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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 7:31 pm    Post subject: Homer J. Simpson D'oh! Awards 2003 Reply with quote

Hi,

I'm glad to annouce the Homer J. Simpson D'oh! Awards 2003. Candidates can start submiting their entries right now!

To participate, all you have to do is tell us about the dumbest thing you managed to do with Linux. Like:
* Do a shutdown -h now on the console thinking it was the local sever when in fact you were connected vi ssh to that server in the middle of nowhere 6000 miles away.
* Format your / partition to do a clean install (except that /dev/hda1 was /home, not /)

You can see a couple of real life examples in this thread.

There's no limit to the number of entries. We wanna know all your D'oh!s

The only requirement is that they should be real.

The winner wil get a Homer Simpson Keychain (note: the lucky one will have to order & pay it himself, it's the HJS D'oh! Awards after all).

Don't miss the oportunity. Sign up now and be the lucky winner!!!

Note: Yes, it's a joke but post your story here anyway. :D
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ever tried to throw a cd hull across a room to someone else who is supposed to catch the thing, but the hull misses it's target, aiming for the power button of all power sockets in a server room?

just happened today 8O
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rm -rf * in a terminal root window on my LFS system 2 hours after I finished compiling the entire system and KDE. This is what happens when some guy on IRC asks you "how do I delete everything in a dir in Linux" and you type the response in the wrong window, then go to the bathroom.

D'OH.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the prize is very nice, but you may have missed on the page:

Quote:
Merchandise will be shipped in the 48 continental United States ONLY


So you see, I am out of the running, and so is your tango dancing, mate sipping, Argentinian self, FTC.

Oh, yes, just to add insult to injury , the word is "D'oh!" not "D-oh" as can now be found in the Oxford English Dictionary, and of course, here.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woland wrote:
Well the prize is very nice, but you may have missed on the page:

Quote:
Merchandise will be shipped in the 48 continental United States ONLY




What can I say?? D'oh! :D

Woland wrote:

Oh, yes, just to add insult to injury , the word is "D'oh!" not "D-oh" as can now be found in the Oxford English Dictionary, and of course, here.


Fixed. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2003 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pYrania wrote:
Ever tried to throw a cd hull across a room to someone else who is supposed to catch the thing, but the hull misses it's target, aiming for the power button of all power sockets in a server room?


Not really Linux related, but I did do the same thing while working on upgrading one of the computer labs at my school one summer. Only it wasn't a power switch, it was the fire alarm switch. D'oh!

Thankfully no one but me, the guy I was working with, and the tech director were there at the time, so it wasn't too big a deal. But we did have a heck of a time trying to figure out how to turn the dang thing off.
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