Keep your love notes on the status display, bub!

This IT pilot fish and his wife both work from home, which has the advantage of letting them do those little things that keep them close.

"We would send each other instant messages while in the house," fish says. "And I found the escape sequence to send messages to the status display on her laser printer and would send her I LOVE YOUs.

"Once, when she was in her downstairs office, I printed a Word document to her printer asking her to bring up my cell phone when she came up. (I justified it as testing the home network.)

"When she came up she was a wee bit ticked off. Seems that the document printed on some of her expensive pre-printed Real Estate stock..."

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