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I bought an extra drive. Now you can give me more space?



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September 2, 2010 8:41 am

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MM wrote: I had implemented a quota system for my departmental server at a hospital. One of the social workers was continually running up against the quota and continued to complain about the lack of space. I explained that non-work related items should not be stored on the server as a it was a misuse of resources and perhaps she should consider storing those items off to a floppy or CD. (This was a while ago after all). One day said social worker comes into my office with a familiar cardboard box in hand.

SW: Here. (Shoves box at me). I went out and bought an extra drive. Now you can give me more space.

Me: That won’t work.

SW: Why not? It’s a bigger drive and the guy at the store told me it would work fine.

Me: Yeah, the drive will work, in the right equipment. This won’t work in our server.

SW: Why not?

Me: Because it’s for a Mac computer.

SW: Right, that’s what we use.

Me: No, that’s what YOU use – at home.

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