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Hey mods and admins, I just wanted to let everybody know that I work in the information technology field and wouldn't mind helping you guys out on the site if you ever need help with anything. OR maybe if you get stuck on something during an upgrade, or just have some questions regarding anything computer related.

Feel free to ask, email, or pm whenever you wish. I'm currently working in the IT department here at my university while I finish up some credits, but then I'm going back to business for myself. So if you need me, I'm not too busy here at work these days.

Great site you guys, keep up the great work!

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Hey mods and admins, I just wanted to let everybody know that I work in the information technology field and wouldn't mind helping you guys out on the site if you ever need help with anything. OR maybe if you get stuck on something during an upgrade, or just have some questions regarding anything computer related.

Feel free to ask, email, or pm whenever you wish. I'm currently working in the IT department here at my university while I finish up some credits, but then I'm going back to business for myself. So if you need me, I'm not too busy here at work these days.

Great site you guys, keep up the great work!

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Dang you IT guys locking me out of everything on my work laptop. Although I got to sit on my ass for 2 straight days in the office because I wasn't able to change the IP address on my PCIM card so I couldn't make it talk to some of our power equipment. Good job!

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That's aweful nice of you. However, we have a whole IT dept for the software upgrades. Yes, believe it or not... it is true.

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That's aweful nice of you. However, we have a whole IT dept for the software upgrades. Yes, believe it or not... it is true.

Shan does most of the behind the sceens admin stuff and Jeeps and I run the members thru the loopholes...
I can believe it... I was just offering my services to some friends. You guys run a nice ship here, and I wouldn't mind helping out from time to time if you needed me.


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Well...I don't know about a tight ship...GasMan is our resident get-suspended-become-a-mod ...

But in spite of themselves...they manage...
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Dude, since you are still young, don't go into the IT business...
I've started in IT 10 years ago and it's the same story. You finally get to a nice corporate IT job then wham! Outsourced the following year. I thought I had it made working at Bell Labs in OH, but that was more of a massive layoff. I became a migration specialist consultant and was hired by varies banks and insurance companies to reduce their IT staff through standardization. Then I landed a permanent job in Orlando FL as a Network Admin.

UPS just recently laid off hundreds of IT techs. The company I work for outsourced me this month. But I'm still working there as a consultant now.

All my IT buddies have been jumping from company to company. Even one that created part of the CCIE test was laid off from Cisco. But he knew many company owners to land another job (but didn't pay as much).

I used to make $80k/yr salary, now it's half that.

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Dude, since you are still young, don't go into the IT business...
I've started in IT 10 years ago and it's the same story. You finally get to a nice corporate IT job then wham! Outsourced the following year. I thought I had it made working at Bell Labs in OH, but that was more of a massive layoff. I became a migration specialist consultant and was hired by varies banks and insurance companies to reduce their IT staff through standardization. Then I landed a permanent job in Orlando FL as a Network Admin.

UPS just recently laid off hundreds of IT techs. The company I work for outsourced me this month. But I'm still working there as a consultant now.

All my IT buddies have been jumping from company to company. Even one that created part of the CCIE test was laid off from Cisco. But he knew many company owners to land another job (but didn't pay as much).

I used to make $80k/yr salary, now it's half that.

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I appreciate the words of wisdom Alex. I've been in the industry since I was 14 which is 7 years now. I worked at Alienware computers before anyone knew about them, and now I'm just finishing up my bachelors. Also, I'm a rather intelligent person, so I'm going to continue my studies after graduation. I'll be going for my MBA with a specialty in Computer Information Systems. I'm more than likely going to go to business for myself like I was doing when I was going to school part time (and surviving I might add) or I will wait for the MBA and aim for the top. CIO's are necessary components to any company and they can't be outsourced. I'm sorry to hear about all your friends being laid off. My uncle used to work for Ma Bell also and he left about 14 years ago and started his own phone installation company, and now he's got good money and its all his I come from a family of entrepeneurs, so working for someone else is not appealing.

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This is why I work in a nuke plant. I would like to see them try to outsource that. I never venture too far from mother nuke. Plus I work for the government, it's not as cutthroat as you boys in the real world. It's more like the military than anything. Especially the plant, it is almost run like a navy sub in it's own little bubble.

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I have several IT friends that feel the pain.

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aww... Vol I had respect for you as an engineer, but you work for the government aww dude... Working in government is like working at a school. I guess not in your department but every other government employee I've ever seen has been bothered by the fact that they have to do any work, and they always point you elsewhere....... but yeah, I suppose you won't be outsourced... unless I come up with soe software to replace you

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I got a question. How come on some sites I can't hear anything. Yes, my speakers are on. Just on certain sites the volume doesn't play. Do I need to download something or waht? TIA for any info.
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I got a question. How come on some sites I can't hear anything. Yes, my speakers are on. Just on certain sites the volume doesn't play. Do I need to download something or waht? TIA for any info.
Depends what the sites you speak of are using to embed the audio. If they are using Macromedia flash, and you see the video or animation or whatever but no audio, then you may just have to update your flash player to the latest version. (Get latest flash version here) If they are using embedded windows media player, that version may be out of date as well, but commonly version issues with WMP does not give you any problems.

Another thought it that though the volume on the computer and speakers may be turned up, for whatever reason you may have the WAVE volume turned down. To correct this, double click the speaker in the bottom right of the taskbar and find the levels for "wave" and verify they are turned up.

If you've checked all of these things, and none of them correct the issues, then it may be a problem with the website itself, or a more serious issue with your computer. But if your audio is working elsewhere, just not on the internet, you may want to check for browser updates, or try a new browser (I personally use Firefox 1.5, and it has a ton of extensions and add-ons that let you do anything you want. My favorite is adblock, which lets you right click on advertisements and chose to block the advertisements server. IT also has a whitelist to prevent blocking specific images or servers. www.getfirefox.com)

If you have any other questions or problems, PM me, and I'm usually quick to respond. I'm online all day everyday due to my awful class/work schedule here.

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All of my levels are up, but no dice. i will have to check your suggestions when I get home and I'll get back to ya. Thanks, dude.
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CIO's are necessary components to any company and they can't be outsourced.
Bummer, you're going to make those outsourcing decisions...

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aww... Vol I had respect for you as an engineer, but you work for the government aww dude... Working in government is like working at a school. I guess not in your department but every other government employee I've ever seen has been bothered by the fact that they have to do any work, and they always point you elsewhere....... but yeah, I suppose you won't be outsourced... unless I come up with soe software to replace you
Working at a nuke plant isn't as cushy as other government jobs. TVA is turning more and more into commercial everyday. Setting up for complete deregulation. Plus with NRC and other organizations constantly riding your a**, it's a lot more stressful than other gov't jobs. They will never replace my job with software, the law actually requires two engineers to do my job. I can't do any work without a second set of eyes thanks to three mile island and chernobyl.

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I was playin with you VolEngineer. I know you can't be replaced!

and a|ex, coming from a programming background, if I were to become a CIO, I would never chose to outsource anything. I don't think you can ever match American quality. Not to mention turn around time, and return on investment. I've seen what the outsourced workers produce, and its crap. Cheap crap... I'll let you know what I end up doing... maybe you can come work down here in Miami

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