Adminspotting Friday Night

Sono le 22.30 di un venerdi’ sera e io sono inchiodato qui. Bevo una moretti, fumo sigarette per tutte quelle che nn avevo fumato durante la settimana, ascolto musica sparata dai grandi di Digitally Imported

now listening: Goa-Psy Trance

sorseggio di tanto in tanto il mio caffe’ oramai freddo e sono collegato a decine di fottutissimi terminali per la migrazione di un *[censured]* server di posta. Tutto questo mi ricorda una cosa che riporto perche’ e’ un po’ il mio “mito” insieme a chi, in versione originale, la scrisse:

Newsgroups: alt.sysadmin.recovery
Subject: ADMINSPOTTING
Message-ID: <5cl3le$q24@infoserv.aber.ac.uk
From: gkb@aber.ac.uk (Gary Barnes)
Date: 28 Jan 1997 14:49:18 -0000
Organization: Ripoffs R Us
X-No-Archive: Yes

Choose no life. Choose sysadminning. Choose no career. Choose no family. Choose a fucking big computer, choose hard disks the size of washing machines, old cars, CD ROM writers and electrical coffee makers. Choose no sleep, high caffeine and mental insurance. Choose fixed interest car loans. Choose a rented shoebox. Choose no friends. Choose black jeans and matching combat boots. Choose a swivel chair for your office in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose NNTP and wondering why the fuck you’re logged on on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting in that chair looking at mind-numbing, spirit-crushing web sites, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pishing your last on some miserable newsgroup, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up lusers Gates spawned to replace the computer-literate.

Choose your future.
Choose sysadmining[1].

Gaz
[1] It might fuck you up a little less than heroin[2].
[2] ObFootnote.

/\./\ gkb@aber.ac.uk (Gary “Wolf” Barnes)
( – – ) “Do not ask any lady to take wine, until you

\ ” / see she has finished her fish or soup.”
~~~ – Hints on Etiquette and the Usages of Society

Thanx to Gary “Wolf” Barnes & Adminspotting.org, many thanx to Irvine Welsh.

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3 Responses to “Adminspotting Friday Night”
  1. Amy - San Jose
    07:47 on January 24th, 2010

    I came across this surfing Google

  2. Lynette
    03:21 on August 23rd, 2009

    gr8 post bro… keep up the good work

  3. WaltDe
    22:23 on September 1st, 2006

    Very good reading. Peace until next time.
    WaltDe

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