NM: the usual rant

Beartooth Beartooth at swva.net
Mon Mar 2 19:31:54 UTC 2009

On Mon, 02 Mar 2009 12:28:50 -0500, Robert L Cochran wrote:

> I agree that whatever a process can send to a system log, for purposes
> of error output, the better. If a URL could be supplied by a log message
> pointing to a resource that can help explain the meaning of the exact
> error code, that would be a great help too, because it saves the
> technician's time in tracking down the error.
> Speaking as someone who fixes other people's computers for money,  I
> wish that "regular users" of every flavor would get accustomed to
> looking at log messages. Or at least email them to me on request. Doing
> so could save both of us a lot of time and money. I wouldn't have to
> charge so much, and my time is conserved for focusing on the really
> tough issues.

	If that spelling of your surname means you're related to the 
great Emory E Cochran who wrote a Practical German Review Grammar, then 
Sir, you are a worthy descendant, and if there's an afterlife he must be 
proud of you. Fine draftsmanship, fine voice of experience; I 
congratulate you -- and  hope you stay on the Fedora list.
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.

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