Gut Rumbles

December 18, 2004

whaaattt? Part II

Some people may believe that this is a fascinating post. I read it twice and all I managed to get from it was a headache and a string of drool dripping off my slack-jawed chin. I dunno... I think I got a blown eye, too.

Talk geek to me and you may as well be speaking Latin. No--- I take that back--- I understand more Latin than I do geek.

After the old one was imported, I set out to move the new one to the root, just There are a bunch of settings for file locations you change, and I did that, as well as copying everything to the root and the relative positions occupied to the location of index.php, and changing permissions on a couple of files.

Jay, if I ever meet you in person and you talk that way to ME, I swear to Bejus that I'll drag you off and shoot you. All that "root" shit and asking "permission" for "positions" for whatever perversion you wanted to perform? WTF was THAT all about? You should be ashamed of yourself.

That sounds like some sick crap to me.


Sounds like he was trying to do something not too different from what I did that made you have to change my link in your blogroll (the change you did make, not the one you're putting off).

Aren't you glad I didn't go into that much detail when I was posting about my URL change?

(URL change? Does that mean I have to do it again after another 3,000 page views?)

Posted by: McGehee on December 18, 2004 10:40 PM

In Australia, a "root" is slang for *ahem*-- sexual congress.

That's why Aussies fall over laughing when they hear some bimbo saying she roots for a football team.

Cultural differences.

BTW, a little bit of Georgia culture invaded Western Australia's Scarborough beach yesterday.

A very spirited game of half rubber was played with more enthusiasm than skill.
Beer was drunk, as well.

Posted by: Henry Blowfly on December 18, 2004 10:52 PM

Hey, there's a reason I named a category "Eye-Glazing Geek Stuff" and included that post on categories in it.

Still, I wasn't trying to be completely obscure. When I mentioned "root," I was referencing having been in a folder named ee, and by comparison the root is just the base level. On your hard drive, the root is plain old C, aka C:\ with nothing after it for a folder name.

I know what you mean though, and there are people who can talk to me mind-numbingly. It's all relative. With that post I was fishing for people who knew what I was saying and might have ideas on it. Casual conversation? No way.

One of the interesting and often hard things about tech support is knowing the audience and addressing them accordingly. One lawyer at a client asked me what defragmenting the drive did and was all excited because I was the first person who could ever explain it understandably.

I wasn't explaining. I was asking, and talking in enough geek to be less verbose that I could have been. I figured maybe McGehee would be able to tell me what was wrong... :>

Posted by: Jay on December 19, 2004 12:07 AM

What I told him was, ask EE tech support.

Posted by: McGehee on December 19, 2004 10:27 AM
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