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Ghostbusters

Seeds

Posted on 2009.05.03 at 21:05
Current Location: 75409

Seeds are such tiny things. Yet given the right environment to flourish, can create incredible things. The world's most massive living thing began from a seed - the giant Sequoia. And let's not forget the mustard seed and all its capable of - I soon won't.

Due to their incredible growth exponential, they're also used in metaphors, such as "planting seeds of doubt" in where the tiniest of insinuations (once again, given the right environment to grow) can destroy marriages, friendships, and lives. Likewise once the seeds of desire are planted they fester ceaselessly, usually to fulfillment of that desire and often against our will, for what is will when faced with such a powerful force? Those who do not act on it often find a surrogate release, but the desire still remains.

The Almighty himself gave the promised land to all the seed of Abraham, forever.

The Belkin "flip" is an extremely tiny single-button user-interface KVM which, this weekend, stopped passing EDID data to my newly installed linux box, causing no more than 640x480 resolution with no ability to force it higher while intermittently shutting down the USB ports to my newly installed XP box and/or refusing to notify the operating system of HID-compliant devices and disallowing any audio to be passed to either box to the point it nearly drove me mad trying to troubleshoot two boxes simultaneously as I built them.

What a very, very frustrating weekend, to be caused by such a small thing.

I need a new KVM.

With some sort of EDID assurance. And USB 2.0.

To top off my frustrating weekend, I deleted my iTunes library. In booting the XP installer, I was dumbfounded by how many partitions ESX had created on the drive. And because my son was crawling around on the floor behind my rack distracting me, I removed the partition on the volume which contained the library. While I was cataloging in my head all the music I'd lost since my last backup, I sought out and found TestDisk - a freeware app included on my GParted Boot CD which effortlessly restored the NTFS partition!

Oh, what horrors await me tomorrow?

Comments:


irulan_amy at 2009-05-04 05:27 (UTC) (Link)
Well it's a Monday, so I think you're kinda screwed going in.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-05-04 13:07 (UTC) (Link)
Monday used to be my favorite day of the week. I mean, I was always well-rested from the weekend and all bright-eyed Monday mornings - it the beginning of a new week! All manner of interesting things could happen. It used to amuse me how the older, middle-aged guys were always so grumpy about it, looking like death warmed over.

Now I am one of those older, middle-aged guys. I do look death.

And to validate your glass-half-empty comment, my badge had expired, necessitating a three-quarter mile walk circumnavigating the plant to the remote badge office, a half-hour wait to get corrected, and an escort.

Monday. Yay.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-05-04 20:58 (UTC) (Link)
You know you needed the exercise!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-05-05 02:00 (UTC) (Link)
Who doesn't?
irulan_amy at 2009-05-07 04:25 (UTC) (Link)
I've been a Monday person for a while.

D'oh! Stupid Monday mornings. ;)
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2009-05-04 15:45 (UTC) (Link)
In Mark 4:30-31, Jesus explained that the kingdom of God works like a seed. So, if we are to understand God's kingdom and how He operates, we need to understand seeds.

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CHEECH AND CHONG - UP IN SMOKE

[CHEECH] Hey, man. Get the seeds.

[CHONG] Who is it, man?

[CHEECH] It's a bust, man. Get the seeds.

[CHONG] Seeds?

[CHEECH] Yeah.

[CHONG] Why, man? They can't bust you for seeds.

[CHEECH] Then just hide your face.

[CHONG] We ain't done nothin'.

[CHEECH]It's a bust, man.

[CHONG] We're clean. There's no weed.

[CHEECH] Shh...


ehowton
ehowton at 2009-05-05 02:03 (UTC) (Link)
I was pulled over by The Retarded Policeman once. He asked me if I had any illegal drugs in the car. I told him, "No," and explained that I never did drugs. He asked if maybe there was some marijuana in the car. I explained that marijuana was an illegal drug, and reiterated that I'd never done drugs. He asked if maybe there were just some marijuana seeds in the car. I sighed heavily, and explained everything to him once again.
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2009-05-05 14:26 (UTC) (Link)
Were you wearing this, Mon???


Edited at 2009-05-05 02:26 pm (UTC)
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