Monday, March 20, 2006

Maya Angelou is my sysadmin

You may recall my stance regarding quotes. We have a calendar in our kitchen published by Guideposts that has a quote for March and April.
"No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present state." Maya Angelou
What glurge.

But after the recent trouble with the upgrade at work, I took another look at the quote. It suddenly became the following:
"No system can be upgraded unless the sysadmin knows what the baseline configuration was and what local changes have been made that may be overwritten by the upgrade process."
Well, that certainly describes my problems well enough. Heretofore all upgrade documents shall be read with the internal narrative of an elderly black woman. Is anything made less authoritative in such a voice?

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