So my crazy nephew Elliot Brock has decided it is imperative that he host his own 4chan server RIGHT NOW.
4chan? Seriously? But, I’m supposed to be his hip nerdy uncle, so I’m all, sure, I have a spare Linode that isn’t doing much, you can use it if you want. The catch is you have to learn enough emacs that you can sysadmin the thing yourself, because there is no way I’m waking up late at night to fix it when it breaks.
Yes, I am making a young person learn emacs. Call me evil, if you want…
Anyway, got a web root set up for him, he’s taking to emacs quite well for a 14-year-old with a post-millenial attention span, so far so good. (Is it possible to have a negative attention span, actually?) The point of the exercise is of course for him to actually learn something about networking, linux system administration, etc. And to create another emacs user because otherwise vim will get him, and that will be the end of that. Groan.
Daniel Berrange says
Put in a cron job to randomly delete a large number of files once a month to teach him the value of backups and the value of puppet for administration ;-P