At the Ref Desk (1/16/19): Today's funny: Got an IM from a student asking who to contact for an overdue book. I texted him the phone number for Access Services. Student replied back that he'd call once his class was over. Um, right. [more...]

Mommy, They're Speaking in Code Language Again!

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 1/26/11 (3:34pm)

Boy this is a classic: I email one of the IT people at MPOW asking how I can get access to the directory '/usr/local/' on one of the local servers here and he replies:

"You likely need to use: 'sudo -s' to access a root user shell first."

No, really? I'm thinking of returning the compliment and replying to him in Hoch Deutsch.

Institution: