History Literature / BastardOperatorFromHell

14th Jul '15 8:18:54 PM BiggerJ
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* GroinAttack: Also known as a Non-Maskable Interrupt

to:

* GroinAttack: Also known as a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-maskable_interrupt Non-Maskable InterruptInterrupt]].
3rd Feb '15 1:53:20 AM BinaryStep
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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.

to:

** 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.
6th Jan '15 12:58:32 PM supercomputer276
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** The first sign that Gina Barker is a force to be reckoned with is that she manages to stand up to it. Twice.
6th Jan '15 12:51:47 PM supercomputer276
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* DistaffCounterpart: The end of 2014 saw the arrival of Gina Barker, formally a consultant for a company where she was the only partner as her other partners had died in "accidents," and eventually used her second job as a lawyer [[spoiler:to become IT Director]]. The Bastard is so impressed, he asks to marry her after their first encounter (where she managed to extort two thousand quid from him).
13th Dec '14 5:03:31 AM FordPrefect
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** [[http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/30/bofh_2012_episode_14/ Crucifying is putting it mildly;]] there are '''no''' reasonable grounds to terminate the BOfH or the PFY whatsoever, not even engaging in behavior that could result in arrest and prosecution, ''and'' the company has no legal grounds on which to sue them, not even for outright sabotaging the IT systems altogether. The kicker is that the company has to give two ''years'' notice if they decide to terminate their contracts, and pay out the difference if they decide to fire them on-the-spot. And the only concession given for this legal ''carte blanche'' is that the BOfH and the PFY have to give two years' notice (or else pay two years' worth of their own salary to the company) if they decide to leave.

to:

*** [[http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/30/bofh_2012_episode_14/ Crucifying is putting it mildly;]] there are '''no''' reasonable grounds to terminate the BOfH [=BOfH=] or the PFY whatsoever, not even engaging in behavior that could result in arrest and prosecution, ''and'' the company has no legal grounds on which to sue them, not even for outright sabotaging the IT systems altogether. The kicker is that the company has to give two ''years'' notice if they decide to terminate their contracts, and pay out the difference if they decide to fire them on-the-spot. And the only concession given for this legal ''carte blanche'' is that the BOfH [=BOfH=] and the PFY have to give two years' notice (or else pay two years' worth of their own salary to the company) if they decide to leave.
13th Dec '14 5:01:45 AM FordPrefect
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Also, this is used by BOFH to switch whoever is calling him into "Dummy Mode." That means overloading a luser's brain with so many technical terms that it turns off and has the luser do anything the BOFH tells him to do (such as inserting metal objects into mains electrical sockets, sending incriminating email or starting fires).

to:

** Also, The BOFH also uses this is used by BOFH to switch whoever is calling him into "Dummy Mode." That means Mode", by overloading a the luser's brain with so many technical terms that it turns off and has off, at which point the luser will do anything the BOFH tells him to do (such as inserting metal objects into mains electrical sockets, sending incriminating email or starting fires).
13th Dec '14 4:57:57 AM FordPrefect
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Recently, Gina Barker came in as a "consultant" from Lightfoot, Barker & Ellice. Seems she's also legal cousel. Oh, and she's now Simon's girlfriend.

to:

** Recently, Gina Barker came in as a "consultant" from Lightfoot, Barker & Ellice. Seems she's also legal cousel.counsel. Oh, and she's now Simon's girlfriend.
9th Dec '14 11:27:08 AM TranceWarp
Is there an issue? Send a Message


---> '''BOFH:''' Just a word of warning. If you say - or even hint - that it's because you might want to print them on the very expensive 'True-Colour' auto laminating printer that you had us install just outside your office door there's a very real chance that my assistant will pop upstairs and PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE.

to:

---> '''BOFH:''' Just a word of warning. If you say - or even hint - that it's because you might want to print them on the very expensive 'True-Colour' "True-Colour" auto laminating printer that you had us install just outside your office door there's a very real chance that my assistant will pop upstairs and PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE.
This list shows the last 10 events of 35. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Literature.BastardOperatorFromHell