[rescue] A bit of Fun and OT

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Thu Jun 19 22:39:23 CDT 2003

On Thu, Jun 19, 2003 at 06:00:55PM -0700, N. Miller wrote:

> >And please, if he can't tie down a CPU, please don't let him near
> >Perl... :)
> I know what you are trying to say, but he *got* Perl (it was all up-
> stairs--nothing to fiddle with); he didn't get hardware.  It's sort
> of odd, really, since he was a very accomplished beer brewer and
> made hella good salsa (grew his own habanero's).

Understood.  Some people are just like that.

To me, software is usually more complicated than hardware. I've always
found hardware easy, though some vendors do go out of their way to make
it obtuse, and PC stuff is often quite bizarre.

> >I tied down some memory and I/O controllers once with wire.  Worked
> >great until we could order more clips.
> >
> >BTW... the "clips" were basically zip-ties... :)
> Yes, but if it hadn't worked, you would have fiddled with it
> yourself, not called the manufacturer's SE to look over your
> work, right?

Manufacturer's SE's scare me. Most of the time I wouldn't want them to
replace a coffee filter.

I once asked a Sun rep to just give me the equipment and let me do the
repair. When he said he couldn't do that by contract, I told him to
either do it, or I was going to report him for what he'd done to our
machine the week before.

>From then on we had an "understanding".

I'm a software geek, but have always done sysadmin and hardware too.
It's only in one contract job that I was kept away from hardware. But
then, it was 1050 miles away in an IBM facility.

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