Semi-OT: Lusers

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Ken Briscoe, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. Ken Briscoe

    Ken Briscoe Guest

    So, I just got a phone call from the AR manager. We got a new printer, and
    it's been giving us all sorts of trouble. To set up a mailbox as default
    behavior for the printer, the logged-in user must have administrative
    priveleges on whatever machine they're logged into. This, my friends, is not
    ideal. But, whatever, I didn't buy the stuff, I'm only working with what
    I've got. So anyway, I get a call from her. We'll call her, oh "Kristen"
    (because I swear, that's *not* her name....). Kristen wants to be set up
    with a mailbox, so when she prints, the printer doesn't spit out whatever
    mumbo-jumbo she's trying to print today. So I tell her to leave her computer
    on instead of turning it off tonight, and I'll do it before I go home. No
    big deal. No sooner had I hung up with her than the phone rings again. Yeah,
    Kristen again.
    "Ken, do you need my password to set up my mailbox?"
    "Yeah, I do, but I have a list here. Don't worry about it."
    "Oh, alright then. But if you need it, it's on a sticky pad under my
    keyboard."
    *Chuckle*
    "Is that funny? Am I not supposed to do that?"
    "Well, no, not really. I mean, it's not that big a problem here, but whereas
    you're the manager, you must have sensitive information on your computer,
    right? And you probably don't want too many people getting their paws all
    over it."
    "Well, yeah, I gue-"
    "I suggest you memorize your password, instead of looking at it every
    morning when you log in. That way, no one can break into your computer."
    "Oh, I know my password, I have it memorized. I just keep it under my
    keyboard so Janet can use my computer if I'm not here!"
    *Chuckles again* "Kristen, Janet can use her username and password when she
    logs in to your computer, ya know. The usernames and passwords aren't
    specific to each computer."
    "Wait, are you saying that everyone has the same username and password? That
    doesn't make much sense, and it doesn't seem very secure."
    "No. I'm saying that everyone has a unique username and password, but every
    user *could*, theoretically, log in at someone else's computer. For
    situations like you and Janet."
    "Oh. So, when can you set up my mailbox?"
    "I...just.....here, tell me what time you're leaving this afternoon and I'll
    set it up when you're done for the day."
    "OK, I'm leaving in 5 minutes, have a good night!"
    *sigh* "You too, Kristen."

    Ugh.

    --

    KB - MCNGP "silent thug" #26

    first initial last name AT hotmail DOT com
     
    Ken Briscoe, Jun 17, 2004
    #1
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  2. heh, heh.. :p

    "Ken Briscoe" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > So, I just got a phone call from the AR manager. We got a new printer, and
    > it's been giving us all sorts of trouble. To set up a mailbox as default
    > behavior for the printer, the logged-in user must have administrative
    > priveleges on whatever machine they're logged into. This, my friends, is

    not
    > ideal. But, whatever, I didn't buy the stuff, I'm only working with what
    > I've got. So anyway, I get a call from her. We'll call her, oh "Kristen"
    > (because I swear, that's *not* her name....). Kristen wants to be set up
    > with a mailbox, so when she prints, the printer doesn't spit out whatever
    > mumbo-jumbo she's trying to print today. So I tell her to leave her

    computer
    > on instead of turning it off tonight, and I'll do it before I go home. No
    > big deal. No sooner had I hung up with her than the phone rings again.

    Yeah,
    > Kristen again.
    > "Ken, do you need my password to set up my mailbox?"
    > "Yeah, I do, but I have a list here. Don't worry about it."
    > "Oh, alright then. But if you need it, it's on a sticky pad under my
    > keyboard."
    > *Chuckle*
    > "Is that funny? Am I not supposed to do that?"
    > "Well, no, not really. I mean, it's not that big a problem here, but

    whereas
    > you're the manager, you must have sensitive information on your computer,
    > right? And you probably don't want too many people getting their paws all
    > over it."
    > "Well, yeah, I gue-"
    > "I suggest you memorize your password, instead of looking at it every
    > morning when you log in. That way, no one can break into your computer."
    > "Oh, I know my password, I have it memorized. I just keep it under my
    > keyboard so Janet can use my computer if I'm not here!"
    > *Chuckles again* "Kristen, Janet can use her username and password when

    she
    > logs in to your computer, ya know. The usernames and passwords aren't
    > specific to each computer."
    > "Wait, are you saying that everyone has the same username and password?

