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On Thu 17 Mar 05,  2:26 PM, Mark K. Kim <lugod@.org> said:
> 
> My autoshop teacher once told me that a good mechanic always uses the
> correct wrench for the correct nut, so a good mechanic should never use
> the monkey wrench (a.k.a. adjustable wrench.)  But a good mechanic, he
> added, would never be without a monkey wrench in his toolbox.  `xhost +`
> is one of those monkey wrenches for UNIX people, and it would always be
> a tool I'd teach people along with `ssh -X`.
> 
> -Mark
 
You just floored me.  This is a passage that could easily have come from
"Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance".  It's so applicable, it could
be sage advice for just about anything.

I think this meme will be with me for the rest of my life.  Thanks for
teaching me!

Pete

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