It is my belief that CIS needs to review its policies about log maintenance, use tracking, and data retention in order to better protect our users and the integrity of our network from organizations that have hijacked the DMCA and the notion of copyright. Entities such as the RIAA and MPAA are transitioning from sales-based revenue streams to litigation-based models, and other property holders are following their lead.
I work in an IT at a university. I expect, to some extent, to have to deal with morons. It’s part of the job. But for fuck’s sake, cannot the people in the IT department at least master the art of sending email? So far this morning, the following egregious violations of etiquette have occurred:
<li> Email with no body text, and an attachment in the form of a PDF or Word Document with a one or two paragraph message announcing what should have been in the BODY as TEXT.</li>
<li> Messages written entirely in the subject line. ~500 characters. No body content.</li>
<li> Email containing a link, with no subject, and no other text. My junk filter nailed this one. I actually needed the info in that link for a current project.</li>
We’ve reached the period between commencement and Summer classes that leaves the computer repair center with relatively little to do. So, we drift and try to look busy and spend a lot of time doing some reading to buff up the old skill set and keep busy looking.
And it’s getting harder, actually. I think I may go home at lunch and feign death or something for the afternoon. One can only pretend to be busy for so long.