If it didn't work, that card was toast(ed) anyway

This pilot fish works in IT for a small city where -- as in many small cities -- everything is on a very tight budget.

"I got a call from the mayor that his ability to print to the networked printer stopped working again," says fish. "I thought to myself, how can I fix this thing with zero spending?

"After scouring the Internet, I found a little-known fix for the mayor's network card: Bake the card in a 350-degree oven, let cool and configure.

"I am pretty old-school, so I figured this was just a science project.

"And it worked! I love days like that..."

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