There’s still more BOFH that isn’t on here.
A while ago I wanted to make a proper archive but it’d just be most likely adding to the problem eventually and I don’t think I have the rights to redistribute. But who knows…
Ah, memories. I read those while working at a commercial ISP, and I was insanely jealous of the BOFH. I wanted to be more like him :)
When I was 18 I was the assistant sysadmin at a mom’n’pop ISP (this was 1998 when small independent ISPs were still a thing). The head guy called himself the BOFH and I was his PFY. By 1999 he had moved on and I became the new BOFH.
Excellent memories! I have the BOFH excuse generator by Jeff Ballard running on a host of mine:
% nc ols.wtf 666
Stale file handle (next time use Tupperware(tm)!)
BOFH 3 used to be funny. Not anymore
I read the 3rd entry in the linked list - it wasn’t funny then, either.
Back when I was in support business, some my friends and I formulated the laws of support technician evolution:
Ah. The times when we could afford being distanced from the real world implications of our actions. Things looked simpler than.
But was it?