    That
    > doesn't make much sense, and it doesn't seem very secure."
    > "No. I'm saying that everyone has a unique username and password, but

    every
    > user *could*, theoretically, log in at someone else's computer. For
    > situations like you and Janet."
    > "Oh. So, when can you set up my mailbox?"
    > "I...just.....here, tell me what time you're leaving this afternoon and

    I'll
    > set it up when you're done for the day."
    > "OK, I'm leaving in 5 minutes, have a good night!"
    > *sigh* "You too, Kristen."
    >
    > Ugh.
    >
    > --
    >
    > KB - MCNGP "silent thug" #26
    >
    > first initial last name AT hotmail DOT com
    >
    >
     
    Sartan Dragonbane, Jun 17, 2004
    #2
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  3. Ken Briscoe

    Consultant Guest

    is she hot?

    "Ken Briscoe" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > So, I just got a phone call from the AR manager. We got a new printer, and
    > it's been giving us all sorts of trouble. To set up a mailbox as default
    > behavior for the printer, the logged-in user must have administrative
    > priveleges on whatever machine they're logged into. This, my friends, is

    not
    > ideal. But, whatever, I didn't buy the stuff, I'm only working with what
    > I've got. So anyway, I get a call from her. We'll call her, oh "Kristen"
    > (because I swear, that's *not* her name....). Kristen wants to be set up
    > with a mailbox, so when she prints, the printer doesn't spit out whatever
    > mumbo-jumbo she's trying to print today. So I tell her to leave her

    computer
    > on instead of turning it off tonight, and I'll do it before I go home. No
    > big deal. No sooner had I hung up with her than the phone rings again.

    Yeah,
    > Kristen again.
    > "Ken, do you need my password to set up my mailbox?"
    > "Yeah, I do, but I have a list here. Don't worry about it."
    > "Oh, alright then. But if you need it, it's on a sticky pad under my
    > keyboard."
    > *Chuckle*
    > "Is that funny? Am I not supposed to do that?"
    > "Well, no, not really. I mean, it's not that big a problem here, but

    whereas
    > you're the manager, you must have sensitive information on your computer,
    > right? And you probably don't want too many people getting their paws all
    > over it."
    > "Well, yeah, I gue-"
    > "I suggest you memorize your password, instead of looking at it every
    > morning when you log in. That way, no one can break into your computer."
    > "Oh, I know my password, I have it memorized. I just keep it under my
    > keyboard so Janet can use my computer if I'm not here!"
    > *Chuckles again* "Kristen, Janet can use her username and password when

    she
    > logs in to your computer, ya know. The usernames and passwords aren't
    > specific to each computer."
    > "Wait, are you saying that everyone has the same username and password?

    That
    > doesn't make much sense, and it doesn't seem very secure."
    > "No. I'm saying that everyone has a unique username and password, but

    every
    > user *could*, theoretically, log in at someone else's computer. For
    > situations like you and Janet."
    > "Oh. So, when can you set up my mailbox?"
    > "I...just.....here, tell me what time you're leaving this afternoon and

    I'll
    > set it up when you're done for the day."
    > "OK, I'm leaving in 5 minutes, have a good night!"
    > *sigh* "You too, Kristen."
    >
    > Ugh.
    >
    > --
    >
    > KB - MCNGP "silent thug" #26
    >
    > first initial last name AT hotmail DOT com
    >
    >
     
    Consultant, Jun 17, 2004
    #3
  4. Ken Briscoe

    Ken Briscoe Guest

    "Consultant" <> wrote in message
    news:%...
    > is she hot?


    eh, yeah, I guess kinda. Industrial strength cans, but other than that,
    nothing to write home about.
     
    Ken Briscoe, Jun 18, 2004
    #4
  5. Ken Briscoe

    Neil Guest

    "Ken Briscoe" <> wrote in news:epKEJzKVEHA.3420
    @TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl:

    > "Is that funny? Am I not supposed to do that?"


    God bless 'em! they're so dumb all I have to do is be consious be a genius
    to them...

