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Who, Me? The best laid plans of mice or Register readers can founder on the rocks of iffy connectors and wobbly cables, as this week's entrant in the Who, Me? archives discovered.

Regomised as "Chris", our hero's tale takes place long before the seemingly infinite (and infinitely expensive) cloud storage of today. Even before NASes and SANs were ubiquitous corporate hardware.

Chris was one of the poor souls charged with keeping an eye on the storage available on his company's NT servers, and ensuring no department wanted for capacity. "The weekly task of taking the capacity figures and plugging them into the trusty management spreadsheet was the highlight of my week," he said.

Chris's team was also responsible for IT at the company's various satellites, one of which required a journey of over an hour on the UK's motorways followed by a trek through ...


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