that rather than continue on one of them and do a half-assed job of it, I’d do a little post on my current irritations and frustrations in the lovely world of IT. Because, to be honest, there’s quite a few at the moment for… Read more »

My up-hill battle with the only ISP/Telco I can get coverage with…

As many of you would know from reading either my Twitter feed, my Facebook feed or knowing me in person, Telstra and I haven’t been getting along for about 6 months now. Considering the number if services we have with them…and the amount of money we’re *spending* on said services…you’d think they’d be more than wiling to help. Apparently not…. Read more »

Apparently, I’m an IT Professional ^_^

(Honestly thought I’d posted this earlier! Appears I just saved it as a draft and then promptly forgot about it!) Certainly not going to complain about the label “IT Professional”. Was quite nice to receive it, to be honest! And the reason behind it? While at Tech.Ed 2012 last year, I was filmed discussing what parts of Server 2012 I… Read more »

I’m still alive…promise!

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Apologies for not posting anything for a while – I promise I am still alive and kicking…although less with the kicking, as that involves effort. Been working on a (very very very) long blog post regarding my interactions and issues with a well-known telecommunications company. That’s taking longer than I anticipated, purely because there’s just so much that’s happened! Will… Read more »

Resolutions… I went and made a few >.>

So this year, for the first time ever, I decided that I was going to set myself some new year resolutions. Have never really done it before, but decided to give it a try this year, if only to see if I could actually stick it out and, come December 31 2013, be able to say I’ve accomplished something I… Read more »

Lego, oh how you rock…

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So, this is totally off-topic from my standard blog posts. Sorry to those who get distracted…not my fault! For those not in the know, I am an avid Lego collector. I love Lego. I collect lots of it…and I mean *lots*. I’ve run out of room to put my Lego creations…and I have more on the way at Christmas. It’s… Read more »

Taking leave…and why it’s so important to just *stop*

I’ve hit that point in the year where I’m cranky with everyone, I’m fed up with dealing with people, the tasks that I wanted to get done this year haven’t all been done, things are behind, everything’s irritating me and I’m just fed up with life in general. It’s been 8 months since I took a “holiday”. Most of the… Read more »

2 months went quickly…

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So, this blog has now been active for 2 months. And I’ve been posting regularly. I feel like I should almost give myself a pat on the back for that. Excuse me a moment. Now that that’s sorted, I’ve gone back through my old posts and have noticed a not-unexpected but slightly saddening trend. Most of my post are gripes…. Read more »

“But it’s how we’ve always done it!”

If you are *anything* at all like me, the saying “But it’s how we’ve always done it!” will make you want to tear your hair out in frustration, throw something through your monitor and find something sharp and pointy to hurt the person who could have said such a stupid thing. I absolutely loathe the saying. I can’t understand how… Read more »

‘Inbox’ and ‘Trash’ aren’t the only folders you need to use!

I am OCD. There. I personally feel (as others do) that it should be written as CDO so that it’s in alphabetical order, but I digress. I’m OCD about a lot of things. I like my desk to be tidy. I like my files that I’m working on to be tidy. My house is, generally, tidy. I also like my… Read more »