Lion share of my writing here gets done on the weekends. Some are better than others in terms of productivity. If I can knock out 4 articles during those 2 days it really takes a load off my mind. I can then take it easy during the week, and not worry about cranking out more content to fill my silly self imposed quota. This weekend was Easter and it totally killed my productivity.
Rather than skipping a day, I decided to post a last minute silly Friday poll:
Wwhat is your favorite unix directory and why?
- Someone else's home directory1
Me? Obviously I like /home cause that’s where I keep all my “stuff”, but that’s an obvious choice. To tell you the truth I was always drawn to and strangely fascinated by the pseudo devices such as /dev/random and /dev/null. The former is basically an entropy device producing endless, pseudo-random output. The later is a black hole which swallows all the input and never becomes full no matter how much you write to it. They are interesting on a philosophical level because of the two primal concepts they represent – chaos and oblivion.
The other pseudo devices like /dev/full and /dev/zero are not as interesting so I didn’t even include them on the list. Feel free to add them though. As usual, be nice and don’t abuse the write in option. Not that you guys usually abuse it. Surprisingly enough, this blog is one of the few places on the interwebs where the Norris Rule only applies to like half of the polls. I’m just saying that I will go in and delete inappropriate entries if needed.
Anyways, pick the directory in the poll and tell me why you like it in the comments. Being windows user is not an excuse for not participating. You can use windows if you like it – I don’t care. But you should be at least a little bit familiar with unix and linux – os agnosticism is good for you.