• monkeyPushButton (unregistered)

    Just posting to annoy the attempt at "Fist!"

  • ounos (unregistered)

    I hope the vent keeps this comment in frikking place.

    captcha: odio ooo sole mioooo!

  • operagost (cs)

    Please consider my attempt annoyed.

    [insert Inigo Montoya vocabulary misuse quotation here]

  • Zemyla (unregistered)

    I've even grown tired of Default Comment.

    Also, his method of holding up documents sucks.

  • justsomedude (unregistered)

    the real wtf is that Sun replaced the mobo.

  • Inhibeo (unregistered)

    TRWTF is firing Joe. It takes a very creative and talented mind to look at a mundane server intake, and see it as a clipboard.

  • Bernd (unregistered) in reply to Inhibeo
    Inhibeo:
    TRWTF is firing Joe. It takes a very creative and talented mind to look at a mundane server intake, and see it as a clipboard.
    That's right. And naturally, they wouldn't want to stand in the way of his creativity. You see, it was in his best interest!
  • ricecake (unregistered) in reply to Zemyla
    Zemyla:
    Also, his method of holding up documents sucks.
    I see what you did there.
  • Mmmm good (unregistered)

    The real WTF is that Joe used the fan as a clipboard while Cabe was in the server room. Joe could have driven Cabe slowly mad and then gotten a nice promotion which is usually the natural order of things...incompetence promoted to where it can madden the greatest number of people.

  • realmerlyn (cs)

    This reminds me of the guy that was seen exhaling his cigarette breath directly into the air filter so it wouldn't set off the smoke alarm in the computer room. Or was I dreaming that?

  • DOA (cs)

    I was thinking something along the lines of excessive violence, but I suppose firing Joe will have to do.

  • jo42 (cs) in reply to realmerlyn
    realmerlyn:
    This reminds me of the guy that was seen exhaling his cigarette breath directly into the air filter so it wouldn't set off the smoke alarm in the computer room. Or was I dreaming that?
    One place I worked at had 'smokers corner' right below the external air conditioning unit for the server room. Managements solution to a cigarette smoke filled server room was to have a large air duct installed that went two floors from the air conditioning unit intake to the top of building. Then one spring the source of bird feathers in the server room was discovered to be nesting birds in the air duct. The air duct then had a grill installed at the intake. This server room was also one floor directly below the executive restroom. Every few months some MBA would cork up a toilet and the server room would end up with rather smelly yellow/brown water covering on the floor.
  • bored (unregistered)

    The RWTF was that he was able to cancel all meetings to sit in a server room.

  • Code Dependent (cs)

    Cabe should have set his pager to play "Jambalaya".

    Goodbye, Joe...

  • Arie Kanarie (unregistered) in reply to jo42

    That story is even better then this article.

    Still, i can't help wondering why Cabe didn't bitchslap joe the moment he saw him putting up that paper. Really, why wait till the server panics?

    not fist and boring captcha

  • dkf (cs) in reply to Arie Kanarie
    Arie Kanarie:
    Still, i can't help wondering why Cabe didn't bitchslap joe the moment he saw him putting up that paper. Really, why wait till the server panics?
    Sometimes it's just so hard to believe what's happening. It's the stunned bunny response.
  • Pol (unregistered)

    TRWTF is that Cabe didn't think of putting the Trinidad Steel Drum Band and 'Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot!' as the beeper tune!

  • Josh (unregistered)

    TRWTF is that I played Pictures At An Exhibition in marching band in high school in the early 1990's.

  • who the hell knows (unregistered)

    TRWTF is that he didn't hack his beeper to play "One Winged Angel" every time the server died.

  • Lapse in Security (unregistered)

    The real WTF is that a tech was in the server room at all.

  • Bob (unregistered)

    TRWTF is that Pictures at an Exhibition has several hummable themes -- so which theme was it?

    And was it Mussorgsky's piano version or Ravel's orchestrated version?

    I won't be able to work today without resolution!

  • jobrahms (cs) in reply to Bob
    Bob:
    TRWTF is that Pictures at an Exhibition has several hummable themes -- so which theme was it?

