"As a punishment, we have kept all the free iPads and Alienwares for ourselves and given him none."
You owe me a new keyboard for that!
"Well it looks like the Company's doing well," the PFY says, handing over a glossy brochure. "Really - how do you figure?" I ask, giving the Company's annual report the once over. "The bottom line looks pretty flat as far as I can see." "I was just judging by the front cover - the limousine," the PFY says "Oh that!" I say …
It's obvious that the footnote wasn't written by El Reg - if it were, then the punishment in their eyes would have been to give Simon the iPads. Sort of in a similar manner where 1st prize is an iPad, 2nd prize is two iPads..
Unless this is a way to try and get back in to future Apple media events!
Today I fixed a paper jam on a dot matrix printer. Because the program that needs to print would require a complete rewrite in order to print to any other printer.
Technology is clearly growing around this machine- the printer is now physically distant from the machine, and a new device sits next to each end, encoding the serial data into packet data, transmitting it over the TCP/IP network, then decoding it back into serial data into the printer.
Do I detect more than just a hint of HyperRadioProActive IT, El Reg. Would you dare care for a free share of a package with more of it than Blighty can safely handle with its excuse of a Future Virtual Intelligence Service masquerading in their various spooky and officious guises and in their myriad dodgy cyber security office locations?
Ps ... Who needs freebies whenever you control pots of money and fools' gold.
I won't comment on the quality of our latest (and dearly beloved) BOFH installment, other commentards have done that extensively. I just missed a tad of mindless violence.
However, the graphical representation of the BOFH and PFY leaves much to be desired. I have a couple of BOFH books (from Plan9 publishing), artwork was a bit shabby but in a way fitting. But hardly up to snuff nowadays... Have a chat with Paul Kidby, I would love to see what he does with the BOFH and the PFY.
For PTerry/Pkidby fans : yes, the "snuff" mention was pun intended. In line with the subject I'm hoping to get a free signed hardback copy mentioning snuff online as much as possible. If you don't like it, well snuff it.
Pint icon because I have a couple inside me right now, so be gentle.
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