First thing IT managers do in the morning - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > Drunken Ramblings and Mindless Mumbling > First thing IT managers do in the morning

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-09-2007, 04:01 PM   #1
98EXL
 
98EXL's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2007
Maryland
Posts: 3,138
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts



There is this hilarious article on slashdot today about what IT managers do first thing in the morning. It has it's posts that are informative, and the rest is just hysterical.

http://ask.slashdot.org/askslashdot/.../1959203.shtml

So I pose the question to everyone else:

What do you do first thing in the morning at work?
__________________
I'm back!!!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2007, 04:04 PM   #2
olllllo
[]-O-[]
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
olllllo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2006
Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 13,330
Liked 140 Times on 114 Posts


Doing it now.
__________________
Rabbit And Coyote Schwag
Rob - Phoenix Ambassador to Milwaukee
Where did your avatar go?
Ginger Beer for Moscow Mules Bacon Vodka
Twitter

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2007, 04:17 PM   #3
bradsul
Flyfisherman/brewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
bradsul's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2006
Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,898
Liked 32 Times on 25 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by olllllo
Doing it now.
ditto, followed by digg
__________________
Brad
Canadian Brewers Unite!


Projects: Sylvania Kegerator Conversion, Tower Cooling, Grain Milling Station

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2007, 04:26 PM   #4
Ó Flannagáin
Registered User
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Wichita Falls, Tx
Posts: 2,998
Liked 29 Times on 21 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by bradsul
ditto, followed by digg
ditto as well

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2007, 04:49 PM   #5
rmullins
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
rmullins's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2007
Long Island
Posts: 378
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts


digg, engadget, gizmodo, tgdaily

And several stops in the restroom

And I can't go on here at work (home at a lunch break) because of the filters and I am too lazy to put in all the addresses manually to get around it
__________________
www.woodstickbrewery.com - Insert rest of signature here

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2007, 04:49 PM   #6
c.n.budz
 
c.n.budz's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2007
Pistol Wavin' New Haven, for now...
Posts: 3,093
Liked 41 Times on 28 Posts


well, I'm no IT manager but my morning ritual is:
1. Coffee, usually picked up at dunkin' donuts since the office coffee is crap
2. Check personal email, respond to HBT threads as needed
3. Check fantasy baseball scores/stats/injury reports(during baseball season)
4. Check work email, extinguish fires and/or deal with incompetent employees as needed
5. Read the various news wires and espn.com, print out a nice long interesting article for proper completion of step 6.
6. Spend some time in the "Executive Lounge" aka the 2nd floor men's room that has a lockable door... cuz perfection requires privacy...
__________________
Knucklehead Brewery, Est. 2007

Always do sober what you do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. -Ernest Hemingway

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2007, 05:12 PM   #7
homebrewer_99
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2005
Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,792
Liked 133 Times on 99 Posts


I'm not in IT, but my vote is ... go pee!!!
__________________
HB Bill

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2007, 06:32 PM   #8
FireBrewer
 
FireBrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2007
Fallston, MD
Posts: 1,960
Liked 14 Times on 12 Posts


No IT management skills here (see avatar).

Relieve someone from the offgoing shift. Get coffee. Hit the head. Check email.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2007, 06:50 PM   #9
Orfy
For the love of beer!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Orfy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2005
Cheshire, England
Posts: 11,732
Liked 95 Times on 62 Posts


I do the same.

I could get up. Have breakfast use the loo then go to work at around 8,00 but I go in early, have breakfast coffee and use the rest room at work then go home early to make up for the time.

I always make sure I reply to one easy email at around 7.15 so I always have a log of how early I was in just in case any one has an issue wih how early I leave.
__________________
GET THE GOBLIN
Have a beer on me.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2007, 07:53 PM   #10
david_42
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,597
Liked 155 Times on 145 Posts


Was an IT manager & I'm a morning person.

Voice mail
Coffee
e-mail
NOC (network operating center) Talk to outgoing shift.

Anything important, I'd have gotten a page real-time.
__________________
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Morning After, What to Do? Eastside Brewer General Techniques 10 03-10-2013 03:42 PM
This is what I think I'm trying in the morning... Gonefishing Recipes/Ingredients 7 12-14-2008 03:30 PM
top 5 rock band managers... cgravier Drunken Ramblings and Mindless Mumbling 20 02-26-2006 04:48 PM
Morning jog sudsmonkey Drunken Ramblings and Mindless Mumbling 18 10-21-2005 02:00 PM


Forum Jump