ehowton (ehowton) wrote,

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Self-Destruct Sequence Initiated

Gank'd from vember; Outcast Genius:

Your Score: Pure Geek

39 % Nerd, 56% Geek, 17% Dork

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.

A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.

A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in Geek, earning you the title of: Pure Geek.

It's not that you're a school junkie, like the nerd, and you don't really stand out in a crowd, like the dork, you just have some interests that aren't quite mainstream. Perhaps it's anime, perhaps it's computers, perhaps it's bottlecaps, perhaps it's all of those and more. Your interests take you to events and gatherings that are filled with people you find unusual and beyond-the-pale, but you don't quite consider yourself "of that crowd." Instead, you consider yourself to be fairly normal.

Which, you are.

Congratulations! You're the one on the RIGHT!

Thanks Again! -- THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST

Speaking of being a geek, I created my first Solaris 10 Container today. We're using them here at work, and I needed to get myself up to speed. We have a V240 in which I stuffed a couple of 36GB drives in to use as a zone independent of the base 72GB drive's to create an O/S for two discrete servers in a single box. Of course we each have a SAN partition as well ;) I said aloud to a coworker that I couldn't think of any reason to run virtual instances on my personal box, and he explained how he was using them on his:

  • He has an external IP for his Global Zone with only port 22 open, running Secure Shell.

  • He has an external virtual IP for a Small-Zone Container with only port 80 open, running apache on a read-only file system.

  • He has a database server running in a Small-Zone Container with no external IP, nor open ports.

This configuration allows no damage to the web server if its exploited, as its a read-only file system, the database server can't be exploited - yet he can run as root across a private IP to the web server, and if he needs to update either of the other two servers, they're mounted read-write on the Global Zone! How cool is that?

I think I'm going to do that.

The car is dead.

They've already completed the $262 60,000 mile check-up, and replaced the $250 Mass Air Filter which indicated to them something other than that was wrong. I already owe $562 on the car, and it's still broken. They want to pull the engine ($265) and possibly replace the spark plugs ($121), the coil ($233), and/or the injectors ($191). Another $860 if they do them all.

Did I mention the oil cooler is leaking? The part alone will cost me $900. This was their top-of-the-line wagon, the LW300, and it only has 62,000 miles on it.

The car will be paid off next month.

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