    And was it Mussorgsky's piano version or Ravel's orchestrated version?

    I won't be able to work today without resolution!

    It's the bastardized pager version.

  • JamesQMurphy (cs)

    I wonder if the "other unrelated screwups" included putting a face on the intake valve, pouring a glass of cheap chianti, and making a night of it.

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to Pol
    Pol:
    TRWTF is that Cabe didn't think of putting the Trinidad Steel Drum Band and 'Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot!' as the beeper tune!
    lmao
  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to Bob
    Bob:
    And was it Mussorgsky's piano version or Ravel's orchestrated version?

    I won't be able to work today without resolution!

    None of the above. It was ELP.

  • JamesQMurphy (cs) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    Pol:
    TRWTF is that Cabe didn't think of putting the Trinidad Steel Drum Band and 'Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot!' as the beeper tune!
    lmao
    There's plenty more...

    "Hot-Blooded" by Foreigner "You've Got Me Burnin'" by Pat Benetar "Disco Inferno" (Burn, baby, burn) "Light My Fire" by the Doors "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer (I think) "Burning Up" by Madonna

    and my personal favorite: "Hot in Herre" by Nelly

  • Jesse (unregistered)

    Awesome! Now i know the the name for the songs, O Fortuna and Auld Lang Syne! Oh yeah, Joe's a jackass.

  • Code Dependent (cs) in reply to JamesQMurphy
    JamesQMurphy:
    "Hot-Blooded" by Foreigner "You've Got Me Burnin'" by Pat Benetar "Disco Inferno" (Burn, baby, burn) "Light My Fire" by the Doors "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer (I think) "Burning Up" by Madonna

    and my personal favorite: "Hot in Here" by Nelly

    There's also "She's Hot", by Robin Barrett:

    All the men go crazy when my baby walking down the street All the men go crazy when my baby walking down the street They got they tongue hanging out like a dog waiting for a treat

    They be acting like a fool when she wear her jeans so tight They be acting like a crazy fool when she wear her jeans so tight They thoughts gonna give 'em trouble when they sleep at night

    Cuz she's hot Oh, she's hot She got it They want it They think they gonna get it But they not

  • wingcommander (unregistered) in reply to Josh

    Good thing he got it fixed. He would have got tired of Pictures at an Exhibition real fast. Then need to change to Bolero.

  • Inigo Montoya (unregistered) in reply to operagost
    operagost:
    Please consider my attempt annoyed.

    [insert Inigo Montoya vocabulary misuse quotation here]

    My name is Inigo Montoya. You misused my vocabulary. Prepare to die!
  • Crash Magnet (unregistered)

    The song "Popcorn", by Hot Chocolate.

  • DaveK (cs) in reply to jo42
    jo42:
    This server room was also one floor directly below the executive restroom. Every few months some MBA would cork up a toilet and the server room would end up with rather smelly yellow/brown water covering on the floor.
    Not news: management taking a dump on the employees. News: management loading the servers up with their crap. TDWTF: management actually leaking effluent into the air conditioning.
  • JamesQMurphy (cs) in reply to Inigo Montoya
    Inigo Montoya:
    operagost:
    Please consider my attempt annoyed.

    [insert Inigo Montoya vocabulary misuse quotation here]

    My name is Inigo Montoya. You misused my vocabulary. Prepare to die!

    Inconceivable!

  • Too much TV (unregistered) in reply to Code Dependent
    Code Dependent:
    JamesQMurphy:
    "Hot-Blooded" by Foreigner "You've Got Me Burnin'" by Pat Benetar "Disco Inferno" (Burn, baby, burn) "Light My Fire" by the Doors "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer (I think) "Burning Up" by Madonna

    and my personal favorite: "Hot in Here" by Nelly

    There's also "She's Hot", by Robin Barrett:

    All the men go crazy when my baby walking down the street All the men go crazy when my baby walking down the street They got they tongue hanging out like a dog waiting for a treat

    They be acting like a fool when she wear her jeans so tight They be acting like a crazy fool when she wear her jeans so tight They thoughts gonna give 'em trouble when they sleep at night

    Cuz she's hot Oh, she's hot She got it They want it They think they gonna get it But they not

