Instant Message Excerpts: On Being a Network Engineer, 20

Posted By on March 15, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Working on the bleeding edge of technology….

Franco(5:12:38 PM): dunno about you, but today has been mostly suckage

Franco(5:15:44 PM): maybe they want to start getting their money’s worth out of us.

Russ(5:16:12 PM): if it were meant to be fun, we wouldn’t call it “work” /obvious

Russ(5:17:32 PM): the last ticket I had – [anonymous customer] had a [obsolete platform & operating system] crash. Right, like I’m going to spend a lot of time on a 14-year-old software image. Ooops, wait, I did spend a lot of time. Ugh.

Russ(5:18:36 PM): I finally looked up the End-of-Life* notice, it said “if it crashes again, replace it with a product of the 21st century”

It’s dangerous, out there on the edge.

* End-of-Life: jargon used to denote the date at which the vendor (in this case, Cisco) officially stops support of a particular product.


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