February 4, 2006

that man has huge spectacles

I have become a (relatively) competent geek.

Just one moment ago I realized, “Damn, a link I need was sent to me on my instant messenger client on my home computer, and that computer is quite far away.” Fortunately I was able to retrieve the necessary information through the following steps.

  1. Remotely log on to my computer (securely) through ssh.
  2. Find the directory where my instant messaging client keeps logs. This was simple enough, as I happen to know the correct directory off the top of my head, despite the fact that the directory is hidden and several levels deep.
  3. From the command line, recursively search through all the files in all the log directories, quickly finding the necessary information.

Just think, if I were an english major, I might have had to drive home.

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  1. hhaha, fucking english majors…. small hands… smell like cabbage. :)

    Comment by Ryan — February 4, 2006 @ 10:38 pm

  2. if you were an english major, you probably wouldn’t be able to afford your computer in the first place.

    Comment by Daniel — February 4, 2006 @ 11:47 pm

  3. seriously. a genius

    Comment by rachel — February 6, 2006 @ 4:56 pm

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