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The 12-Days of Technology Before Christmas (RFC1882)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004138D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-12
Document File: 5 page(s) / 6K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

B. Hancock: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1882: DOI

Abstract

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 42% of the total text.

Network Working Group B. Hancock Request for Comments: 1882 Network-1 Software and Technology, Inc. Category: Informational December 1995

The 12-Days of Technology Before Christmas

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Discussion

On the first day of Christmas, technology gave to me: A database with a broken b-tree (what the hell is a b-tree anyway?)

On the second day of Christmas, technology gave to me: Two transceiver failures (CRC errors? Collisions? What is going on?) And a database with a broken b-tree (Rebuild WHAT? It’s a 10GB database!)

On the third day of Christmas, technology gave to me: Three French users (who, of course, think they know everything) Two transceiver failures (which are now spewing packets all over the net) And a database with a broken b-tree (Backup? What backup?)

On the fourth day of Christmas, technology gave to me: Four calls for support (playing the same Christmas song over and over) Three French users (Why do they like to argue so much over trivial things?) Two transceiver failures (How the hell do I know which ones they are?) And a database with a broken b-tree (Pointer error? What’s a pointer error?)

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RFC 1882 12-Days of Technology Before Christmas December 1995

On the fifth day of Christmas, technology gave to me: Five golden SCSI contacts (Of course they’re better than silver!) Four support calls (Ever notice how time stands still when on hold? Three French users (No, we don’t have footpedals on PC’s. Why do you ask?) Two transceiver failures (If I knew which ones were bad, I would know which ones to fix!) And a database with a broken b-tree (Not till next week? Are you nuts?!?!)

On the sixth day of Christmas, technology gave to me: Six games a-playing (On the production network, of course!) Five golden SCSI contacts (What do you mean "not terminated!") Four support calls (No, don’t transfer me again - do you HEAR? Damn!) Three French users (No, you cannot scan in by putting the page to the screen...) Two transceiver failures (I can’t look at the LEDs - they’re in the ceiling!) And a database with a broken b-tree (Norway? That’s where this was written?)

On the seventh day of Christmas, technology gave to me: Seven license failures (Expired? When?) Six games a-playing (Please stop tying up the PBX to talk to each other!) Five golden SCSI contacts (What do you mean I need "wide" SCSI?) Four support calls (At least the Muzak is different this time...) Three French Users (Well, monsieur, there really isn’t an "any" key, but...) Two transceiver failures (SQE? What is that? If I knew I would set it myself!) And a database with a broken b-tree (No, I really need to talk to Lars - NOW!)

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RFC 1882 12-Days of Technology Before Christmas December 1995

On the eighth day of Christmas, technology gave to me: Eight MODEMs di...

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