[rescue] Re: Landscaping with technology

N. Miller vraptor at promessage.com
Mon Jun 16 22:59:17 CDT 2003

One of the more industrious guys in the first line support team
I started in at the juggernaut network company had a script to
play Homer saying "DOH" around the bullpen's Sparcs (we all ran
'xhost +' back in the days before ssh).  We also used to spam
each other with annoying X backgrounds.

We never tried any jokes on the users.  The closest we got to that
was someone forging mail as our director into the case management
system on a joke case.  The case management system always sent a
copy to the originator...oops! :-)



--On Monday, June 16, 2003 1:49 PM -0700 Robert Novak <rnovak at indyramp.com> 

> On Mon, 16 Jun 2003, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 03:23:52PM -0500, Scott Newell wrote:
>> > Last year I had a cron entry that would update the big 4Si printer's
>> > display to show a countdown of the number of days until a big trade
>> > show...one of the older sales guys pulled me aside and asked in a
>> > hushed tone "how does it know?".
>> That sounds like the point at which a true BOFH could REALLY start to
>> have some fun.  :)
> A friend sent an audio file to a remote NeXT workstation to have it say
> "The printer is out of paper." The person at said workstation took 5-10
> minutes to realize there was no printer.
> Almost as good as an apparently rare error message from some release of
> Netware that would give a "Drive D: is out of paper" error.
> --Rob
> --
> Robert Novak - rnovak at indyramp.com
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