The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Love Your Job

[Love Your Job]

I XXXXXXX hate these XXXXXXX Cobalt RaQ4s.

Hate.

XXXXXXX hate.

How long now? A two weeks? Three?

They are XXXXXXX impossible to upgrade or install.

Let's see …

Trying to seek past end of device—maybe run.

Can't find init—kernel panic.

Spends three days running fsck—crash.

Symbolic links that aren't—nothing runs.

Need to run fsck manually—crash.

Hate.

Rage.

[Love Your Job]

Love Your Job!


A snippit of an overheard conversation at a small company in Lower Sheol

“Sean, take a breath. It's just a stupid computer. It's nothing more than plastic, circuits and a few chips. It's dumb—it's a dumb device.”

“Yeah, and I'm still its bitch … ”

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[It's the most wonderful time of the year!]

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