Billy Verreynne <vslabs @
>> Joseph S. D. Yao <jsdy @
>> > Can Symantec protect against the Good Times Virus, which is what this
>> > sounds like?
>> This sounds e x a c t l y like the Good Times Virus.
>> And no, NOTHING can protect against the Good Times Virus ... because it
>> doesn't exist!
>> Except that the author of this just spread it again ...
>Yeah - and what is real scary that such an ignorant person <I trying very
>hard to constrain myself from calling a spade a shovel> subscribe to such a
>technical e-mail list...
Have I just missed the point?
I thought that all the people on (or at least most of the people on) this
list know about the whole "Good Times Virus" situation? So, I kind of
assumed that the whole original reference was to the Good Times Memetic
Virus - you know, the one that tells you to spread the good times virus
warning to everyone you care about...?
So, the only thing that can *really* protect against the Good Times virus
is educating users. Not an easy job, but there you go.
>Reminds me when my brother made some extra money after-hours as a Visual
>Basic lecturer - the first course he presented for this company had
>secretaries on the course. And most of them never used Windows before
>either. And the course prerequisites were clearly stated.
>It really gets to me - I've been in the IT industry for more than a decade
>and you still get dumb ass users who show no respect for your knowledge and
>think they can get technical with you when going to a mickey mouse course,
>reading a "learn in 21 days" book, or subscribing to technical journals and
>Sorry, I know this is off topic, but nothing pisses me off as know-it-all
>users and managers.
You want to know about being pissed off? Try going to a course where the
course leads to a professional qualification, being taught by someone who
has no teaching experience and has only just passed the course themselves. Oh,
and did I mention the fact that they didn't have any technical computer
experience before that course?
Been there done it. More than once. <sigh>
Belive me, it's harder being a person with 10+ years experience in various
fields of computing being tought by someone who has very little knowledge
to respect. Know-it-all managers? Try know-nothing tutors...