The TSR-2 was great, as was its predecessor, the TSR1....
4 posts • joined 3 Feb 2015
When I worked in the server support team for my local health board about 25 years ago, an engineer was called out to fix a faulty open reel tape drive for a development server that sat on a table in the data centre. It was quite a heavy old bit of kit and the table was next to a wall, so space was fairly limited. The engineer picked up the drive and, apparently without thinking through the manoeuvre he was about to make, swivelled round and bumped the emergency power off button on the wall with the back of one of his hands. The data centre was then a hive of busy people, trying to bring up the ICL mainframe, comms kit and multitude of midrange servers that lived there. Once he realised the chaos that was unfolding, said engineer started to sweat profusely as he continued his task of repairing the rarely-used tape drive. Some time later, once services were restored and things reasonably back to normal, a wooden box was placed around the power off button, with a hole cut in it so that it could be pressed when actually required.
I made this tonight. For a quick thrown-together dinner on a Tuesday night, it wasn't bad at all. I had a couple of sausages that needed using up, so I chucked them in too (sliced diagonally). I thought it was maybe a bit lacking in oomph - it could have done with more spices, I think, so I'll definitely add more when I next make it. (I was vegetarian for almost 20 years so I've had many a saag aloo in my time.)
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