    --
    Neil MCNGP #30
    "you'd do what, to who, for how many biscuits?"
     
    Neil, Jun 18, 2004
    #5
  6. Ken Briscoe

    TechGeekPro Guest

    "Ken Briscoe" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > So, I just got a phone call from the AR manager. We got a new printer, and
    > it's been giving us all sorts of trouble. To set up a mailbox as default
    > behavior for the printer, the logged-in user must have administrative
    > priveleges on whatever machine they're logged into. This, my friends, is

    not
    > ideal. But, whatever, I didn't buy the stuff, I'm only working with what
    > I've got. So anyway, I get a call from her. We'll call her, oh "Kristen"
    > (because I swear, that's *not* her name....). Kristen wants to be set up
    > with a mailbox, so when she prints, the printer doesn't spit out whatever
    > mumbo-jumbo she's trying to print today. So I tell her to leave her

    computer
    > on instead of turning it off tonight, and I'll do it before I go home. No
    > big deal. No sooner had I hung up with her than the phone rings again.

    Yeah,
    > Kristen again.
    > "Ken, do you need my password to set up my mailbox?"
    > "Yeah, I do, but I have a list here. Don't worry about it."
    > "Oh, alright then. But if you need it, it's on a sticky pad under my
    > keyboard."
    > *Chuckle*
    > "Is that funny? Am I not supposed to do that?"
    > "Well, no, not really. I mean, it's not that big a problem here, but

    whereas
    > you're the manager, you must have sensitive information on your computer,
    > right? And you probably don't want too many people getting their paws all
    > over it."
    > "Well, yeah, I gue-"
    > "I suggest you memorize your password, instead of looking at it every
    > morning when you log in. That way, no one can break into your computer."
    > "Oh, I know my password, I have it memorized. I just keep it under my
    > keyboard so Janet can use my computer if I'm not here!"
    > *Chuckles again* "Kristen, Janet can use her username and password when

    she
    > logs in to your computer, ya know. The usernames and passwords aren't
    > specific to each computer."
    > "Wait, are you saying that everyone has the same username and password?

    That
    > doesn't make much sense, and it doesn't seem very secure."
    > "No. I'm saying that everyone has a unique username and password, but

    every
    > user *could*, theoretically, log in at someone else's computer. For
    > situations like you and Janet."
    > "Oh. So, when can you set up my mailbox?"
    > "I...just.....here, tell me what time you're leaving this afternoon and

    I'll
    > set it up when you're done for the day."
    > "OK, I'm leaving in 5 minutes, have a good night!"
    > *sigh* "You too, Kristen."
    >
    > Ugh.
    >
    > --
    >
    > KB - MCNGP "silent thug" #26
    >
    > first initial last name AT hotmail DOT com


    Hmmm... sounds familiar.

    --
    I may not be completely certified, but I am completely certifiable.
     
    TechGeekPro, Jun 18, 2004
    #6
  7. Ken Briscoe

    billyw Guest

    ok...
    lets look at this..
    what if on each part of the conversation she new exactly what you were
    talking about.
    what if she knew how to set stuff up...
    where the hell do you think you would be..

    clue--- "want fries with that"

    there is a guy i refuse to work with because of that very attitude....



    "Ken Briscoe" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > So, I just got a phone call from the AR manager. We got a new printer, and
    > it's been giving us all sorts of trouble. To set up a mailbox as default
    > behavior for the printer, the logged-in user must have administrative
    > priveleges on whatever machine they're logged into. This, my friends, is

    not
    > ideal. But, whatever, I didn't buy the stuff, I'm only working with what
    > I've got. So anyway, I get a call from her. We'll call her, oh "Kristen"
    > (because I swear, that's *not* her name....). Kristen wants to be set up
    > with a mailbox, so when she prints, the printer doesn't spit out whatever
    > mumbo-jumbo she's trying to print today. So I tell her to leave her

    computer
    > on instead of turning it off tonight, and I'll do it before I go home. No
    > big deal. No sooner had I hung up with her than the phone rings again.

