* Posts by Whatsinitforme

16 posts • joined 16 Jun 2017

BOFH: Oh, go on, let's flush all that legacy tech down the toilet


Re: Outsourced?

That'll be the next episode of course.


Re: "an ongoing revenue stream"

All, may I please remind you all that today is INTERNATIONAL BEER DAY.

So if you don't mind, I'm off to the pub. And if you do mind, I'm still off to the pub.


BOFH: What's Near Field Implementation? Oh, you'll see. Turn left here


BOFH really is becoming more userfriendly

He even admits it himself....

This guy would've been given the near field implementation after his third keyboard back in 1998.....

BOFH: Bye desktop, bye desk. Hello 'slab and a beanbag on the floor

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Re: re: Dutchmen and profit

You just hit the nail on the head......


Ow, any proper Dutch will sell you anything at anytime and any place.

If there's money to be made, a Dutchmen will try it. If you could convince a Dutchmen that there's profit in selling freezers to people living in Lapland, he would pack a truck full of freezers and be on the Øresund Bridge within 8 hours.

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Re: the Belgians

My sincere apologies for the generalization of you and your fellow country(wo)men.

How could I forget that a lot of (but most like far from all of them) Belgians prefer the Burgundian lifestyle, which includes a lot more spirits then just Beer....

I was amazed when I visited McD in Antwerp that they actually serve cans of Jupiler......


It's beer 'o clock somewhere, so no excuses there.

My southern neighbours (the Belgians) usually start beer 'o clock 5 seconds after they go for lunch on Friday....

BOFH: State of a job, eh? Roll the Endless Requests for Further Information protocol


Is Simon himself trapped in the system?

I was kind of hoping for a Christmas party story, or a 'look what happened during the Christmas holiday' story, but nothing.

Is his new story stuck in TheRegisters approval system??


Re: This shows

That link will surely keep me busy for the remainder of the afternoon :)


Re: This shows

I've been in IT for 20+ years, and have been reading the BOFH stories since I first learned of his existence. Also, I dove back into the archives ( http://bofh.bjash.com/index.html ) to make sure that I learnt as much as possible.

However, even with this vast experience and re-reading the archives, also for me, there are things I must learn. Right now, I'm trying to automate my messaging system based on https://github.com/NARKOZ/hacker-scripts :).



Although it is a realistic description of many of the chatbots that are around (keep asking questions, and suddenly provide no solution whatsoever), I am slightly underwhelmed by this semi-annual BOFH post, I would've hoped for at least 3 casualties, a cattle prod, a slippery staircase, an open window, the HALON going off, and some pieces of carpet being dragged.....

That being said, finally BOFH/Simon is back, and we really needed a new story, so I'll drink to that!

BOFH: Is everybody ready for the meeting? Grab a crayon – let's get technical


Re: New Episode?

I got tired of checking the site every now and then, so I just subscribed to the RSS feed. That way, I can feel the disappointment on a regular interval without even having to visit the website itself.


Receding hair line

Naah, I have the problem that people were joking about my receding hairline since I was 18 (24 years ago). The people that were joking me back then are all bald now, while my hairline is still receding (but veeeeerrrry slowly).

So for this measurement to work, Simon would need to stop with his stories for at least 2 years, which is not a good idea.

In the mean time, I'll just put on a little John Waite - Missing you, since I'm obviously in denial and/or in a rehab clinic.


Is there anybody out there??

Hello BOFH?

Is there anybody in there?

Just write if you can hear me.

Is there anyone at home?

Come on, now,

I hear you're feeling down.

Well you can ease my pain

Get me on my feet again.


I'll need a new story first.

Just the basic facts.

Can you show me why it's quiet?

BOFH: Halon is not a rad new vape flavour


Playing Command and Conquer or Quake al night long in your bedroom, without any lights on.

Except of course for that 17 inch CRT which you bought for a LOT of money....


Sales assh****, Locked office, Halon and windows to choose from

Doesn't get any better then this!

Glad to have you back at your old level Simon.


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