GameKnights - The Official homepage of Wednesday Night Game Night

Forums 2.0 BETA

Search Forums

Pages:«Prev 1 . . . 8 9 10 11 12 13

Viewing Topic: Why they call it work - Page 13
#120: 10-13-2016 @ 09:28:48 pm
Link to this Post: http://www.machvergil.com/gamenight/messages.php?go=13628#13628

St00fSt00f

  • Real Name:Steph
  • Joined:2010-01-22

At least it's the 4th weekend of the month, so 3 days gone out of the whole month, instead of every single Wednesday night (blurg) or every other weekend or something.  Unless the "every 4th weekend" will eventually turn into "every other weekend", which would be super shitty.


Canadians are my favorite mythological creature.
#121: 10-14-2016 @ 07:25:57 am
Link to this Post: http://www.machvergil.com/gamenight/messages.php?go=13629#13629

DominionDominion

Dominion Photo.
  • Real Name:Mark
  • Joined:2010-01-22

Ugh, I've had to be on call but not really have to be glued to my email. Generally it was a "we'll call you" if anything went down. I guess technically it hasn't ended and I'm still part of a team that deals with releases but I've been called, like, once and that was over a year and a half ago at this point (probably longer, I don't remember).

That sucks though, especially with it being dropped on you for something you haven't done in forever. I call bullshit on that and the not being given a work phone. Every 4th weekend is probably the option I would've taken as well. Easier to deal with it once in awhile rather than it being a constant weekly annoyance. Here's hoping to not having to called upon much!


"Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock and roll." Shigeru Miyamoto
#122: 10-14-2016 @ 07:58:12 am
Link to this Post: http://www.machvergil.com/gamenight/messages.php?go=13631#13631

MachVergilMachVergil

MachVergil Photo.
  • Real Name:Adam
  • Joined:2010-01-22

Yeah I guess that's worth mentioning.  My job has always required that if something really important goes wrong over a weekend I am expected to answer my phone and possibly work.  The difference is that folks have known that I'm not on work e-mail over the weekend so if it's that important, just that, they have to call me.

It's that this places onus on me to be aware of the e-mail and how disruptive that can be to a weekend or what we want to do in it.  I mean most of my weekends I'm not far from home so whatever, but if that happened to be the weekend we decided to, I dunno go on a long bike trip or bus down to Maryland stadium for a football game, neither are those quick "oh shoot let me run home" or "oh let me bring my laptop with me situations."


We set Wednesdays on Fire!
#123: 10-20-2016 @ 10:48:40 am
Link to this Post: http://www.machvergil.com/gamenight/messages.php?go=13682#13682

Misharum KittumMisharum Kittum

Misharum Kittum Photo.
  • Real Name:Tim
  • Joined:2010-01-22

Oh man, work was rough yesterday. And I ended up missing an IT department dinner at one of the best burger places in Chicago because of it. Not happy about that (but at least I was able to attend Game Night). And once again I apologize for all the jargon I'm about to use.

So the short of it is that Monday at like 1something in the morning the password for the Primary Domain Controller's computer account was changed and something went wrong (I could see the pwdLastSet attribute had that timestamp). This broke Secure Channel, which is what the domain controllers (and other things that query them for domain-ish stuff) need to talk to them. As time went by, various already issued authentication tokens expired and were unable to renew, thus the slowly worsening trickle of symptoms we saw (WMI alerts in monitoring on that server, Radius authentication having trouble [though I don't know why this was intermittent instead of constant], inability for the various AD management pieces of software to connect with the PDC, inability to set folder and file permissions on the file server using domain accounts and groups, etc.)

Fixing schannel is done by simply resetting the password on the computer account, but it was complicated by the fact that it was the Primary Domain Controller that broke. On a secondary domain controller you do it one way (disable KDC service on broken DC and reboot, sign into PDC and run "netdom resetpwd /server:server_name /userd:domain_name\administrator /passwordd:administrator_password", re-enable KDC service on broken DC and reboot again), but that doesn't work for the PDC, and I had to find that out the hard way. I spent like 2.5 hours attempting it in various fashions (bringing down internal DNS each time) without success before accidentially finding out the other way. On the PDC you have to run the "netdom resetpwd /server:server_name /userd:domain_name\administrator /passwordd:administrator_password" command, then restart the Active Directory Domain Services service (it will have several dependencies that will also restart).

I missed out on a dinner and drinks that was paid for by work, as well as lost like an hour and a half of my evening last night to this. But at least it is working again now.


Justice and Truth
#124: 11-28-2016 @ 09:24:23 am
Link to this Post: http://www.machvergil.com/gamenight/messages.php?go=14039#14039

Misharum KittumMisharum Kittum

Misharum Kittum Photo.
  • Real Name:Tim
  • Joined:2010-01-22

I'm supposed to be in a Red Hat System Administration class today, but somehow the training company I purchased it through and the people actually doing the training have had a miscommunication. I've been asked to leave the classroom until they can get it sorted out, and even then they don't have a set of books for me.


Justice and Truth
#125: 11-28-2016 @ 03:17:42 pm
Link to this Post: http://www.machvergil.com/gamenight/messages.php?go=14049#14049

St00fSt00f

  • Real Name:Steph
  • Joined:2010-01-22

BOOO.  Did you pay out of your own pocket?  


Canadians are my favorite mythological creature.
#126: 11-28-2016 @ 06:39:45 pm
Link to this Post: http://www.machvergil.com/gamenight/messages.php?go=14054#14054

Misharum KittumMisharum Kittum

Misharum Kittum Photo.
  • Real Name:Tim
  • Joined:2010-01-22

No, work paid for it. But I'm still gonna raise hell. I didn't get into the class until after 3pm today, so missed nearly the whole first day of stuff. That's like 20% of the class, so should get us a 20% refund! Or at least that's the stink I will raise.


Justice and Truth

Pages:«Prev 1 . . . 8 9 10 11 12 13