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Thursday, 23.Oct.2003

12:16 - damn, I love not using windows

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so, one of my apps just crashed so hard I couldn't do anything. no mousie, no clickie, nothing.. fwiw, the app in question was Evolution -- the open source answer to Outlook, looks like they did a *VERY* good job of emulating Outlook down to the crashing! :)

So, anyways, as I was saying, couldn't do a thing. So, I just C-A-F2 on over to a text screen, log in there and go on a killing spree with top. I eventually get teh app dead, but in my slaughter I also managed to kill my window manager. DOH! no more programs menu, no more task bar, no more desktop icons.. nothing.. damn. I do, however, still have the right-clickey menu on the desktop, which includes the "logoff" option. so I use that to get out.

Before I log back in and start back up, I decide to make sure it's all clean. back to screen F2 and log in as root. go on a mad killing spree with top again taking out anything still running under my username (I almost never log in as root), and in the process find two processes with numbers low enough that they probably have been running for the past two weeks or so.. kill them, and now that it's all clean I log back in all graphical-like. System's doing fine and actually is running better than it has for a while! musta been those two rogue processes I took out.

All this in a minute or two, and no need to reboot. I love not running on windows. :)

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From:tobin
Date:12:44 23.Oct.2003 (UTC)
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that sounds like a basis for a new FPS(First Person Shooter).

You could totally sell it to geeks.
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From:lograh
Date:14:07 23.Oct.2003 (UTC)
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been done.

someone took the doom engine and had it create a monster for each process, you shot the monsters and it sent the kill signal to the process.
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From:khanfused
Date:14:18 23.Oct.2003 (UTC)
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Now could someone scale that up and admin an entire system with a VR interface?

Yeah, it'd be far more bloated than KDE ... but think of the cool factor.
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From:lograh
Date:14:33 23.Oct.2003 (UTC)
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that's what they were looking at potentially doing with it, but last I heard it didn't get far.
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From:lograh
Date:14:37 23.Oct.2003 (UTC)
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here's the link for killing processes through using Doom.
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