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10 Dec 2004

Items from my museum

An /etc/issue made by a friend of mine for one of my machines. It is dated some time around 1999


                                  /^\   
                            -==#########==-
                             ____/~^~\_____        
                            ////|||||||\\\\\ 
                           |\---.______.---/|
                           | _ . -   ...- . |
                           |  ##### ./~\. . |
                           |. # @ =  \_/. . | 
                           |  #,  # __ . -  | 
                           |. #   = .  -- . |
                           |_ #####  ..   - |
                            \\\\||||||||////
                              T~~~T~~~~~~T
                              @   @      @  

       |~~~\   /~~   |~~~\   /~~   |      /~~~\  ~~~T~~~  ~~~~~/
       |   |  |      |   |  |      |     /     \    |         /
       |___/  |--    |___/  |--    |     |     |    |        /
       |      |      |      |      |     |-----|    |       / 
       |       \__   |       \__   \___  |     |    |     /_____

I baptized the machine pepelatz (a term from Georgi Daneliya's film Kin-Dza-Dza). Wander what's this? Here's the definition:

Excerpts from "The Technical Dictionary of Cuue", Prentice-Hall, 5255:

pepelatz, n: Flying apparatus (usually very rusty) used in conjunction with gravitzapa (see).

gravitzapa, n: An indispensable part of pepelatz (see).

I can only add that the machine looked almost exactly as its prototype :)