It's pretty bad when you can throw me a linux box and a cisco and I can make you a secure server with an internet connection in under an hour, but you give me a microwave and I spend 3 minutes figuring out how to use the damn thing.

I wish I were kidding.

I can grok the command line like it's nobody's business, but man, you throw something with beepy buttons and I'm all like "huh?". I manage to pop popcorn everyday at work because it has a button that pops the popcorn for me. I try to warm up a burrito at home, and it's like rocket science.

I think my brain has been fried by technology. Today I was discussing how to multihome a laptop with it's own ASN and /24 using a Verizon CDMA modem and a Sprint CDMA modem for your redundant connections, and using zebra to establish bgp sessions.

I'm just a sick, sick bastard, that's all there is to it.

6 thoughts on “ugh”

  1. dont feel bad.
    i'm the same way.
    i can slap together a system for someone w/o thinking about it — the hands have a mind of their own….. but PLEASE dont put any of those gaming systems in front of me (playstaion, xbox, nintendo, etc.) — i get this glazed dumb look in my eyes and i've been told i drool from the sheer stupidity. *grin*

    get some rest – sounds like you need it.

  2. Microwaves lack 2 essential things you need:
    1. A command line Interface (or even a decent GUI)
    2. MAN pages. How long do pizza rolls cook?
    #/ man pizzaroll

    wouldn't that make it all better?

  3. good question. :->
    the only microwave my parents ever had was the one they still have today. It's a ugly thing with a big knob. Want it cooked longer? turn it farther. It dings when it's done. There are markings on the case that show the approximate amount of minutes. It's impossible to break that thing too. You could probably hit it with a car and it would still work.

    Damn our work needs a pizza button.

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