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Christine Scobee wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, Mister Resistor wrote:
> > Out of curiosity, ... why would a cook care for Linux?  Where's the
> > incentive?  Or are you raelly a technical person who just currently
> > happens to know more about cooking?
> I used to have this really crappy old 386 with some pathetic amount of
> memory.  As the amount of software I needed increased, my ability to get
> useful work out of my computer decreased.  Then, there were issues with
> trying to dial in to the isun at UCDavis (I use the dial-up modem for
> internet connectivity).  A friend of mine tried to help, but it was beyond
> his expertise.  He said -- you need "Mike".
> So Mike came over, and said -- you need "Debian".  Mike has very few
> interests in life.  In fact, only two that I'm aware of:  Linux of type
> Debian, and long-haired women.  He installed the Linux, and I already had
> the long hair, so thus began my long relationship with Linux, and
> not-so-long relationship with Mike.  However, many happy memories of
> Mike still live with me, in the (current) form of 2.2.17 :)
> > Don't flame me - I'm just curious.  I'm not asking for the recipe to the
> > secret sauce here.
> I'm only known as a cook in the Linux circle;  others probably think of me
> more as a plant molecular geneticist.  In the last few years, the main
> three areas of job opportunities for newly minted Ph.D.'s in my field have
> been in: Bioinformatics, Bioinformatics, and Bioinformatics.  Desired
> skills for these positions include working knowledge of Unix/Linux, and
> some familiarity with Perl and SQL.  This accounts for my continued
> interest in Linux.
> I apologize for boring any vox subscribers who were hoping to glean some
> technical information from this post, and instead ended up with A Brief
> History of Christine. :)  So -- please don't flame me, I'm just ... verbose.
> --Christine

If you're a 20-something long-haired woman, let me know when you want to
take "the plunge"...

...for 2.4.5. *grin*

(Yes, I am incorrigible).

Don Werve <donw@examen.com>
Jr. Unix System Administrator

"Fear is the mind-killer." (Frank Herbert)

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