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Re^2: poll ideas quest

by OfficeLinebacker (Chaplain)
on Apr 20, 2006 at 14:32 UTC ( #544611=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: poll ideas quest
in thread poll ideas quest

How about an open-ended question: What's your most embarrassing computer-related moment?

I'll go first:

I was messing around with .htacc files (as the webmaster of a small but fairly important website within the organization) and I saw a line that was commented that had something about having your own "custom" error page. Just to see if it would work, I put in

http://www.homestarrunner.com/error

For some reason, I left it in there and my boss called me into his office a few weeks later and said someone had called him asking about some strange error message they had gotten.

No real way to talk yourself out of that one.


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Re^3: poll ideas quest
by bratwiz (Sexton) on Jan 02, 2007 at 16:51 UTC
    Many years ago I interviewed for a job as a Sun (SunOS-- before Solaris) administrator... I had already had several years of Sun-related hardware, OS and software engineering (drivers, utilities mostly) under my belt. However, the organization I had worked for OEM'd the equipment and custom racked everything... back to the story... so I interviewed pretty good and the guy took me for a tour of the computer room... so far so good. Finally after a bit we ended-up on the other side in that sort of casual "leaning-up against the equipment chit-chatting" sort of way and I remarked "So, where are the suns?" He got a sorta strange look on his face and said "You're leaning up against one!" Needless to say I didn't get the job :( even though I knew the innards inside and out-- was even the version I was used to at the time-- Sun-4M... but I'd never seen one with the skins on or even what sun's skins looked like.... (bummer)

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