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Dark fiber's dark lord

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Dr. Acula seemed to have a very extensive work history, going back several years -- well, actually, several centuries. His main area of current expertise was dark fiber, and he expressed a desire to work either on the night shift or permanently in our lights-out data center. We suspected he was spending days sleeping in the containerized data center we keep on-site for computing-intensive periods, usually around Halloween.

He was unimpressed when I asked him if he wanted a stake in the business, and eventually we parted ways just as the data center was busy installing Garlic OS 1.2.

Story courtesy of Clive Longbottom, SearchDataCenter contributor.

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