Always Keep Salt in the Server Room

by Joey deVilla on February 26, 2009

I don’t know why; it must be some kind of sysadmin thing. Maybe the salt is for keeping slugs away.

Server room, with a large tangle of wires. In the centre of the room is a table covered with folders, papers, and a large container fo salt.Click the photo to see it at full size.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jeff Darcy February 26, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Several explanations suggest themselves.

(1) Condiment for meals during late-night sessions.

(2) Cheap dessicant, to keep humidity low.

(3) Throw it over your left shoulder to keep the devil at bay. http://everything2.com/title/throwing%2520salt%2520over%2520your%2520left%2520shoulder

(4) My personal favorite – because if you have spaghetti, salt makes it tastier.

2 Victor G February 27, 2009 at 12:59 am

I really can’t think of any use for it.

3 Kitty February 27, 2009 at 1:11 am

I go with Jeff’s 4 – the first thing I thought was with all that spaghetti, you need salt.

Jesus, who cables like that? Someone needs a little help!

4 wholegrain March 1, 2009 at 3:38 pm

I give Jeff a thumbs-up for 2 and a ;-) for 3.
Salt can also be used to smother fires, although I doubt it would be effective on a vertical spaghetti flambe’.

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