I’ve read this story a while ago, but this is a beautiful piece of the system administration reality, so here it goes again.

“We’re having a problem sending email out of the department.”
“What’s the problem?” I asked.
“We can’t send mail more than 500 miles,” the chairman explained.
I choked on my latte. “Come again?”
“We can’t send mail farther than 500 miles from here,” he repeated. “A
little bit more, actually. Call it 520 miles. But no farther.”

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quine-relay – an uroboros program with 80+ programming languages

quine-relay – an uroboros program with 80+ programming languages.

quine relay

If you didn’t get it, here’s a better description:

This is a Ruby program that generates Scala program that generates Scheme program that generates …(through 80 languages in total)… REXX program that generates the original Ruby code again.

Insanity at its best!

P.S.: Quine (computing) Wikipedia page comes handy:

A quine is a non-empty computer program which takes no input and produces a copy of its own source code as its only output. The standard terms for these programs in the computability theory and computer science literature are “self-replicating programs”, “self-reproducing programs”, and “self-copying programs”.

Worst handwriting ever!

Sometimes when I tell people that I have the worst handwriting ever, they think that I’m joking.  So, here is some real proof.  This is a snapshot of the A1 paper which I used yesterday on a meeting.  This is me describing the shipping industry to a colleague of mine.


And that’s me not being limited to either space or time.  This is one of the most readable things I’ve ever created.  Mostly, because here you can see a diagram ,a list of things, and at least the first letters of the words that I was writing.  And, I haven’t layered topic over topic over topic, as I usually do.

The comment from the colleague in regards to this:

There are doctors with the better handwriting than you!

I know.  That’s why I touch type.