I have a program on my machine called “fortune” (if you’re using Fedora Core and want to install it using yum, it’s called ‘fortune-mod’:
yum install fortune-mod). Basically it means that every time I type in ‘fortune’ at the command line, it comes up with a ‘fortune’, or a funny quote or something like that. (I also have a fish called Bob on my task bar which runs the command when I click on it, but anyway).
I clicked on it just now, and it came up with something which I think is very appropriate given the content of my last post! You will probably find this funny even if you’re not a geek (like me):
Fortune presents: USEFUL PHRASES IN ESPERANTO, #2. ^Cu tiu loko estas okupita? Is this seat taken? ^Cu vi ofte venas ^ci-tien? Do you come here often? ^Cu mi povas havi via telelonnumeron? May I have your phone number? Mi estas komputilisto. I work with computers. Mi legas multe da scienca fikcio. I read a lot of science fiction. ^Cu necesas ke vi eliras? Do you really have to be going?