The Lamborghini Murcielago vs The BigAdmin Newsletter

I've had a platonic love affair with the Bugatti Veyron since my younger daughter first showed it to me on the cover of Automobile Magazine a few years ago. But I mentioned it in a recent BigAdmin blog, so I had to use a different car this time. Don't want to bore you by talking about the same old $1.6 million dollar super car over and over.

Photo courtesy of http://americacars.blogspot.com/2008/09/lamborghini-murcielago-lp640-stock.html

The Lamborghini Murcielago is a great antidote for an overload of drag and drop graphical sysadmin tools. Particularly the Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce or, "SV" for the sysadmin cognocenti. According to the recent review by Automobile Magazine...

"Despite its space-age looks, this is actually an old-fashioned car with an old-fashioned engine."

And at only $450,000.00 US, it is well within reach of a well-staffed IT department willing to pool its resources for 1/40th share of this magnificent machine.

At the top-secret BigAdmin track facility we recently had the opportunity to pit the SV against the BigAdmin Newsletter. In spite of our appreciation of the Lambo's mostly manual interface, we are long-time hard-core fans of the BigAdmin Newsletter. So we donned our BigAdmin caps, painted ourselves in Blue and Black (with White shadows), tatooed awk scripts up and down our arms, korn-shell around or necks, and carried these placards in hex:

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It was no contest. The Lambo blew the doors off the BigAdmin Newsletter by going from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds, and to 200 mph shortly thereafter, while the BigAdmin newsletter won't even get off the line until later this month.

But when it does, it'll accelerate from zero to something shy of 186,000 miles per second with a few nano-pauses at switches and servers along the way. And it accomplishes this incredible feat with zero fluff. That's right. Our newsletter simply gives you a quick summary (with links) of all the new resources we published over the last 30 days, plus some events and outside resources we think you'd find useful.

And it arrives in ASCII text! Here's an example:

Three New Articles on Patching:
o Analyzing a patchadd or patchrm Failure in the Solaris OS
  http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/features/articles/...
o How to Split a Root Mirrored With Solaris Volume Manager
  http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/features/articles/...
o How to Remove a Solaris Patch While Booted From a Network
  http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/features/articles/...
We only publish it about once a month, and as much as we'd like to deliver it by hand in the Lambo, we can't afford the gas. But you can subscribe for free:

It's Free. Subscribe Here!

Clearly the face-off was was just bad timing for the BigAdmin Newsletter. Unfortunately, we were unable to schedule the Lambo again due to the inability of our newsletter editor, Constance, to curb her enthusiasm for Lambo-donuts in parking lot. We are doing our best to convince Lamborghini to let us keep the SV, shredded tires and all, so we can use it as part of our BigAdmin Bucks program. We even offered to change the name to the BigAdmin Lambo Program, but we haven't received a definitive answer yet.

We'll keep you posted. Or you can ...

Subscribe to the BigAdmin Newsletter!

... and find out for yourself.

--Rick


Comments:

thanx very good post.
thank you very much

Posted by müzik on June 24, 2009 at 11:16 PM CDT #

I'd love to take one of those for a spin. We need a lambo rental service in Pittsburgh. Any takers.
The mirrors alone on that thing probably cost more then my house.

Posted by ron on July 17, 2009 at 01:00 PM CDT #

You meant 186,000 miles per \*second\*, right?

Posted by Devon on July 18, 2009 at 02:03 AM CDT #

ACK! Devon, thank you. I'll fix that.

Rick

Posted by Rick Ramsey on July 20, 2009 at 05:36 AM CDT #

I'd love to take one of those for a spin. We need a lambo rental service in Pittsburgh. Any takers.

Posted by müzik dinle on August 27, 2009 at 12:09 AM CDT #

Oh how the other half live!

Posted by Power4Home on September 12, 2009 at 02:42 AM CDT #

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