A poem I wrote

Regarding safe hex, on Linux – a topic at work today:

“A wise man once said to me,
‘The root account, you should not be.’
Alas my pride, for great it was,
‘I shall be root, just because!’
Rename this, move off that,
Getting rid of some old tat.
Then, behold! A stray forward-slash…
My entire filesystem, in the trash.


‘Take heed my children, obey these words.
Running as root, is not for nerds!’
So my lesson learnt, my hard drive burnt,
The painful task of rebuilding starts.”

Copyright (c) Matthew Hall (wally), 2010.

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A poem of root. by Matthew Hall is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.
Based on a work at matt.matzi.org.uk.

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