Subject: The Placebo
From: Christopher W. Thomas (
Date: Thurs Jan 21, 1999 at 1:30PM

Drives fill up from deleted files

As trackers follow them in piles
And then space tallies differ
For the two registers whiffle

Then interface reads deleted space
But the other sees tracker's grace
And so its coffers are so very full
Making the whole system then pull

Lessening the chance of kernel opening
For then the graphic interface has no spring
So we are provided with kernel updates
We're supposed to install to lessen this fate

But all it really is - is a way to placate
... For drives stuffed right up to the gates
But we're made to feel it's the way to go
When all it is ... is simply a placebo ...

- Tristram

Christopher W. Thomas
1:50pm Wed. Jan. 20th, 1999