Re: Childish 0x28 recovery
- From: David Cameron Staples <staples@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 23:22:46 GMT
in Thu, 12 Mar 2009 16:42:18 +0000, Brian Kantor in hic loco scripsit:
I feel old. I just celebrated my 0x30th last month.If it makes you feel any better, I'm 0x3B right now.
There are about a hundred prospective grad students milling around
downstairs, potentially being poisoned by campus catering's breakfast
spread. Soon they'll be wandering the corridors looking for professors
to buttonhole. Next year I'll be holding some greasy little paws as
they whine about how 60TB of storage isn't big enough for their data
analysis, there's not enough CPU on their desk, the phase of the moon,
or something else, WAAAHHH.
What you said, only ours have been here for almost a fortnight, and the
lecturers are *still* telling me what's wrong with the lab image which It
Has Been Decided must contain all software used anywhere in Engineering,
and run on all lab hardware, from GX280s with 40GB HDDs, to the latest
and greatest 960s. The image, including but not limited to such packages
as Fbyvqjbexf, Zngyno, Nfcra, SCTN Nqinagntr, Rpyvcfr, Ivfhny Fghqvb, and
others of that ilk, all massive, all requiring twisty little licensing
systems, all different, resulted in a base image of 45GB, not including
space for swap, temp or profiles. (The observant of you may spot a wee
To go on over 600 lab machines.
Which reminds me, I really should get back to ghosting the last few labs
with the stripped down image, while also preparing a Ghost Auto-install
package for some of the more urgent packages still left out (while
waiting for entire departments' worth of wrath to descend on me for not
installing DVDs' worth of tutorial files I didn't know I was supposed to
from media I was never given, or adding a couple more Eclipse modules
which they didn't even know which one they wanted when they first asked
for them to be installed), and finding out that huge and insanely
involved specialised engineering process modelling software doesn't work
because I clicked OK instead of Custom at step 47 of 312 (and I can't
test if it's working beyond starting it up and seeing if there is an
error in any case), and in a few spare nanoseconds, I might briefly go
insane. But I don't have very much time for that last.
David Cameron Staples | staples AT unimelb DOT edu DOT au
Melbourne University | School of Engineering | IT Support
Thanks for the Dadaist Pep-talk.
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