Eight years on

August 11, 2010

Eight years ago I sent this incredibly romantic email to a person who had started to respond to me directly from the dulug mailing list:

Subject: Re: [Dulug] red hat 7.3 install help
From: seth vidal
To: Eunice Chang
Date: 11 Aug 2002 00:17:36 -0400

On Sat, 2002-08-10 at 15:23, Eunice Chang wrote:
> okay, happy news! it works for me!
> one thing, though. i use gnome x windows, and i was wondering how one can
> change the display– i had the gnome ximian setup tools, but they don’t work
> in 7.3.
> now that i have 7.3 up and running, what else do i need to do?

Change the display to do what? If you mean the resolution then you’ll
want to go to a text-console (ctrl-alt-f1) then login as root and run


Eight years later I’m not doing as much tech support for her but we do support each other.


10 Responses to “Eight years on”

  1. Max Says:

    Awww, that’s sweet. Happy anniversary ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Mr. Icon Says:

    I’ll point out that at that point you thought “Eunice Chang” was a guy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. wade vidal Says:

    and as they say the rest is history. we ‘re glad that it was. mimi and grumpas

  4. Congratulations!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. thruhike98 Says:

    @Mr Icon: I remembered it as him wondering whether “ejchang” was a girl or a guy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Eight years – very cool. You guys rock and I’m glad to know y’all.

  6. nicu Says:

    This is a true Linux success story.

    Hmmm… can we put it in the testimonials of the redesigned Fedora website?

  7. Jaroslav Reznik Says:

    Wow, congratulations! It’s like from my own dreams ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Hey, your relationship has already outlasted one dubiously-conceived X configuration tool. If only we can kill system-config-display you can chalk it up to two!

  9. Menno Smits Says:

    Awesome story ๐Ÿ™‚
    Congratulations guys.

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