Pete's Log: bouncing round the room

Entry #959, (Random Crap)
(posted when I was 22 years old.)

from a slashdot link:

"The University of North Carolina has finally found a network server that, although missing for four years, hasn't missed a packet in all that time. Try as they might, university administrators couldn't find the server. Working with Novell Inc. (stock: NOVL), IT workers tracked it down by meticulously following cable until they literally ran into a wall. The server had been mistakenly sealed behind drywall by maintenance workers."

My question is, why did they go looking for it? And why did they wait four years before deciding they needed to find the thing?

Sorry, Tim, but this sounds funny taken out of context: "Time to staple stuff together and mail them off." I should buy more stamps. The possession of a plentitude of stamps would facilitate my desire to staple stuff together and mail it to random people. I think I'd need a stapler too.

You know, I think I own a stapler. I shall now go find it, and then take it to campus where it belongs.