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Naughty sysadmins use dark magic to fix PCs for clueless users

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Amazing what small things do.....

In my case it was cleaning CRTs. The office (answering services) had operators that smoked like chimneys and with the static build up on the CRT terminals (it was the early 1980s) they would get pretty dirty. We used to always have a nice bottle of Windex available with a bunch of paper towels and during a break in the action, would clean the screens. Then indicate to the operator that we had enhanced to operation to the latest version (or some such drivel). The result was the operators thanking us profusely that their terminals were working MUCH better and that they noticed that they were MUCH better.

Sad part is that this could be repeated on a monthly basis, and achieve similar results. (*SIGH*)

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