timo.schoeler at riscworks.net
Wed Dec 30 04:49:25 UTC 2009
On 12/29/2009 11:42 PM, Slack-Moehrle wrote:
> Hi Tim,
>>> 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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