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    A bit early, but I would like to wish all my friends here at Petri a very Merry Christmas and hope that you have a really great day tomorrow. If anyone has to be on duty, my commiserations and a quick prayer that everything will go OK for you.

    Twas the night before Christmas (or “holiday break”)
    But I was still working — I kicked off a rake.
    Secure shells were placed on my desktop with care,
    So no one could sniff what I typed away there.

    My clients’ hot issues were all put to bed,
    But what those had preempted still caused me to dread.
    So I in my bathrobe (’twas cold in that room)
    Had just settled down for a long game of Doom.

    When out on the WAN there arose such a mess
    I thought that it must be a DDoS!
    Away to the firewall I flew like Jet Li
    Denied all incoming, even SMTP.

    But as I more closely inspected each packet,
    I realized with awe what was causing the racket:
    A download! What format? I couldn’t have known it
    But I found it included a textual component:

    “Now JavaScript! Perl! Now Python and Ruby!
    On Haskell! on Clojure! on Scala and Groovy!
    To the Web-facing site, to the edge firewall,
    Now bash away, bash away, bash away all!”

    The download completed, though I tried to abort,
    And a little man popped out a USB port!
    His glasses — how thick! His gut — a real softy!
    And his beard was all stained with cold pizza and coffee.

    He was nerdy and plump, a right jolly old geek,
    Though he smelled like he hadn’t had a bath in a week.
    He spoke not a word, but went right ahead
    He wiped off all Windows, installed *nix instead.

    The software I’d need, he downloaded it all
    (Still using less space than a fresh Win install).
    In the USB port he inserted his thumb
    And vanished right into it the way he had come
    But I heard him exclaim, ere I even had missed ‘im
    Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good system!
    Tom Jones
    MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
    IT Trainer / Consultant
    Ossian Ltd

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  • #2
    Re: Merry Christmas

    Happy holidays for everyone!!! Let the new year bring you all closer to whatever it is that you're after!

    Daniel Petri
    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services


    • #3
      Re: Merry Christmas

      I wish everyone the best for whatever is to come

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      Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?


      • #4
        Re: Merry Christmas

        Mary Christmas, didn't she marry Kris Kringle?
        Joined: 23rd December 2003
        Departed: 23rd December 2015


        • #5
          Re: Merry Christmas

          Best Wishes to all at DP!


          • #6
            Re: Merry Christmas

            Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda pob un - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone
            Gareth Howells

            BSc (Hons), MBCS, MCP, MCDST, ICCE

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            "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

            "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you." (Genesis 9:3) - For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.


            • #7
              Re: Merry Christmas

              Merry Christmas and a great Happy New Year to you all !!

              Sorin Solomon

              In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.


              • #8
                Re: Merry Christmas

                Originally posted by sorinso View Post
                Merry Christmas and a great Happy New Year to you all !!
                Ditto this!
                Technical Consultant

                MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"