But he DID figure it out by himself

At the small college where this pilot fish works, a big power failure puts the lights out for everyone in the whole area.

"We didn't have a generator then, so the data center and all our servers were dark," says fish.

"The campus maintenance supervisor called me on my cell phone and asked me to send an e-mail message to all users, letting them know that the power failure would probably last several hours.

"After a few minutes he called back and sheepishly said, 'Never mind.'"

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