From: Paul Mc Auley (paul at domain peema.org)
Date: Sun 17 Jun 2001 - 02:30:58 IST
On Fri, 15 Jun 2001 18:38:29 +0100 "Ruairi Newman" <bofh at domain tech-mad.org> wrote:
(Attributions dammit! Kevin Lyda wrote:)
| > admins, some even inhabit this list, who read asr as a training manual
| > for how to be an admin. it isn't. it never was. no one there ever
| On this list? Who in particular? Most of the people on this list that
| I've had occasion to meet fall into two categories; those who seem to be
| very bloody good at what they do, and those who wouldn't be capable of being
| a "bofh" (yet). I will not name anybody in the latter category for fear of
| reprisal ;) Actually on reflection, if anybody had ALL of the skills on
| Simon Travaglia's BOFH, (s)he'd have to be about 60, and on the same salary
| scales as international soccer players (the only difference being that (s)he
| would actually be _earning_ the money).
As was commented somewhere in the neighbourhood of ASR,
"The BOFH stories are fiction"
But yes, those people I have come across both here and there have generally
struck me as being fairly reasonable.
| > the most charitable description i can use to describe asr-trained-admins
| > is "comical." most people i know use much less kind words.
| Either you've been larted by a "asr-trained-admin" recently, or you just
| hate these guys on general principles... I'd be interested to know which.
It's funny, but if I'm parsing it correctly, the sort of person he's
complaining about is the same kind as would be disdained by the group
(i.e. your average L33T warez d00d/Skript K1dee). I did blink for a second
when Paul Tobin sent a message to this list and I misread the name.
Most of the group seems to be taken up with assorted rambling threads which
cover a wide range of topics including hot food, politics, war stories,
computing archeology, popular culture and the occasional drifting flame war
about gun control/public transport/using cellphones while driving.
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