Author Topic: Small victories  (Read 8442 times)

Re: Small victories
« Reply #100 on: 28 July, 2021, 10:03:33 pm »
The context is that my Megacorp is getting closer and closer to aping TCS (Tata's IT outfit), and our colleagues in the sub-continent are busily engaged creating "offerings". Possibly to the lord Ganesh, I couldn't possibly comment. My stature and role allows me some leeway and input into such things. And yes, cloud assessment was the name of the game. They have taken my slide and run with it, it is out in the wild and is making its way into a customer presentation in real time.

Not that I haven't changed, but it is very reminiscent of 1983 or thereabouts, when installing the PC-XTs I called all the hard drives "Hardon" and got all the secretaries to tell me they had problems with their Hardon.

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Re: Small victories
« Reply #101 on: 28 July, 2021, 10:09:13 pm »
I wish we'd managed to grab that coffee that time we were both in orbit above Blackfriars, we'd so rule the world by now.
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Re: Small victories
« Reply #102 on: 28 July, 2021, 10:16:54 pm »
 ;D

Re: Small victories
« Reply #103 on: 29 July, 2021, 06:56:06 am »
The Infosys and TCS guys at our place actually did have little Ganeshes on their desks, and gave them as gifts to some of our people.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

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Re: Small victories
« Reply #104 on: 29 July, 2021, 08:12:37 am »
Ganesha is the remover of obstacles. Cosmic troubleshooter if you would.
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Re: Small victories
« Reply #105 on: 15 January, 2022, 11:32:51 am »
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  • Yank the handle of the Velux window vigorously to its “fully open” position
  • Smile at the sound of pigeons vacating the roof of Larrington Towers in a blind panic
  • Go back to sleep for another hour

Alas, pigeons are very stupid and do not learn from experience so the little feathery shits always come back >:(
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Re: Small victories
« Reply #106 on: 15 January, 2022, 01:24:39 pm »
Landmines.

Or a specially-trained wol.

Re: Small victories
« Reply #107 on: 15 January, 2022, 02:00:57 pm »
That was my experience this year, other quotes were very similarly priced as my renewal notice with all rising some 20% or so. Strange given lockdown and most people being home all day.

I saw a report recently that some police forces (Northamptonshire is one of them) are claiming the credit for reduced burglaries over the past two years.  Not even a mention that this might have been helped by all those people now working from home.

I wonder how they will spin the inevitable increases once the sheeple herd back into town and city centres en masse.?

Re: Small victories
« Reply #108 on: 15 January, 2022, 05:38:49 pm »
That was my experience this year, other quotes were very similarly priced as my renewal notice with all rising some 20% or so. Strange given lockdown and most people being home all day.

I saw a report recently that some police forces (Northamptonshire is one of them) are claiming the credit for reduced burglaries over the past two years.  Not even a mention that this might have been helped by all those people now working from home.

I wonder how they will spin the inevitable increases once the sheeple herd back into town and city centres en masse.?

Shitti Patel claimed something like this in one of (the few) Covid updates she was allowed to do.
IIRC, she announced that there had been a twelve hundred, eleventy thousand and two, thirteenty and fifty twelve % reduction in whatever during the lockdown.


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Re: Small victories
« Reply #109 on: 15 January, 2022, 05:46:28 pm »
Landmines.

Or a specially-trained wol.

Professor Larrington tells of $SEASIDE_TOWN which employed a Big Ferce Raptor to deal with ASBO-ignoring seagulls.  Unfortunately said birb went native and started joining in with the “Mugging Tourists For Chips” racket :facepalm:
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Re: Small victories
« Reply #110 on: Yesterday at 03:59:27 pm »
Landmines.

Or a specially-trained wol.

Professor Larrington tells of $SEASIDE_TOWN which employed a Big Ferce Raptor to deal with ASBO-ignoring seagulls.  Unfortunately said birb went native and started joining in with the “Mugging Tourists For Chips” racket :facepalm:

Seems a reasonable choice to me - presumably neither tourists nor their chips offer as much resistance as your average seagull.

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Re: Small victories
« Reply #111 on: Yesterday at 04:26:23 pm »
Landmines.

Or a specially-trained wol.

Professor Larrington tells of $SEASIDE_TOWN which employed a Big Ferce Raptor to deal with ASBO-ignoring seagulls.  Unfortunately said birb went native and started joining in with the “Mugging Tourists For Chips” racket :facepalm:

Seems a reasonable choice to me - presumably neither tourists nor their chips offer as much resistance as your average seagull.


The ledges of our offices are kept low pigeon by a contractor who comes around with a trained Harris Hawk.

Although I read in my latest RSPB magazine that feral pigeon numbers are reducing
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Re: Small victories
« Reply #112 on: Yesterday at 06:13:09 pm »
Landmines.

Or a specially-trained wol.

Professor Larrington tells of $SEASIDE_TOWN which employed a Big Ferce Raptor to deal with ASBO-ignoring seagulls.  Unfortunately said birb went native and started joining in with the “Mugging Tourists For Chips” racket :facepalm:

Seems a reasonable choice to me - presumably neither tourists nor their chips offer as much resistance as your average seagull.


The ledges of our offices are kept low pigeon by a contractor who comes around with a trained Harris Hawk.

Although I read in my latest RSPB magazine that feral pigeon numbers are reducing

Not on my bloody roof, they ent >:(
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