As the people who have read my About page might know, I have a background in information technology. I have a master’s degree in computer science and have grown up using SunOS and Sun Solaris machines. Although I do not call myself a true programmer (or hacker), writing shell scripts was something even I did on an almost daily basis. It’s so deeply ingrained into my brains that it represents real world events with
shell script and vi commands. Manager replaced?
%s/old manager/new manager/g. Project stopped?
kill -s 9 0. Want to know something?
I already wrote about my doubts on throwaway weekly on the companion blog. Throwaway weekly has outlived it’s usefulness, and my brain’s representation for the next step is
shutdown -s now. In the unix world this is one of the commands that will put a machine to sleep.
Until someone wakes it up again.