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tea-leaves I for one... (388 comments)

...welcome our new Slashdotting switch overlords.

more than 5 years ago

Human-Animal Hybrids Fail

tea-leaves Where is Slashdot on this? (554 comments)

I for one welcome our new race of furry overlords.

Wow, this place is slipping. If you want something done, you have to do it yourself.

Although, think about a half-cow/half-Cowboy Neal...

more than 5 years ago

Why Do We Name Servers the Way We Do?

tea-leaves VEGETABLES! (1397 comments)

I worked in a corporate enviromnent and the only way we could get a purchase order approved by the Veeps was to explain our variety of servers as the ingredients of a salad. LETTUCE was the main webserver (the "money" machine) and the other servers were named for other ingredients from the garden. ONION for database (layers of relational data) and RADISH for email (more than a sprinkle is an irritant) and SCALLION of logging (nobody ever remembers, but so much flavor)

We named workstations after fruits -- because we were an Macintosh department. Nobody got a workstation named APPLE, but I did get the laptop named TOMATO, because I worked on the vegetables as the sysadmin. Tomatos are fruits which are legally considered to be vegetables.

Good times, very good times.

#30 TLS

more than 5 years ago

Road To Linux -- Made It!

tea-leaves Very cool... (165 comments)

You may hate the guy, but re-read this once or twice. This is the customer of the future. A man so driven to actually understand instead of just install his own software.

Jon seems to speak for a secret sect of our new installed base. Hurrah. Jon has left the establishment of MacOS for the disestablishment of the FreeOS. Think about the changes in thought process that that requires.

No coder inside him -- just someone who wants to extend the tool of the OS to its pinnacle -- in the way that he can best understand. We should be embracing him and those like him, and then extending them into the potential of their aptitude.

He is our future. Kudos Jon Katz. #30 TLS

more than 15 years ago


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