[rescue] Perverse Question

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Mon Jun 9 20:12:34 CDT 2003

On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 07:00:22PM -0500, Mike Hebel wrote:
> ><mumble>
> >  Cron jobs, .au files, and cat.
> ></mumble>
> Oh...you mean like my sounds in inittab that tell me when my systems are 
> up and running.
> For the start of the systems:
> cat startup.au>/dev/audio  == "Initiating Startup Sequence..."
> cat beefcake.au>/dev/audio == <Cartman>"Beeefcake!..Beefcake!"</Cartman>

Most of my machines don't do startup sound, but babylon5 plays the THX
sound when it finishes booting.  Rather loudly.  And it has a very good
soundcard and speakers.  :)

This is actually for historical reasons, two employers ago, surrounded
by Macs that chimed or chorded on startup and Windows PCs that played
that annoying-yet-somehow-bland 'Microsoft Sound' that BillG paid some
obscene amount of money to have contrived.

"That's not a startup sound.  *THIS* is a startup sound ...."

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