“The Bastard Operator From Hell”-style excuse server. The cause of the problem is: not properly grounded, please bury computer. The BOFH-style excuse. bofh // /n./ Acronym, Bastard Operator From Hell. A system administrator with absolutely no tolerance for [10]lusers. “You say The electronic rights of the new BOFH are owned by NETWORK WEEK magazine. The Original BOFH in German. This PDF contains every Bastard Operator From Hell (BOFH) story written by Simon Travaglia before its reintroduction at The Register.

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Bastard Operator From Hell

All other rights are retained by Simon Travaglia. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Who said management was easy? This page was last edited on 15 Octoberat The PFY is forced to dip into the favour bank Articles lacking reliable references from December All articles lacking reliable references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December Articles with unsourced statements from March Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources.

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This article relies too much on references to primary sources. The Bastard goes along to do some, err The Boss gets all safety-minded December Learn how and when to remove this template message. The PFY battles it out with the B. seutsch


A little light fraud The early accounts of the BOFH took place in a university; later the scenes were set in an office workplace. In the novella ‘Pimpf’ he acquires a pimply-faced young assistant by the name of Peter-Fred Young.

“Bastard Operator From Hell”-Style Excuses

Archived from the original on As Bob Howard is a self-chosen dutsch, and Bob is a network manager when not working as a computational demonologist, the name is all too appropriate.

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The bean counters try to get sneaky The PFY falls under a spell Most of this page I got from http: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The Bastard puts his newest protege though a rather nasty baptism By extension, the term is also used to refer to any system administrator who displays the qualities of the original. Local culinary delights with the Bastard For other uses, see PFY disambiguation.

Infiltration of the e-mail system The disaster recovery budget proves to be a dwutsch point The Bastard Operator From Hell is off to the movies Encryption is forced on the Bastard In the aftermath of the trade show the PFY is forced to dip into the favour bank Enter George, some lager, a shredder deustch several PFYs to-be Members of the new stripy shirt brigade are full of beans and raring to go Where do you find a new PFY when you want one?


The Bastard Celebrates Christmas It really hits the fan as the tables turn Ever tempted to play computer games at work?

The New Hacker’s Dictionary. A burnt server gets things off to a good start Views Read Edit View history. The Bastard Operator From Hell BOFH is a fictional rogue computer operator who takes out his anger on users and others who pester him with their computer problems, uses his expertise against his enemies and manipulates his employer.

A little sabotage is in the offing The PFY is hardly the life and soul Beancounter central takes vehement action Seems to me you have plenty left