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@#$% IT department!!!

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Inky_Wretch, May 3, 2008.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Our servers have been down for two hours now. We're 30 minutes past deadline, with no ETA of when we'll be able to get back to work.

    I fear tomorrow's paper will be nothing but full-page house ads.

    The main IT guy hasn't even bothered to come into the office. He's working on the problem from home.
  2. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    Hope everything turns out alright Inky.
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Deadline + 1 hour, 20 minutes.

    System kind of, sort of working. Except you can't save edits, nor create new files. So those five local stories the writers e-mailed to me might not be getting into the paper. Considering one of them is a state championship game story for one of our biggest high schools, that is not good.
  4. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    Eeeesh. Hope you bring a helmet to work tomorrow. That could get ugly.
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    If I bring a helmet, it'll be to wear why I take a pulaski to the servers.

    Maybe then, IT will pay for the needed upgrades.
  6. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    state championship already? what sport?
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Soccer. Normally, I wouldn't give a rat shit. But this is High School 1A in importance for us.

    One of the other stories sitting here is High School 1A vs. High School 1B in the regular-season baseball finale.
  8. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Aw, screw the print product, just let 'em read it on the web ... oh, yeah, servers ... Internet. ... sorry.
  9. king cranium maximus IV

    king cranium maximus IV Active Member

    dear IT department in any newspaper:

    if you are on call, then you are on call. if you are on call and act like you're never on call, then you should quit or be fired.
  10. Stone Cane

    Stone Cane Member

    the sense of entitlement IT people have is amazing, isn't it?

    "Hey, the whole system crashed and there's black smoke coming out of the computer room. Can you get in here?"

    "Well, I'm at Timmy's Little League game, and it's the top of the second inning. It's 14-12 right now. Timmy might get in the game later, so I'll try to stop by when the game's over and take a look at it. Oh, we'll probably go out for ice cream first. Have you tried to reboot?
  11. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Inky, does your paper look like it was done by typewriter?
    Oh wait, that's the LANG papers.
    Sorry to hear of the suckitude, hope you got out of there alive.
  12. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Jay, amazingly it doesn't look too different than normal.

    The desk did a heroic job last night.

    As for the servers, they weren't working at 100 percent until around 4 p.m. today. So two days of production were delayed by this bullshit.
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