I wish I were in Austin too...
If you get offended by me, when I am not trying to offend you, i don't give a shit.
In fact, at that point, I will begin to try to offend you if you annoy me about being offended.
If you have a boss that is interested in developing you as an individual, take this to them without making it about the coworker. Ask them something like, "Hey, I got some feedback from a coworker that I don't consult enough with my peers. What is your take on that, and do you have any suggestions for how I can be a better tech/coworker?"
Ran across this on LinkedIn: http://auticon.co.uk/. From their site: "We are the first enterprise that exclusively employs autistic adults as IT and compliance consultants." I thought this might be of interest to a few here since I know there are some that are on the spectrum.
@jospoortvliet do you have a rough roadmap for when Nextcloud will be released?
From the site it looks like early July.
Reading the site?!?! Isn't that cheating?
So one of my staff here is doing vulnerability scanning, and he was a little bit surprised to see that nmap was returning hits from Windows 10 machines (running anniversary edition) on port 22. The text returned was "Microsoft Windows IoT sshd 1.1.00 (protocol 2.0)". When he attempted to ssh from Linux to Windows he was able to login with domain admin credentials.
With regards to jumping on a call, I have the opposite problem. I have an account rep/manager/executive with a well known three letter VAR who refuses to communicate with me via email. He is always calling me and asking me to call. I generally don't have time to spend half an hour listening to him ask me about my "upcoming projects or initiatives".
Of course he didn't help himself when I asked for a VMware standard licensing quote with pricing being the most critical factor and he quoted me Standard with Ops Manager and dollar figures that aren't even within shouting range of my budget.
I'm not sure what y'all are talking about. There are only 3 Star Wars movies.
The 4 tribute movies
Attack of the poorly thought out plot
Attack of the awkward teenagers
Attack of the shockingly decent movie
Attack of the plot hole filled series rehash/reboot
Something that you have to ask yourself....
You know nothing about the former IT guy. But now you know something about management... they are reckless, emotional and idiots. Sure, the former IT guy might have been terrible. But was he? Given what you know about the people that he worked for, do you have any grounds for really thinking that the problems were his? Sure, they might have been. But there is no way to know. He may have been making due the best that he could working for illogical, emotional people who didn't want to let him do what he was there to do and made him cut corners and forced him to not do a good job.
He's not there to explain why he did what he did. You can't know what they told him. You can't know what budget constraints or limits or mandates they gave. What you DO know for sure is that they micromanage things they don't understand, do things backwards from their stated goals and use emotions to drive bad decisions while not being able to separate people because they aren't seeing you as a human being, but as a role. There is no way to blame the old IT guy under those conditions, you just can't know what he was working with.
Active Directory has roles. Bakeries have rolls.
I was troubleshooting some routing issues with some Linux servers and I needed to determine which of two routes they were selecting to eliminate options. Since they don't have a GUI I couldn't just launch a browser and search for "what is my ip". I did some searching, and apparently there is a website that will respond to a curl request.