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jlinkels 04-09-2013 08:40 PM

Daddy wearing a bra and high heels
 
You might all have heard stories of a child coming into the bedroom and discovers his father wearing a bra and high heels, or an equally embarrassing situation. You can imagine the look in the eyes of such a child: What is Daddy doing now?? Aren't those Mommy's clothes?

Anyway, that did not happen to me. :) But this did:

Recently I started again with providing support for business networks. Most of the work I don't do myself fortunately, I run the business and a geek wizard does the handwork. But sometimes I have to do something myself as well.

So I brought a discarded Windows 2003 server home to test backups and backup software. (For those who don't know, backing up a Windows server is far from trivial, let alone a succesful restore. It goes far and far beyond tar and rsync. Really it is much better no to test that on the live server you just sold)

Anyway, tonight I carried the thing into the computer room and switched it on. Then my son Grep entered the room and caught me.

Believe me, if he had caught me while wearing my wife's bra his astonishment and horror could not have been worse. That was the look in his eyes.

Oh well, while the Windows server is downloading 231 MB to install .NET (I want to run a backup application, that is why I need to download 231 MB .NET...) I'll try to recover his brain damage.

jlinkels

towheedm 04-10-2013 12:23 AM

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Originally Posted by jlinkels (Post 4928554)
Anyway, that did not happen to me. :)

Are you sure now?:tisk: Or are you saying you never got caught doing it?

Quote:

Originally Posted by jlinkels (Post 4928554)
Then my son Grep entered the room and caught me.

Well of course he'd be astonished, his name is Grep. Should have named him Bill or Steve.

jefro 04-10-2013 05:47 PM

Backing up 2003 is pretty easy if you ask me.

Wearing a bra is the hard part.

rokytnji 04-10-2013 06:03 PM

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You might all have heard stories of a child coming into the bedroom and discovers his father wearing a bra and high heels
I guess it depends on where you live. Down south here it is the opposite.
Mommy is wearing Daddys clothes. Boots and all riding a horse. It is not a traumatic
site though and little girls are allowed to also.

Quote:

Believe me, if he had caught me while wearing my wife's bra his astonishment and horror could not have been worse. That was the look in his eyes.
My boys growing up did not even want me to know they existed unless they
wanted me to buy something. I was not a computer user then though.

Now if I can just get this thong out of the crack in my a@@.

odiseo77 04-10-2013 06:34 PM

Next time you have to use Windows at home, you might want to use a bra and heels to divert your son's attention in case you're caught. ;)

jlinkels 04-10-2013 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by odiseo77 (Post 4929362)
Next time you have to use Windows at home, you might want to use a bra and heels to divert your son's attention in case you're caught. ;)

Now THAT is the answer I waited for but could not come up with myself. "I'd rather be seen wearing high heels and a bra than behind a Windows Server terminal"
Cool!

jlinkels

BTW, OT, but what is the situation concerning Linux in La Republica Bolivariana? I remember a few years ago Chavez forbid the use of Windows, but I lost track of what happened next. Except that Chavez died of course. I see very few people here from Venezuela.

odiseo77 04-10-2013 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by jlinkels (Post 4929399)
BTW, OT, but what is the situation concerning Linux in La Republica Bolivariana? I remember a few years ago Chavez forbid the use of Windows, but I lost track of what happened next. Except that Chavez died of course. I see very few people here from Venezuela.

Well, the government didn't actually forbid the use of Windows, they just issued a decree ordering to use Linux in the public administration (which I agree with, since it will allow the country to save a lot of money in software licenses). Windows is not forbidden at all here; if you want to use Windows, you can legally and freely buy it in computer stores. In fact, most people here use Windows (even in the public administration, since the migration process has been very slow). I myself bought a Windows 7 license for a laptop I bought last year (I had to since I'm starting an MA on translation studies next September and I will probably need to use translation software that only runs on Windows). :)

jlinkels 04-14-2013 08:55 PM

I see... perhaps people were not too exited about replacing Windows. I wonder what todays election result will be.

jlinkels

odiseo77 04-16-2013 08:21 PM

Most people in the public administration didn't even know what Linux was when the switch to Linux began (and they were too used to Windows); that's why they're reluctant to use Linux. Things are changing slowly, though.


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