History Literature / BastardOperatorFromHell

7th Sep '17 12:43:56 PM TranceWarp
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'''PFY:''' But I don't want to visit Microsoft!

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'''PFY:''' But I don't want '''''want''''' to visit Microsoft!
7th Sep '17 8:55:24 AM TranceWarp
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* TakeThat: A fine example in this conversation...
-->'''BOFH:''' Right, I think I made my point! Now, I think it's time you took a couple of weeks' holiday.\\
'''PFY:''' How kind. But where will I go?\\
'''BOFH:''' Somewhere where they know nothing about computing...where they wouldn't know a RAM chip from a potato chip!\\
'''PFY:''' But I don't want to visit Microsoft!
30th Apr '17 11:04:09 AM TranceWarp
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** The [[http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/31/bofh_2017_episode_4/ second arc]] shows a guy named James who wants to see and modify a security program of the BOFH's making. By the end of the arc, he's already starting the defenestrations. [[spoiler:Namely, the current Director.]]

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** The [[http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/31/bofh_2017_episode_4/ second arc]] shows a guy named James who wants to see and modify a security program of the BOFH's making. By the end of the arc, he's already starting the defenestrations.[[DestinationDefenestration defenestrations]]. [[spoiler:Namely, the current Director.]]
30th Apr '17 11:00:51 AM TranceWarp
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* TheApprentice: Originally just the PFY. However, two [[StoryArc Story Arcs]] created two more...
** The [[http://bofh.bjash.com/newbofh/bofh16apr97.html first story arc]] has the tables turned with Simon as the Boss and the PFY as the new Networks Admin, while the former boss has taken the PFY role. The old boss learns quickly. [[labelnote:Spoiler]]By the next story, he's cremating phones by attaching phone lines to mains power.[[/labelnote]]
** The [[http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/31/bofh_2017_episode_4/ second arc]] shows a guy named James who wants to see and modify a security program of the BOFH's making. By the end of the arc, he's already starting the defenestrations. [[spoiler:Namely, the current Director.]]
25th Mar '17 2:07:22 AM supercomputer276
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* SideBet: The Director and Boss-of-the-time once bet on how the BOFH and the PFY would dispose of a Health & Safety inspector trying to get into the server room.
15th Dec '16 8:20:16 AM TranceWarp
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You can read all of Travaglia's work [[http://bofh.ntk.net/BOFH/ here]] and [[http://www.theregister.co.uk/odds/bofh/ here]]

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You can read all of Travaglia's work [[http://bofh.ntk.net/BOFH/ bjash.com/ here]] and [[http://www.theregister.co.uk/odds/bofh/ uk/data_centre/bofh/ here]]
14th Jul '15 8:18:54 PM BiggerJ
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** And, of course, anyone who knows what happens when he DOES get fired would never want to fire him, because the only way he can be fired is if he WANTS to be fired, which would normally seriously hamper his chances of ever getting hired again... unless, of course, the company that fired him were to collpase catastrophically within, say, the next two months...
13th May '15 6:44:02 AM szaleniec1000
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* GroinAttack: Also known as a Non-Maskable Interrupt

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* GroinAttack: Also known as a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-maskable_interrupt Non-Maskable InterruptInterrupt]].
3rd Feb '15 1:53:20 AM BinaryStep
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: Reading the entire archive from start to finish provides a neat cross-section of just how far computer technology has come. In one early story, stealing 32MB of RAM from the helpdesk [=PCs=] was a significant victory. A later chapter quotes that exact amount as a ludicrously weak machine being palmed off to some sucker.
13th Jan '15 2:29:11 PM TranceWarp
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** A particular example stands out: via manipulation of CVs, TerribleIntervieweesMontage and good old blackmail, the BOFH manages to hire as his new boss a person who ''doesn't exist''. The boss is not visible the first day (visiting clients) or the second (sick leave, and somehow a computer program manages to sound like a sick man high on cough syrup), though he still manages to authorize an extensive series of purchases and business trips. When the head of IT storms in demanding an explanation, they reveal that sadly, Roger has been run over by a delivery van that very day.

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** A particular example stands out: via manipulation of CVs, [=CVs=], TerribleIntervieweesMontage and good old blackmail, the BOFH manages to hire as his new boss a person who ''doesn't exist''. The boss is not visible the first day (visiting clients) or the second (sick leave, and somehow a computer program manages to sound like a sick man high on cough syrup), though he still manages to authorize an extensive series of purchases and business trips. When the head of IT storms in demanding an explanation, they reveal that sadly, Roger has been run over by a delivery van that very day.
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