Judging a sys admin

I've always thought you could tell a lot about a system administrator by walking into his computer room and looking at the cables. If they are a tangled mess, and you can't tell which one runs to which device, then his code is probably the same way. If they are neat, orderly, clearly labeled and so on, then his code probably is as well.

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  1. To be honest, I've never seen a computer room where the cables were a tangled mess, and I've worked in many. In fact, I was just doing dust control for a large bank's server station, and even though the computer rooms were some of the worst I've seen in terms of cleanliness, they were still quite immaculate by most people's standards and all cables were run in a very orderly fashion. Then again, they're always upgrading, converting, and renovating every year or two, so I guess there isn't much chance for the sys admin to muck it up.

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