1969's Landy (LWB) + haynes manual = great fun.
Landies was designed to be repaired in situ no matter where you were, something that helped a lot.
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His response was "I'm not in". I flicked the switch back to the incoming caller and said "He says he's not in."
And this is why you can't put any person on a switchboard... not everybody's capable of doing that job.
Unless your name's Simon, of course, then you'll have a grand time!
We have two offices plus server room in the basement. The one office have a toilet.
You can see where it's going.
Yep. The toilet's water inlet to the cistern sprung a leak and flooded the entire basement. Luckily the building was built on a hillside, so each office have a large sliding door to the west where the water could exit.
Because we had a flooded server room a year ago, recovery this time was quicker. All servers + UPS'es was shut down safely, which allowed the cleanup detail to mop up excess water without risk of electrocution, and when everything was clean and dry, the UPS'es and servers was started up again. All in all loss of an hour's productivity due to offline servers.
"He powered up the PC, but as soon as Windows loaded he immediately picked the mouse up off his desk and waved it around in the air."
When Michael asked him what he was doing, the user replied that he was trying to "make the mouse move".
After being told the mouse had to stay on the desk, the user was apparently unaffected by the embarrassment that might take hold of someone in this situation, telling Michael that his training was at fault.
True manager material (the user, not Michael). Wonder if said user got a good >KZERRRRT< along the way?
Good way to start an ever-escalating cyber war - haxx0r some d00fus' PC in China/USA/wherever, and launch a nice cyberattack at the French from that server... withdraw promptly (erasing all evidence of your haxx0ring) and watch the ever-escalating war unfold until the WWW is in ruins and devastation.
Hopefully this scenario will not happen - but the probability is high - that somebody will launch an attack by proxy and let somebody else do the fighting.
Agreed wrt Sagsmug.
Weaned my wife off Sagsmug with a Wa-hey device, she likes it a lot.
My next device will NOT be a Sagsmug device.
And as for being an ersatz Bond, the feeling's good.
Excuse me, I need to go and take some photos of various military installations (aka shebeens and shantytowns) to aid the Red Army in their victorious conquest of Africa.
Had a Smoothwall that just fell over due to a full HDD.
Narrowed it down to excessive logs - and from there to logrotate.conf whose commands was commented out.
Found it was one of the mods that I installed that just "disabled" logrotate - edited the conf file by hand and fixed it. Was quite interesting. Had to do a manual logrotate first which took quite a while :)
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