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A seasonal tip [Dec. 15th, 2008|04:33 pm]
Douglas Spencer
Here's a seasonal tip.

You know what it's like when the tv-dinner-sized table you're using to wrap up your presents is just too small to lay the paper out properly?

Just find a spare disused rack-mountable server and place it on your small table. Instantly you have a surface that's nineteen inches wide and possibly as much as twenty-seven inches long -- much larger than the small table you were using just moments ago.

Now you can wrap your presents with ease!

[User Picture]From: quercus
2008-12-15 06:47 pm (UTC)
But I'm giving everyone servers for Christmas! How can I wrap them?
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2008-12-15 07:40 pm (UTC)
I always do something like this:
    dougs@aleph:~$ sudo apt-get update
    dougs@aleph:~$ sudo apt-get install server-wrapper
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[User Picture]From: alexmc
2008-12-15 07:42 pm (UTC)
Personally I find BIGGER servers to put them in.
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2008-12-15 07:44 pm (UTC)
Ah, VMware.
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[User Picture]From: julia_winolj
2008-12-15 07:27 pm (UTC)
Ooooh! Am I getting a really big present, then?
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2008-12-15 07:41 pm (UTC)
One of the girls in the Boots advert on TV is giving a present just like the big one you gave me last year.

Edited at 2008-12-15 07:44 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: julia_winolj
2008-12-15 08:36 pm (UTC)
Indeed she is. Is she an example of presents available from Boots - I can imagine there might be a market...

It might be just me (although a psychiatrist has said I'm not mad really), but I was watching a gadget show and they were extolling the virtues of a nano-waterproofing technology - the guy was quite excited and said that its benefits would be excellent from sweaters to sunglasses - I was not aware that sunglasses suffered particularly from water absorption problems...
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[User Picture]From: evil_mogwai
2008-12-15 08:25 pm (UTC)
I used our new 7 foot pool table to wrap the presents. It has a table tennis insert that has a great flat surface to use for such things.

I used to use our ironing board before we had that. I could of used the dinning room table if I didn't have so much stuff on it all the time!
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[User Picture]From: hawkida
2008-12-15 08:30 pm (UTC)
This is what the floor is for...
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[User Picture]From: whotheheckami
2008-12-15 09:56 pm (UTC)
What is this floor of which you speak? ;@)
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