Re: admins: please clarify /etc/motd on auric
On Fri, 30 Aug 2002, Martin Schulze wrote:
> Branden Robinson wrote:
> > You expect me to know where all of our machines are hosted? I'm the SPI
> > Treasurer and I don't know that. Maybe Mako Hill knows.
> No, I only expect you to be able to type date on both the remote and
> the local machine and do some maths, but apparently that seems to
> escape your facilities...
Don't be. It is annoying as all hell to have to find out where I am in an
international network of machines for an international project all the time,
because people never remember to write UTC -foo.
And if you have to ask why it is annoying, well, the answer has something to
do with "local mindset", and the problems it creates for a worldwide project.
"One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot