Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Life Lesson #20: No one is ever what they appear to be :
(This one is going to be a fairly long entry, so bear with me as I type in sessions.)
A few days ago, my mother and I went out to a reunion of sorts and chatted with friends and neighbors of hers from when she was a little girl.
I left it with a full belly and a full mind. In a semi-continuation of this event, I talked with a friend (a baby boomer) about his experiences growing up, which added to the great wealth of amazing stories I received. After thinking over them, I came to the conclusion that I am obligated to speak about these experiences so that I could remember them, and so that I may share them with you all and anyone else who might discover this site.
The stories I heard will not shock any of you black folk, but for me and for those of you who don't know much about black culture or the injustices that people faced not even 20 years ago will amaze you. I walked away re-affirming my beliefs that A: I love my black heritage and culture, and B: that mass racism is only a generation behind us -- therefore it still exists, or at least, the people who helped/help generate it are still alive and well.
[To be cont'd]
Linux version of the Matrix :
Trinity: "I need to know how to operate a helicopter!"

trinity@matrix.hacked.net ~>man -k pilot
trinity@matrix.hacked.net ~>man -s3helicopter pilot

Trinity(speaking to Neo):"Get in."

I don't expect everyone to get this rather awful joke, but it reminds me to be thankful for man pages.
In Windows you need to go to the msdn network if you want that kind of help.