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Jul 03, 2006

Cats and.... Racks?

Once again, the dewds gotta get in on the Cats 'n' Racks action. This time it's Charlie Z. and his cat "Chessie" (Both must have Slashdot accounts) goofin' around with their server rack... As Charlie pointed out, it's great how Chessie's eyes look like computer lights...

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Beep meep beeep [Star Trek sounds] Thanks, Charlie Z. and Chessie!

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I love the continuing rack envy these boys keep bringing to CO....

But Chuck's got a nice rack and a cute kitty....: )

betty
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 10:06 AM

Hehe, cute!! I love cats :)

Christine
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 10:13 AM

And hey, nice cat, but where's all the CAT5e?

Theo
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 10:13 AM

ooh, I love the glowing eyes.

And the plumpness.

Courtney
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 10:17 AM

Oh my, what a big rack you have!

Rafael
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 10:28 AM

Well these might be the only kinda racks the guys get near of...


*grin*

Pippa
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 10:52 AM

Hey, isn't this the same rack they use in concert to make Madonna sound good? Now we know the secret, it's a cat-ast-rophe to know it's not her own voice we hear in concert! Or, was that Britney Spears?

Jan Spencer
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 10:57 AM

Nah, Jan... Madonna's an Apple girl all the way (and Britney's still using Windows 98). Cher's the Sun/Solaris geek.

Theo
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 11:03 AM

Courtney shared my thoughts exactly. What a pretty robo-kitty!

MaggieMoo
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 11:09 AM

every office needs a kittay. they help combat stress when the servers crash. that and they look good stitten' on the racks.

tm
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 11:17 AM

Hey, *somebody* is *holding* that cat! It doesn't look like there's room for a person aback there; hence I agree that the photo must be a patch job. Pity.

Gandalf
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 11:35 AM

Gandalf -- c'mon, you need room behind your rack for airflow and cabling. It's legit. (And you call yourself a wizard? ;)

Theo
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 11:41 AM

wait... "patch job"
OK, I get it. Duh.

Theo
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 11:42 AM

Is that an E220 or E420 on the bottom ?
And when did Acer start making hubs ? It looks suspiciously like an HP Procurve from about 6 years ago thats's been re-badged.

Even though I love me some kitteh, I think I would smack whoever brought one into a data center.

toshiro_mifune
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 11:51 AM

Toshiro-san, I think this might be somebody's recycling project. The Sun boxen is all crusty and, y'know, nearly nothing's actually hooked up.

Theo
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 11:57 AM

Serious eye beams.

Person caught in their path:

"I live to server you."

Aubrey
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 12:00 PM

Yeek! File under "not-cute." When my cats do this with the freaky eye, I just assume they're contacting the mother ship. Then, I quietly leave the room, so as not to get caught eavesdropping on their evil doomsday plans.

Redzilla
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 12:01 PM

I hadn't thought about that Theo. I was just assuming someone had done some neat cabling.
In that case let the kitty play !
cat /dev/cute* > /dev/kitteh.01

toshiro_mifune
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 12:07 PM

Beam me up scotty, there's no life on this planet
<3

English Chick
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 12:10 PM

Hmmm...Looks like my Crabby-Fat-Tabby.
http://pics.livejournal.com/ladibug21/pic/000522rr/

Christabel
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 12:11 PM

Boys are just as likely as girls to slap your hand if you try to fondle their racks without permission.

Oh. And ::yeem:yeem:yeem::

Michelle
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 01:01 PM

i'm with redzilla here. this picture is not cute, and laser eyes are scary. and don't say "but what he's DOING is cute." it's not. it's what cats do, they climb on things. this is just an excuse to be clever about cats and racks. and once again, clever is not equivalent to cute.

kitty
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 01:31 PM

And once again "just because you think it" is not equivalent to "you need to say it."

Laser eyes may not be "cute" but they're certainly funny.

AuntieMame
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 02:12 PM

Aww... Chessie's a great name for a big ol' cat like that. I miss the stylized kitten logo on the sides of the boxcars... one of the best ad campaigns ever, even if the connection to freight was a little tenuous (it was a holdover from passenger service days). Shame on you, boring old CSX for phasing it out. There's a whole series of great (and very cute, I might add) advertisements for the C&O featuring Chessie, Peake, and the Kittens.

http://www.cohs.org/history/chessie.htm

m in athens
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 02:13 PM

Because it bears repeating:
http://squidgrid.com/images/misc/yeemyeemyeem.jpg
...because it bears repeating.

Theo
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 02:15 PM

I think it's time you start posting what I decide is cute, for I'm The Decider. From now on I demand you no longer post photos of the following:

Non-creatures
Creatures with rods/cones on their retinas
Full-grown creatures
Creatures that eat meat
Creatures that may become meat
Purebred creatures
Slippery-looking creatures
Scaled creatures
Human bodies (think of the children!)

