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November 14, 2005

UNIX is a drug

At first, I just did it on weekends. With a few friends, you know... We never wanted to hurt anyone. The girls loved it. We'd all sit around the computer and do a little UNIX. It was just a kick. At least that's what we thought. Then it got worse.

It got so I'd have to do some UNIX during the weekdays. After a while, I couldn't even wake up in the morning without having that crave to go do UNIX. Then it started affecting my job. I would just have to do it during my break. Maybe a 'grep' or two, maybe a little 'more'. I eventually started doing UNIX just to get through the day. Of course, it screwed up my mind so much that I couldn't even function as a normal person.

I'm lucky today, I've overcome my UNIX problem. It wasn't easy. If you're smart, just don't start. Remember, if any weirdo offers you some UNIX,

Just Say No!

This article was originally posted in April 2004.....

Posted by Ozguru at November 14, 2005 06:00 AM


Does that also apply to Linux, or is that somehow separate ??

Posted by: MommaBear at April 14, 2004 05:04 PM

Yup. It's like different flavors of booze.

Posted by: Kathy K at April 14, 2004 05:04 PM


Can I claim a prize? Both of the talented ladies from On The Third Hand have commented on the same post. Best thing that has happened all day :-)

Posted by: Ozguru at April 14, 2004 05:04 PM

I used to think I didn't need a computer, I just used it.

Now, I have no computer (one of the 1gb RAM chips seems to have fried and I'm getting it replaced under warranty) ... and immm gooiiiiinng nuuuuuuuuuutttttts!
Maybe its not just the computer, as I have a laptop (which is how I'm writing this)... but its sooo slooow.

Must have speed. Must have Athlon55, Must have SATA drive. Must have 4gb RAM...

Mama! Gimme 'puter back! Waaaaa!

Posted by: Peskie at November 14, 2005 10:08 AM

Dear Infinitely Wise Guru,

I cannot help but notice that the blog today on "UNIX is a drug" was recycled from April 2004. It would have escaped my attention had it not been the three comments dated last year. THAT was a dead giveaway though!

All the best.

Your faithful reader....

Posted by: DF at November 15, 2005 07:30 AM

Dear Faithful Reader,


And I forgot to put a recycled tag in the extended section.

Thanks for noticing. It is fixed now.....

Posted by: Ozguru [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 15, 2005 07:32 AM

Rehab is for quitters.

I'm doing UNIX right now, and my life is great! Sure, my girlfriend doesn't understand why I can't watch tv without doing UNIX, and my boss doesn't understand why I can't do any simple job by any means other than a shell script with 12 |'s and 4 >'s, but it hasn't screwed my life up at all. Nope. My friends don't laugh about my GNU t-shirts when I'm not around or anything.

Posted by: linc at November 17, 2005 09:29 AM