I was greeted today upon logging in to dustpuppy with this message:

Last login: Sat Oct 23 18:20:21 2010 from
CentOS release 5.5 (Final)
Today is Boomtime, the 5th day of The Aftermath in the YOLD 3176
Celebrate Maladay
 11:51:37 up 22 days, 22:03,  1 user,  load average: 1.22, 0.76, 0.40
USER     TTY      FROM              LOGIN@   IDLE   JCPU   PCPU WHAT
imbrius  pts/1    horde.lakemasoni 11:51    3.00s  0.09s  0.05s -ksh
The human mind ordinarily operates at only ten percent of its capacity
-- the rest is overhead for the operating system.

It’s very nice of ddate(1) to remind me of the day to celebrate one of the ancient world’s most polarizing figures: The Elder Malaclypse.

The Elder Malaclypse, known by his codename of Mal-1, was a man of ancient Greece who grew tired of the Winds of Bullshit blowing through Athens. So he put down the tools of his trade (it’s not known what trade that may be), and took up a sign that read “DUMB!” Certain people claim that the sign read, “DOOM!” but this is impossible since Mal-1 was registered as a non-prophet with the Greeks. Wearing a candle on his head and rags on his back, he wandered the streets of ancient Greece spreading his message of protest against bureaucratic idiocy.


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