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Tue Dec 29 22:42:37 UTC 2009
>> My 12 year old wants to learn more about servers and has memorized a
>> lot of commands like ls, chmod, du, etc.
>> He wants to have his own domain and server on the web and I have
>> enough Static IP's, so why not foster this interest.
>Fantastic! Nothing helps creativity and exploration like the support of a parent.
He is really into the command-line. His mac is always open to a terminal and he explores how to use each command, practices and memorizes every switch. The other day he reminded me that the -h for du was human readable. Little did he know I can easily convert in my head without using -h...but.
Also, when you catch him ssh'ing into your production web-server and notice he has all of your passwords written in a text file called 'dont show dad', he is ready for his own server. Also, I had to tell him that 'dont show dad' was not the best name and draws attention from a dad....he he..
>> He also says that ZFS rules all and is pissed Apple did not adopt it.
>> Kids will be kids!
>You should go into a rant about "When I was your age... we didn't have ZFS, or Reiserfs, or even ext2/3. We had FAT. And we >liked it. And nobody complained. Not like you young punks have it with your 'journaling' this and 'snapshots' that."
ha ha, great idea. I am only 32, but still it is true. He things that his MacBook pro with 4gb RAM, 500gb hd is sub-par these days. He can only run a 'few' virtual machines and insists on dual NICS...
Is he a geek?
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