Console App


Lord of Coffee
I am defenatly not familiar with the application "Console"
and this morning I let it run for a while and beside the lines describing
the Apps I was launching I was and still am receiving in the console
some funny lines here some:
Wearly I sit here, pain and misery my only companions.

Do you want me to sit in the corner and rust, or just fall apart where I'm standing?

I'm not getting you down at all, am I?

Would you like me to go and stick my head in a bucket of water?

Funny, how just when you think life can't possibly get any worse it suddenly does.


I cannot pin-point when exactly the lines appear,
but it seems it appears when there is no evident activity.
and they are quite depressive.
But Where the Hell are those lines comming from?
Anyone knows?

Again I repeat I do not know about "Console"



In the unix world, there is a funny app called fortune that prints a different "philosophical" string each time you launch it. Here are some example of what it can print :
- Which is worse: ignorance or apathy? Who knows? Who cares?
- "Every morning, I get up and look through the 'Forbes' list of the
richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work"
-- Robert Orben
- I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when looked
at in the right way, did not become still more complicated.
-- Poul Anderson

I let you discover the others :).

Maybe they have put it in the crontab (the task scheduler) or equivalent under mac OS, I'll try to have a look.


Lord of Coffee
I realized after my post that the lines were comming from the system
i am dissapointed that they are not really phylo but rather depressive lines

Like this new one that just appeared:

"Ha, but my life is a box of wormgears."

our OS X is depressed!!!! :-(




Staff member
Those lines are lines of 'Marvin' the depressive robot from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. It's a 'we will miss you, Doug' from Apple, I guess. Douglas Adams was a big fan of Apple computers. He wrote much of the trilogy of five books (HHGG) on his trusty old PowerBook 180.