After the meeting, I return to my desk and waste ten minutes trying to persuade my PC to log in to the network, only to discover that some sneaky bugger opposite has hijacked my Ethernet cable. Well, he’s not in at the moment, so I jam his cable back into the back of my own PC. For good measure, I open lots of windows on his screen, grab a screenshot and make it his desktop background image. This is BoFH circa 1998: the old ways are the best.
I'd be a tad more careful about doing that little trick in future Mr Dabbs. If you were in Florida you could be facing 25-life for that little escapade.
I do agree with the Cat-5 search. I also got reprimanded for adding a 5 port switch to the network so that the single LAN port ... you know the rest. With me they tried the 'health and safety' angle. Saying that the device was not safe.
Then I pointed out the little white sticker on the PSU that showed clearly that it had been safety tested a month before and by the same company that they used.
What I didn't tell them was that the switch was 'lifted' from the MD office during the move. His shiny new office had more ports than the UK has ferry ports so he didn't need it any longer.
Ah... the memories of office moves.
Now my Office only moves from the front of my house to the back depending upon the time of year.