I’ll never look at it the same way again.

A couple of years back I was in a meeting with a few colleagues from the IT department, and a non-technical IT manager from another department. We were discussing DR options for their servers, in particular mirroring a fairly large, but mostly static, set of documents across onto another server. I suggested using rsync, and went on to explain it, but kept getting a slightly odd look from this other manager everytime I mentioned the word "rsync". Halfway through the meeting it finally dawned on me, she probably thought I was talking about "arse ink".

Ever since that meeting, it’s almost impossible for anyone to mention rsync without at least one of use bursting into fits of laughter.

Rsync, a useful tool eternally corrupted by a misinterpretation.

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2 Responses to I’ll never look at it the same way again.

  1. samuri says:

    You’ve got to love techny idiom.

    TITT Tables was one wonderful acronym that would stop conversations dead in meetings when I worked in telecomms.