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BOFH: Defenestration, a solution to Solutions To Problems We Don't Have

Episode 5"The thing is," I explain to James, "the vast majority of management bright ideas aren't – they're just stuff which keeps the Boss occupied till lunchtime firing off urgent emails about problems we don't have."
Simon Travaglia, 07 Apr 2017
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BOFH: The Boss, the floppy and the work 'experience'

Episode 4 "Ah! Simon, Steven - this is James," the Boss burbles, pushing a young lad forward like a ritual sacrifice candidate. "James is doing a 2 week placement with us as part of his further studies."
Simon Travaglia, 31 Mar 2017
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BOFH: Don't back up in anger

Episode 3Backups.
Simon Travaglia, 17 Mar 2017
98
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BOFH: Elf of Safety? Orc of Admin. Pleased to meet you

Episode 2There's a small-scale war going on between me, the PFY and the folk in Health and Safety.
Simon Travaglia, 24 Feb 2017
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BOFH: Password HELL. For you, mate, not for me

Episode 1
Simon Travaglia, 03 Feb 2017
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BOFH: The Hypochondriac Boss and the non-random sample

Episode 14 "It's called Selection Bias," I say to the Boss.
Simon Travaglia, 25 Nov 2016
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BOFH: The Idiot-ware Project and the Meaningless Acronym

Episode 13"So I just need a bit of help with the O.I.A.A.P." the new Boss blurts, bowling into Mission Control with a folder tucked under his arm.
Simon Travaglia, 07 Oct 2016
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BOFH: There are no wrong answers, just wrong questions. Mmm, really wrong ones

Episode 12"Look, all we want you to do is take this simple test which will tell us your personality type and the things you respond to," the Boss burbles.
Simon Travaglia, 30 Sep 2016
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BOFH: The case of the suspicious red icon

Episode 11 So I'm in the office by myself while the PFY is out doing... something... I guess... when one of our atypical difficult users comes in.
Simon Travaglia, 16 Sep 2016
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BOFH: Free as in free beer or... Oh. 'Free Upgrade'

Episode 10"I TOLD you, I HATE working on printers!" I seethe at the Boss.
Simon Travaglia, 22 Jul 2016
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BOFH: I found a flying Dragonite on a Windows 2003 domain

Episode 9 Hell hath no fury like a Boss who has taken umbrage - and in this case he happened to hear the PFY discussing how he'd "upgraded" the Boss's Pokémon Go to a full augmented-reality app with a "feature" that made large moving vehicles invisible - just before giving him a virtual reality headset and suggesting that there were some great possibilities at the roundabout at the end of the street. Still, it's not like the PFY borrowed the company van and waited at the roundabout or anything...
Simon Travaglia, 15 Jul 2016
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BOFH: Follow the paper trail

Episode 8 "We were wondering.. what you were doing with... the storeroom?" the Boss asks.
Simon Travaglia, 17 Jun 2016
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BOFH: What's your point, caller?

Episode 7
Simon Travaglia, 03 Jun 2016
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BOFH: Thermo-electric funeral

Episode 6 "So all I need is the data from yesterday and maybe the day before," the Boss says, handing over his pride and joy.
Simon Travaglia, 22 Apr 2016
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BOFH: If you liked it then you should've put the internet in it

Episode 5"Wah wah wah wah wah..."
Simon Travaglia, 15 Apr 2016
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BOFH: Sure, I could make your cheapo printer perform miracles

Episode 4It's yet another one of those Fridays where ALL I NEED TO DO IS MAKE IT TO 4pm..
Simon Travaglia, 08 Apr 2016
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BOFH: This laptop has ceased to be. And it's pub o'clock soon

Episode 3
Simon Travaglia, 26 Feb 2016
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BOFH: In-depth IT training needs a single-malt distillery

Episode 2 There's a bit of a scramble on.
Simon Travaglia, 29 Jan 2016
73

BOFH: I want no memory of this pointless conversation. Alcohol please

Episode 1"Why does it always have to be so difficult with you guys?" the new Boss asks.
Simon Travaglia, 22 Jan 2016
59

BOFH: Taking a spin in a decommissioned racer? On your own grill cam be it

Episode 18 "You know what Google has that we don't have?" the new Boss asks, wandering around Mission Control like the lord of all he surveys.
Simon Travaglia, 04 Dec 2015
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BOFH: How long does it take to complete Friday's lager-related tasks?

