Raven Resident Finn RDI Staff Karma: 73/3 1101 Posts
I feel your pain, Eol. Work can be a bitch at times. Like.. right now.
You know what's really good fun? Working for a fairly large university (15000 students/3000 staff) when the big and the wise decide to buy 51% of the local polytechnic (or university of applied sciences as they want it to be called). Yeah collaboration and all that sounds like fun, but the poly has another 8000 students and 1k staff. So they're smart about it. There's no plans to completely merge the two schools, fortunately. But they have decided to put all of the IT-stuff together in order to "save" some money... yeah f***ing right.
There are currently over 250 different information systems in the two schools out of which four, yes four, are the same and can fairly easily be merged. Roughly 40 systems are of the same make, but used in a different manner. Shouldn't be too much of a hassle to fix them too. But the rest... the 200 or so. Shiiiit! Starting from the basic stuff like user identification ie. accounts... Oh man! It's going to take us years.
Fortunately both universities have set aside a large amount of money for the merge so that we can hire help from the outside, right? Yeah you would think so. But instead the budget is roughly around zero Euros. Nothing, nada and all that. Fock. Well at least there's a proper strategy in place, right? And the plan has been communicated to us at the bottom level, you know the people with the already dirty hands? Of course!.... not. Apparently the bold and the beautiful running these two organisations think we can tackle the thing while we take care of our regular work stuff we really don't have to time to handle well right now. Hell yeah we can, 'cause we're supaheroes!
So we already lost three guys fromt he poly before they were even moved into our organisation. In Tampere, another major (by Finnish standards) city in here they went through the same s***. It took them roughly three years... and it's still not completely done. It cost a helluva lot of money and a handful of IT pros too. But at least they had a plan...
What comes to the game, or is this even a game yet? I'm loving your posts, people! I'm just hoping I have the time to write more soon too. And I hope Olan can tell me and Breebles, if we actually manage to find anything useful at some point. No hurries, Boss! I'm sure it takes a while for us to go through the library and whatever Cedric's colleagues may find.
Raven that sounds terrible! Good luck on your 146 year long project :3 Make sure to run back to the Inn every now and again to get away from that ish for a moment or two
Re: Olan and our study buddy team: yes! I think Shiv also has some knowledge about death cults and D'hurgen and stuff, being the necro nerd she is, even before our dream team is formed, so hopefully we get some good info, whenever Boss Man has some free time
Posted on 2020-02-06 at 01:07:03.
Edited on 2020-02-06 at 01:07:46 by breebles
Eol Fefalas Keeper of the Kazari RDI Staff Karma: 461/28 8435 Posts
Geez, Raven, that sounds an awful lot like working for the government here in the states!
"Here, do this, this, this, and that! Integrate these three systems into this one and make them as seamless as possible. You have six months, twelve people, and zero dollars to work with."
I feel for you, buddy!
Anyhoo - Just finished re-reading last nights bout of posts and, I rather imagine that Sara's going to be walking into something of a mess when she arrives at the Bent Copper. Got a bit of a second collab started and sent to CTP in order to discover exactly what kind of fallout comes from Ch'dau intervening in Einar's fight. We'll see how it goes.