* Posts by Flere-Imsaho

5 posts • joined 3 Feb 2016

Abracadabra! Tales of unexpected sysadmagic and dabbling in dark arts


The Doctor is in...

I didn't try the 'magic' act, but I used to carry a sonic screwdriver, 10th Doctor version. I would use it when I saw an easy fix and wanted a bit of a laugh.

If you won't use your brain our machine will use it for you, Nissan tells drivers


Sounds familiar somehow...

The phrase “to make the drive even more exciting and enjoyable.” reminds me of the marketting division of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation.

Share and Enjoy!!!!!

Terry Pratchett's unfinished works flattened by steamroller


Re: A man is not dead while his name is still spoken ...

"El Reg still puts out the overhead I believe"

Indeed they do. And there is a Firefox extension that displays the text in Clacks code wherever the page contains that tag; I can see it ticking away as I type this.

BOFH: Sure, I could make your cheapo printer perform miracles


Re: BOFH with patience?

... Simon might have suggested another orifice for heating up the pen ...

A problem with that orifice is that a beancounter would probably have to use a hammer...

BT blames 'faulty router' for mega outage. Did they try turning it off and on again?


Re: Horsefeathers -- was it a DDOS or a failed upgrade?

<Our router/modems were being assigned addresses in the subnet on their WAN interfaces>

Sounds to me like a rogue DHCP server within their network.


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