Wednesday, April 05, 2006
While listening to When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth, an apocalyptic tale in which primarily only those sheltered in data centers survive, I laughed out loud, a dangerous proposition when running on a treadmill as I was, upon hearing the following exchange between two star-crossed sysadmins.
I've got a 486 downstairs with over five years of uptime. It's going to break my heart to reboot it.
What the everlasting s--- do you use a 486 for?
Nothing. But who shuts down a machine with five years uptime? That's like euthanizing your grandmother.