I don't know why, but I felt like posting this. It's a letter I sent around to all our staff. I had a lot of fun writing it... This has been needed for such a long time, it's like acheiving something great.
From: Justin Warner
Sent: Tuesday, 19 July 2005 1:56 PM
To: All Staff
Subject: [Important IT Information] File storage quotas
On Friday evening this week, we will be imposing a 600Mb quota on users' data. What this means, is that all the data stored on your desktop and in your My Documents, must be less then 600Mb. If it's above this figure, the computer will tell you that "The disk is full" when you try to save.
Now, for the vast majority of you this won't be a problem, but for about 32 of you it will necessitate some serious culling of your current stored data.
This is being done to enable us to supply disk space to you all in a fair and equitable way. And you can't argue with equity, can you? :P
Now, before you all start phoning me or stopping by the office to ask what to do with the mountains of data you've accumulated, let me get you started in step-by-step form:
- Open your My Documents folder
- Find a document that you haven't opened in the last month (or better yet, a whole folder of documents!)
- Click on that document, once.
- Cry a quiet tear, and say goodbye.
- Hit the delete key, and when asked if you're sure, assertively click "Yes".
- Feel empowered.
- Repeat steps 1-6 as many times as possible
- When finished, right-click on the Recycle Bin and choose "Empty Recycle Bin".
- Finally, assert yourself with a triumphant click on the "Yes" button.
See, it's not hard! And it gives you an incredible sense of freedom and empowerment! Almost as good as a Tony Robbins seminar, and less expensive!!
Please remember, seeing as IT people tend to shun social contact, my preferred method of contact in regards to this is mental telepathy, but failing that you could send me an email I guess.