Meme: A phrase from the nearest book


* Grab the nearest book.
* Open it to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

My result:

Update systems can no longer assume that hosts are alive but must either chase after them until they reappear or be initiated by the host itself on a schedule, as well as any time it discovers it has rejoined its home network.

— The Practice of System and Network Administration (Second Edition)

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4 Responses to Meme: A phrase from the nearest book

  1. Zarquil says:

    “Depending on the services you subscribe to, Call Display information may contain up to three parts: the name of the caller, the number of the caller, and the name of the line in your Norstar system that the call is on.”

    I hate you. I hate you. I hate you.

  2. phasorburn says:

    You missed step 4, which is to post it on your blog (and link back here so that it can link upstream etc).

    Oh well.

    Thank you for the hate, it’s appreciated.

  3. Camz says:

    “the PowerPC also supports an indexed addressing mode that uses one general-purpose register to hold a base address and a second general-purpose register to hold an index from that base address.”

    Yeah, I skipped step 4 too. :-)

  4. phasorburn says:

    Today it is

    The variable output could be used to select between several different forms of output.

    Exploring Expect — Don Libes

    Well, gee, that’s *informative* isn’t it?

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