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Page 56 Meme

* Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the next seven sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.


"Now the nets lay empty in wet heaps on the stern while, with nobody there to see it, the Los Desechados came in on a sea almost the same grey color as the sky.

"Nobody had to carry the news through the village. The men, minus Jimmy, straggled off the boat, and Leon Sanchez went home, taking the mate from the Twicetown with him, and Beer Wilson went home, and the others, too, and Harvard Sanchez, after struggling dramatically with the nets and then giving up his attempt to lay them out on the beach without anybody's help, went home. The sudden appearance of the crew at the doors of their houses frightened their wives, and the lamps were lit and voices raised, and the nieghbors were alarmed and asked what was the trouble; in this way, from house to house through the shanty village, traveled the report of Jimmy Hidalgo's death.

"As the Captain's wife, it was Towanda Sanchez's job to tell the widow. Like bits of paper, Belinda Hidalgo's cries rode the wash of sea over the tops of coconut and date palms after Towanda had entered her house; and in a minute her two younger children were screaming. The oldest son, the one who should have been taking care of his mother, wasn't home."


(from: "Fiskadoro" by Denis Johnson, Alfred A. Knopf Publishing, 1985)

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Oh god I am SO busted. So I'm doing this in YOUR journal :-)

The kernel (i.e., the Ethernet driver) must know the destination's hardware address to send it data. The function of ARP is to provide a dynamic mapping between 32-bit IP addresses and the hardware addresses used by various network technologies.

Point-to-point links don't use ARP. When these links are configured (normally at bootstrap time) the kernel must be told of the IP address at each end of the link. Hardware addresses such as Ethernet addresses are not involved.

4.3 ARP Cache

Essential to the efficient operation of ARP is the maintenance of an ARP cache on each host. This cache maintains the recent mappings from Internet addresses to hardware addresses. The normal expiration time of an entry in the cache is 20 minutes from the time the entry was created.

Yes, I am a geek. There I admit it. I'm a big uber dork.

sometimes it really doesn't work. The closest book was a technical manual, and p.56 was mostly illustrations, so the only line of text was "in such a way as to prevent an unwary tech from plugging the wrong kind of card into the socket."

"The bad conduct of GeneralGage was the means of its doing so much damage.

Tis a fine growing season having lately had a charming rain, which was much wanted as we had none before a fortnight. Your meadow is almost fit to mow. Issac talks of leaving you,and going into the army. I believe he will not be a very handy soldier. He has been sick of a fever above this week, and has not been out of his chamber. He is upon recovery now."

(My Dearest Friend, Letters of Abigail and John Adams)

"Each increment of revelation brought a degree of self-forgiveness and freedom. Each increment of lightening up about her dark secret helped quite a bit, but it wasn't enough. I encouraged her to finish with the matter by telling the truth to her parents. She resisted for some time, and finally I told her she had either to do it or get out of therapy. She agreed to tell them.

She made several trips home with the intention of having a completely honest conversation with her folks, but she would get scared and come back without having spoken a word. After many failed attempts, she finally told her parents about the abortion."

from Radical Honesty, by Brad Blanton

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