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Old 09-07-2020, 10:44 PM   #1
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Close Encounters of the Linux Kind

We went to Norfolk's Gardens by the Sea today. I was wearing a Linux tee shirt which pictured a thoroughly besotted Tux, surrounded by empty bottles, with the caption, "sudo rm -rf."

A passerby asked me, "What does your shirt say?" I told him, as he looked at it more closely, and he said something like, "Oh, delete everything."

I asked, "Are you a Linux guy?"

He said he was, then added, "Linux is user friendly. It's just very careful about who it chooses as friends."

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Last year I was wearing a freebie Pogo Linux shirt in a restaurant in Montana, and the head waiter came over to ask about what distro I ran.

A few minutes later, an elderly woman came over to ask if I was a fan of the comic strip Pogo - which, in fact I was...
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I created a T-Shirt applique several years ago with Tux smoking a pipe and text saying

Slackware..... Simply Elegant

and while visiting my Son and his family when he was 22 a bunch of us, including some of his friends who were celebrating graduating college, went on a picnic. During a lively discussion started by a Film School Grad he suddenly switched gears and asked, "Why are you wearing a Linux shirt, and a Slackware one at that? Was it a gift?" I responded that I'd made it and because he was perplexed by what would become in just a few years the whole "OK Boomer" disdain, added "...and while I no longer own a VCR, I never had one that blinked 12 o'clock for longer than a minute". He laughed as did everyone, the conversation got even more lively and it was a really good day.


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