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Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)

by cdarke (Prior)
on May 06, 2012 at 15:50 UTC ( #969151=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)

Pig.

I used to place it on the fan-fold printer listings of the product I worked on - it described it pretty well.
No fan-fold paper any more, but still plenty of software pigs out there.

Second favorite was a stuffed dinosaur, which we UNIX guys used to taunt the mainframe folks. One of our guys displeased them muchly by sticking a "Jurassic Park" poster on the door of the mainframe computer room.

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[Corion]: Discipulus: I don't know whether I could really do that, but the init process itself mostly launches other processes, and the whole startup is just following a path of dependencies and making sure they are all running. Which basically is what ...
[Discipulus]: when at work my time is (temporarly) owned by the firm, so i do not care (coworkers whatch movies.. I code Perl)
[Corion]: ... make already does, except for files instead of programs. But maybe with some /proc hackery, that could be eliminated and one could use plain make :-D
[choroba]: systemd just makes is asynchronous
[choroba]: so, make -j
[Corion]: Discipulus: Yeah - but when writing Perl to save time (instead of having fun), it helps to look whether you're actually saving time ;) Why spend 5 minutes doing manually what you can spend three years automating? ;)
[Corion]: choroba: Oh, yeah :-D

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