Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Grok This

If this is Greek to you, don't worry, hang on, and the next post will. Or might. No promises. If this post does make sense to you, then nod, smile slightly, and go about your latest regex.

Deep End's Paul Venezia offers a field guide to understanding your resident Unix veteran:
Veteran Unix admin trait No. 1: We don't use sudo
Veteran Unix admin trait No. 2: We use vi, not emacs, and definitely not pico or nano
Veteran Unix admin trait No. 3: We wield regular expressions like weapons
Veteran Unix admin trait No. 4: We're inherently lazy
Veteran Unix admin trait No. 5: We prefer elegant solutions
Veteran Unix admin trait No. 6: We generally assume the problem is with whomever is asking the question
Veteran Unix admin trait No. 7: We have more in common with medical examiners than doctors
Veteran Unix admin trait No. 8: We know more about Windows than we'll ever let on
Veteran Unix admin trait No. 9: Rebooting is almost never an option

Where others may see intractable, overly difficult methods, we see enlightenment, born of years of learning, experience, and most of all, logic.

Read the whole thing here.

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