About the Author Sharky

Word to the wise

IT pilot fish gets an email from a person who’s a member of a club they both belong to — and while it’s not work-related, it was clearly sent from work.”The email had been written as a Word document and, since I wasn’t using a Windows-based compute…

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Executive decision

Flashback to the 1980s, when this remote newspaper office has a problem with a computer terminal that seems undiagnosable, according to a pilot fish in the know.”Most mornings, this terminal has lost connectivity to the mainframe, while all the othe…

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Timing is everything

It’s early in this pilot fish’s career, when he’s working as a mainframe systems programmer in the U.S. Air Force.”We had a circle of computer terminals in the secured computer room that were used for classified processing,” says fish.”Occasionally …

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