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Re: My interpersonal communication protocol/style is the most like...

by coec (Chaplain)
on Feb 07, 2004 at 10:45 UTC ( #327299=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to My interpersonal communication protocol/style is the most like...

I had a painful out-of-hours support call from a COBOL developer a couple of days ago (I'm a Linux/AIX sys admin, though more Linux than AIX). It went a little like this:
Developer: <initiates converstaion via mobile phone>
Me: <accepts call>Hello.
Developer: problem blah blah whine blah
Me: Have you tried
Developer: <sends SIGINT followed by detail not relating to current conversation>
Me: Have you tried
Developer: <sends SIGINT followed by explaination of what the system did several years ago>
Me: Have you looked at
Developer: <sends SIGINT followed by detail not relating to current conversation>
Me: <sends SIGUSR1 to self causing deep breath and hold temper>Let me log in and
Developer: <sends SIGINT followed by question as to why this occurred>
Me: <wants to send SIGKILL to developer>
...
grrr
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[erix]: ah, pcregrep is a stanalone program?
[Lady_Aleena]: erix, yes.
[Lady_Aleena]: pcre stands for 'Perl Compatible Regular Expressions'.
[erix]: ok, ok, I thought you meant the engine
[perldigious]: Tanktalus: Ha, understandable, that does make it harder when you don't want to move. I assume you are looking at remote work from home jobs too?
[Tanktalus]: yeah, I'm looking at a lot of remote work - I've been working from home since 2002, so I know how to do the work from remote, I just need a new employer ;)
[Lady_Aleena]: Discipulus, I wouldn't know how to get a script to do what the greps do in one line.
[perldigious]: Even working for a large software engineering contractor that's willing to do remote could be an option. The fortune 500 company at $job-- I worked for had quite a lot of that work to hire out to large contractors.
[perldigious]: The pay and benifits leave a lot to be desired though, or so I've heard...
[Lady_Aleena]: Discipulus, grep doesn't have an option to go recursively through a directory as far as I know.

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