Today’s Quote: “We may think we can trade liberty for security or equality. On the contrary, we can have the measure of security and equality which we deserve only if we preserve liberty. If we trade liberty, we shall have nothing. And yet we are constantly being advised to trade it.” — Henry Ford

Song: I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead
Artist: Warren Zevon
Album: Warren Zevon
Released: 1976

What If Dr. Seuss Wrote Techincal Manuals?

If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
And the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
Then the socket packet pocket has an error to report!

If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,
And the double-clicking icons put your window in the trash,
And your data is corrupted ’cause the index doesn’t hash,
Then your situation’s hopeless, and your system’s gonna crash!

If the label on your cable on the gable at your house,
Says the network is connected to the button on your mouse,
But your packets want to tunnel to another protocol,
That’s repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall.

And your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss,
So your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse,
Then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang,
‘Cause as sure as I’m a poet, the sucker’s gonna hang!

When the copy of your floppy’s getting sloppy on the disk,
And the microcode instructions cause unnecessary RISC,
Then you have to flash your memory and you’ll want to RAM your ROM,
Quickly turn off your computer and be sure to tell your mom!

Nothing in particular to write about today. Just helping her get ready for her trip. It’s going to be a long month but I’ll survive. It’s not like I haven’t done this before. Oh, if you plan to stop by during this period, be sure to call ahead. I’ll be decent but maybe not in the way you’d expect. Let’s put it this way, I’m not planning to do any more laundry than absolutely necessary.


Author: Rick

I'm a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.