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BOFH Excuse Macro

USAGE

    ^BOFHExcuse;

DESCRIPTION

Every self respecting IT professional should have an excuse card flipper right on his desk. After all, making up excuses would wear you out in no time. However, flipping to a new excuses excuse card all the time by can be tiring endeavor.

Help is on the way though, for the advances in mind numbing, jaw dropping and flabbergasting Internet Server Technology have brought to you the BOFH Excuse Generator.

Based on the infamous BOFH Excuse server, this unholy piece of hardcore Internet technology will relieve you even from going outside the cozy confines of your intranet, and telnet to the existing excuse server.

INSTALLATION

 1. Copy this file to the lib/WebGUI/Macro directory in your webgui install.
 2. Enable the macro in your webgui config file.
 3. Restart the  webserver running webgui.

INTERNATIONALIZATION POLICY

Since real BOFHs have excelent English reading skills, no internationalization effort is necessary or even supported.

CUSTOMIZATION

For your convenience, the output of the BOFHExcuse macro will be wrapped in HTML general purpous encapsulation DIV tags.

The part of the output that states the excuse number is wrapped in a div with class 'bofhNumber'. The actual excuse is wrapped in a div with class 'bofhExcuse'.

CUSTOMIZATION EXAMPLES

EXAMPLE 1: NO EXCUSE NUMBER

Use the following css to remove the excuse number:

    .bofhNumber{
        display: none;
    }

EXAMPLE 2: EASY LOOKUP THROUGH BLINKENLIGHTS

To emphasize the importance, increase localizability and enhance the visual appeal of the excuse, you could try the following css:

    .bofhNumber{
        font-weight: bold;
        text-align: center;
    }

    .bofhExcuse{
        font-weight: bold;
        text-align: center;
        color: red;
        font-size: 25px;
        text-decoration: underline overline blink;
    }

=head1 ACKNOLEDGEMENTS

The excuses are greatfully taken from the bofh excuse server homepage:
http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ballard/bofh/

The actual list of excuses can be found here:
http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ballard/bofh/excuses.

System RequirementsPlease be advised: this contribution was tested with something older than WebGUI 7.5. When this contribution was uploaded there was no field for the author to fill out regarding it's requirements.
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Updated: 3/18/2007
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