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Journal Journal: "+5, Informative"

It took a couple more hours, but my post "Vital Stats" (containing the output of "cat /proc/cpuinfo" and some other diagnostics of Fabrice Bellard's JavaScript Linux emulator) was modded all the way up to "+5, Informative" -- w00t!

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Journal Journal: Modded up!

I posted a few comments last night, and one of them actually got modded up while I was fitfully dozing.

Just a standard "+1" ... it didn't rate as "Interesting" or "Insightful." But still, it's a first for me after ten years on Slashdot.

I actually feel pretty good about it. I think I probably did the right thing by taking a ten-year vow of silence.

When you're young, you think you know everything. Now that I'm a bit older, at least I know I don't know nothin'.

(Aw, now I'm gonna have that Operation Ivy song stuck in my head all day.)

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Journal Journal: Return of the Modus

Well, I'm back. I just logged in to Slashdot for the first time since ... well, I honestly don't remember, but the last time I posted a comment was in the summer of 2002. (My first comment was in February of 2001 -- good grief, have I been lurking for a decade?)

Note to Self: "Do not read your old comments from 10 years ago." What a rank n00b I was! Luckily, I somehow managed to find employment as a Linux sysadmin. Hopefully I've learned something along the way.

It's good to see /. is still here, though looking around a bit I notice that the interface has changed considerably.

I'm not a big fan of the new method for entering tags on articles. I found that once a tag was entered, it turned into an amorphous floating icon, and when I tried to remove one by clicking on the "X" next to the keyword, it changed from "Apple" to "!Apple". Irritating -- I didn't want to tag my submission with Apple or not-Apple, I just wanted there to be fewer keywords. I couldn't be bothered to figure it out, so I reset the window and re-entered the submission. Eh, I'm sure I'll discover a workaround, or at worst just grow accustomed to it.

Anyway, as the trolls say: "FP!"

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