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Finding Simple Solutions To Complex Problems In An Insane World

Mar 25, 2009, 03:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Tremell)

[ Thanks to Mike Golvach for this link. ]

"On my way to scripting myself out of a figurative paper bag, I ran across a few other solutions to my problem involving c structures in the proc filesystem that could get you the very information I was looking for, but I wasn't looking to re-invent the wheel, either. Generally, if something exists on your Unix or Linux system (at the lower levels) it's been implemented in a tool. Sometimes finding that tool can be a challenge. Sometimes it's easy. Sometimes, I'll fret for hours wondering why simple things sometimes seem so complicated. Then I wake up the next morning and realize what a tool I was being ;)

"And I've always been hyper-aware of how more-and-more-ridiculous our society has become over the last few decades. I see my fair share of panic attacks and what look like suicides-in-the-making all around me. Back when I was a kid, you'd only see that sort of behaviour in unrepentant alcoholics and good hard-working folk who'd either gotten scammed out of (or somehow, otherwise, managed to lose) their entire life's savings."

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