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Old 02-23-2003, 03:14 PM   #1
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you've only yourself to blame

While updating some things on the server I admin I acidentally broke some critical stuff.

My fingers were a blurr, adrenaline pumping, whole lot of fun.

Yes I recommend breaking critical software for fun if you like adrenaline and losing your job
Old 02-23-2003, 03:34 PM   #2
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removing glibc is always much fun ofcourse this was on my personal machine so.
Old 02-23-2003, 03:52 PM   #3
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once i removed wrong kernel i removed the one i should be using
Old 02-23-2003, 07:09 PM   #4
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Boy do I know that feeling only on a bigger scale when the system you work on falls over (due to you) and hundreds of thousands of terminals around the world say: "System down. Contact service centre."
Old 02-23-2003, 07:17 PM   #5
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A great thing would be to set up a user mode Linux system and break it. Breaking would cause no damage, and fixing it would be good experience.

Its so safe I did an rm -rf / in UML, and totaled it, but I simply killed the UML processes and nothing changed.
Old 02-23-2003, 07:46 PM   #6
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What. No BOFH excuse and come out smelling like a rose by fixing it?
Old 02-24-2003, 02:39 PM   #7
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Rep: Reputation: 30 don't feel as bad when you have a windows machine. See, windows machines break no matter what. Ive tested it. They break so often that it makes other OS' look good...especially linux.

Im so pissed off at my windows machine right now i could kill someone. I JUST got this problem. Ive had this damn machine for 2-2.5 years. It recently started RANDOMLY reseting on me. Now that is bullshit. Ive eliminated every possibility so that it cant be hardware so its gotta be windows. But, ive also re-installed windows over and over and over too. Im ready to put the thing out of it's misery and make it a Powerful intel 800mhz linux box. now that would be great. Im going to start building my P4, hopefully this week.

<rant = rant1^99>
I have a webdesign project i need to do for a company but photoshop or anything else wont install. I think im going to literally cry. PLUS on top of it all, i have a stuffy nose, my nostrills hurt from the hard tissues i use, i cough more than a chronic smoker, and my temperature is above 100 degrees + im at school.
Old 02-24-2003, 04:22 PM   #8
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hmm... i wonder what runlevel 9 is?


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