Just a few minutes ago, my main linux workstation decided to crash. This hardly ever happens, and hardly ever is it pleasant.

But this time, it turned out to have a plus side. The audio card’s buffers were full of a particularly lovely Alan Parsons Project track, and the card was already configured to loop on it. The buffer length was pretty close to the duration of a few bars, so my music sense was not too offended as the phrase repeated over and over. This fortuitous emulation of skipping LPs made me delay the reset & reboot several minutes.

Oh well, back to work.