Because he certainly wasn’t mean to me! 😛

Yet another Christmas has passed, and yet more billions of the world’s various currencies, have been spent on presents. This year I got a good new book to read, Essential System Administration by Æleen Frisch, published by O’Reilly. It’s a huge, thick 1152-page book on UNIX system administration, covering GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Tru64, AIX and Solaris. The book is from 2002, so it’s a little old, but I figure that system administration can’t change fundamentally that quickly, you have still have to be paranoid about security and all those sorts of things. I also got a bunch of cash, which will come in handy, because I’ve been meaning to start saving up for a new computer for a while and have not gotten around to it. I also got a cool new shirt, plus three pairs of socks. Also I got small fun things like a little dark-blue, glass dolphin, and various sorts of stuff.

To anyone reading this, hopefully you got something nice for Christmas as well!