Hornblower and the Email Saga, Part 2
by Laura

 

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TO: earl_of_edrington (at) superior.com
CC: horatio_hornblower (at) handsome_heroes.com
FROM: archie (at) GAARRHHH.com
SUBJECT: Website
TIME: 8:30

Your website's looking very fine, major. Almost too good for logging
on.

Acting Lieutenant Kennedy

 

TO: archie (at) GAARRHHH.com
CC: horatio_hornblower (at) handsome_heroes.com
FROM: earl_of_edrington (at) superior.com
SUBJECT: Re: Website
TIME: 8:45

I find that the better the design of the website, the more appealing
it is to the eye...At least in the Army.

Major "My Lord" Edrington

 

TO: earl_of_edrington (at) superior.com
CC: archie (at) GAARRHHH.com
FROM: horatio_hornblower (at) handsome_heroes.com
SUBJECT: Welcome
TIME: 9:00

Major,

I'll arrange for you to have a personal tour of our computer lab.

Lieutenant Hornblower

 

TO: horatio_hornblower (at) handsome_heroes.com
CC: archie (at) GAARRHHH.com
FROM: earl_of_edrington (at) superior.com
SUBJECT: Re: Welcome
TIME: 9:10

Thank you. By the by, it might be better to refer to me as "My Lord".
I am in fact, the Earl of Edrington (it says it in my e-mail address
in case you haven't noticed). I am also cousin to none other than
Bill Gates.

Major "My Lord" Edrington

 

TO: horatio_hornblower (at) handsome_heroes.com
FROM: archie (at) GAARRHHH.com
SUBJECT: Re: Welcome
TIME: 9:15

You see, Horatio? Had you relations with someone prominent in the
I.T. industry, you could have made software instead.

Archie :-)

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TO: horatio_hornblower (at) handsome_heroes.com
FROM: archie (at) GAARRHHH.com
SUBJECT: I panicked
TIME: 12:00

Horatio...

When I saw the error message...I panicked. I knew I was doing it but
I couldn't stop myself; it was the complication of it all, you see...

Archie :-(

 

TO: archie (at) GAARRHHH.com
FROM: horatio_hornblower (at) handsome_heroes.com
SUBJECT: Re: I panicked
TIME: 12:10

Not to worry - I think it was the same for all of us.

Horatio

 

TO: horatio_hornblower (at) handsome_heroes.com
FROM: archie (at) GAARRHHH.com
SUBJECT: Re: I panicked
TIME: 12:15

But even a Help-Desk Support Officer like myself, has no business to
panic. No wonder Edrington thinks I'm bloody computer illiterate!

Archie

 

TO: archie (at) GAARRHHH.com
FROM: horatio_hornblower (at) handsome_heroes.com
SUBJECT: Re: I panicked
TIME: 12:20

You have nothing to fear from computers, Archie. They're our friends.

Horatio

 

TO: horatio_hornblower (at) handsome_heroes.com
FROM: archie (at) GAARRHHH.com
SUBJECT: Re: I panicked
TIME: 12:25

FRIENDS BE DAMNED! Every time I tell mine to do something, it does
something else! It means to destroy our website, Horatio!

Archie :-(

 

TO: archie (at) GAARRHHH.com
FROM: horatio_hornblower (at) handsome_heroes.com
SUBJECT: Re: I panicked
TIME: 12:30

Aye man, it is common. But if you just keep calm, and follow all
instructions carefully (or alternatively, shut-down and re-start), it
cannot possibly touch the website.

Horatio :-)

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TO: indygroup_frigate (at) intranet.com
CC: horatio_hornblower (at) handsome_heroes.com; earl_of_edrington
(at) superior.com
FROM: archie (at) GAARRHHH.com
SUBJECT: Change URL!
TIME: 14:23

The URL needs to be changed! Hurry men, hurry!!!!

Acting Lieutenant Kennedy

 

TO: archie (at) GAARRHHH.com
CC: indygroup_frigate (at) intranet.com; earl_of_edrington (at)
superior.com
FROM: horatio_hornblower (at) handsome_heroes.com
SUBJECT: Re: Change URL!
TIME: 14:45

Archie...why does the URL need to be changed?

Horatio

 

TO: archie (at) GAARRHHH.com
CC: indygroup_frigate (at) intranet.com; earl_of_edrington (at)
superior.com
FROM: horatio_hornblower (at) handsome_heroes.com
SUBJECT: Re: Change URL!
TIME: 15:00

Archie!!...

 

 

TO: archie (at) GAARRHHH.com
CC: indygroup_frigate (at) intranet.com; earl_of_edrington (at)
superior.com
FROM: horatio_hornblower (at) handsome_heroes.com
SUBJECT: Re: Change URL!
TIME: 16:00

MR KENNEDY, REPORT!!!!

 

TO: horatio_hornblower (at) handsome_heroes.com
CC: indygroup_frigate (at) intranet.com; earl_of_edrington (at)
superior.com
FROM: archie (at) GAARRHHH.com
SUBJECT: Re: Change URL!
TIME: 16:05

It's Geocities, Sir!...It doesn't want to accept the changes we made
to our website! It kep-keeps rejecting them...

Kennedy

 

TO: archie (at) GAARRHHH.com
CC: indygroup_frigate (at) intranet.com; horatio_hornblower (at)
handsome_heroes.com
FROM: earl_of_edrington (at) superior.com
SUBJECT: Re: Change URL!
TIME: 16:10

Did you remember to move the Subdirectory in its rightful location?

Major "My Lord" Edrington

 

TO: earl_of_edrington (at) superior.com
CC: indygroup_frigate (at) intranet.com; horatio_hornblower (at)
handsome_heroes.com
FROM: archie (at) GAARRHHH.com
SUBJECT: Re: Change URL!
TIME: 18:00

no

 

TO: archie (at) GAARRHHH.com
CC: indygroup_frigate (at) intranet.com; horatio_hornblower (at)
handsome_heroes.com FROM: earl_of_edrington (at) superior.com
SUBJECT: Re: Change URL!
TIME: 18:10

Very well, I suggest you do so immediately.

Major "My Lord" Edrington

 

TO: earl_of_edrington (at) superior.com
CC: indygroup_frigate (at) intranet.com; horatio_hornblower (at)
handsome_heroes.com FROM: archie (at) GAARRHHH.com
SUBJECT: Re: Change URL!
TIME: 18:15

Yes, Sir.

Kennedy

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