[rescue] The best 'rescue' workstation

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Sun May 1 16:08:16 CDT 2005

On Sun, 1 May 2005, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:

> When people run crying to the boss, I just want to do even more
> painful things to them than I did before.

"If I can't beat you on the mat, I'll beat you in the parking lot."

> That's another thing I hate about political correctness: this idea
> that if you stand up for yourself and/or doing the right thing, you
> must have an attitude problem or are intolerant.

Amen.  Intolerance and discrimination[0] are Good Things.  We evolved
those skills for a -reason-!  To say that you want a thing done a
certain way -because it's right- doesn't make you a meanie, it makes you
a sensible person.  But, nowadays, any old thing done any old way by and
old schmuck who may or may-not have a clue is supposed to be "okay"
because we're "tolerant".  Hence computer rooms full of PCs, helpdesks
staffed but folks who can't speak the customer's language, system
adminstrators who are "certified" but couldn't explain the difference
between an MX and an A record and ...

Dammit, I need coffee.

[0] As in "wanting things done right" and "being able to tell the
     difference between good/bad, right/wrong, well-done/poorly-done,
     etc."  That's the other evil of political correctness--language
     pollution.  "A discriminating fellow" invokes "racist" instead of
Jonathan Patschke  ) "It's alright for someone to sleep past noon every
Elgin, TX         (   once in a while.  That's what it means to be a
USA                )  free human being."       --Roger Smith, The Big O

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