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Barking Madness in the Server Room

There’s something about being an admin that makes people crazier than shithouse rats. Case in point, wherein Sam goes all Letterman on a bitchy PC.

There’s nothing like frothy-mouthed violence upon inanimate objects to still the raging blood of a pissed-off computer guy. Too often, we have to smile and keep up appearances for our customers, lest we lose the illusion of being in control of a situation.

The best revenge I ever got to exact on a computer? At my old company, we had a Novell server that kept losing data. Eventually, we tracked it down to its Micropolis drives, which seemed to just be spinning bits off into space, despite being mirrored and duplexed. We called Micropolis, and they denied it could be the drives up until the warranty ran out, then they sent a recall notice for drives that were still under warranty.

So, my boss and I took the drives out, stacked them up a back room, and spent about 2 hours shooting them with a crossbow. A *real* crossbow, using 8-inch stainless steel bolts.

Micropolis + Crossbow == AWESOME!!!1

Comments

Sam

I wish Id had a crossbow, I had to settle for gravity

Sandy

hmmm..I've wanted to do that to actual employees...

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