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The ghosts of ASR haunt us all [Jun. 9th, 2005|10:38 am]
William
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I made a mess on my keyboard.

No, not like that. It was coffee.

I'm reading about how to implement 802.1Q VLAN trunking on a Dlink 
DFE-550TX on a W2K box. That's not the funny bit, though I wish it was.

The funny bit was reading the readme that comes with the driver. 

I quote:

       Network Address      You can set the Ethernet address for your
                            adapter. It is not recommended to use this
                            keyword. As you know two or more adapter in
                            the same network with same Ethernet address
                            will cause a little problem.

Contrast this with the official ASR method:

> You just weren't emphatic enough.  I've found that things like "If you
> change even one configuration setting and your system ceases to
> function, or functions in a manner other than expected, our support
> staff will laugh at you in the sinister manner of Joseph Stalin just
> before he enslaved eastern Europe" helps to draw peoples attention to
> essential details like this.

> About two years after I wrote this for a manual:

> Boss, waving manual: "What the FUCK?!?!???!!"
> Me: "You found the Joseph Stalin bit then?".
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[User Picture]From: smpte
2005-06-14 06:01 am (UTC)
Coffee. Suuuuuuuure. %)
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[User Picture]From: jgp
2005-06-15 11:38 pm (UTC)
Ohmygod. I have to write training presos and support scripts this weekend for all of my encryption products (since I've been putting it off for like 8 weeks and it's due on Monday). I'm SO telling the call center folks to "laugh at {their customers} in the sinister manner of Joseph Stalin just before he enslaved eastern Europe" anytime someone calls in saying that they deleted their encryption cert and didn't back it up.

I'm thinking my job just got 50% easier... thanks Bill! =D
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[User Picture]From: razster
2005-07-04 05:25 pm (UTC)
Whoa? Can it be? It is... How have you been? Surprised to see you posting on Ryan's LJ, crazy!

Hope you're doing goon on your own with Jessica :D
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