Deleting all traces of the email about not shutting down the webserver from his inbox - and his manager's
outbox - was absolutely priceless.
That was a true BOFH move if there ever was one. Speaking of which...
The full Bastard Operator from Hell
archive can be found over at The Register
If you've never heard of the legendary BOFH series, check out the write-up on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bofh
Excellent geek laughs for anybody involved in running, fixing, or just being driven mad by the network they live with. Read it for chuckles - and (if you're a NetOp!) maybe even for a little inspiration
? (nudge-nudge wink-wink)
If you are inspired by the BOFH series, but still not up to becoming a genuine psychopath in real life, relief is at hand. Zork and BOFH fans rejoice! There is now an interactive fiction BOFH game available for free via download that will let you indulge in your fantasies without: losing your job, going to jail, burning in hell - or all of the above.
The Bastard Operator from Hell: Interactive Fiction Edition
You are a newly-initiated BOFH who must establish yourself among your fellow Bastards. Starting in your office, you must get a super-high-priced travel request to Las Vegas approved by your boss, teach a technician a lesson about overcharging for terrible service and show a co-worker why taking your parking space was a VERY bad idea. And then you are off to Las Vegas only to discover that your three room deluxe suite at the Venetian was cancelled by your vindictive boss. In typical Bastard fashion you not only get your suite back but do so while driving 5,000 or so hotel employees to the brink of madness. You win the day in style as any good BOFH should.
If you visit The Register and/or have been in the Information Technology Sector for a few years then you probably heard of the BOFH. The BOFH is the epitome of the IT professional who is at the top of his game. Not cowed by an overbearing and clueless boss, self-serving co-workers with an agenda or ruthless vendors looking to shaft the public at large, the BOFH reigns supreme in his company!
Download and info here: http://www.malinche.net/bofh.html