Horoscope: stop covering up, Libra

Chris Tilbal is not a certified astrologer; he’s just a guy who sometimes gets a vibe. The horoscope will appear on the last Friday of every month.

Horoscope for October, 2002:

ARIES (March 21-April 20): A misleading Merx listing could complicate the bidding process.

Off-site training program involves time commitment you don’t want to make right now. PBX switchover finally seems possible.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21): Don’t be afraid to stand up for 802.11b. A colleague shares unsettling secret; keep it to yourself if you want to maintain trust. Hard drive warranties cover less than you expected.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21): Bioscience opportunity isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Crack down on e-mail policy for user situation gets out of hand. Management board changes create unanticipated shift in the power dynamic.

CANCER (June 22-July 22): Unstructured data glut hampers content management strategy. Counsel subordinate to keep personal problems out of the office. Redundant power supply comes in handy again and again.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 23): Project team members finally start to gel; now is when the real progress begins. Talk of Mozilla’s potential doesn’t impress CIO. Company’s stock woes have implications for your future.

VIRGO (Aug. 24-Sept. 23): Virus hoax cannot be tolerated; make an example of the offender. Collaborative messaging solution offers uneasy partners some much-needed distance. You shine amidst the chaos of the fiscal year-end.

LIBRA (Sept. 24-Oct. 23): Solaris migration path looks murky; time to seek a second opinion. Stop trying to cover up for a colleague’s ineptness. You’re only making things worse. Webcast is an unqualified triumph.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22): Ideas start to come when you put aside the brainstorming and allow your subconscious to do some of the work. Virtual private network launch meets with tepid response. You are relieved when a trade show is cancelled.

SAGGITARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21): Try to discourage office back-biting over the results of a customer satisfaction survey. You struggle to keep up with patches that solve security flaws in new OS. Turnover rears its head as recruiters start prowling among support staff.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 20): A CFO’s ROI outlook seems unrealistic, but some people still think they can get something for nothing. Bring sales into planning session before deploying a fleet of handhelds. E-billing app suddenly makes your life much easier.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 18): Customer relationship management proposal leads to an exploration of privacy legislation. Refurbished office printer quiets the angry rabble of users. Irritating colleague will do everything he can to prolong a meeting.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Root out the bandwidth hogs and cap them accordingly unless you want them to bring the whole network down. Flat-screen monitors don’t seem to free up much desk space. Accept your role as staff psychiatrist and dispense the necessary advice: they’ll listen to you now.

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