The local school where this sysadmin pilot fish works is holding a special celebration that includes inflatable toys in the gym, costumes, candy and a barbecue -- and with students and staff busy having fun, it seems like a good time to have a contractor do some work in the IT office.
Or maybe not. "During the celebration, the power suddenly failed," fish reports. "I ran to the server room to supervise orderly shutdown of all servers. The power failure lasted only two minutes, so no significant shutdown occurred.
"A teacher came to the IT office and asked the contractor whether the power failure meant that the barbecue would also be delayed.
"The contractor, ever the gentleman with a smile, gently told her that the propane barbecue was not connected to the Internet or electricity..."
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