Ray LaMontagne

Or as Shasha might call him, ‘Ray LaLasagne’. I just can’t get enough of this man. Ioannis was kind enough to pilfer his second album “‘Til the sun turns black” and burn it on to a CD for me. The second song is called “Empty” and has really burning lyrics in a beautiful melody.

It includes this amazing paragraph.

Well I looked my demons in the eyes, laid bare my chest, said “Do your best to destroy me.

See I’ve been to hell and back so many times I must admit you kind of bore me”.

There’s a lot of things that can kill a man, there’s a lot of ways to die yes and some already did and walk beside me.

There’s a lot of things I don’t understand why so many people lie, it’s the hurt I hide that fuels the fire inside me.

Will it always feel this way?
So empty and estranged.”

Yesterday’s interview at Zen Internet went well, except for the 60-minute test exam I was given with questions like:-

1. In the slash notation what does /24 mean?
a) 255.0.0.0
b) 255.255.0.0
c) 255.255.198.25
d) 255.255.255.255

and

2. In binary what represent the number 130
a) 10010100
b) 11100000
c) 10101000
d) 010001110

(P.S. Computer geeks needn’t tell me that none of the above is actually 130, I have randomly typed in some 1s and 0s to illustrate my point. Although every attempt is made in this blog to report events accurately, even I’m not anal enough to actually look up/work out what 130 is in binary)

There were only 35 of these questions, and being a choice of four means even an idiot should get approx 25%, so I gave it a go. Then I had to describe, in my very own plain, humble words, what latency means in relation to network connections, as well as work out how long it would take to download 650Mbs at 512kbs, assuming theoretical maximum.

Such, and more, horrors aside, I think I did swimmingly!

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3 Comments

  1. Ioannis

     /  5 September, 2006

    You should know hwo to get 130 in binary…

    As for the /24, I would take an informed guess and go for d. Although a is also possible. If they had 255.255.255.0 I would definately have gone for this!

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  2. You might as well be talking Japanese.Not Chinese, coz Chinese I might be able to figure out a symbol or two!
    Are you quite sure you want this job?!

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  3. Tinks

     /  6 September, 2006

    Ioannie, you’re so wrong the answer to /24 is ‘b’…. yeah right coming from of all ppl.. me!!! Actually it would’ve been better if it was Fat boy that said it…. hee hee

    On the other note, I think you’re slacking NAZ. How could you put two different topics under one thing (whateva its called)

    As with that geezer, well I guess I’ll have to wait until I get it from Ioannie, who also very kindly copied me both copies… which saved me ..eer..eer well its maths that I can’t even do… coz its that much. So, I thank you both now !!!

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