How about a shark?

This pilot fish makes sure that PostScript printers in remote offices are working correctly by sending a test image to them periodically.

"To ensure we don't clash with any normal prints going to the printer and ensure our print stands out, we use a picture of a cat," says fish.

"In this particular case, we sent a print but didn't get to call the user until an hour later. The user was a little annoyed and claimed the test print did not come out.

"We were all set to do full checks on the printer and everything when somebody in the remote office confessed that she had taken the picture -- for her kids to color in at home.

"I think we may have to work out a different test print."

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