    "Burning Down the House" -- Talking Heads "(I'm) On Fire" -- Van Halen "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll" -- Blue Oyster Cult

  • Someone You Know (cs) in reply to Too much TV
    Too much TV:
    Code Dependent:
    JamesQMurphy:
    "Hot-Blooded" by Foreigner "You've Got Me Burnin'" by Pat Benetar "Disco Inferno" (Burn, baby, burn) "Light My Fire" by the Doors "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer (I think) "Burning Up" by Madonna

    and my personal favorite: "Hot in Here" by Nelly

    There's also "She's Hot", by Robin Barrett:

    All the men go crazy when my baby walking down the street All the men go crazy when my baby walking down the street They got they tongue hanging out like a dog waiting for a treat

    They be acting like a fool when she wear her jeans so tight They be acting like a crazy fool when she wear her jeans so tight They thoughts gonna give 'em trouble when they sleep at night

    Cuz she's hot Oh, she's hot She got it They want it They think they gonna get it But they not

    "Burning Down the House" -- Talking Heads "(I'm) On Fire" -- Van Halen "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll" -- Blue Oyster Cult

    Given that the server often wasn't hot anymore by the time Cabe got to it, I think "Hot & Cold" by Katy Perry is more appropriate...

  • CynicalTyler (unregistered) in reply to bored
    bored:
    The RWTF was that he was able to cancel all meetings to sit in a server room.
    The real FTW was that he was able to cancel all meetings to sit in a server room.

    FTFY.

  • Satanicpuppy (cs) in reply to justsomedude
    justsomedude:
    the real wtf is that Sun replaced the mobo.

    This isn't bob's computers. If you're paying a company like Sun or IBM to support your machines, and you have log evidence of a problem, they'll replace whatever they need to, usually on the same day.

  • Madox (unregistered)

    What I don't understand is why didn't Cabe setup a motion sensitive webcam in the room? Just plug in any old USB camera to an existing server and install motion or ZoneMinder. Problem solved. Saved my ass plenty of times.

    Also works equally well in a cubicle. If you have any Linux box sitting in your cube, running 24/7, do the same thing. You'd be surprised at the stuff it catches. I set mine to only run at off-hours to watch the cleaning crew.

  • m0ffx (unregistered) in reply to Someone You Know
    Someone You Know:
    Too much TV:
    Code Dependent:
    JamesQMurphy:
    "Hot-Blooded" by Foreigner "You've Got Me Burnin'" by Pat Benetar "Disco Inferno" (Burn, baby, burn) "Light My Fire" by the Doors "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer (I think) "Burning Up" by Madonna

    and my personal favorite: "Hot in Here" by Nelly

    There's also "She's Hot", by Robin Barrett:

    All the men go crazy when my baby walking down the street All the men go crazy when my baby walking down the street They got they tongue hanging out like a dog waiting for a treat

    They be acting like a fool when she wear her jeans so tight They be acting like a crazy fool when she wear her jeans so tight They thoughts gonna give 'em trouble when they sleep at night

    Cuz she's hot Oh, she's hot She got it They want it They think they gonna get it But they not

    "Burning Down the House" -- Talking Heads "(I'm) On Fire" -- Van Halen "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll" -- Blue Oyster Cult

    Given that the server often wasn't hot anymore by the time Cabe got to it, I think "Hot & Cold" by Katy Perry is more appropriate...

    To remind him of his sins, Joe's pager tune should be irreversibly set to "Firestarter" by The Prodigy.

  • justsomedude (unregistered) in reply to Satanicpuppy

    Oh I understand that, and I understand the tech wouldn't handle that either, but there wasn't a problem with the mobo in the first place.

    FTA it's not shutting down, it's just reach whatever threshold our tech friend set to trigger his pager, which surely isn't at the complete meltdown time (TM) temp.

  • Too Much Caffiene (unregistered) in reply to m0ffx

    I was personally thinking "The Roof is on Fire" by The Bloodhound Gang.

