|The ghosts of ASR haunt us all
||[Jun. 9th, 2005|10:38 am]
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.
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?".