Waiting for a DRAC on a Chinese server to refresh itself so I can get at the hard drive configuration utility and rebuild a RAID0 array. These things are pretty amazing — they allow you to mount a local CDROM or floppy as if they were physically on the machine itself, which means I don’t have to fly to China to reboot a machine periodically (actually, it might be fun to do that at least once, if the company was paying for it). Yes, amazing … if you can get past the agonizing latency of the remote console. You can literally tap a key, then go get coffee — from the far end of the building, and return before it will have registered.
Needless to say, I’m surfing the web right now, catching up on the other blogs I read from time to time. Here’s a neat survey from newhumanist.org.uk I found on Anne’s Anti-Quackery & Science Blog
You are one of life’s enjoyers, determined to get the most you can out of your brief spell on Earth. Probably what first attracted you to atheism was the prospect of liberation from the Ten Commandments, few of which are compatible with a life of pleasure. You play hard and work quite hard, have a strong sense of loyalty and a relaxed but consistent approach to your philosophy.
You can’t see the point of abstract principles and probably wouldn’t lay down your life for a concept though you might for a friend. Something of a champagne humanist, you admire George Bernard Shaw for his cheerful agnosticism and pursuit of sensual rewards and your Hollywood hero is Marlon Brando, who was beautiful, irascible and aimed for goodness in his own tortured way.
Sometimes you might be tempted to allow your own pleasures to take precedence over your ethics. But everyone is striving for that elusive balance between the good and the happy life. You’d probably open another bottle and say there’s no contest.
What kind of humanist are you? Click here to find out.