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Monday, March 22, 2010


There are things you don't ever want a system administrator say to you.

I bump into Jim Lettuce, who's mildly boggled.

"We've just had a training session on our new performance management system," he tells me.

"How'd it go?"

"OK I guess. But the bloke doing it said something very odd. He said: 'you really have to admire Hitler for his ruthless efficiency.'"

"Was he being inappropriately ironic?" I ask, from experience.

"No. At least not judging by the emails he keeps sending us."


zmkc said...

Ideally, you don't want to have a systems administrator say anything to you at all - or even exist. Or is that too harsh?

Gadjo Dilo said...

I've a colleague who's a big fan of the aforementioned Mr Hitler. As an English person I of course assumed he was being ironic and initially played along with his "Wouldn't it be great if the country was run that way...", but apparantly he's quite serious about it.

Kevin Musgrove said...

zmkc: hello and welcome! That's a bit harsh - I'd be out of a job (and have nothing to write about)

Gadjo: the perils of working in a different culture! We don't have to go a long way down the road to find a few similar, sadly.

zmkc said...

V sorry, I hadn't realised - I've never come across a systems administrator with a sense of humour before.