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4 posts • joined 29 Oct 2007

BOFH: Vampires!

Simon Travaglia
Dead Vulture

Where this episode came from.

I had a story in mind, the Director sneaking around and the PFY following

him out of paranoia. A library featured in the story, and once I started with

the small tangent to librarians I couldn't stop - they took the story over.

Next week's story is actually the story that this was going to be, sort

of, but without the librarians. thank goodness.

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BOFH: Insecurity complex

Simon Travaglia
Boffin

Where this came from

Many years ago I was hostelling in London and there was this bloke there who we called 'The Revolution'. He would sideline any new person and talk about their travel plans and then go on to poke holes at thier proposed destination because when HE was there it was much better, more interesting, gritty, realistic, accessible, etc. Especially Berlin, which he'd apparently spent some time at when the wall was still up. Our favourite quote - and hence his name - came from when someone was going to 'do europe' and then travel to some place in South America, to which our bloke said "Oh, it's really gone downhill. It was so much better before the revolution". Sack of cack.

But everyone's an expert in IT. If you can drive a pocket caculator without getting an E, you're it.

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BOFH: Xmas party: Get a wriggle on

Simon Travaglia

What's all this bollocks about "Best"?

There's no "best", there's just what comes out.

Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night with an idea that's just so bloody great I can't wait to get up in the morning and get it down.

The morning dawns and I think "That was aaaaaabsolute crap!" and chuck it away.

But I have been to a lot of vendor drinks, and even put a black tie on occasion.

Sometimes I feel a complete 'Mr Jolly/Dorchester' binge coming on. Like the IBM do tomorrow when the Mrs has agreed to drive me home from...

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BOFH: A foray into HR

Simon Travaglia

True Story

I worked with a guy once who apparently could whack down 10 pints in a long lunch. Then go back to work.

Frightening

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