Exploding Whale

Last night, after celebrating my softball team’s win (we now have a career record of 2-23-2), it was discovered that many people hadn’t seen the video about the way the Oregon State Highway Division dealt with a dead whale back in November, 1970. If you haven’t, well, here’s a two-and-a-half minute treat.

Best Reply To An Email Of Mine

Over the last couple of days one of our monitoring systems has been noting a growing number of defunct/zombie processes on one of our servers. It happens from time to time and is an application problem, so I sent the following to the guys that maintain the app: VOID has been slowly creating more zombie processes over the last two days. Was 17 yesterday, now is 27. Their reply: That’s because you have to kill the VOID before it spawns any more. If you waste your time on the zombies you’ll run out of mana and health before you get to the VOID, unless of course you’re willing to use a potion. Ah, yes, should have known that. Now I …

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