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    Funny quote from book regarding Unix admin

    Thought you Unix admins would get a kick out of it.


    "....Something was strange though. The techs were walking around the room were wearing shirts and ties. The only person that wasn’t was the tall and lanky Unix System Administrator. He had a black t-shirt and a pair of faded blue jeans. His hair was long, down near his shoulders and his skin was pasty and translucent. As he walked by Jim said,
    “Are you done with that new Sun box?”
    The admin replied, “Almost. It should be finished later today.”
    “Why is it taking so long? We need it finished as soon as possible.”
    Jim’s words seemed to bounce off the Unix admin like water off a ducks back. The admin didn’t even reply and just kept on walking. It took a little while for Tim to soak in what just happened. So he tried to put it together in his head. ‘Who was this guy?’ thought Tim. Why is he dressed different than everyone else? What is this “power” he holds? ‘They must really need him’ Tim rationalized because not everyone could have gotten away with that. Jim pretended like he didn’t care about what just happened and continued walking towards the set of cubicles at the far left of the room."

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    Yep -- always good to see the respect we earn on paper

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    right on.

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    People like that irrirate me, if you're going to work for a company you need to be giving 110% effort

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    Reminds me of the BOFH
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    Sounds like a few people I know.

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    Why does that remind me of myself >.<

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    Who's Tim?
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    Originally posted by Trifolic
    Who's Tim?

    The main character in the book.

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    Originally posted by appolo
    The main character in the book.
    But I thought the guys name was Jim, and the Unix Admin was just called the Unix Admin.. Tim just entered out of no where wondering what Jim should have wondered..
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    Originally posted by Trifolic
    But I thought the guys name was Jim, and the Unix Admin was just called the Unix Admin.. Tim just entered out of no where wondering what Jim should have wondered..

    Guess you need to read the book then. I only quoted a small snippit.

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