Two words: goatse opportunity.

I’m sitting at D’s right now and there’s a tech guy here installing things. A 37″ flatscreen LG monitor is up on the wall with the root@localhost prompt. There are driver messages all over the screen. He looks sad. It’s like a trip back to 1996, when everything was done by hand. Apparently the mode lines aren’t quite right.

Soon this will be one of those scrolling news/sports/ads/bullshit things on the wall; the others have them mostly already. It’s not nearly as bad as a TV, though.

Linux kernel 2.6.10 on Redhat Fedora core release 3 (Heidelberg). ATI driver. Ça ne marche pas. I wish him luck.

6 thoughts on “Two words: goatse opportunity.

  1. D’s info
    Those screens are going into all the D’s – their traffic maps and nothing else!
    Also, D’s is planning on opening up 95 stores in the next five years – they’re serious in taking on Starbucks.
    Hey – I’m down wit dat – more work.
    Had some Peet’s coffee for the first time the other day and was confused by it’s lack of burnt flavor. Did I pay extra for that? D’s and Starbucks gives it for free.

  2. D’s info
    Those screens are going into all the D’s – their traffic maps and nothing else!
    Also, D’s is planning on opening up 95 stores in the next five years – they’re serious in taking on Starbucks.
    Hey – I’m down wit dat – more work.
    Had some Peet’s coffee for the first time the other day and was confused by it’s lack of burnt flavor. Did I pay extra for that? D’s and Starbucks gives it for free.

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