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.

Tuesday, Debtember 09, 2003

Crash

It crashed.

Twice.

I so don't need this today …


What? Me, bitter?

Thank you so very XXXXXXX much RedHat!

ls [a-z]* is supposed to return those filenames starting with a lower case letter. LOWER CASE LETTER! If I wanted a XXXXXXX file with a XXXX upper case letter, I WOULD XXXXXXX ASK FOR IT YOU XXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXX XXXXXXX XXX XXXXXX PIECE OF XXXX!

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iuuku88@!#@#$ JWET HKQWEF lj1234 uy12vl jasdf890123 5y!@#%QW#$SDFajqhw 8901234 i fekjlh12098fasdljk1239-8!@#%!@#@#Q !@ %$!1234 !@#~@#$~@#4

XXX XXXXXX XXXXXXX LAPTOP KEYBOARD PIECE OF XXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXX DIE XXXXXX XXXXXX DIE XXXXXX XXXXXX DIE!


Your daily Zen moment

On a clear disk, you can seek forever.

I'm calm now.

Ohm.


Random snippit of phone conversation at the computer

“So what's the status on merging the UIDs?”

“I've installed the merged /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow and /etc/group files in place, and I've run the script to change ownership of the sites accordingly.”

“So you've merged them, and taken care of any UID conflicts?”

“UID conflicts?” Oh XXXX! I thought. I forgot to do a renumbering! Quickly checking for duplicate UIDs among the existing accounts showed a few conflicts. XXXX! “Oh, I took care of it.”

“Great! Glad you hear your on top of things.”

XXXX! Clickity-click. XXXX! Clickity-click. XXXX! Clickity-click.

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