Episode 17 "And so then when you've done your part of the task you simply change your task icon to the 'completed' state, click update, then activate the next task in the project chain, which will send an alert to the next team member that they have a task to complete for the project," the instructor burbles happily.
Simon Travaglia, 27 Nov 2015
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BOFH: We're miracle workers. But you want us to fix THAT in 10 minutes?

Episode 16"What do you mean 'why's it not working'," the PFY asks.
Simon Travaglia, 13 Nov 2015
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BOFH: I'm not doing this for the benefit of your health, you know

Episode 15 "Is he still there?" I ask the PFY, maintaining direct eye contact with him so that I can truthfully claim that I didn't see the Health and Safety guy hanging around the hallway to Mission Control like a bad smell.
Simon Travaglia, 25 Sep 2015
91

BOFH: Press 1. Press 2. Press whatever you damn well LIKE

Episode 14
Simon Travaglia, 18 Sep 2015
82

BOFH: Power corrupts, uninterrupted power corrupts absolutely

Episode 13
Simon Travaglia, 04 Sep 2015
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BOFH: An architect and his own entirely avoidable downfall

Episode 12 "Well, you know what they say," the Boss says, faking sadness. "The candle that burns twice as bright..."
Simon Travaglia, 28 Aug 2015
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BOFH: Why, I LOVE work courses. Please tell me more, o wise one!

Episode 11 "... and so we thought that you might like to attend this two-day workshop in effective leadership techniques," the Boss burbles, rounding off the professional goal-setting exercise that company policy obliges him to do with me and any other contractor with a contract that's rolled over for more than five years.
Simon Travaglia, 14 Aug 2015
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BOFH: Knitting bobble hats on the steps of the guillotine

Episode 10
Simon Travaglia, 07 Aug 2015
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BOFH: My diary is MINE and mine alone, you petty HR gimps

Episode 9 "Wow, that's like the Matrix!" the Director's PA gasps.
Simon Travaglia, 31 Jul 2015
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BOFH: Don't go changing on Friday evenings, I don't wanna work that hard

Episode 8 "It's just a small change!" the Boss whines.
Simon Travaglia, 26 Jun 2015
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BOFH: Step into my office. Now take a deep breath

Episode 7 "Oh this takes me back to the early days of ST225s!" the Boss burbles.
Simon Travaglia, 05 Jun 2015
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BOFH: Getting to the brown, nutty heart of the water cooler matter

Episode 6
Simon Travaglia, 15 May 2015
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BOFH: Explain? All we need is this kay-sh with DDR3 Cortexiphan ...

Episode 5The PFY has crossed the line. Even though he knows better, he's attempted to explain something technical to management.
Simon Travaglia, 18 Apr 2015
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BOFH: Never mind that old brick, look at this ink-stained BEAUTY

Episode 4
Simon Travaglia, 27 Mar 2015
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BOFH: Mmm, gotta love me some fresh BYOD dog roll

Episode 3
Simon Travaglia, 20 Mar 2015
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BOFH: The ONE-NINE uptime solution

Episode 2
Simon Travaglia, 27 Feb 2015
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BOFH: The Great HellDesk geek leave seek

Episode 1
Simon Travaglia, 20 Feb 2015
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Stained glass angels

BOFH: A miracle on PFY Street

Episode 17
Simon Travaglia, 26 Dec 2014
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BOFH: Capo di tutti capi, bah. I'm having CHICKEN JALFREZI

Episode 16
Simon Travaglia, 13 Dec 2014
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Santa Claus on his laptop

BOFH: Santa, bloody Santa

Episode 15
Simon Travaglia, 06 Dec 2014
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BOFH: Everyone deserves a little DOWNTIME

Episode 14
Simon Travaglia, 28 Nov 2014
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Cthulu springs from desktop printer

BOFH: WHERE did this 'fax-enabled' printer UPGRADE come from?

Episode 13
Simon Travaglia, 22 Nov 2014

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