Good one to end the year with.
Happy new year to all of you!
"You know what your probblim is?" one of the Beancounters slurs, using the ISO certified phrase to indicate that the speaker's had too much to drink "...you're out of touch!" "Really?" the PFY says, tipping back his drink with one hand while setting his modified cattle prod to 'stir-fry' with the other. "How's that then …
Do you have white out?
Referred to as idiot ink, for use on an old fashioned medium lacking such things as a delete key. White paint, found about offices for blanking out words on paper. Full of all sorts of exciting chemicals, which if pissed enough some one my try to get high on...
Tippex is white paint in a small bottle with a brush attached to the cap that one uses to paint over to be corrected parts of a document. After drying you can write / type the correction over it.
It has a distinct solvent smell and probably contains enough chemicals to make an entire generation infertile.
The thing that made Tippex so popular was the inclusion of 1-1-1 trichloroethane, a chlorocarbon based solvent that had some interesting effects on health and perceptions when inhaled. Another solvent in the same group is Carbon Tetrachloride, which was used in some spot removers (think of those lovely little sprays that form a white crusty that you brush off along with your stain). Some maintain that carbon-tet was used in Tippex, but it wasn't. The trichloroethane was quite potent enough.
That's more like it - after last week I thought you had forgotten how much we ALL hate SOPPY quizzes. We Want BOFH, not a Quiz! I found it quite ironic the way you turned off commenting. To avoid flaming, perhaps?
Much better episode this week, and shame, they turn off the heating over christmas ;)
Tippex, White Out, Erazex or Pritt-Stick, there is nothing like the look on a cow-orker's face when they have wandered over to you and asked why some process or procedure was not followed and you reach for the bottle with the brush. After opening it and pretending to inhale deeply from within, say something like, "not sure, what *should* have been done again?"
Well, over here, "Liquid Paper" is the generic household name for correction fluid, although in general Tipp-Ex is also widely available (both generally ship with a bottle of thinner - in case they ever hardens). Or you could get them in pen form.
They fell out of general use recently as someone correction tape is becoming cheaper and more widely available.
Anyways, looks like the field is set for the second annual BOFH vs. PFY post-Christmas battle. It'll be interesting to see how the story arc unrolls and resolves itself this time around.
Now I remember being in UK over Christmas / New Year time. Best humor in world, the meanest operators, sorry, BOFS's and PFY's in the world but fun. Just avoid the elevators, keep out of the computer room and especially any locked area, etc and you are safe but they really are fun in bub, actually better stories than in the Register. Happy new year, I have to go, my operator is calling that I have to check the backup tapes in the vault because I have to go in and sign them! See you in party?
Oooh, ooh, please sir, I know the answer to this one!
When I spent a one-week course in Slough given by the vendors of a market-leading stochastic discrete-event simulation product for telecomms whose name I shall forbear to mention, I had the opportunity, unmatched in my experience, of taking lunch in a pub wherein stood a life-sized figurine of a man made ENTIRELY OF SPOONS.
I doubt anyone could say the same of any other town in the kingdom.
All the best,