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<abbr title="Bastard Operator from Hell">BOFH</abbr>: Are you a druid? Legally, you have to tell me if you're a druid

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 01:30
Er, I mean, droid. In the far reaches of the world, under a lost and lonely hill, lies the OFFICE OF NEVERMORE

Episode 1  BOFH logo telephone with devil's hornsLooking back, lockdown may not have been all bad.…

<abbr title="Bastard Operator from Hell">BOFH</abbr>: Time for the MMOCC. You know, the Massively Moronic Online Christmas Call

Fri, 12/25/2020 - 05:15
This year, starring an utterly, er, empowering personal presence guru

Episode 10  BOFH logo telephone with devil's hornsIn times of uncertainty it can be good to have an expert to call on, a safe set of hands with a keen ear for a well-used metaphor.…

<abbr title="Bastard Operator from Hell">BOFH</abbr>: Switch off the building? Great idea, Boss

Fri, 12/11/2020 - 01:30
Never mind what those blinkenlights are doing. Take a deep breath and this will all be fine

Episode 9  BOFH logo telephone with devil's horns "How much power does the company use in a day do you think?" the Boss asks.…

<abbr title="Bastard Operator from Hell">BOFH</abbr>: You might want to sit down for this. Oh, right, you can't. Listen carefully: THIS IS NOT AN IT PROBLEM!

Fri, 11/13/2020 - 01:30
Oh is that right? The crappy Chromebook is fine now?

Episode 8  BOFH logo telephone with devil's hornsWell, that whole return-to-work thing has turned to custard.…

<abbr title="Bastard Operator from Hell">BOFH</abbr>: Will the last one out switch off the printer?

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 03:09
The case of Simon and the crunchy onion bhajis

Episode 6  BOFH logo telephone with devil's horns

<abbr title="Bastard Operator from Hell">BOFH</abbr>: Gosh, IPv5? Why didn't I think of that? Say, how do you like the new windows in here? Take a look. Closer...

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 01:15
No, no. There's no such thing as a stupid question

Episode 4  BOFH logo telephone with devil's hornsIt's meeting time and the huddled masses of IT are collected in the open area.…

<abbr title="Bastard Operator from Hell">BOFH</abbr>: Darn Windows 7. It's totally why we need a £1k graphics card for a business computer

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 01:14
Look to the future, Boss – you know it makes sense

Episode 3  BOFH logo telephone with devil's horns "How bad is it really?" the Boss asks.…

<abbr title="Bastard Operator from Hell">BOFH</abbr>: When was the last time someone said these exact words to you: You are the sunshine of my life?

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 03:12
It's survey time in BOFH-land... and the dastardly duo are getting creative

Episode 2  BOFH logo telephone with devil's hornsSo the PFY and I are in the Boss's office having sat through a 10-minute monologue on the importance of client surveys with a request that we come up with a way of reporting satisfaction levels to him by the time he rocks back from a half-hour meeting.…

<abbr title="Bastard Operator from Hell">BOFH</abbr>: You brought nothing to the party but a six-pack of regret

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 03:30
A tale of Simon, the PFY and the consultant

Episode 1  BOFH logo telephone with devil's horns"... And so we're thinking that some way of getting a morale boost would be good," the Boss burbles.…

<abbr title="Bastard Operator from Hell">BOFH</abbr>: The case of the Boss's hidden USB inkjet printer

Mon, 12/30/2019 - 01:29
A little life support from Simon and the PFY

Episode 14  BOFH logo telephone with devil's horns >beep!< … "There he is!" the PFY says cheerfully.…

<abbr title="Bastard Operator from Hell">BOFH</abbr>: 'Twas the night before Christmas, and the ransomware struck

Tue, 12/24/2019 - 02:00
If you don't cough the money, you're well out of luck

Episode 13  BOFH logo telephone with devil's horns The scene opens in the BOFH's office at 2:43pm on the LAST DAY OF WORK.

<abbr title="Bastard Operator from Hell">BOFH</abbr>: I'd like introduce you to a groovy little web log I call 'That's Boss'

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 02:14
You know what the kids will think is boss? You, tweeting from that window ledge

Episode 12  BOFH logo telephone with devil's horns "We'd like to Twitter our information to the world," the Boss gasps happily – in much the same excited tones as one would expect upon the discovery of a cure for cancer, a path to world peace, or a piece of "free" software that doesn't inject a toolbar into your browser the moment you click next.…

<abbr title="Bastard Operator from Hell">BOFH</abbr>: Trying to go after IT's budget again?

Fri, 11/22/2019 - 04:00
Ah, Director. Your childish antics warm my heart

Episode 11  BOFH logo telephone with devil's horns "So let me get this straight," the PFY says, shaking his head a little to clear his thoughts "Global warming is... our fault."…

<abbr title="Bastard Operator from Hell">BOFH</abbr>: Judge us not by the size of our database, but the size of our augmented reality

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 02:03
In which the PFY and Simon show the Director their vision of the future

Episode 10  BOFH logo telephone with devil's horns The Director is an idiot – that goes without saying – though the Peter principle doesn't even begin to describe him.…

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