Overflow.
kitten   September 28, 2009

It is recorded that Master kitten received a Windows priest who came to inquire about Unix. Presently, kitten served tea. He poured until his visitor's cup was full, then continued pouring. The Windows priest watched the overflow until he could no longer restrain himself: "It is full! No more will go in!" he exclaimed.

"Like this cup," said kitten, "you are full of your own opinions and methods. How can I show you Unix unless you first empty your cup?"

Knowledge.
kitten   September 26, 2009

The Unix nature teaches us not to rely on the likelihood of errors not occuring, but on our own readiness to receive those errors. Not on the chance of the rootkits not being used, but rather on the fact that we have made our machines unassailable.

Truth.
kitten   September 24, 2009

A monk said to kitten, "Are the command line tools of Unix not obsolete? Modern systems use graphical interfaces." kitten said nothing, but pointed at the moon, then at a statue of Torvalds. "I don't understand," said the monk. kitten pointed to the monk, then to a rock. "What are you trying to tell me?" asked the monk. kitten tapped the monk twice on the nose, then dropped him in a river. In this way did the monk acheive enlightenment.


kitten   September 22, 2009

Gather ye round, all listeners, gather round. Today is a special day indeed.

Up first, a couple of tracks from Imperative Reaction, whose concert I just caught in Atlanta; they put on a fantastic show as usual. Check that link, ladies and gentlemen, and find a show near you.

We're rolling out more from VNV Nation's latest release Of Faith, Power, and Glory. My contacts in Germany say the Munich show was out of sight, including Ronan wearing proper lederhosen, but the tour rolls on and if you don't catch it while you can, I promise you'll regret it.

This week, mirrorshades radio is also proud to include Frightdoll's latest single, Cackling Round the Cauldron, a special song for All Hallows' Eve. It's available via amazon and iTunes so catch it online and don't let it get away.

Error.
kitten   September 20, 2009

There is a legend that kitten found two of his disciples arguing over the cause of a SIP failure. "It is a format error," declared one, while the other said, "It is a sequence problem." Master kitten answered them thusly: "/dev/null" whereupon both were enlightened.

Hell and paradise.
kitten   September 19, 2009

An admin, hearing of kitten's Unix-nature, sought kitten at his temple and said, "Is there a paradise and a hell?"

"Who are you?" inquired kitten.

"I am an admin," came the reply.

"You, an admin!" laughed kitten, "What kind of company would have you as an admin?"

Enraged, the admin logged into his root account.

"So you have root! You are probably so incompetent you could not use it!" continued kitten.

The admin began to delete kitten's account. kitten remarked, "Here open the gates of Hell!"

The admin, perceiving kitten's discipline, logged out of the root account and bowed.

"Here open the gates of paradise," said kitten.

The chimes of midnight.
kitten   September 18, 2009

If you know Unix and know yourself, you need not fear results of a hundred battles. If you know yourself, but not Unix, for every victory gained, you will also suffer defeat. If you know neither Unix nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.