    Yeah,
    > Kristen again.
    > "Ken, do you need my password to set up my mailbox?"
    > "Yeah, I do, but I have a list here. Don't worry about it."
    > "Oh, alright then. But if you need it, it's on a sticky pad under my
    > keyboard."
    > *Chuckle*
    > "Is that funny? Am I not supposed to do that?"
    > "Well, no, not really. I mean, it's not that big a problem here, but

    whereas
    > you're the manager, you must have sensitive information on your computer,
    > right? And you probably don't want too many people getting their paws all
    > over it."
    > "Well, yeah, I gue-"
    > "I suggest you memorize your password, instead of looking at it every
    > morning when you log in. That way, no one can break into your computer."
    > "Oh, I know my password, I have it memorized. I just keep it under my
    > keyboard so Janet can use my computer if I'm not here!"
    > *Chuckles again* "Kristen, Janet can use her username and password when

    she
    > logs in to your computer, ya know. The usernames and passwords aren't
    > specific to each computer."
    > "Wait, are you saying that everyone has the same username and password?

    That
    > doesn't make much sense, and it doesn't seem very secure."
    > "No. I'm saying that everyone has a unique username and password, but

    every
    > user *could*, theoretically, log in at someone else's computer. For
    > situations like you and Janet."
    > "Oh. So, when can you set up my mailbox?"
    > "I...just.....here, tell me what time you're leaving this afternoon and

    I'll
    > set it up when you're done for the day."
    > "OK, I'm leaving in 5 minutes, have a good night!"
    > *sigh* "You too, Kristen."
    >
    > Ugh.
    >
    > --
    >
    > KB - MCNGP "silent thug" #26
    >
    > first initial last name AT hotmail DOT com
    >
    >
     
    billyw, Jun 18, 2004
    #7
  8. Ken Briscoe

    Rowdy Yates Guest

    "Consultant" <> wrote in news:#Tb7G2KVEHA.2508
    @TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl:

    > is she hot?


    no, you mean is she "hawt"?

    Rowdy Yates, MCSE
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    Rowdy Yates, Jun 18, 2004
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  9. Ken Briscoe

    Ken Briscoe Guest

    "billyw" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > ok...
    > lets look at this..
    > what if on each part of the conversation she new exactly what you were
    > talking about.
    > what if she knew how to set stuff up...
    > where the hell do you think you would be..
    >
    > clue--- "want fries with that"
    >


    agreed. if everyone knew how to do my job, there wouldn't be much need for
    me, now would there? luckily, they don't. that's what IT departments are
    for.


    --

    KB - MCNGP "silent thug" #26

    first initial last name AT hotmail DOT com
     
    Ken Briscoe, Jun 18, 2004
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  10. Ken Briscoe

    Consultant Guest

    well, take her pic and tell her it is company standard to store each
    employees pic in active directory


    "Ken Briscoe" <> wrote in message
    news:%...
    > "Consultant" <> wrote in message
    > news:%...
    > > is she hot?

    >
    > eh, yeah, I guess kinda. Industrial strength cans, but other than that,
    > nothing to write home about.
    >
    >
     
    Consultant, Jun 18, 2004
    #10
  11. Ken Briscoe

    Neil Guest

    "Ken Briscoe" <> wrote in
    news::

    > agreed. if everyone knew how to do my job, there wouldn't be much need
    > for me, now would there? luckily, they don't. that's what IT
    > departments are for.


    like I said, God Bless 'em!

    realistically this is all part of the "Evryone is an idiot...just on
    different subhects" phylosophy. The miriad of topics that are a complete
    mystery to me and so simple to someone else never cease to amaze me. So I
    guess my field is just the reverse for someone else...

    --
    Neil MCNGP #30
    "you'd do what, to who, for how many biscuits?"
     
    Neil, Jun 18, 2004
    #11
  12. "Consultant" <> wrote in news:#gQ5qqTVEHA.556
    @tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl:

    > well, take her pic and tell her it is company standard to store each
    > employees pic in active directory


    There is a semi-appropriate Vigo story on this topic:

    Back in 1998, Nosferatu had a graphic designer do a complete "makeover"
    on the company's informational web pages. Part of the grand scheme was
    to include a biography page for each employee, complete with personal
    photos and verbiage on how much we all loved working for Nosferatu
    (which wasn't so far-fetched then, as things were good, money was
    rolling in, and the workday ended at 5 - I guess the dark side's hold on
    N. wasn't yet complete). I suppose the basis for this was that most of
    the business revolved around telephone sales, and some of the customers
    could transact hundreds of thousands of dollars and never know more
    about their salesperson than their voice.

