Ever have one of those "magic or more magic" sort of days?

Today is shaping up to be that way, in the sense of crashes due things that logically *can't* matter, yet still somehow do

@codesections that's one of my favourite old school tech stories.



> that's one of my favourite old school tech stories

Mine too! My other favorite from catb is:

# Tom Knight and the Lisp Machine
A novice was trying to fix a broken Lisp machine by turning the power off and on.

Knight, seeing what the student was doing, spoke sternly: “You cannot fix a machine by just power-cycling it with no understanding of what is going wrong.”

Knight turned the machine off and on.

The machine worked.

@codesections i can't help but read these in RMS or john maddog's voice.

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