It seems like everyone around me is getting busier these days. Mostly with work. I guess that is natural with the staff cuts and incentive to keep one's job. When the first round pf staff cuts got rolling I was filled with shock and anger. In the 6 years I've been working in this company, I've heard many people saying that this company will not sack even in bad times, not even once in the past few recessions. I guess there got to be a first for everything... These days I'm not as shocked or as angry.... everything has gotten so routine.
Cannot imagine how these phases in emotion evolved for any soldier involved in WW2 (or any other war). From the first time they saw a dead body (tremble, fear, shiver) to the day they masterminded a massacre (a cigarette to calm the adrenaline). Its scary how easily man can get accustomed to events happening around him.
Been struggling all week with a problem unique to Remote Desktop users in China offices. I have users accessing the server in Shatin HK with no problems from HK(100% ok) and partial success in various sites all over China. Today I arrived in China and started troubleshooting onsite. One moment I get a black screen even before I reach the logon screen and the next moment, after changing certain things on the RDP settings it worked. Save and start again and it failed. Change the credentials again and it worked.
So what did I do that made it work? Well... I just open it, change the credentials... since the default language was simplified Chinese, I got to change the language input before I.... !!! In the end the root cause was the default language set by the user! Set the default language to English and everything worked like a charm!
As a Singaporean working in HK & CHN for a traditional Japanese company, I can only say that this problem is Uniquely Chinese~ And I'm getting quite used to it...