Pain in the disk…

So, the primary hard disk of they.com died.

Actually, from a sysadmin point of view, only the secondary disk died (/home). So, all user data was lost, but all the configuration files (/etc) are intact.

Everyone else believes the primary disk died. I’ll leave the evil sysadmin grin to your imagination…

Oh, and most of our spam databases survived, as well.

Anyone know how everyone’s least favorite Slidell, LA spammer fared?

For what it is worth, they are celebrating their 20th anniversary by installing a new hard drive…

Attention drivers

A few things to remember:

  • Having side-impact airbags and driving like a jerk do not “cancel out.”
  • Slower traffic keep right. Let that swerving, tailgating jerk pass you on the left. Oh, sorry — hang up and let that swerving, tailgating jerk pass you on the left.
  • Oh, and everyone who still has a presidential campaign bumper-sticker on your car:
    1. You weren’t ever about to change anyone else’s mind.
    2. You probably didn’t even vote.
    3. You either supported the guy who lost the election, or who has the lowest approval rating in the history of the presidency. Whoo! Go you!

It all adds up, if you think about it…

Last night on the news there was a story about a dog. You may have seen him; he growls in a way that vaguely resembles the words “I love you.” This apparently is the perfect counterpoint to bombs in the streets in NYC — but that isn’t the point of this entry.

Breathlessly, the announcer stated that this dog “is the tallest Great Dane on record — over seven feet tall when standing on his hind legs!”

Immediately, they got half the story:

The problem with this dog is that he doesn’t hump your leg.

It was a few moments before it all came together:

That’s why his owners taught him to say the words “I love you.”

They love irony, especially in fiction.

So, they actually like to imagine that this won’t happen after the next shuttle launch:

  • Launch happens debris-free
  • Nonetheless, because procedures call for it, the boom camera will swing around to photograph all the sensitive tile areas of the shuttle.
  • The boom will accidentally nick some tiles during this process, making the shuttle unfit for landing.