    The first phase of this effort was to have a directory page, of sorts,
    for each team or group, with each person's picture, name, direct-dial
    telephone, e-mail address, et cetera.

    I should also mention that about 75% of the company was female in those
    days, many were unmarried (not that marital status curbed any
    shennanigans), and a substantial number were decidedly scrummy. Also,
    whether it was just some sort of critical mass of young (I think the
    average age was around 35) people flush with cash and their own success,
    or some sort of proto-Cialis in the water coolers, but (with the natural
    exception of your humble narrator) there was a frenzied level of sexual
    hijinks taking place.

    Anyway, following the law of unintended consequences, it didn't take
    long for some wired deviant to stumble across the NosferatuCo site,
    replete as it was with many photos, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers
    of scrummy ladies. Said pervert, over one weekend, called every scrummy
    lady's phone extension, and left (in a decidedly creepy falsetto voice)
    a message about how he was...pleasuring himself...while gazing on her
    web picture. The message also included appropriate, um, kind
    of...liquid-y, sound effects.

    I know this first hand, as the company president sent out an all-staff
    e-mail advising everyone to alert her immediately if, subsequent to the
    first wave, anyone got a repeat message. One of the ladies on the sales
    team that sat just outside my office door did get one, and, rather than
    discreetly transfer the message to her own extension and listen to it in
    the privacy of her own office, the company president played it on the
    victim's speakerphone. The auditory onslaught was such that I ran to
    the break room and wedged my head in the largest coffeepot in a vain
    attempt to sanitize my brain.

    That kind of scotched the plan for biographical pages. The photo
    directory does live on to this day. Perhaps, with the scrumminess
    factor not being what it used to be, and the relative gender-parity
    among employees, it's not the perv-magnet it used to be.



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    Vigo Breadcrumbs, Jun 18, 2004
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  13. Ken Briscoe

    Consultant Guest

    that was frickin beautiful


    "Vigo Breadcrumbs" <> wrote in message
    news:62DAc.132842$...
    > "Consultant" <> wrote in news:#gQ5qqTVEHA.556
    > @tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl:
    >
    > > well, take her pic and tell her it is company standard to store each
    > > employees pic in active directory

    >
    > There is a semi-appropriate Vigo story on this topic:
    >
    > Back in 1998, Nosferatu had a graphic designer do a complete "makeover"
    > on the company's informational web pages. Part of the grand scheme was
    > to include a biography page for each employee, complete with personal
    > photos and verbiage on how much we all loved working for Nosferatu
    > (which wasn't so far-fetched then, as things were good, money was
    > rolling in, and the workday ended at 5 - I guess the dark side's hold on
    > N. wasn't yet complete). I suppose the basis for this was that most of
    > the business revolved around telephone sales, and some of the customers
    > could transact hundreds of thousands of dollars and never know more
    > about their salesperson than their voice.
    >
    > The first phase of this effort was to have a directory page, of sorts,
    > for each team or group, with each person's picture, name, direct-dial
    > telephone, e-mail address, et cetera.
    >
    > I should also mention that about 75% of the company was female in those
    > days, many were unmarried (not that marital status curbed any
    > shennanigans), and a substantial number were decidedly scrummy. Also,
    > whether it was just some sort of critical mass of young (I think the
    > average age was around 35) people flush with cash and their own success,
    > or some sort of proto-Cialis in the water coolers, but (with the natural
    > exception of your humble narrator) there was a frenzied level of sexual
    > hijinks taking place.
    >
    > Anyway, following the law of unintended consequences, it didn't take
    > long for some wired deviant to stumble across the NosferatuCo site,
    > replete as it was with many photos, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers
    > of scrummy ladies. Said pervert, over one weekend, called every scrummy
    > lady's phone extension, and left (in a decidedly creepy falsetto voice)
    > a message about how he was...pleasuring himself...while gazing on her
    > web picture. The message also included appropriate, um, kind
    > of...liquid-y, sound effects.
    >
    > I know this first hand, as the company president sent out an all-staff
    > e-mail advising everyone to alert her immediately if, subsequent to the
    > first wave, anyone got a repeat message. One of the ladies on the sales
    > team that sat just outside my office door did get one, and, rather than
    > discreetly transfer the message to her own extension and listen to it in
    > the privacy of her own office, the company president played it on the
    > victim's speakerphone. The auditory onslaught was such that I ran to
    > the break room and wedged my head in the largest coffeepot in a vain
    > attempt to sanitize my brain.
    >
    > That kind of scotched the plan for biographical pages. The photo
    > directory does live on to this day. Perhaps, with the scrumminess
    > factor not being what it used to be, and the relative gender-parity
    > among employees, it's not the perv-magnet it used to be.
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > http://www.vigo-alessi.com/images/products/1362.jpg
     
