1. notrelatedtoted says

    Seems to be working.

  2. Um, if the color you were looking for was “Poop Sunset.”

    Sorry, man.

    Come back to us!!

  3. Cubeland Mystic says

    Poop Sunset is what I am getting over here too.

    Typically in these situations in the high-tech industry, we slaughter a male goat and read its entrails for diagnostics and troubleshooting.

    After that we sprinkle the blood on all the components to ensure high availability. Check with your service provider, ask them when they last performed the “diagnostics ritual” as it is known in the trade.

    Another possibility is perhaps they have run out of incense for their main censers. Most data centers have full censer redundancy so they never run out and are appeasing the gods 24X7. Also most censers these days offer some type of clustering for HA, and horizontal scalability in case there is a surge in the pantheon, we can scale to meet demand.

  4. By the gods of whisky, I think things are coming through just fine…


  5. JOB,

    It’s “Poop Sunset” here…. Everything except the top two inches.

  6. Lindsay,

    “here” being left coast? Is there something about the time difference perhaps?

    This is curious; if Matthew threw up a regular blog post at this point, I wouldn’t know his thingamabob was broken.

    The format really is normal, etc.

    “Poop Sunset” – just an eerie fiery glow, or what?

    Curiouser and curiouser,


  7. All,

    Well, perhaps in the spirit of continuity and the show must go on and all that, how ’bout we continue the blog amonst ourselves on the comment page – if only to hold up the standard for our fallen leader:

    What’s the Favorite Thing You Like About Matthew Lickona’s Hair?


  8. Matthew Lickona says

    Well, JOB, part of the problem is that I CAN’T throw up a regular blog post. The Poop Sunset (which I prefer to think of as Franciscan brown) is a more recent development. Cubeland has thrown a bunch of ideas at me, and I’ll try to implement ’em when I get a moment.

    Y’all have been great. If I don’t make it back, we’ll always have Rome.

  9. Cubeland Mystic says

    I like his hair in general nothing specific. However, this is what Padme said about Matt’s hair when asked by Anakin in the blockbuster film, “Attack of the Clones”:

    “All right… his name was Matt. I was twelve. We were both in the Legislative Youth Program. He was a few years older than I… very cute… dark curly hair… dreamy eyes.”

    Then Anakin says: “All right, I get the picture… whatever happened to him?”

    Padme says, “I went on to become a Queen. He went on to become an artist.”

    JOB, Isn’t that how it always happens? One day you’re in the legislative youth program the next day you’re an artist.

    Matt have you tried any Jedi mind tricks on the service provider personnel? That works for me.

    Wave your hand at the phone or email while saying “You will check for IO device errors in the /var/log/messages file.” or “You will check my account’s ulimits against the size of the site’s directory by issuing a du -k | sort -n”

  10. I think I like Matthew’s hair for its John Hughes-like optimism.

    And it seems very shiny.

  11. notrelatedtoted says

    How about some Lolkonas?

  12. Not Ted-


  13. I like Matthew’s hair because it lends itself to all kinds of dormitory-style abuse.

    And because it makes Matthew’s profile looke like the shape of Minnesota and Iowa, one on top of the other, when seen together on a map.

    And because you can put things in it that will stay there until you need them again. And they WILL stay there.

    And because his head can buff more Geo cars than both your hands put together.

    And because when it sees him coming, static electricity runs the othe way.

    And because it can’t make up its mind to be a colony of curly curls or a single-curl organism.

    And because after Horton heard the Who he wanted to be like the Whos and so he retired in Matthew’s hair.

    And because the white shock is so fetching.

    And because he will doubtless never go bald – on his head.

    And because on really hot days, he can squeeze his hair and instantly cool himself with the showerwater from earlier that morning.

    And because when they see him performing such a stunt, dromedaries curl their lips in envy and wrath.

    And… OK, I’ll stop.


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