I'll go next... Guess it must have been 6 or 7 years ago and I was doing an AS/400 upgrade. Fairly good sized company with exactly ONE person that had a clue how to do an upgrade - me... So I had been there (weekend) something like 18 hours and it was JUST about done. The signon screen came up, I ("very fast typer for a GUY" - quote from a female co-worker one time), standing up, keyed in QSECOFR and the password and hit Enter 3 times, faster than heck, knowing that I would get profile messages, device messages, etc.; and looked away briefly. It was after the second screen flash that I saw the message "CPF1116 Next not valid sign-on attempt varies off device." I FRANTICALLY hit the reset key to clear the keyboard buffer, but not quite quick enough... And down went the Console... So I had to IPL the AS/400 and wait another 50 minutes, when I could have been out of there in about 10 minutes... ARGHHHHHHH... :-) Chuck -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Steve Landess Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 3:04 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Stupid things we do... This is a multi-part message in MIME format. -- [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ] Well - It's Friday afternoon again...thank <whatever your greater power may be> (got to be politically correct) What is the stupidest thing that you have done as a programmer/operator/consultant? At least, that you will admit to? Since I started this thread, I'll go first: In 1990, I was working at a small steel mill in East Texas (with 5 AS/400 systems). In the main computer room, they did NOT have a desk for the system console. Instead, the console was located on TOP of the 9309 rack. To reach it, they had a small step (like you would use in your kitchen) to stand on so you could reach the keyboard. One day, while working at the console, I noticed that the response time seemed to be very slow. THEN, I realized that it was locked up. I stepped back from the system, pulled back the step, looked down, and saw that I had turned OFF one of the disk drives by hitting the switch with my shoe. The top of the step was exactly even with the switch. They put a desk in the computer room THAT afternoon, IIRC. Steve Landess Austin, Texas (512) 423-0935 _______________________________________________ This is the Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries (Midrange-NonTech) mailing list To post a message email: Midrange-NonTech@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-nontech or email: Midrange-NonTechemail@example.com Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-nontech.