On Wednesday 14 July 2004 10:24, Paul Jakma wrote:
> > System Adminitis - a form of paranoia characterised by acute fear
> > of improbable events.
> sshhhh... be vewwy veewwwy quiet..
You won't believe this, but after penning the above witticism
my laptop died!
I had forgotten about the Great SysAdmin in the Sky.
I thought at first it was just that the battery was exhausted,
but I plugged in the mains adaptor, and it was still blank.
So I thought maybe the adaptor had gone, and tried a spare adaptor.
Still no joy.
To cut a long story short, I changed the battery,
and the laptop came back to life.
It had just been a warning from Root
not to take the name of SysAdmin in vain.
So I would like to withdraw my impertinent remarks about my betters.
RAID is an essential addition to the microwave and VCR,
and everyone should buy a Lindows machine at WalMart.
e-mail (<80k only): tim /at/ birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!