January 8, 2010
#686: Admin Mourning
[[The text is over a white-on-black terminal showing a bit of output from ps -el, with processes running from root and sam.]]
When a user dies, their connections time out,
but their screen sessions linger.
[[The end of the command line is a |grep sam.]]
The server’s uptime grows
because you can’t bring yourself to reboot
and wipe out
their last earthly presence
[[The processes listed are screen, zsh, irssi, and grep sam.]]
the ghost in zshell.