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Re: Operations: where are you going to sit?
Memories from the Digex/Intermedia NOC... Ed Kern had a rather large fish tank on the main Network Engineering office; and next to it was a whiteboard detailing the instructions for feeding and otherwise caring for them. Among the rules... "Don't tap on the glass. The fish hate that. Just ask the NOC." -Chris On Wed, Dec 06, 2000 at 05:16:34PM -0500, Shawn McMahon wrote: > On Wed, Dec 06, 2000 at 04:55:05PM -0500, Steve Meuse wrote: > > > > Many a time I would be goofing off only to turn around to see the > > conference room at the back of the NOC filled with 20 business men with > > their faces pressed to the glass watching us. Doh! > > Last time I worked in the fishbowl, I waited until the Senior Manager > was showing us off to the VIPs, and then I brought up all the day's > critical error messages in the IT/O (some of you know it as Opcenter) > history at once, so it looked like a screen full of red Criticals popped > up all at once. > > Then I looked at the screen, shrugged my shoulders, and walked off out > of sight. He thought I was leaving the room; I was actually standing off > where they couldn't see me, but I could still see the screen in case > real errors popped up. :-) > > After that, he started calling us and warning us before the curtain would > be opened. > -- --------------------------- Christopher A. Woodfield [email protected] PGP Public Key: http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0xB887618B