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My Choice of Avatar -- The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Posted 09-29-2010 at 10:45 AM by SaintDanBert

I have been asked why I use The Sorcerer's Apprentice glyph as an avatar. To answer that, you need to understand his story.

Mickey worked for a powerful sorcerer doing odd jobs around the castle. He carried wood and mopped and cleaned. All the while he watched as the sorcerer worked magic with his book of spells and magic hat. One evening, the sorcerer left his hat behind and went to bed. Mickey, tasked with sweeping and cleaning, borrowed the hat and magicked the broom to carry pales of water.

This worked well, but then Mickey fell asleep. The broom kept fetching water. When Mickey saw this was out of control, he used an axe to chop the broom to pieces. Magically, each piece became its own broom that started to carry water as well. Eventually, Mickey was awash in the flood.

The commotion woke the sorcerer who used a spell to end the flood and the parade of brooms. Mickey, ashamed, returned the hat.

When it comes to "systems wizardry", I know where the sorcerers keep their hats. I can work minor magic, but I'm often awash in a flood of troubles or I turn myself into a frog. LinuxQuestions and the rest of the net usually provide the magics to save the day ... usually.

~~~ 0;-Dan
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    By the way, I failed to give due credit. The Sorcerer's Apprentice was a Disney character in the original Fantasia film (1940). The experience was so special that it was repeated in Disney's the second Fantasia (2000) film.

    The character, Sorcerer's Apprentice, was made into its own feature film released in 2010.

    All rights belong to the respective trademark and copyright holders. I'm a fan along for the ride.

    ~~~ 0;-Dan
    Posted 09-29-2010 at 10:57 AM by SaintDanBert SaintDanBert is offline
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    hey there saint i too have a thinkpad tablet trying to convert to linux any help would be an absolute godsend as i have no transport untill i finish conversion as tablet will be running the auto tune function in my car to make it run and as a media player for my sounds yours sincerely loopsta!
    Posted 10-09-2012 at 09:57 PM by loopsta loopsta is offline
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    Goes back a lot further than Disney:
    Posted 10-11-2012 at 03:49 AM by brianL brianL is offline


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