I worked as a *nix administrator for the House of Representatives for a number of years. The saying on the hill was "as long as you're not caught in bed with a live boy or a dead girl".
oscilloscope, wire-wrap gun, unwrap tool
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Apparently the link changed since I submitted the article (I'd tested it before posting).
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For true malice there's also The Underhanded C Contest.
From their home page: "The goal of the contest is to write code that is as readable, clear, innocent and straightforward as possible, and yet it must fail to perform at its apparent function. To be more specific, it should do something subtly evil."
How about we call you "efficient". Laziness is a virtue when properly applied.
If you're performing a new install of Debian and want it to use xfce as your desktop right from the start, edit the install cd boot command and add the following:
Or you can go to Avanced Options and choose xfce.
Then your system will be configured for xfce from the get-go.
Humans are storytelling creatures.
For many moons we've sat around campfires, hearths, lamps, and glowing rectangles telling each other stories -- about the hunt, the weather, myths, fables, our neighbours, ourselves, the day's work, and even math problems. Sometimes we stick to the facts, but often the teller exagerrates, embellishes, or flat out lies. Never let the truth get in the way of a good story, or so it goes.
Fiction is part of the human condition.
The VMware vCenter Server is not required for a VM cluster to function.
It provides a handy interface from which to view your entire cluster and provides tools to make administration and initial setup easier, but the cluster will run just fine without it. High availability and load balancing continue to function. You can always log in to each VM host server directly as well.
If you've installed VMware License Server on the same VM as vCenter then you won't be able to add any new licenses and some ESX features expire in 14 days. However, one would hope that you've been able to bring your Licensing/vCenter VM back online by then.
The failure case is an annoyance that should be dealt with, but it is not a disaster by any means.
Where did I say that the vendors had the right to do it either?
If you've sold the laptop, or given it away as a gift or a donation, by what right do you have to limit what the recipient can do with it?
And, yet, fantasy where 'anything goes' is usually terrible, in my opinion. I think good fantasy remains consistent to its own internal laws, whatever those laws may be.
Plant some Roundup Ready corn around their building and send Monsanto after them.