Corpse so fucked Paul Mcgrath has to teach you how to get the printer to print

I shit you not. Atrocious flowchart-like task sequence brought to you by Microsoft and Novell.

Doesn’t the CBC’s official blog have more important things to talk about?

12 comments:

  1. Anon.
    Posted August 12, 2009 at 8:23 pm | #

    “the CBC’s official blog is actually giving me news I can use. Unlike most of the crap that steams off this blog.”

    Not to worry, Teamakers will soon join others at The Cottage on The Lake in Muskoka with “J. Frank Willis” and for 6 whole weeks, the Teamakers site will not change, will not be posted, and peace will reign throughout the land.

    But when the execs come back and Hubie has his meetings, then the damp fireworks will blaze anew.

    Meanwhile enjoy the silence and realize that you miss the lads and lasses at the Teamakers.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted August 12, 2009 at 3:07 pm | #

    I was hoping this would herald the return of Patrice Nortel.

    • Fake Ouimetjoined April 10, 2009
      Posted August 12, 2009 at 3:44 pm | #

      God, yes! He can defrag my hard drive anytime!

  3. Anonymous
    Posted August 12, 2009 at 11:16 am | #

    A useful set of instructions on how to deal with a very common every-day problem – not just at the CBC but every office I’ve ever worked at.

    It’s difficult to take anything on this blog seriously when you see every single bloody thing – no matter how innocuous – is portrayed as an example of the corpse being “so fucked”.

    • Anonymous
      Posted August 12, 2009 at 12:10 pm | #

      I used to be in Tech Support, so I like what Paul did.
      Too often Techies are prima donnas who think they’re worth their fat weight in gold, instead of being happy to serve, and bringing relief in an otherwise already frustrating day.
      Novell is an expensive monster.

      • Allan
        Posted August 12, 2009 at 12:15 pm | #

        forgot to sign that
        Next thing I want is an iPhone the size of a Kindle!

    • Fake Ouimetjoined April 10, 2009
      Posted August 12, 2009 at 1:49 pm | #

      OK, Anonymoose, answer the following: Whose job is it to make sure everybody can print?

      The official CBC blog’s or somebody else’s?

      If the latter, hasn’t somebody fallen down on the job?

  4. Anonymous
    Posted August 12, 2009 at 10:16 am | #

    the CBC’s official blog is actually giving me news I can use. Unlike most of the crap that steams off this blog.

    I used to enjoy Teamakers for it’s interesting and often ‘closer to the truth’ take on our company business. I come back hoping to read the Teamakers I remember… but alas, I’m reminded every day how much it sucks. In fact, I think everyday it sucks just a little more than it did the day before.

    • Fake Ouimetjoined April 10, 2009
      Posted August 12, 2009 at 1:47 pm | #

      We are not a news site. Nor are we “official.” Nor are we what we used to be, even yesterday. Meanwhile, where’s your guest post?

  5. Posted August 12, 2009 at 9:16 am | #

    No, that task sequence is brought to you by Novell, which CBC desperately clings to for file & print because the senior IT executives hate Microsoft. That’s also why you still have to deal with GroupWise. CBC is one of the largest Novell customers in Canada, which ought to raise several red flags.

    • Posted August 12, 2009 at 7:48 pm | #

      They have a good right to be afraid of Microsoft, because nobody with sense uses Microsoft products for important stuff like running a TV network; they use UNIX or Linux. Maybe they don’t want errors in anything, which is what you get when you use anything Windoze based (I only use it because I have to, and because I like to play games and because it’s cheaper to create your own computer: if Apple was cheap, I’d use that instead, but I can’t afford anything Apple, so all I have is a Windows box.) They should convert to Apple products if they need a great error-free system.

  6. Blob
    Posted August 12, 2009 at 2:45 am | #

    If any of you knobs actually worked at the CBC, you’d realize how poor the IT support is. I have a networkable printer in the office I share with 3 other people. Is the printer on the network? Nope.