BREAKING: Popular forum moderator deletes unfunny post.

POPULAR INTERNET FORUM 2022-02-20 Expert level forum operator “NegEngTuff” whose real name is unknown, but based on his internet persona is in fact a real life professional fighter, a street tough with extensive networking experience and a comedic genius the likes of the venerable Yakov Smirnoff. The self proclaimed “FMIE #0001” [Editor’s Note: FMIE is a lesser known certification journey which can mean either (or both) Forum Moderator Internetworking Expert, also possibly “FITE Me IRL Expert”] expressed his extreme displeasure by “permabanning” fledgling satirist for making a “low level, unfunny post” on popular forum /r/NetworkingChuckleHut....

February 20, 2022 · 2 min · MAC Twain

Bleeding edge tech solves data center woes.

BUMBLESTUMP MISSOURI MAC Twain A local company celebrated the 7th anniversary of joining two critical data centers with its IT staff this week. For 7 years, the data centers have been connected using a bleeding edge technique their consultation firm calls “Distended VLANs” which allows communication between applications at each site. Getting there wasn’t easy. Veteran network engineer Treyce Rowt had slight reservations when the company first discussed the idea. “They are out of their f******* mind....

February 14, 2022 · 3 min · MAC Twain

Senior Engineer Opens P1 TAC Case.

When asked by TAC engineer Jacob Steely if he thought that a P1 for a brand-new site was really appropriate, Engineer Alain Diviau of Leopard Acoustics said “Of course it is, what do you mean? The entire site is down!”. Steely, a veteran TAC engineer with over 3 years of extensive customer facing experience and a respectable 3 CCIEs calmly informed the customer that smartnet did not cover a greenfield build of his new audiology building and that he could hire a VAR or professional services....

February 11, 2022 · 3 min · M.P. Labelspace

Small company struggles with modernizing or just firing the new guy.

“Of course we need to use containers!” Proclaimed Trevor Greeley, a recent hire into speciality shoe repair chain Scarpe Diem. “I was hired to modernize the IT in this backwards, old person footlocker!” Trevor boasts. “There is absolutely no reason that we can’t containerize everything. The point of sale system, DNS, DHCP, the inventory database, the phone system PBX, all of it. All we need to do is install a full rack of servers in each location with a router at the top next to the fiber patch panel - just put one in each of our 127 locations....

February 6, 2022 · 3 min · M.P. Labelspace

Late career UNIX engineers refuse to concede on decades long debate.

MELBOURNE, VIC, AU In an exhausting debate that surprised no one, the two eldest UNIX administrators at Coral Reef Logistics once again used the majority of the monthly project meeting to continue their decades-long, passive-aggressive rivalry centered around the use of Emacs or VI. Ross Knight, Senior Solaris Administrator, wearing his well traveled “CDE is the window into the Sun” cardigan and trademark leather moccasin boots, interrupted fellow senior engineer Bill Walsh presentation by taking to the head of the room to proclaim, per his usual theatrics and little evidence, that “efficiency on all of the company UNIX systems would improve tenfold” by removing the “bloated, operating system of a monstrosity known as Emacs”, claiming that the mere existence of this “offensive, peeling foot skin of an application” slowed down the systems so much that “we’re absolutely hemorrhaging money”....

February 2, 2022 · 3 min · M.P. Labelspace