The Bastard Operator From Hell (BOFH)

I recommend as AWESOME! The fun thing about computers is that they always do what you tell them to do, and occasionally what you want. But people…people hear what they want to hear and not necessarily what you’re telling them. The unholy hybrid of the two is the system administrator. Enter: the Bastard Operator From Hell (BOFH). A must-read series of pseudo-history for anyone whose job involves helping lusers enter the 21st century kicking and screaming; well, actually it starts off drooling and knuckle-dragging until they ask for help.

The Bastard Operator From Hell by Simon Travaglia

Favorite Quote:
Not to be outdone, I change his login directory to the null device, set his path to “.” and redefine the command “news” to execute a script in his old login directory to send a nasty message to the equal opportunities officer, then delete itself.

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I recommend as awkwardly enjoyable. Hero and heroine court and get it on with a ghostly audience…making commentaries. The heroine returns from a ten year assignment with enough maturity to recognize that the hero is a silent love machine waiting to be sprung. Instead of happily ever after, he gets traumatized in a battle and hauls ass out of town to fight his inner demons. She does the logical thing and hunts him down…there’s no way a good man like that is getting away.

Blaze by Kate Hill

Favorite Quote:
“A man does not ignore a rosebush in spring and expect to enjoy it in winter,” Blaze said, translating the words of the tall, thin scholar who had appeared in front of him.