Reply to post: Re: Tailes from the support desk

This is why copy'n'paste should be banned from developers' IDEs

Dazed and Confused

Re: Tailes from the support desk

OH but is a truly beautiful thing. You just need to remember that Eric was a poor student and therefore obsessed with dollar signs.

Configuring was lovely to people started messing it up with bloody macro languages, I could never get my head around why anyone would want to use M4 let alone worry about how it worked.

I remember teaching one OpenMail class where a student's company had paid serious bucks for a couple of different consulting companies to get something done differently in their sendmail config only for them to eventually say it was impossible and send in a big bill. He was late in the morning when we covered and arrived while I had everyone doing labs. I sat him down and walked him through it, then added 1 line to the file and got it doing just what they'd been asking for.

Then again I was always being told my head was screwed on wrongly.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon


Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2020