"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
Stupid day!

I got my MacMini today. It's pretty super. I wasn't expecting it until Monday, so checking the FedEx site this morning, and seeing it was on the truck for delivery was a pretty nice way to start the day. I had time to set it up and burn the latest Tiger build before heading out. "Nice," I thought, happy with how the day was going.

Then I got to work and it all went to shit.

Machines falling over, all sorts of lameness being talked about.

The box I was using for dev, wiki and issue tracking decided that one of its disks just didn't feel like working any longer, so it ate it. Many bad blocks, and then fsck decided that /usr/lib and /usr/libexec were not necessary directories for UNIX to operate.

< bda> So they're letting us out early, and Paul (one of our managers) is going around letting us know.
< bda> Jeff: "Is it snowing or something?"
< bda> Paul: "er... no. It's Easter weekend."
< bda> bda: "So wait, only the good, god-fearing Christians get to go home early?"
< bda> Paul: "Exactly."
< bda> bda: "You bastards. Not only do I not get to go home, I have to burn in Hell, too?"
< bda> Paul: "Yup."
< bda> :(

And now instead of going home and playing WoW on my new mini I'm going to sit here and make this machine work again, because it made me angry.

March 25, 2005 3:25 PM