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Attention!!! Bedford County is forming a Linux Users Group. If you’re interested, send an email to [email protected] for a great time.

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It is a period of system war. User programs, striking from a hidden
directory, have won their first victory against the evil Administrative Empire.
During the battle, User spies managed to steal secret source code to the
Empire’s ultimate program: the Are-Em Star, a privileged root program with
enough power to destroy an entire file structure. Pursued by the Empire’s
sinister audit trail, Princess _LPA0 races ~ aboard her shell script,
custodian of the stolen listings that could save her people, and restore
freedom and games to the network…
— DECWARS

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Argh! People are crazy sometimes. People seem to think that because I’m a relatively smart guy, that I’m somehow above them. As if being intelligent puts me beyone reproach, beyond question. Not only is this not true, I’m not even that smart! I am no genius, I am no scientist. I have one specialized area that I’m really good at, and people take that to mean that I’m intelligent in many areas. Do you have any idea what it’s like when people simply defer to your opinion because they THINK that you would know better. Sometimes, I think I know how nobility felt, back in the day.

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People never seem to understand my signatures or even comment on their cleverness. Take for example: Wouldn’t the sentence “I want to put a hyphen between the words Fish
and And and And and Chips in my Fish-And-Chips sign” have been clearer if
quotation marks had been placed before Fish, and between Fish and and, and
and and And, and And and and, and and and And, and And and and, and and
and Chips, as well as after Chips?

Shouldn’t that at least get some respect?

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This turning, and I’m still walking, but I now stand still. I most likely will not leave for another six months yet. In other news, things go smoothly for me, as smooth as any other uphill battle would go. If you’re interested, I have added two more photo albums. One is this years Marine Corps Ball, and the other is for my “outdoor adventures” pictures. Enjoy (or don’t you ungrateful wretch)!

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: yeah i know but i am not as good as you

When people say things like that to me, it really takes away my humbleness.

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Time for me to move. It wasn’t so long ago that I took a hand in liberating Iraq. We conqured that country, toppled a regime, and established order. The people of that country would always be coming up to me and my brothers to thank us for helping them. Then, we handed control over to others and moved on. Now, I see that the occupational forces we turned the country over to are not up to the job. Something must be done, and it’s my move. I will travel back to Iraq to do my part. I don’t have all the details worked out yet, but I will post the ones I can when I get them. Check back and keep posted.