–nodeps/–force

September 30, 2010

Just finished typing up:

http://yum.baseurl.org/wiki/NoDeps

since this is the 3rd time in 3 days I’ve been asked what the option is for yum for –nodeps, –force

deep thoughts

September 20, 2010

Is it my protestant-work-ethic-raising that causes me to think that 1500 messages in my inboxes is a kind of punishment for taking a week off?

stop energy

September 8, 2010

I hate this expression. I hate it strongly and I hate it fervently. This expression is really in code. What it means to say is:

“there are people arguing against me and I don’t like what they have to say, since they are trying to caution me from blundering ahead in a ridiculous fashion, I’m going to label them ‘stop energy’ and not listen anymore”

If you want to disregard warnings, If you want to disagree on what is being warned about. These are all fine – but applying the label ‘stop energy’ doesn’t do anything other than attempt to pejoratively label good old fashioned common sense and caution.

Sometimes the ‘yield signs’ are there for a reason. It’s b/c you may not notice you’re going to drive yourself off a cliff and take a bunch of the rest of us on a trip with you.