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Re: Operations: where are you going to sit?

  • From: Chris Woodfield
  • Date: Wed Dec 06 18:05:35 2000

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."


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]

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