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8 posts • joined 6 Feb 2018

Hey, I wrote this neat little program for you guys called the IMAC User Notification Tool



I used to work in a department where first initial surname was the standard for email addresses. Several ladies fell foul of this when getting married and protested vociferously about their new emails. Mrs Lavery (first initial S) got off lightly, Mrs Laycock (first initial P) was the butt of a lot of bad jokes, but I did feel sorry for Mrs Lapper (first initial S) who took it all very personally and left about 6 months later.

Are you sure you've got a floppy disk stuck in the drive? Or is it 100 lodged in the chassis?


Re: Building dust

I had plenty of Engineer's laptops that died of inhaling tiny little bits of swarf from the CNC Lathes and Milling Machines that they were working on. And one that fell into the coolant when the machine vibrated a bit too much and yet bizarrely survived (once dried out).

Before the smoking ban, there was one Engineer whose laptop you could smell a mile off due to the tobacco stink. Fuel station gloves were used to install remote control software onto the machine (no-one wanted to touch that keyboard) and it was put in a remote storecupboard whilst it was updated).

My 2019 resolution? Not to buy any of THIS rubbish


Re: Any computer game after 1994...

It looks very pink around here.

Prank 'Give me a raise!' email nearly lands sysadmin with dismissal


Phenolphthalein. A rare word with 5 consecutive consonants, none of which is y.

Also a very effective laxitive.

Microsoft commits: We're buying GitHub for $7.5 beeeeeeellion


Re: Shite

They make a hairdryer now. It blows.

BCC is hard, OK? Quite a lot of orgs blurted your email addresses in GDPR mailouts


It could be that Office 365 is not recognising comma as a valid separator for e-mail lists and is expecting semi-colon. Pegasus however, is happy with comma as an e-mail separator.


IBM: About those agreed voluntary redundancies ... we were just kidding



A friend escaped IBM last Wednesday and is about to go on holiday for a couple of months. He looked and sounded the best he had for a long long time on Wednesday evening.

Nunes FBI memo: Yep, it's every bit as terrible as you imagined


Re: What did people expect to see?

As you think this was section 702 surveillance, your understanding of the memo can be categorised as clueless and your opinion safely ignored.


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