Remember: Safety first
"It's the '90s, and pilot fish is an independent computer consultant who gets a call from a client who wants his AMD system to run a little faster. Fish buys the faster chip and goes to client's office to install it.
He powers everything down, but doesn't unplug the power cord, because pushing a CPU into place is no big deal..." - ComputerWorld
It's complicated for YOU?
"This pilot fish builds a lot of Linux systems that have to be compliant with U.S. Department of Defense/Defense Information Systems Agency STIG security requirements, but he tries to lessen the pain by assigning root passwords that are secure but easily remembered. Naturally, he sends them to the owner via encrypted email..." - ComputerWorld