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Old 10-03-2003, 02:34 PM   #31
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When the power goes out and you get bored, so you grab a deck of cards to play solitaire...and you forget how without clicking and dragging.
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I've done the :wq! in word... ls on a windows box (and a VMS terminal)
At one point I was working with touch screens for a point of sale application it got to where I would go home at night and hit the monitor a few times before I would remember it isn't a touch screen...
Old 10-03-2003, 05:51 PM   #33
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...shutting down your computer to upgrade a piece of hardware feels like pulling the plug on a relative (that is, one you actually like). start swearing at the phone book because it's index is useless.

...the thermometer reminds you of the volume control in your taskbar...but seems to be stuck.
Old 10-03-2003, 06:06 PM   #34
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.... you start to think going to the bathroom is so much of a hassle, but have to go anyways figure out how to hack into the computerized equipment at work and get them to do what you want them to do (although you don't actually do anything to avoid getting into trouble) dream about computers
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....when you have no access to a pc, even for a short while, you feel totally cut off from the world and can't work out how to contact others.

Believe it or not, that is something that all sys admins hear - "what do you mean email will be down for 3 hours?? How am I supposed to communicate or work??" This in an office of 20 fax machines, a 2 standalone internet pcs, 100 telephones and the ability to walk down the corridor.
Old 10-03-2003, 08:33 PM   #36
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when you talk to somebody IRL you catch your fingers trying to tap on keys that arent there.

Originally posted by Kroppus

Or when your GF asks you to clean up a bit, and you start to do a defrag on the pc. *done that too*
part of my houscleaning involves cleaning up scattered files on my computer. doesnt everybody?
Old 10-03-2003, 10:19 PM   #37
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When you fall asleep you muble "Unmouting file systems. " "Sending all processes the term signal" "Sending all processes the kill signal."
Once you are asleep you have a dream about Samba.
Old 10-03-2003, 10:21 PM   #38
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Inspired by the above:

Your "famous last words" are:

Entering runlevel 0.

Old 10-03-2003, 11:02 PM   #39
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...when, after typing ./config;make;make install and having nothing to do for the next 2-3 minutes, you suddenly realize your room smells like something died in it 3 days ago, your desk is full of food rests, glasses and little post-its full of "merged" letters, and, when you open the window* (you've put blinds because of the sun reflecting off your monitor) you realize it's not 5pm but 7am...

*it's the ROOM window, not the one on your monitor
happens to me every time - like this time - it's 6am...

when your power supply unit burns because your computer is ALWAYS ON...yapp. did that too...
Old 10-03-2003, 11:08 PM   #40
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When someone cuts you off in traffic and you yell out the window, Suck my left mouse button. (or shift key)
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...when you imagine typing every word you hear or say on a keyboard
(bad habbit of mine)
Old 10-03-2003, 11:29 PM   #42
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.....everyone says "uh huh" when you tell them ALL about your latest project.

Hint: They are not all agreeing with you.
Old 10-03-2003, 11:57 PM   #43
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... when you're girlfriend is complaining about something and you ask her to please pipe that to dev null.

... when you're on the phone with a friend and you rattle off: "ncftp over to the gatech mirror, pub, redhat, linux, updates, seven-three, en, os, i386, and grab the new version of up2date," only to hear the reply, "ftp where?"

... when you ask your roommate to grep the movie listings for any showtime greater then 10 and then pipe that to grep dash v for anything directed by Ron Howard.

... when, much like the shirt from thinkgeek, you find yourself realizing you really could replace a co-worker, with an albeit, very long bash script.

... when you've named your coffeemaker "init"


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... or basically all you can think about is Linux! Or anti-Microsoft sayings.

Mmm, like some of you said, I found myself typing these into a DOS window:

-ls instead of dir
-cp instead of copy
-mv instead of move
-cd-ing into a drive, eg cd c:
-TAB to autocomplete
-using / instead of \

And one more: trying to log on as root when on someone else's computer.
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....when you are told to dress smartly and you pull out a clean Tux t-shirt.


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