Missing hard drive space

jdow jdow at earthlink.net
Mon Apr 20 23:00:57 UTC 2009

From: "Amedee Van Gasse (ubuntu)" <amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be>
Sent: Monday, 2009/April/20 14:16

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> MG schreef:
>> can u tell me the exact code please
> No, I can not and will not do that. I'm not getting paid enough to do
> your homework. I only help you to help yourself, but I'm not going to do
> anything in your place. Ever. Unless you pay me to do it for you, and
> I'm not cheap.
> My first reaction when I read your email was LOL: Laughing Out Loudly.
> Not because you asked a silly question, but because it reminded me of an
> article that appeared over a year ago on The Daily WTF - a must read
> blog for every sysadmin.
> http://thedailywtf.com/articles/plz-email-me-teh-codez.aspx

Amedee, we all gotta start somewhere. Every once and awhile the
fairy godmother smiles and I sit down to adopt a person as a project.
At least one of them is a fixture among the people testing new kernel
releases. He tries to do insane things on oddball motherboards. I've
nursed him through getting SpamAssassin working nicely, too. (And he's
actually older than I am. He's a retired TV broadcast station engineer.)

The trick is to elicit the right information from the fellow to define
the problem. Then teach him how to solve it. Of course, if he cannot
learn "lather, rinse, repeat" with suitable tweaks to the steps then
maybe he'll fall into the group that mumbles about, "It's a box of
coldness, what's this 'refrigerator' thing you keep talking about?"
I hope not. He seems to have some lights on inside. In that case it's
merely a job of building some confidence.


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