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A Tale of Two Servers - MrPutter: doing things the hard way, because it is there.
May 13th, 2006
02:30 am
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A Tale of Two Servers
Once upon a time, I had a server. Its URL was http://skytek.yi.org/. And it hosted many kitten pictures. And life was good.
Then it got upgraded. And its new URL was http://www.trichotomy.ca/. And it hosted many more kitten pictures. And life was good.
'Though by and by, the old was forgotten until only the new remained, and one day, 'tis true, http://skytek.yi.org/ faltered in its noble task of pointing to my server. And many kitten picture links were broken. And life continued on regardless. But life became just a little bit sadder that day.

And now today I discover that for the first weekend since the Christmas break, I indeed have nothing to do. No projects pending for Monday. No guilty avoidance of travails due. So I have undertaken, and oh joy of joys, completed the heroic task of going back through my entire LJ post history, changing links, unbreaking them, restoring the revered kitten pictures to their rightful place. And life is once again good.

Indeed, I have gone above and beyond the call of duty, and tagged them all, going all the way back to the first kitten picture posted almost four years ago on May 17, 2002. Kitten picture posts can now be found via one of the six hallowed tags: cute cat, funny cat, strange cat, angry cat, drunk cat or other cat.

Wow, that was an interesting journey. It's taken me almost eight hours, and has been, to no small extent, harrowing, especially reading over that difficult stretch from October 10/'02 through March 15/'03. It's interesting seeing the patterns emerge, given the perspective of three intervening years (three??!? Jesus. How time flies...). It's amazing, in some respects, that I made it through it at all. I'm not sure whether it made me stronger or not. I'm certainly glad I can talk about it in the past tense...


On my way to work every morning, I pass by this car bearing the vanity plate "PWN3D". This is incontrovertible proof that all is right with the universe.

It is a good day.

Current Location: T2L 2C7
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: Willie Nelson -- Stay a Little Longer
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Date:May 13th, 2006 09:07 am (UTC)

vanity plate "PWN3D"

Photographic evidence and subsequent iconification is the need of the hour! Don't just stand there!
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Date:May 16th, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)

A tear.

Let us shed a tear for the old and dead of the hardware and software world. Such servers of old shall die, but never be forgotten. *Salutes*
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