Meet iranian.com's new IT guy

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Meet iranian.com's new IT guy
by Esfand Aashena
05-Jan-2011
 

Have you ever noticed that as soon as you get comfortable with your IT guy and everything is going smoothly and you don't call him/her as much because s/he has solved all the major problems s/he is suddenly replaced?!

Nothing is more SUCKS!  We've all come to like Fooad who despite being the IT guy would also participate and be one of us.  He was always polite and helpful.  Suddenly the new investors couldn't afford him!  I got the scoop from Faramarz who got the news from Fooad's agent who is also Howard Stern's agent who recently re-signed another 5 years with the SIRIUS satellite radio!  Howard Stern was rumored to have signed a $100M contract 5 years ago and were rumors that he had to take a paycut for his renewal. 

Apparently Fooad's contract was up for renewal by the end of 2010 as well and when he was told that he had to take a paycut the gentleman that he is gave a 10% discount and said he'd agree to $90M.  I admire his willingness to negotiate and willing to take a paycut instead of a raise which was really in order!

But as we all know by now the new investors wanted more paycut which is beyond reasonable since his agent is telling Faramarz that Fooad is highly regarded in Iranian-American places like Ebay, Google and bunch of other Silicon Valley IT companies and will actually get a 10% raise instead of 10% cut which he gave in good faith!

I actually got a sense of the new IT guy earlier this week when I ran into a problem not being able to post a photo in my belog.  So I called the help desk and instead of the usual calming voice of Fooad some guy with a hoarse and heavy Iranian accent answered by saying;  GOOD MORNING EEERANIAN DOT COM MAY I HELP YOU? VAT DO YOU VANT?

I told him I can't upload a photo to my blog and he said THAT'S OK JUST BELOG VITHOUT A FOTO! I said no I want the photo it is part of the blog, is Fooad around?

FOOAD? WHOSE FOOAD?  I AM NEW AND AM BY MYSELF AND THE OWNER IS ON VACATION SO NOTHING CAN BE DONE, JUST BELOG VITHOUT THE FOTO!

I said but the holidays are over and we're in 2011 and the owner is always on vacation!  WHATEVER, I DON'T KNOW, I HAVE TO GO NOW, MY OMLETE IS BURNING!

So here you have it folks, don't expect any help or anything and if there is another cyberattack on i.com like it happened last fall don't expect any quick resolutions!  I DON'T HAVE STOOX-NET TERAINING SO YOU HAVE TO WAIT TILL WE GET A SUBCONTERACTOR! 

 

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Faramarz

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Hellooo... dees isss Mr. Mozafar... How may i be of assistant To you Saar?

Agha jan. You put a dot on Rahmat... It reads zahmat. YOU HAVE SEEENED.

Shere Faramarz... Tas hih bayad gardad...


Esfand Aashena

Ctrl-C for copy and Ctrl-V for paste. The keyboard will do it!

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Everything is sacred


Rea

Thx, my winterly friend

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OK till I get to no.4.

But then. Can't paste, the copy/paste menu doesn't show up in the box (normally, works with right-clicking on the mouse).

Eventually, will figure out the guilty party, me or google chrome. Or maybe the new IT guy, lol. ;o)

Bonne nuit. 


Faramarz

Helpdesk Moved to Bangalore

by Faramarz on

خدا چون به حکمت ببندد دری

به رحمت گشاید در دیگری


Esfand Aashena

I thought you could already "share" with these doohickeys!

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I thought you could already do it with Facebook and that's good enough!  Don't be wasteful otherwise this option will be yanked as well!

The demographics of i.com users are not Twitter users!  Here we talk about Islam and Islamic Republic and Ghormeh Sabzi and Middle East politics which are taboos in the Twitter circles and are frowned upon!

Psssst keep it to yourself but maybe you can share to Facebook and then share from FB which has all the doohickeys and if the $0.5B FB doesn't have those options then what do you expect from i.com?! 

Everything is sacred


alimostofi

anon: the whole point is

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anon: the whole point is that people like me go all over the place and we want to share the stuff 

 

Ali Mostofi

http://www.alimostofi.com

 


Esfand Aashena

Ali jaan 7 sets of water cans & basins but no lunch or dinner!

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Who need instantaneous updates of Twitter and Facebook (which are SUCKS :-) when we have 7 sets of silver water cans and basins?!

If Fooad was around we could've hoped for these technical improvements but with this new IT guy we should consider ourselves lucky if we don't get yelled at!  

