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(Previously. Recap: University sysadmin.)
  • Change my job-title to, "Knight Errant, Keeper of the Bits, Guardian of the Unwary, and Defender against the Internet Hordes".
  • ... "Claims of accuracy are not a compelling argument. You're not allowed a better job title than I have."
  • Update the GECOS field for my user account to a value other than that held by HR.
  • To not circumvent this restriction by updating testing accounts instead.
  • To also not update the GECOS field for other users contrary to User Administration policy. Take the suffix "(Killjoy)" off my account at once.
  • ... "No, you not allowed ask the head of User Administration for special permission. She'll say yes."
  • The University's Graduation ceremonies should not be referred to as the "Semi-Annual Batman Cosplay Convention."
  • ... "moreover, you will only be admitted if wearing the traditional formal robes. Your sloppy clown make-up and purple jacket is completely inappropriate."
  • You are not to invent your own hazard glyph that asserts "THIS OBJECT IS COMPLETELY HARMLESS".
  • ... particularly if it has a post-it added that adds, "... unless provoked."
  • No, the Vice-Chancellor is not a Cylon.
  • You are not empowered to set condition one throughout the department.
  • The departmental fire coordinator is responsible for managing the building's fire wardens, not for calling in airstrikes on targets of interest. Send that radio equipment back.

Date: 2015-05-30 01:17 pm (UTC)
ext_34812: (Tall ships (porthole))
From: [identity profile] boggyb.livejournal.com
No, the Vice-Chancellor is not a Cylon.

That would be one explanation for the various machinations that went down during (and after) my time at uni. And come to think of it, he did attempt to close one of the departments that would be able to detect such...


You are not empowered to set condition one throughout the department.

What about calling for action stations?

Date: 2015-05-30 08:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jecook
at my work, if you've groveled enough to get an account on the company's test lab domain, your account's description may or may not be your job title, but something more amusing, depending on the quality of grovel or any bribes.

Date: 2015-05-31 11:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] two-pi-r.livejournal.com
I don't know if I've posted about this before, but...

When I was a university sysadmin, the user's systems were named after their building, room, and position; pretty standard stuff. Instructor computers followed that scheme, but had a position of -inst.university.edu. On the admin network, of course, we could name our systems whatever we wanted. I decided one day to name my machine speare116-inst.tcct.university.edu — putatively, the instructor station in the first-floor women's restroom. I got away with it for a few weeks, but then the director of the computer center sent out an email asking whose machine it was. Then he asked, very circumspectly, to change the machine's name because I [did] not reside in Speare 116.

long story short, I am not allowed to imply that any of our machines are installed in restrooms.

Date: 2015-06-01 04:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jecook
I'm apparently no longer allowed to change the server naming scheme to using something other then the one I suggested a couple years ago; I kinda want to go back to using cute/amusing names for the physical servers, as really no one except the IT group really sees them.

That didn't stop me from labeling the sandbox esx cluster I built for testing things out on as Florence, Helix, and Sam Starfall with the handy dandy label machine. :)
Edited Date: 2016-03-22 02:02 pm (UTC)

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