Friday, December 22, 2006

Know your Operating System

Our value system is like the Operating System, OS, of a computer. If human is like a computer I think on delivery we have just the BIOS nothing else. The Operating System was installed at the first 6 years as people said "what you need to know you learn them all in kindergarten...". There are very little tweaks one could do with that OS not because it's difficult but both you (the computer itself) and your parents are not trained before owning you. I haven't heard in any civilizations that one has to be trained and licensed before raising a kid.

I owned an Apple II clone before I knew what a computer can do for me. Does this sound familiar? All kids cry for a computer before they know what it is about using computer and programming and the risks of going online.

The computer, you, then start installing/acquiring software/applications. I acquired knowledge from schools, friends, peers, parents, media and from time to time there are conflicts between what I acquired just like compatibility of different applications/programs in computer. I crashed and I learn more about my OS every time I have to reboot/rebuild myself. If you are lucky like me being fairly close to my parents and have a peaceful childhood then you'll probably have a robust OS which could resist spam, spy wares and viruses that you have inevitable exposed to.

I see waking up in the morning is like recovering from hibernation. Your "Get back to work 5.0" is loaded immediately if you have too much bothering you at work. Lunch time naturally you would be running "Gossip 360" as the media player. You'll be broadcasting what you have seen, heard and fantasized a bit during that hour or so.

After work I'll be loading "family 2.0". I wouldn't say this application is consuming less CPU load than any other applications as that is a multi-tasking application. I have the "wife 2.0" running in the background and "Kid alpha" drawing a lot of heat. To have a balanced life it's recommended that "Get back to work 5.0" is unloaded first or else you'll be risking permanent damage to CPU.

Normally I would try shutting down by around 11:30 at night. Next to my pillow there are a few books on OS maintenance which I would like to browse unless my CPU is overheating.

One thing I noticed is that updating, which is not automatic, and routine inspection and maintenance is required in order to upkeep the 'IBM'. Routine maintenance is really like self-diagnostic programs. This is really important if you are at the same time installing OS for "Offspring 1.0". If you don't know what's wrong with your OS you are likely to pass on the same bugs to the new computer during his/her first 6 years.

'IBM' is not Big Blue that you know. It is Integrity, Body and Mind. Without any of these in perfect condition any computer would crash easily.

Happy computing!

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