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It's pretty bad when you can throw me a linux box and a cisco and I can make you a secure server with an internet connection in under an hour, but you give me a microwave and I spend 3 minutes figuring out how to use the damn thing.

I wish I were kidding.

I can grok the command line like it's nobody's business, but man, you throw something with beepy buttons and I'm all like "huh?". I manage to pop popcorn everyday at work because it has a button that pops the popcorn for me. I try to warm up a burrito at home, and it's like rocket science.

I think my brain has been fried by technology. Today I was discussing how to multihome a laptop with it's own ASN and /24 using a Verizon CDMA modem and a Sprint CDMA modem for your redundant connections, and using zebra to establish bgp sessions.

I'm just a sick, sick bastard, that's all there is to it.


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May. 18th, 2002 01:50 am (UTC)
Go to sleep.
May. 18th, 2002 06:37 am (UTC)
dont feel bad.
i'm the same way.
i can slap together a system for someone w/o thinking about it -- the hands have a mind of their own..... but PLEASE dont put any of those gaming systems in front of me (playstaion, xbox, nintendo, etc.) -- i get this glazed dumb look in my eyes and i've been told i drool from the sheer stupidity. *grin*

get some rest - sounds like you need it.
May. 18th, 2002 07:10 am (UTC)
Microwaves lack 2 essential things you need:
1. A command line Interface (or even a decent GUI)
2. MAN pages. How long do pizza rolls cook?
#/ man pizzaroll

wouldn't that make it all better?
May. 18th, 2002 08:45 am (UTC)
hell yea it would. That and having root on my microwave would be awesome
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May. 18th, 2002 11:37 am (UTC)
good question. :->
the only microwave my parents ever had was the one they still have today. It's a ugly thing with a big knob. Want it cooked longer? turn it farther. It dings when it's done. There are markings on the case that show the approximate amount of minutes. It's impossible to break that thing too. You could probably hit it with a car and it would still work.

Damn our work needs a pizza button.
May. 18th, 2002 10:03 am (UTC)
I'm the same way. I just spent two hours trying to figure out how to set the clock in my Neon, and I've given up.
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