Broken, sshell, Tech Support…

Well, as the old saying goes “get a second opinion.” The female went to an orthopedic doctor, who told her she actually did break her foot. This is after the ER doctors told her it was a ‘bad sprain’ um, yeah… thanks Doc!

Today I had to step away from my workstation, but didn’t feel like locking it up, but since I was ssh’d into one of our Very Important Remote Servers (VIRS for short) I decided to take precautions. I dug a burmese tiger pit in my cubicle and rigged up a robotic arm holding pepper spray controlled by X-10 devices, so that if anyone walked by an attemped to look at my terminal, they would be sprayed with the pepper spray, and if they got too close and thought about any sort of rm -rf action, the robotic arm would knock them into the burmese tiger pit. We take security very seriously around here.

Do you have a help desk/tech support person where you work? Are you that person? We proudly present: The life cycle of the help desk/tech support person…

  1. I love to help people!
  2. What can I do for you!
  3. Um, see the little picture of a printer? Just click on it.
  4. Remember? I showed you how to do that last week?
  5. Yeah, I’ll get to it later today…
  6. I showed them once, why can’t they remember!? Are these people idiots!?
  7. Damn lusers! Do their brains even function?
  8. RTFM! RTFM!

This can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few years, but eventually it will happen.