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January 8, 2010

#686: Admin Mourning

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.