I've been going through all my old Xanga entries tonight in an effort to clean out my old blogs (and maybe to throw the old entries into the Rachelskirts archives). I came across this awesome drawing of mine from 2005:
That doesn't even begin to compare to the awesomeness of this email that my dad sent me in 2006 during one of his many attempts to get me to become a Linux geek like himself:
You may ask why? Why should I leave dull old Windoz for cool Unix/Linux? The answer is because the Uni (the people of the Unix/Linux world) love LOTR so much they hide it in everything they do. For example, every Unix system on the planet has a little program called "fortune" that spits out a quote, poem or saying every time it's run. Most people have it in their start-up script so they get a fortune when they logon. I logged onto a system at work today and here was the fortune for today:
Nine megs for the secretaries fair,
Seven megs for the hackers scarce,
Five megs for the grads in smoky lairs,
Three megs for system source; One disk to rule them all,
One disk to bind them,
One disk to hold the files
And in the darkness grind 'em.
Obviously, mad skillz of awesomeness run in the family.