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The network is down you foolish IT Administrator and no one loves you ! [warning! Viral advert-video link that may or may not please or amuse you] [#]
posted by nola (25 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 


Platoon [wikipedie]
posted by nola at 6:05 PM on June 5, 2007


*wikipedia
posted by nola at 6:08 PM on June 5, 2007


Wasn't all that pleased to see that kind of weird juxtaposition, but anyways. If you thumb through various IT support related magazines you'll see lots of advertising kind of like that that wouldn't really work in Newsweek type markets.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:17 PM on June 5, 2007


Sorry, what about this was viral, exactly?

"There's an ad at the end" doesn't mean "viral".
posted by Remy at 6:27 PM on June 5, 2007


Fool, everybody knows intelligence in the network is for suckas!
posted by rajbot at 6:32 PM on June 5, 2007


"The term viral video refers to video clip content which gains widespread popularity through the process of Internet sharing, typically through email or IM messages, blogs and other media sharing websites." (Wikipedia)

On the one hand, I suppose it is inherently viral because here you are sharing it on a website. On the other, it's not viral because it hasn't gained "widespread popularity."

Regardless of its "viral" status, I wasn't pleased or amused by the video.

So what was the point of sharing it?
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 6:42 PM on June 5, 2007


Hrm.

Pretend my comment is being thought aloud by a toubled Sherlock Holmes whilst puffing diligently on his pipe, pacing back and forth, rather than a snarky comment by a MeFite. I did not intend for it to be the latter.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 6:45 PM on June 5, 2007


Onnnneeee looooonnnngggg jjjjoookkkkeeeee innnn sllllllllloooowwwwww mmoootttiiioonnnn.....
posted by phaedon at 6:54 PM on June 5, 2007


My dear Holmes!
posted by nola at 6:55 PM on June 5, 2007


Their appliance may be pain-free, but watching that horrid ad was certainly not. Definitely not worthy of a FPP.
posted by desjardins at 7:12 PM on June 5, 2007


"...considered by many to be the most popular of all 20th-century orchestral works."

I'm no classical music expert, but at least a couple of other wildly popular pieces come to mind. Ravel's Boléro and Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody, for example.
posted by Liosliath at 7:16 PM on June 5, 2007


I'd rather watch the IT version of Full Metal Jacket.

But then again, I don't really like the IT people where I work.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 7:24 PM on June 5, 2007


Raiders of the Lost Network was even worse.
posted by b1tr0t at 7:51 PM on June 5, 2007


I think the lesson to be learned from this video is that an IT person's coworkers will do everything in their power to hinder said IT person's progress in fixing their problems.

But that's not really news. Babies are born with this knowledge, though many forget by the time they're old enough to become an IT person's coworkers.
posted by katillathehun at 7:57 PM on June 5, 2007 [2 favorites]


OMG.

Now I want that job.
I have to ACE my upcoming interview with BlueCat.
posted by id at 8:12 PM on June 5, 2007


I'd rather watch the IT version of Full Metal Jacket.

Me so laggy. Me ping you longtime.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 8:16 PM on June 5, 2007 [3 favorites]


Network user: Uh yeah that upgrade this weekend killed my password but I figured out how to reset it but then the ***** program doesn't pop into the vintage 1978 Carnegie Mellon aplication. I can use it hanging out there and waste time closing and opening things but it still freezes randomly.

IT guy: You're doing it wrong.

User: OK I figured out if I initialize an extra screen but kill it before it fully initializes it forces the first one into the window and then I can use my system, unless I use the F9 function.

IT guy: Don't use the F9 function, go to F5 and use the main menu.

User: OK, but then the orders don't ever get to the fulfillment center, even though it looks like they do.

IT guy: Yes they do you just can't see it.

User: They told me nothing shows up but the website orders

IT: Well use the website

User: I'm not supposed to! that way we don't bill the client
correctly!

IT: This is everybody's fault but mine.
posted by longsleeves at 8:32 PM on June 5, 2007


yes, Please mark me down for one of each of the latter.
posted by subaruwrx at 9:53 PM on June 5, 2007


Me so laggy. Me ping you longtime.

"Baby Got Back(up)"?
posted by sparkzy at 10:07 PM on June 5, 2007


It's "viral" because it's posted by Kontraband?
posted by dabitch at 3:35 AM on June 6, 2007


Adagio has been remixed a few times into massive club hits:

Skip Raiders - Just Another Day

Tiesto - Adagio for Stings
posted by empath at 3:48 AM on June 6, 2007


Yet one more in a long line of depictions of office work (especially IT) as some sort of brave, heroic endeavor. And a really bad one, at that.
Note: Unless you own the place, you're all just cube-grunts, folks.
posted by Thorzdad at 4:34 AM on June 6, 2007


Blue Cat Networks fucking suck.
posted by BeerFilter at 10:04 AM on June 6, 2007


No wonder I get sick all the time. I'm getting viral emails!

*sets Outlook to Safe Senders Only*
posted by lysdexic at 10:11 AM on June 6, 2007


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