Friday, 20 March 2009

What's the fsck?

The other day, whilst running the Unix command to check a filesystem, I wondered whether or not you could get a T-shirt with it on:


And it turned out that you certainly can. Obviously it's inspired by the French Connection UK line of clothing. I would really like to get one of these, but the obvious place to wear it would be to work, where people are actually likely to appreciate it, However, in the last couple of years I've got into the habit of wearing shirts to work (as I had to replace my increasingly worn and holey wardrobe) and any variation in this format would not only mean I'd have to go out and buy a whole load of new clothes, I'd also not get my money's worth for all the shirts I've bought.

However, when my current batch of clothes start to wear out, I might well switch to T-shirts. It turns out that there are loads to choose from - certainly enough for a week or two's worth. ThinkGeek has some good ones - I particularly like "There's no place like 127.0.0.1", and "cd /pub; more beer".

I don't know why all the sites that sell this kind of thing market it "for geeks", as I'm not one of those. Excuse me whilst I go and re-configure an X-server...

9 comments:

Anndi said...

I'm going to go and reconfigure my pantry...

Anndi said...

Oh yeah.. and I'm FIRST and SECOND!!!

HA!

No Cool Story said...

I loved "try: command not found"
l33t!!1!!

Jean Knee said...

I did not know what the frick fsck was but I googled it and you didn't even have to explain.

nope, not geeky at all

Brian o vretanos said...

Anndi:

Reconfigure your pantry? That sounds a bit technical to me...

NCS:

There used to be one where if you asked the computer for a light it said "No match", but that doesn't work on most people's systems these days.

Jean Knee:

So now you know all about inode reference counts and superblocks? Excellent.

Bee said...

What the fsck? I like it!

Sorry. That's all I got cuz I am now too tired to even type. Night/Morning.

Dan said...

What did you do Before you got into the habit of wearing shirts to work? Did you to to work shirtless? Are you a male stripper?

Chris Wood said...

Ordering beer in computer code? Oh, Brian, what have you done ...

Although in principle beer mixes with anything, so on the other hand, good job!

Brian o vretanos said...

Bee:

That's all right. We're all willing to wait until you're more awake to make your knock-out comment

Dan:

I used to wear T-shirts. If I were a male stripper I suspect I'd starve.

Chris:

It wasn't my idea.