IT - Humor

Flashback Friday: Color Me Confounded
Computerworld, June 26th, 2020
To him, it was the grayest of them all

"This tech's co-workers dread when he goes on vacation, reports a pilot fish on the scene, because problems always arise when he leaves.

But he does go, and it's soon noticed that the computer that's supposed to gather data on all outgoing phone calls doesn't seem to be creating new records.

Fish and colleagues find that computer standing amid a jungle of cables, and nothing to indicate what they all do..."


Memory-Lane Monday: Now, That's Excitement
ComputerWorld, June 22nd, 2020
The things you can learn by chance.

"It's the 1990s, and this drugstore chain is adding the first Windows NT machine to its previously all-Unix server room. And naturally, all the PC and network techs are gathered around to watch the process - including this pilot fish..."

With privileges come responsibilities - but not wisdom

"Sysadmin pilot fish and two of his cohorts arrive at work one day to find that nothing is working on the domain server.

Fish can't connect remotely, so he logs on locally. A review of the event log shows him that the SYSTEM user permission has been disabled for the C: drive..."

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