To err is human -- even if you're working on the iSeries. What is the worst blunder you've, or one of your co-workers, has done on the iSeries?
Share your biggest goof-up!
Here's what one Search400 member wrote:
"Early in my career, I was working as a systems administrator/programmer for a company that had a small B model AS/400. Those units came with a 1/4 inch tape drive in the front. Well, my problem begins, strangely enough, with fashion (or lack thereof). As a low-paid administrator, most of my pants were polyester Wal-Mart specials. The problem is that my legs are hairy. So every time that I walked, I generated static electricity...even on the linoleum floor of our IT department. One day, while taking the tape out of the drive, a static spark jumped the 1/2 inch from the metal frame of the AS/400 to my finger. Not only did it numb my arm for the next 15 minutes, but is fried the UPS in the AS/400, crashing it immediately. It took 24 hours for IBM to get a part in and installed. Needless to say, though my boss understood, he got an anti-static mat for in front of the AS/400 and required me to stand on it when I changed tapes."
Can you top that?
-- Debra Tart, associate editor, Search400.com
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