    Consultant, Jun 18, 2004
    #13
  14. Ken Briscoe

    Neil Guest

    Vigo Breadcrumbs <> wrote in news:62DAc.132842
    $:

    > The auditory onslaught was such that I ran to
    > the break room and wedged my head in the largest coffeepot in a vain
    > attempt to sanitize my brain.
    >


    only causes an echo doesn't it....

    (No, I've never tried it..... really!)

    --
    Neil MCNGP #30
    "you'd do what, to who, for how many biscuits?"
     
    Neil, Jun 18, 2004
    #14
  15. Ken Briscoe

    Brian Guest

    "Neil" <> wrote
    > realistically this is all part of the "Evryone is an idiot...just on
    > different subhects" phylosophy.


    My own variation on this is "While we are collaborating to create better
    idiot-proof technology, nature is conspiring to create a better idiot".
     
    Brian, Jun 18, 2004
    #15
  16. Ken Briscoe

    Ken Briscoe Guest

    "Vigo Breadcrumbs" <> wrote in message
    news:62DAc.132842$...
    >
    > There is a semi-appropriate Vigo story on this topic:

    <snip>

    Nice.

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    first initial last name AT hotmail DOT com
     
    Ken Briscoe, Jun 18, 2004
    #16
  17. Ken Briscoe

    billyw Guest

    surely you can get hold of the phot directory and let us see it...

    it's not that i'm a perv or anything

    honest

    "Vigo Breadcrumbs" <> wrote in message
    news:62DAc.132842$...
    > "Consultant" <> wrote in news:#gQ5qqTVEHA.556
    > @tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl:
    >
    > > well, take her pic and tell her it is company standard to store each
    > > employees pic in active directory

    >
    > There is a semi-appropriate Vigo story on this topic:
    >
    > Back in 1998, Nosferatu had a graphic designer do a complete "makeover"
    > on the company's informational web pages. Part of the grand scheme was
    > to include a biography page for each employee, complete with personal
    > photos and verbiage on how much we all loved working for Nosferatu
    > (which wasn't so far-fetched then, as things were good, money was
    > rolling in, and the workday ended at 5 - I guess the dark side's hold on
    > N. wasn't yet complete). I suppose the basis for this was that most of
    > the business revolved around telephone sales, and some of the customers
    > could transact hundreds of thousands of dollars and never know more
    > about their salesperson than their voice.
    >
    > The first phase of this effort was to have a directory page, of sorts,
    > for each team or group, with each person's picture, name, direct-dial
    > telephone, e-mail address, et cetera.
    >
    > I should also mention that about 75% of the company was female in those
    > days, many were unmarried (not that marital status curbed any
    > shennanigans), and a substantial number were decidedly scrummy. Also,
    > whether it was just some sort of critical mass of young (I think the
    > average age was around 35) people flush with cash and their own success,
    > or some sort of proto-Cialis in the water coolers, but (with the natural
    > exception of your humble narrator) there was a frenzied level of sexual
    > hijinks taking place.
    >
    > Anyway, following the law of unintended consequences, it didn't take
    > long for some wired deviant to stumble across the NosferatuCo site,
    > replete as it was with many photos, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers
    > of scrummy ladies. Said pervert, over one weekend, called every scrummy
    > lady's phone extension, and left (in a decidedly creepy falsetto voice)
    > a message about how he was...pleasuring himself...while gazing on her
    > web picture. The message also included appropriate, um, kind
    > of...liquid-y, sound effects.
    >
    > I know this first hand, as the company president sent out an all-staff
    > e-mail advising everyone to alert her immediately if, subsequent to the
    > first wave, anyone got a repeat message. One of the ladies on the sales
    > team that sat just outside my office door did get one, and, rather than
    > discreetly transfer the message to her own extension and listen to it in
    > the privacy of her own office, the company president played it on the
    > victim's speakerphone. The auditory onslaught was such that I ran to
    > the break room and wedged my head in the largest coffeepot in a vain
    > attempt to sanitize my brain.
    >
    > That kind of scotched the plan for biographical pages. The photo
    > directory does live on to this day. Perhaps, with the scrumminess
    > factor not being what it used to be, and the relative gender-parity
    > among employees, it's not the perv-magnet it used to be.
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > http://www.vigo-alessi.com/images/products/1362.jpg
     
