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Funny Forum Posts

I am effectively a system administrator here at NYS.  My teaching job is secondary really to keeping the machines running and in tip-top shape.  Therefore, I am frequently googling around the internet trying to find answers to this or that question.  Recently, I just received 15 brand new machines from Nairobi HQ and need to get them imaged and up to spec with all the same software as my other lab machines.  However, they’ve been giving me a problem so I was googling around and stumbled across this forum post.  I am posting this because I think it’s hilarious, in a non-tech way:

“Ugh…Sorry, my brains fried…my wife is in labor at the moment, so I’ll keep this quick…She has a hours to go, so don’t think I’m a bad husband. I tried gparted, and I can’t resize through that. Checked the disk for bad sectors, the drive is fine. I DEFINITELY don’t know enough about linux to do a text based installer. So is there another way to resize the ntfs partition, thourgh windows or dos maybe? I’m a dos whiz, so thats preffered. Thanks folks…Will check in a few days from now after the kid is born…

Thanks again.” (http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-871687.html)

Apparently this guy really thought resizing his partition was that darn important.  But don’t worry, his wife still had an hour to go so it’s ok, he can muck around with his ubuntu install.  I am glad that at least he is giving his wife a few days attention to help with the newborn child though before returning to his computer.  Hahaha. 


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