Profile: Sir Alexander MacKinnon K.B.E.

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Hi, my friends know me as Sir Alexander MacKinnon, Knight of the Bullshit Empire. I usually work in the IT industry as a network engineer, sysadmin (Short for Systems Administrator) or doing some kind of support. Support is when you get someone, usually on the phone, asking you how to do something in the computer that they have seen done on TV and is in actual fact, technically impossible. Your job at that point in time is to, as politely as possible, make them understand that the functionality of the system is bound to technical reality. The skills required to do this job, surprisingly are much closer to those of a shrink than an engineer, however, each time I do turn up to a job interview they keep on asking technical questions. Lucky for me, I have some technical knowledge and a limitless ability to bullshit.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Being a Knight in the twenty first century is quite a hard thing to do. All ogres, witches and dragons have already been killed by previous knights. We need to find other planets with intelligent life, then perhaps we could go and slay some dragons there...
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