Puppies Don't Surf The Web
Why Dogs don't surf the web...
- Can't stick their heads out of Windows 2000.
- Too difficult to "mark" every website they visit.
- Can't help attacking the screen when they hear "You've Got Mail."
- Fire hydrant icon simply frustrating.
- Involuntary tail wagging is dead giveaway they're browsing www.pethouse.com instead of working.
- Keep bruising noses trying to catch that MPEG frisbee.
- Three words: Carpal Paw Syndrome
- Cause dogs aren't GEEKS! Now, cats, on the other hand...
- Barking in the next cubical keeps activating YOUR voice recognition software.
- SmellU-SmellMe still in beta test.
- SIT and STAY were hard enough, GREP and AWK are out of the question!
- Saliva-coated mouse gets mighty difficult to maneuver.
- Butt-sniffing is more direct and less deceiving than online chat rooms.
Fixing Broken Computers
An office technician got a call from a user. The user told the tech that her computer was not working. She described the problem and the tech concluded that the computer needed to be brought in and serviced.
He told her to "Unplug the power cord and bring it up here and I will fix it."
About fifteen minutes later she shows up at his door with the power cord in her hand.
Microsoft Market Penetration
Microsoft Market Penetration
INTRODUCING CONTRACEPTIVE98 - Microsoft Corporation has taken another step toward dominating every aspect of American life with the introduction of Contraceptive98, a suite of applications designed for users who engage in sex. Microsoft has been a pioneer in peer-to-peer connectivity and plug and play. It believes these technologies will give it substantial leverage in penetrating the copulation enhancement market. The product addresses two important user concerns: the need for virus protection and the need for a firewall to ensure the non-propagation of life. The Contraceptive98 suite consists of three products: Condom98, DeFetus 1.0 (from Sementec), and AIDScan 2.1 (from NortonUtilities). A free copy of Intercourse Explorer 4.0 is bundled in the package. The suite also comes in two expanded versions. Contraceptive98 Professional is the Client / Server edition, for professionals in the sexual services sector. Contraceptive98 Small Business Edition is a package for start-ups, aimed at the housewife and gigolo niches. While Contraceptive98 does not address non-traditional copulatory channels, future plug-ins are planned for next year. They will be known as BackDoor, AuraLee, TitElation, and JerkOff.
OPERATION - Only one node in a peer-to-peer connection needs to install the package. At installation, the Condom98 software checks for minimum hardware. If the user meets the requirements, the product installs and is sufficiently scaleable to meet most requirements. After installation, operation commences. One caution is that the user must have sufficient RAM to complete the session. When the session is complete, a disconnect is initiated, and the user gets the message, "It is now safe to turn off your partner."
DRAWBACKS - Usability testers report that frequent failures were a major concern during beta testing. General Protection Fault was the most serious error encountered. Early versions had numerous bugs, but most of these have been eliminated. The product needs to be installed each time its used.
CONCLUSION - Contraceptive98 is a robust product. Despite its drawbacks, it is a reasonably good value for its $49.95 price tag, and is far superior to its shareware version. Hopefully, future releases (of the software, that is) will add missing functionality, such as Backout and Restore, Uninterruptible Power Supply, and Onboard Camera (Peepy Cam). Microsoft CEO Bill Gates is optimistic about Contraceptive98's potential. He recently said, "Our contraceptive products will help our customers do to each other what we've been doing to them for years."
Top Ten Signs Your Coworker Is A Computer Hacker
10. You ticked him off once and your next phone bill was $20,000.
9. He's won the Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes three years running.
8. When asked for his phone number, he gives it in hex.
7. Seems strangely calm whenever the office LAN goes down.
6. Somehow he/she gets HBO on his PC at work.
5. Mumbled, "Oh, puh-leeez" 95 times during the movie "The Net"
4. Massive RRSP contribution made in half-cent increments.
3. Video dating profile lists "public-key encryption" among turn-ons
2. When his computer starts up, you hear, "Good Morning, Mr. President."
1. You hear him murmur, "Let's see you use that Visa card now, jerk."
Things You Don't Want Your System Admin To Say
- Oh S***!
- What the heck?!?
- Go get your backup tape. (You DO have a backup tape?)
- That's SOOOOO bizarre.
- Wow!! Look at this...
- Hey!! The Suns don't do this.
- What software license?!?
- Well, it's doing SOMETHING...
- Wow...that seemed fast...
- I got a better job at Lockheed...
- Management says...
- Sorry, the new equipment didn't get budgeted.
- What do you mean that wasn't a copy?
- It didn't do that a minute ago...
- Where's the GUI on this thing?
- Damn, and I just bought that Coke...
- Where's the DIR command?
- The drive ate the tape but that's OK, I brought my screwdriver.
- I cleaned up the root partition and now there's LOTS of free space.
- What's this "any" key I'm supposed to press?
- Do you smell something?
- What's that grinding sound?
- I have never seen it do THAT before...
- I don't think it should be doing that...
- I remember the last time I saw it do that...
- You might as well all go home early today...
- My leave starts tomorrow.
- Oops! (said in a quiet, almost surprised voice)
- Hmm, maybe if I do this...
- Why is my "rm -R *" taking so long?"
- Hmmm, curious...
- Well, MY files were backed up.
- What do you mean you needed that directory?
- What do you mean /home was on that disk? I umounted it!
- Do you really need your home directory to do any work?
- I didn't think anybody would be doing any work at 2am, so I killed your job.
- Yes, I chowned all the files to belong to pvcs. Is that a problem to you?
- We're standardizing on AIX.
- Wonder what THIS command does?
- What did you say your user name was?