doom'd net

still mucking around with the ol'computer

That time when an innocent HPUX reference almost got me in trouble for Sexual Harassment.

So it was sometime in the late summer or early fall of 2003, I was installing HPUX on some new servers for a big Oracle upgrade project I was working on for the Bank at the time. And apparently said the wrong thing at the wrong time.

So I was in the lab where all new server builds happened. And in walks this particularly conservative guy that was on the Windows team.  

I was running some pretty common commands needed to get the system to see the CD during install:

ioscan -funC disk
mount -f iso9660 <device from previous command> /mnt

So, Mr. Conservative walks in and asks me “How’s it going?” to which I respond, “Fine! I’m just funking my disks so I can mount my CDROM.”

While this is an ancient HPUX joke that all seasoned HPUX admins would laugh at, I guess Mr. Conservative didn’t like the Innuendo. I didn’t even actually consider.  So I got marched into the bosses office and sternly told to “Watch the innuendo, and be mindful of who’s around when you are saying some things”

Good think it wasn’t a reference with the finger command. Those can get kind of raunchy sometimes.