Everything is sacred


alimostofi

anonymouse, please make sure

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anonymouse, please make sure that we can easily remove trolls and look at the way Huffington Post is run.  You need to do what they do to make keep iranian.com in tune with all the latest social networking gimmicks.

For example if I write an article, I want it to be able to automatically update my twitter and facebook or blogger, tumblr. That is what HP does. 

 

Ali Mostofi

http://www.alimostofi.com

 


Esfand Aashena

My dear old fashioned virgin Rea!

by Esfand Aashena on

In order to cover your links and not be a hippie please follow the below!

1. click to copy the the link you did earlier but don't paste yet, just hold on!  

2. highlight your word with your mouse (not me :-)

3. click on the little "chain" doohickey picture/icon in the comment section in the right hand side, same line where you see the bold and italics icons

4. a box will appear, in the "Link URL" box you can take your cursor and now paste and then click "Insert"!

That's it, your word is now fully veiled and not naked and loose like before!  Happy linking!   

Everything is sacred


Rea

Esfand, tell the truth

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It's only the thought of provoking a roar of laughter that kept me so far from asking people how they do it. Linking links to words, I mean.

I'd appreciate very much if you have a link to a site where they explain such things to amateurs like me. Have tried already to look it up but only got "links and/in creative writing".

And if you're laughing now, what the heck. At least, I asked, lol. ;o)


Anahid Hojjati

Esfand, you are so funny

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Esfand jan, I read this comment of yours about loosey goosey links, I laughed my friend, again very funny. You are right that being engineer is usually harder than IT but being a very good IT person is not easy. Also depending on the engineering job, sometimes you have to be good at IT. My ex is in network engineering so he is better than me in IT.


Esfand Aashena

All good things come to an end!

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Rea so far it is 2 for old and 2 for new.  By the way, Esfand is the last month of winter which is also the last month of the (solar) calendar year in Iran.

As long as you can open and close Microsoft products you become an IT person!  When you open an Apple product you become an intermediate IT person and when you're at Foaad's level you're a Grand Master Chamption IT!  Looks like you need to take some classes and training about how to link your links to words and don't leave out your links all loosey goosey and exposed!

Anahid jaan I thought Engineers can become an IT person but an IT person can't become an Engineer.  So Engineers (myself included) are one step ahead! 

Everything is sacred


Rea

I also like the old one better

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http://www.lilela.net/wp-content/uploads/souris.jp...

PS. being able to insert a link in a comment, do I qualify for an IT person? ;o) 


Anahid Hojjati

Dear Esfand, I am an engineer but not an IT

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Dear Esfand, I am an engineer but not an IT person. Nowadays, it is not enough to be an engineer, but one has to specialize in IT since there are so many software. But then there are some who get very good at IT related issues because it is like a hobby for them. Presently, I am not like that, but I may need to become more like that just to keep up with all these technology advances.


Esfand Aashena

It was a hello (not farewell) blog = Lionel Richi's HeLLO!

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Cost-of-Progress

yeah, I missed your fairwell blog

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I take a break from time to time. No better time than the holidays to do that and that must be why i missed it...... rats..

I know you're my hamshahri here in this area, so enjoy the new identity, and hey, happy new year too.

CoP,

Your EYranian hamshahri........ (since you don't like PERSIAN)

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IRAN FIRST

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Esfand Aashena

The other identity was compromised and JJJ was threatening!

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I explained more in my moving blog.  The new name has some relevance to me and my real name.  So far you're the only one who like the old name, others like the new one. 

Perian food without rice is actually Purrrrrrrrsssssssssssian food!  They just serve it with asparagus or broccoli and other veggies!  Iranian food without rice is not Iranian which BTW seems it's back on healthy lists and not as unhealthy as once advertised.  The medical recommendations keep changing all the time!  I'm all wheat all venues all the time now! 

Anahid jaan thanks, I thought you were an IT person yourself!

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Cost-of-Progress

So....why the new identity?

by Cost-of-Progress on

New year, new name type of thing, ay? I kinda liked your old username.

And what's with the new name esfand aashena?  I hope you still believe that persian food w/o rice is not persian food.......or is it persiaaaaaaaaaaaan????

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IRAN FIRST

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Anahid Hojjati

Good one Esfand, thanks for the warning about IT issues

by Anahid Hojjati on

Your blog reminds me of the several Iranian.com IT related questions that I have had. Somehow, I usually end up feeling stupid about my problem like I should have known better.