= B =
BOFH // n.
[common] Acronym, Bastard Operator From
Hell. A system administrator with absolutely no tolerance for
lusers. "You say you need more filespace?
<massive-global-delete> Seems to me you have plenty left..." Many
BOFHs (and others who would be BOFHs if they could get away with
it) hang out in the newsgroup alt.sysadmin.recovery,
although there has also been created a top-level newsgroup
hierarchy (bofh.*) of their own.
Several people have written stories about BOFHs. The set usually
considered canonical is by Simon Travaglia and may be found at the
Bastard Home Page. BOFHs
and BOFH wannabes hang out on scary devil monastery and wield
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.