Don't press the big red buttom on the wall!

Mark Andrews marka at
Wed Aug 31 01:09:07 UTC 2016

Back when there were external disk drives with disc packs my boss
said "what does this switch do?" then flipped it.

The next thing that happened was the paper console started printing
as the mounted disc drive had just been powered off on the VAX 750.


We all had a unscheduled lunch as the system rebooted and the
filesystems where checked.

Mark Andrews, ISC
1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
PHONE: +61 2 9871 4742                 INTERNET: marka at

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