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Frozen Poop On A Stick

Posted on 2005.08.19 at 12:25
Current Music: LOTR I, II & III Soundtracks
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upon logging into my server for the first time...

ProfessorTom: keyboard ineractive authentication
ProfessorTom: I like that term better than password
EricHowton: You could call frozen poop on a stick, "icy lickable excrement" but that doesn't mean it would taste any better.


User calls to tell me he cannot telnet into a blade 2500:

"telnet is turned off," I say, "Use ssh."
"Well, I can't log in to the console."
"So, you're sitting at the computer and trying to log in?"
"Yes. It gave me a login screen, I tried to log in, then the screen just went blank."
"I'll be right there."

\time passes\

"Where did this USB drive come from?" I ask.
"I got it from (some business unit)"
"Let me rephrase. How did this USB drive come to find itself attached to this system?"
"I put there."
"You cannot dynamically attach filesystems via USB on Solaris. Remove it, then log in."
"Hey, I'm in!"
*sigh*




Official Notice:

Gentlemen,

I have accepted a Site Services Delivery Manager position on another
account within [my consulting firm].

You guys have been fantastic and this has been a wonderful account to
work on. The opportunity to move into a junior management position however,
exceeds my expectations and is the next step in my career with [my consulting firm].

I came here with hopes to help get you production ready, and believe I
have fulfilled that goal.

Please allow this to serve as my official notice, with an expected
departure date of September 2, 2005, management approval pending.


Respectfully,


Eric G. Howton

Comments:


danzigfried at 2005-08-22 03:05 (UTC) (Link)

DJ Smooth <-- Howton's new moniker...

So youve bit the bullet and are gonna move, huh? Again, I have to stress this again....you do realize you are going to have to work with PEOPLE, dont you? haha
Actually, congrats and mazzle-mazzle. Missouri will be a better state with your hairy mandibular follicles within its borders.

Peace out, yo...and keep it outta tha dirt.

Big K would be so proud...
ehowton
ehowton at 2005-08-22 06:39 (UTC) (Link)

Re: DJ Smooth <-- Howton's new moniker...

There's people involved?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-08-23 01:59 (UTC) (Link)

Re: DJ Smooth <-- Howton's new moniker...

yeah. You do know what a people is, right?
ehowton
ehowton at 2005-08-23 03:56 (UTC) (Link)

Re: DJ Smooth <-- Howton's new moniker...

Is a new unix operating system? people 1.0?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-08-23 04:02 (UTC) (Link)

Re: DJ Smooth <-- Howton's new moniker...

yes it is similar to Girlfriend 1.0
ehowton
ehowton at 2005-08-23 04:12 (UTC) (Link)

Re: DJ Smooth <-- Howton's new moniker...

Dude, I so loaded GF1.0 on my ond Pentium 133MHz, and it was fun, but the wife upgrade will make you curl your toes!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-08-23 05:29 (UTC) (Link)

Re: DJ Smooth <-- Howton's new moniker...

and vomit through your nostrils at the same time? I'd rather not.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-08-23 02:06 (UTC) (Link)
Management approval pending. This is a phrase that means you have been pwned.
ehowton
ehowton at 2005-08-23 03:55 (UTC) (Link)
Console fan-boys aren't allowed to use l33t speak. You require a GUI.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-08-23 04:05 (UTC) (Link)
SO U HACKING ME THEN HUH
WElL I GOT NEWS FOR U MISTER I GOT MORE FIREWALL POWERS NOW SO IM SECURE AND IM USING WINDOWS 98 SO IM REALLY SECURE FROM HACKERS LIKE YOU SO YOU BETTA JUST GIVE UP CUZ U GOT NO HOPE MISTER.
* YuFFie (~mirc@3B942731.dsl.stlsmo.swbell.net) Quit (Quit: Owned.)
* YuFFie (~mirc@3B942731.dsl.stlsmo.swbell.net) has joined #
HELP MY MOUSE IS MOVING BY IT SELF
ehowton
ehowton at 2005-08-23 04:14 (UTC) (Link)
lol - too funny. Firewalls are for pussy's that don't know how to lock down their unix box.

It's pronounced unix.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-08-23 05:30 (UTC) (Link)
but Linux is oh so much more user friendly
ehowton
ehowton at 2005-08-23 14:18 (UTC) (Link)
You say that becaue it has a GUI. My console fan-boy theory gets stronger.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-08-23 15:35 (UTC) (Link)
So I like open source. What's wrong with that?
ehowton
ehowton at 2005-08-23 15:55 (UTC) (Link)
wtf?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-08-23 16:11 (UTC) (Link)
You're not familar with Open Source? You poor thing. No wonder you have issues. The nice young men in the clean white coats are comming complements of me to give you a lobotomy. :)
ehowton
ehowton at 2005-08-23 16:16 (UTC) (Link)
*sigh*
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-08-23 16:22 (UTC) (Link)
don't worry. This too shall pass.
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