6 true and tested IT superstitions

What dark powers do geeks turn to in times of need?

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6. I'll love it and pet it and call it... Frankenraid

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Many people view the naming and personification of their computers as an affectionate little ritual -- it's like an electronic pet! One Unix sysadmin who prefers to remain anonymous recalls her days working in support in an engineering lab: "If I went on vacation, I would come back and have to walk the lab, petting all the computers in the lab to let them know that I was back and they could stop being cranky. It settled them down."

What's your IT superstition? Chime in below in the comments.

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