    billyw, Jun 18, 2004
    #17
  18. Ken Briscoe

    Doom Guest

    "Vigo Breadcrumbs" <> wrote in message
    news:62DAc.132842$...
    > "Consultant" <> wrote in news:#gQ5qqTVEHA.556
    > @tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl:
    >
    > > well, take her pic and tell her it is company standard to store each
    > > employees pic in active directory

    >
    > There is a semi-appropriate Vigo story on this topic:
    >

    <snip>
    If Vigo ever writes a book I know I'm gonna buy it. The guy has story
    telling talent. A true artist.
     
    Doom, Jun 18, 2004
    #18
  19. "billyw" <> wrote in news:e6prXoUVEHA.1164
    @tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl:

    > surely you can get hold of the phot directory and let us see it...
    >
    > it's not that i'm a perv or anything
    >
    > honest


    I just perused the latest iteration of the pages, and the results are
    very disappointing. I'd heard from my fast-fading sources that the new
    owners (this was a company N. sold in early 2003; I worked for this
    company from 1997 - 1999, before the technology group was spun off and
    the real immersion in evil began) were finally tired of the horsesh!t
    and were chopping away at staff, and it looks like the cuts were brutal:
    about 1/3, or roughtly 60 people. Those that are left are primarily men
    of broken visages, which to me is a stunning reversal of history. I
    suppose this is only a late dawning of rationality, as a business can
    only succeed for so long when the business plan is set by the owner's
    weenis.

    The scrumminess level of the female staff has also declined markedly.
    Of those that are left, perhaps half a dozen meet or exceed what was
    once the median. Sad, sad, sad.

    In all good conscience, I can no longer recommend the site, it would be
    a waste of time.



    --
    http://www.vigo-alessi.com/images/products/1362.jpg
     
    Vigo Breadcrumbs, Jun 18, 2004
    #19
  20. Ken Briscoe

    Spyke Guest

    Vigo Breadcrumbs <> wrote in news:1YEAc.89459
    $:

    > "billyw" <> wrote in news:e6prXoUVEHA.1164
    > @tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl:
    >
    >> surely you can get hold of the phot directory and let us see it...
    >>
    >> it's not that i'm a perv or anything
    >>
    >> honest

    >
    > I just perused the latest iteration of the pages, and the results are
    > very disappointing. I'd heard from my fast-fading sources that the new
    > owners (this was a company N. sold in early 2003; I worked for this
    > company from 1997 - 1999, before the technology group was spun off and
    > the real immersion in evil began) were finally tired of the horsesh!t
    > and were chopping away at staff, and it looks like the cuts were

    brutal:
    > about 1/3, or roughtly 60 people. Those that are left are primarily

    men
    > of broken visages, which to me is a stunning reversal of history. I
    > suppose this is only a late dawning of rationality, as a business can
    > only succeed for so long when the business plan is set by the owner's
    > weenis.
    >
    > The scrumminess level of the female staff has also declined markedly.
    > Of those that are left, perhaps half a dozen meet or exceed what was
    > once the median. Sad, sad, sad.
    >
    > In all good conscience, I can no longer recommend the site, it would be
    > a waste of time.
    >
    >
    >


    But the photos and what not may well be imortalized on the way back
    machine (http://archive.org) .... we just need a small pointer :)

    --

    Cheers,
    Spyke
     
    Spyke, Jun 18, 2004
    #20
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