An obit for xwrits and other stuff

The noble and forthright process known only as xwrits passed away sadly sometime between Friday night and Monday morning. Xwrits lived in a large Unix box in the in* region of the town of It is succeeded by no child processes and died before its one grieving parent process and several grand-parent processes. Neighbours in the process table were said to be bemused, having not noticed the passing away of such a useful member of their community.

Xwrits was known for its sterling work as a reminder for users of the system to take a break, its work will be continued by a relation (PID 18724).

Well as you can tell my RSI break reminder program karked it at some point over the weekend. Sadly I was in the office all afternoon feverishly hacking code on Monday and didn’t notice until I was just about to go home (after a straight 4 hour typing spree) that I’d not actually taken a single break. It does show however that my arms are doing much better than they were at the start of Winter.

In other news I spent the weekend running hither and thither in all sorts of fun activities, a fine LAN party where much shooting occured (after a suitable amount of beating of my system, damn you XP Home) then on Sunday a pub-lunch, game of Go with Dodge (hes getting better) and some roleplaying in the evening, much fun.

Also to continue a running line of fun from other places can anyone tell me (who wasn’t there) who said this epicly wonderful quote:

“Zero nutrition, zero humour, totally pointless.” — X, discussing clowns.

5 thoughts on “An obit for xwrits and other stuff

  1. camellia_uk

    Incidentally, some students have just submitted an application with lusu to start a LAN-gaming society… if you’re into that sort of thing and want to play with 1337 1st-year comp-sciers, watch out for it appearing some time in the future.

    1. mostlyfoo

      I’d be interested to see where they’re planning on doing it and what sort of games they play.

      The problem is these kids with their young nervous systems will trash me these days :)

  2. moradrel

    >”Zero nutrition, zero humour, totally pointless.” — X, discussing clowns <

    My money's on Doug.
    Probably speaking in character as his Ghoul Messiah.



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