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D'oh! moments

Side note:
For "sensitive" systems like servers, I usually configure my terminal to use
"ugly" color combinations, like black-on-lime, or such.
It's bad on the eyes, but you won't mistake your laptop for your server! :-)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Duane Morin" <dmorin at>
To: <discuss at>
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 6:58 PM
Subject: D'oh! moments

> When I take the laptop in to the office I execute an "ifdown eth0"
> before going home so that I dont accidentally try to fire up some
> net-sensitive app and have to wait for a timeout.
> Today I did that from a terminal window and found myself saying
> "Why is it taking so long?" before realizing that i had accidentally
> done it in a window where I was ssh'd in to the server.  That smarts.
> What do people do in a situation like that?  The machine in my
> basement has no head, and the only monitor in the house is my
> flatscreen up in the office.  So doing stuff local on the server
> means having to take apart my Windows machine and lug the monitor
> downstairs, possibly just to issue a 3 second command.
> Duane
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