  • Misha (unregistered) in reply to Madox
    Madox:
    What I don't understand is why didn't Cabe setup a motion sensitive webcam in the room? Just plug in any old USB camera to an existing server and install motion or ZoneMinder. Problem solved. Saved my ass plenty of times.

    Also works equally well in a cubicle. If you have any Linux box sitting in your cube, running 24/7, do the same thing. You'd be surprised at the stuff it catches. I set mine to only run at off-hours to watch the cleaning crew.

    Wow. That's not creepy at all.

  • JamesQMurphy (cs) in reply to Madox
    Madox:
    What I don't understand is why didn't Cabe setup a motion sensitive webcam in the room? Just plug in any old USB camera to an existing server and install motion or ZoneMinder. Problem solved. Saved my ass plenty of times.

    Also works equally well in a cubicle. If you have any Linux box sitting in your cube, running 24/7, do the same thing. You'd be surprised at the stuff it catches. I set mine to only run at off-hours to watch the cleaning crew.

    He thought it was a temperature-related incident. Unless the camera recorded in infared, it wouldn't have detected temperature-related incidents. I understand the desire to be there. In addition to seeing anything odd, he could also listen, feel, and smell anything out of the ordinary.

    And there's nothing creepy about watching the cleaning crew if you suspect they are doing something. A former co-worker caught a cleaning crew person making personal phone calls on his phone.

  • dk (unregistered)

    Am I the only one feeling sad because my pager doesn't play music, I have a choice of fast short beeps or slow long beeps.

    On a related note I once had a problem with a new server room temperature alarm spiking at the same time every afternoon for a few minutes while all the internal server temperature remained the same. One day I was working late and noticed that as the sun set it would shine through the window on the sensor setting off the room alarm until the light was low enough to not shine in the window. I closed the shades and never had a problem again.

  • Franz Kafka (unregistered) in reply to dk
    dk:
    Am I the only one feeling sad because my pager doesn't play music, I have a choice of fast short beeps or slow long beeps.

    On a related note I once had a problem with a new server room temperature alarm spiking at the same time every afternoon for a few minutes while all the internal server temperature remained the same. One day I was working late and noticed that as the sun set it would shine through the window on the sensor setting off the room alarm until the light was low enough to not shine in the window. I closed the shades and never had a problem again.

    Personally, I'd stick a hood over the sensor (open at the sides) so that you wouldn't get paged the next time someone opened the blinds.

  • Nachsehrer (unregistered)

    Just thinking.... Would Cabe snapped sooner, or later, than he did, if the melody on his pager was ,,I am your Gummi Bear"?

  • Anonymous Coward (unregistered) in reply to justsomedude
    justsomedude:
    Oh I understand that, and I understand the tech wouldn't handle that either, but there wasn't a problem with the mobo in the first place.

    FTA it's not shutting down, it's just reach whatever threshold our tech friend set to trigger his pager, which surely isn't at the complete meltdown time (TM) temp.

    But he was getting reports of a temperature alarm. They started out infrequent and increased in frequency. That may reflect a failing temperature sensor.

    I don't see a WTF with replacing the motherboard in that instance.

  • Da' Man (unregistered)

    The real WTF is that Cabe didn't think of Elakelaiset as a ringtone.

    I bet Joe listens to Elakelaiset. Makes you think much more creatively than all that other stuff.

  • Da' Man (unregistered)

    The real worlds most expensive.. well, Notebook.

    I know this guy who bought this really expensive Tablet PC. Top of the shelf, no expenses spared. He just insisted, he absolutely needs a Tablet PC.

    Later I found out why: While all his correspondence (including e-mail) was handled by his secretary, he needed something to communicate with the secretary.

    So he had his Tablet PC with Windows Journal or something similar running, where he wrote notes that he then printed out, and passed to the secretary.

    And while an analog notebook (that is, a paper one) would have been lighter, easier (and cheaper), it was just sooo much cooler this way.

  • All-Beef Patty (unregistered) in reply to Arie Kanarie
    Arie Kanarie:
    That story is even better then this article.

    Still, i can't help wondering why Cabe didn't bitchslap joe the moment he saw him putting up that paper. Really, why wait till the server panics?

    Probably to make sure that it was actually the problem, and not just a coincidence.

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