So THAT'S why they think it's "their" printer

It's more than a few years ago, and this pilot fish is the first network administrator at a small private college.

"The users were just getting used to the idea of network-attached printers, and didn't like the idea of anyone else being able to use 'their' printer," says fish.

"I set up my first NetWare-based print server and began adding printers. Accidentally -- well, ignorantly -- I had all the printers printing from the same print queue. I discovered my mistake when the accountant asked me why he had a science quiz printing on his checks.

"Not too much harm done, as he immediately took the printer offline. I took the print server offline and spent the rest of the day reading up on the proper way to set up a print server."

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