The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Notes on an overheard conversation in the Ft. Lauderdale Office of The Corporation to Bob of Technical Support

“Hello, Bob of Technical Support. How may I help you?”

“Yeah, I can't log into The Corporate Overlord Corporation web site and I think I need it reset.”


Sigh. Yes. I didn't change the password after ten days and—”

“That should still work.”


“Yes, that obviously weak and ill considered password we are forced to force upon you should still work.”

“But when … oh … ”


“That's a one, not a lower-case ‘L’, and that's a dollar sign, not an uppercase ‘S.’ Stupid font … this is a clear case of PEBKAC. I'm sorry to bother you.”

“Okay then, I shall log it as an ID10T error then … ”

“Thank you.”

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