I'm sure I'll think of more later. But for now, don't post anything I don't personally find cute. Thank you.

I'm The Decider
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 02:30 PM

[snort]
There is *no* way that wasn't one of the CO Regulars.
"Creatures that may become meat" -- LOL.
(Wasn't me, tho. AuntieM?)

Theo
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 02:35 PM

Quote by John Hodgman, which I love: "Generally speaking, I think it is fair to say that I am a friend to the creatures of the earth when I am not busy eating them or wearing them."

Laurie C
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 02:43 PM

Not guilty. I wish, though. :)

AuntieMame
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 02:50 PM

Ok- I'm dumb. What does yeem yeem yeem mean? Is it a laser beam sound effect? (And also please explain "patch job," if you have time.)

shanchan
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 02:53 PM

Bad pun alert in 5... 4... 3... 2...

...

"CPU does NOT mean Cat Operated System!"

*hides from wrath of pun*

The Guy Over There
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 02:53 PM

"Laser eyes may not be "cute" but they're certainly funny."

this just supports my point. this isn't funnyoverload, it's cuteoverload.

(you'll just have to forgive me for griping on a cuteness site. my little campers were tyrants today and i'm not allowed to take it out on them. :-p)

kitty
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 02:55 PM

This photograph of a "rack" offends my tender sensibilities. I am shocked; I thought this was a family site! Also, this photograph further promotes the objectification of servers. This server may not mind its "rack" being exploited so, but the damage done affects all servers. Frankly, Cute Overload, I am disappointed in you.

Cheryl
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 02:58 PM

Relaxen und watchen das blinkenlichten!

catscanner
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 03:02 PM

Um... Mr. Acronym Defiler?
I *can* see you behind that junked PowerEdge 2600. They aren't THAT big (but yes, I get your point; that's why it's in the corner & not the rack... well, maybe the crapped-out RAID controller also had something to do with it).

Theo
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 03:02 PM

LOL Redzilla @ "contacting the mothership"!!
What would be cute is if I had managed somehow to get a picture of the lightning bug that strayed into my apartment a few years ago and tried to make out with my computer power button. That would have fallen under "cute or sad?"

ceebs
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 03:02 PM

Kitty -- not exactly disagreeing, but *I* think this nerd kitty is cute.

Shanchan -- yes, "yeem" is sci-fi-style onomatopoeia; also, the use of "patch job" here could mean either a digitally-altered compositite photo, or LAN wiring connected to a network switch via CAT5 patch cables (which are mostly absent from this photo, actually--see all those empty ports?)

Theo
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 03:08 PM

...er, that's spelled "composite"

Theo
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 03:09 PM

"Kitty -- not exactly disagreeing, but *I* think this nerd kitty is cute."

Well, I am completely disagreeing. I think funny is cute. This picture is funny; therefore, it's cute.

AuntieMame
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 03:38 PM

"Coming to stores July 2006: The Amazing Anamorphic Robocat, complete with LED Lazer Eye (TM) Technology. The ultimate feline for the 21st Century!"

I'm surprised Chessie hasn't clawed that guys arm off trying to get away from those wires...

Jackie from Michigan
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 06:01 PM

Every single time I take a photo of one of my cats, they're doing this laser-beam-eye thing. I then have to explain to people that my pets are NOT night lights.

Brak_Silverbone
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 07:05 PM

Hey check it out! Chessie is the same kitteh famous on teh InterWebs for this other shot:

http://www.zimwiz.com/gallery/chessie-oldest/snoozy02

Michelle
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 07:48 PM

Michelle -- I suspect Chessie (Charlie?) is one of those Boneless Cats that you can stick anywhere & they'll just keep purring. I mean, how the heck else could a cat possibly get into those pants-hangers and fall asleep?

Theo
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 07:53 PM

Pure determination, t-o!

jaypo
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 08:10 PM

Laser eyes and cute sound effects ("Beep meep beeep") make for cute in my book.

Also agree that funny is cute, too.

E. Collison
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 08:14 PM

I agree with Auntie Mame. When Cute is overloaded, it is also usually funny.

loopy
 |  Jul 03, 2006 at 08:16 PM

theo's rack is sexier, 'shopped cat and all. :)
and clever can = cute. i like this picture, for the geek factor and cute cat.

*tara
 |  Jul 04, 2006 at 06:30 AM

Heh. It's all the TRUSSING, you know.
;)

Theo
 |  Jul 04, 2006 at 07:22 AM

I hope the kitty has some ear protection, he could go deaf!

cuteness lover
 |  Jul 04, 2006 at 12:38 PM

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