14 Feb 2006 aicra   » (Journeyer)

Today I got my new license plate. Woohoo. Ch1x0r. Yeah.

I had to go into work. Sometimes, I lose it there. There's a guy who made a programming joke, because I was the only one who got it, he calls me codie now.

Sometimes it makes me wonder about this guy who is struggling with *nix commands.

Who died and made him root?

It's really scary in a sense and very pathetic and sad in another.

The questions are like this:

How do I use the find command?

Me, thinking: What can't he find?

How do I make a symbolic link?

Me, thinking: OMG! why! what did you do? and if you can't figure out how to do one, maybe... you aren't the best person to be performing this task...

What is the utility to get the ip address?

Me, thinking: We are SCREWED!

I don't know how to restart tomcat. One week passes....

Well this is bleeding edge technology, noone really knows anything about this...

Me: Well, actually, you see...you need to do this...and this... in that particular order...

But... My ULTIMATE favorite was the chic who demanded that the /bin directory be moved! OMG! She was so upset when someone said no. She started getting loud and was like freaking out.

I was like, whoa.

So, about three weeks later, the perfect opportunity presented itself. Someone had moved the trash can in the aisle. She came by looking for this guy. I say to her, "NOW WHO MOVED THIS BIN!" "That JUST WON'T work there!!!"

ok, so I'm learning to be a beeotch. But I just could not help it.

I worked at this one place recently, where they were taking phone calls for over a year, thinking the error was with their application.

Uh, it was a server issue. I figured it out in one day. And, uh, get this... I'm the tech writer. No, seriously. I'm like, can you fix this error...

error #...



So I can get the SCREENSHOT for the documentation. Thanks.

100s of man hours were spent on this one thing. No wonder the QA manager quit a couple months after I was hired. Hey, whatever dude.

So I said to my recruiter, listen, don't place me in any proprietary places. Understand that it is difficult for uniquely qualified individuals to work in such an environment.

Law school apps are due this week. I better get cracking.

I actually thought it might be interesting to see how the proprietary people handle *nix. I never help them, because, well, I'm the tech writer. This is going to make for a good book!

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