By Phil Factor
Phil issue is a legend in his personal runtime. Scurrilous, absurd, confessional and scathing through turns, Confessions of an IT supervisor pursuits the idiocy, incompetence and overreach of the IT administration from vantage element all of the means up and down the greasy pole. Phil issue (real identify witheld to protest the accountable) has over twenty years adventure within the IT undefined, focusing on database-intensive purposes. For withering perception into the human weaknesses and farcical degrees of ineptitude that convey IT initiatives to their knees, plus occasional escapes into burnished pastiche and cock-a-leg doggerel there's no funnier, extra illuminating observation at the IT crowd.
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Dan looked up. He knew what this meant. Only one man would be left standing after this conversation. The sea of faces turned too. Nobody actually got up and moved, but you sensed that everyone had somehow slithered into ear-shot. I allowed Dan his first riposte. He did well, I grant him. With vicious forensic precision, he tore our wonderful workflow project to pieces. We tried to look dignified as he spoke eloquently about its shortcomings, the lack of 32 Bunnikins! scalability, production robustness, and maintainability and so on.
Keith sighed. "May the lord strike him. " "Yes. " History is a bit of a hobby and I occasionally get carried away. "Will no man rid me of this turbulent executive", muttered Keith, picking up the historical theme. We fell into a brooding silence. I removed the flower catalogue from underneath the strategy paper and began idly flicking through it. It was no good, though; the light mood had been replaced with a weary gloom. Through the partition I caught sight of Dan engaged in intimate conversation with Sharon.
Confessions of an IT Manager by Phil Factor