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#29597 - 07/29/04 08:18 PM How Not to Stay Lost
MartinFocazio Offline


Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 2155
Loc: Bucks County PA
this is a geeky joke that only network administrators will truly appreciate:

How to not stay lost: always carry a small shovel and loop of fiberoptic cable. If lost, bury fiber optic cable in the ground. When the backhoe arrives within the hour, hitch a ride into town.

(for those who don't get it, it seems that in the same way mobile homes cause tornados to come down upon then, fiber-optic cables cause backhoes to dig through them. anyone who'd in IT will tell you of the day of the fiber cut.)

#29598 - 07/30/04 12:09 AM Re: How Not to Stay Lost
RayW Offline

Registered: 12/06/01
Posts: 563
Loc: Orlando, FL
Martin, you don't have to be in IT to get that. My last job was managing a hardware store, so i usually got to hear both sides of the story. But some of those operators are, shall we say talented.

And since we are on a survival forum, if you are digging a hole be sure you call your local underground marking service. In most municipalities it is also the law. Of course we all want to hear your account of how you survived climbing out of the hole caused by sticking your shovel through a water main.

#29599 - 07/30/04 12:55 AM Re: How Not to Stay Lost

... And make sure you are on the right land...

Two Februaries ago, a survey team came through my land to do a core sample. They were a block away from the land they were supposed to be at... Tore down two Plum trees, a grape vine, part of a fence...

There were words, all very calm on my part, and reperations were made. It did create an interesting situation where A neighborhood group became very active because of the reason the survey crew was there.


#29600 - 07/30/04 06:28 AM Re: How Not to Stay Lost
NY RAT Offline

Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 256
Loc: brooklyn, ny
since you posted the geeky joke i thought id post this, on an episode of the simpson the "comic book guy" character had on a t-shirt with a geek joke on it.

and later i saw it on an actual shirt..heh.

the shirt was black with white lettering and said:

it was good for a chuckle.
been gone so long im glad to be back

#29601 - 07/30/04 01:20 PM Re: How Not to Stay Lost

One word. One phrase. For those who are or have ever done technical support.

[color:"white"]. . . . . . . . . . . . .[/color][color:"brown"]P E B K A C[/color]


#29602 - 07/30/04 01:48 PM Re: How Not to Stay Lost
David Offline

Registered: 10/09/02
Posts: 245
Loc: Tennessee (middle)

And there's also the somewhat less arcane error code: I D 1 0 T
(That's usually pronounced "eye-dee ten tee".)



#29603 - 07/30/04 03:24 PM Re: How Not to Stay Lost

O.K. eye-dee-ten-tee i understand , But ;
what is PEBKAC !!!!

#29604 - 07/30/04 03:33 PM Re: How Not to Stay Lost
groo Offline

Registered: 11/02/03
Posts: 722
Loc: Florida
PEBKAC == Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair

The (l)user, iow.

#29605 - 07/30/04 03:37 PM Re: How Not to Stay Lost
M_a_x Online   happy
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Registered: 08/16/02
Posts: 1113
Loc: Germany
On the subject of tech support I have the status of uninvolved bystander. As such I have to say that itīs quite funny. Sometimes itīs hard to hold back the laughing though. One of my favorites is a call where the helpdesk guy struggled to help the user find and hit the delete key on his keyboard over the phone for more than 15 minutes. The whole office got really desperate. The operator because of his struggle and the rest for fighting the laughter (we may be cynics but we are not neccessarily rude).
If it isnīt broken, it doesnīt have enough features yet.

#29606 - 07/30/04 03:49 PM Re: How Not to Stay Lost

there's no place like ~/

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