Subject:The BOFH Newsgroups File
Subject:The BOFH newsgroups file...
From:firstname.lastname@example.org (Peter da Silva)
The bofh.* (BOFH-net) hierarchy was created by a bunch of BOFHs on alt.sysadmin.recovery. Use of the group isn't restricted to BOFHs, and it's OK to talk about things other than luser education and quantum bogodynamics in appropriate BOFH-net groups. It's *not* OK to crosspost BOFH-net posts anywhere else, crosspost to more than 3 BOFH-net groups, or otherwise abuse the BOFH. A bot is running to enforce this, and anything the bofhbot doesn't notice will be caught by your local BOFH.
If you want something fugglier, try the Rules From Hell
What was your account-name again? (clickety clickety click...) bofh.answers Yes, "rm -rf ~" is how you change your password. bofh.bofhbof Bastard Operator From Hell Birds Of a Feather sessions. bofh.bofhlets ISAGN bofh.cabal It was only a matter of time. bofh.codefh Code From Hell bofh.compfh.ibm.pc Yes, "format C:" is how you install Windows. bofh.compfh.mac The ultimate point and drool interface. bofh.compfh.misc All hardware sucks. bofh.config Where the NAFH hangs out. bofh.control Where the bofh-bot hangs out... bofh.cow-orker Paycheck co-dependants. bofh.food Coffee, beer, breakfast cereals. bofh.general Where the BOFH hangs out. bofh.jobfh.misc Various crummy sysadminnish jobs. bofh.jobfh.nanny Being forced to support lusers. bofh.jobfh.offered Help us LART our lusers. We'll pay and provide the caffeine. bofh.larts Operant conditioning and martial arts. bofh.leeks Wild onions. bofh.link.link.link.link That one's an imagemap? Web pages from hell. bofh.lusty-wenches Obscure newsgroup description goes here. bofh.magic-smoke Making sawdust, iron filings, and magic smoke. bofh.techno-bill "...and with this, I can open a can of beans in a week." bofh.mtafh.jihad VI versus Sendmail... no, Mac versus qmail... uh... bofh.mtafh.misc 550 postmaster... User unknown bofh.mtafh.qmail 502 unimplemented (#5.5.1) bofh.mtafh.sendmail R$1<@$2>$3 $#error $@ USAGE $: "aaaaaaaaaaah" bofh.netfh Two tin cups and some yarn. bofh.nice-boots Why *do* sysadmins wear black? bofh.osfh.misc All software sucks. bofh.osfh.nt Not There. bofh.osfh.unix The most successful virus of all time. bofh.osfh.vms I don't know, it's probably an option to SET. bofh.osfh.win95 Where the registration wizard hangs out. bofh.questions What is this BOFH thing anyway? bofh.se bofh.swedish.operator.bork.bork.bork bofh.test Hey, does this bofh-bot thing work? bofh.ykybhtlw YKYBHTLW you try and ROT-13 this group. bofh.jnerm-nqzva Tngrjnlrq sebz gur jnerm-nqzva znvyvat yvfg bofh.vidiots Media and media geeking. ... and other groups as the BOFHs come up with them ...
Refresher newgroups will be sent periodically to bofh.control.
To get a feed of bofh.*, contact:
Neil Readwin <email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeff Uphoff) email@example.com (Odd Einar Aurbakken) "Richard A. Muirden" <firstname.lastname@example.org> "Jeffrey C. Ollie" <email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org (Per Persson) email@example.com (Jamie Downs) John Henders <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com (Andrew Tristan) Javier Henderson <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com (Tomasz R. Surmacz)
I recommend starting at the bottom of the list and working up, and looking for a feed that's like in the same country as you or something. <grin>