Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Thinner Nerd

Three or so years ago I bought a t-shirt with a panel from the web comic XKCD. I ordered their largest size, a 3XL, but when I got it home, it was too small.  So for the last three years it has been lying in wait in my closet.  Today I was rummaging around and this t-shirt fell out onto the floor.  I decided to try it on, and low and behold, it fit!  Just some nice confirmation that all the walking, biking, and geocaching I have been doing are having a positive effect.

In case you are wondering, the t-shirt in question has this semi-obscure Unix joke on it...

... if you are a Unix geek you should get this right away (and have probably seen it many times before).

If you are not a Unix geek you are most likely thinking "I don't get it".  In that case it would be helpful to know that the command sudo is used to give a normal user elevated privileges.  It basically says "I may not look like it, but I really do have the rights to do this, so do it already!".  In all likelihood at this point your thoughts have now changed from "I don't get it" to "what a nerd!".

True! but a thinner nerd.