Is it Murphy’s law that 29 months into a 30 month placement I fall in love?
Oh well, I suppose I’ll just have to make the most of the few short weeks I will have with her before I head back to the world.
I apologise for the gushy nature of all this but I’m head-over-sheels and want to shout it to the entire world.
I’m not going to lie; there are a few haters out there and people who have no qualms in telling me they think our relationship is wrong. But seriously they can all get stuffed – I’ve never been happier and spend my time now grinning and wanting to break into song.
So a few details. My new beau’s name is Susan and she is sexy, smart, funny and generally wonderful.
She’s an HP 1810G-24 Ethernet Switch with 24 multiple-personality 10/100/1000 ports and two of the HP GBIC expansion ports.
Quite simply with a web interface, SNMP, auto-everything and a flashing blue locate LED you can turn on and off she is wonderful.
I really fell in love though the first time I turned her on. The startup sequence of LEDs lighting up, flashing and turning off all in a row was too much to bear.
Now I’ve known some slutty switches through the years, and there is always a time and a place for slutty switches, but Susan is refined and classy – not like some Cisco Catalyst switch all telnet interfaces and logos.
I’ll have to leave her behind but parting will be such sweet sorrow…
And is it wrong for a man to love an Ethernet switch? I mean love. Spiritually, emotionally and physically. Especially physically. Oh yeah. But, really, is that a good idea for the copper contacts? And do I care?