A Manic Engineer’s Day

1.
1234. 1
Cross
Spin rotate thread thread.
rotate
next
cross

initramfs>
cannot read from cd-rom
error mounting .iso

USB stick swap
back and forth back and forth
rsync cp copy?

spin rotate
1.
1234. 1
cross
turn grab place
spin rotate thread thread
every other hole

Taking shape
One step closer
Both progress
with flawed beginnings
hold power
10 seconds
Restart

Flip reverse
align again
copy pattern
x=x-.5
Over over under
Over over under
Over over under
Valve hole between crossings
Bury the threads

the spokes are laced
the partition scheme changed
not done by far
but done all that’s hard
12 hours past
my bags are packed
I retire home
a drone

This poem is a reflection on two aspects of my day today… Building a wheel, and installing Linux. My thoughts for the day consisted mostly of spoke tension, usb devices, lacing patterns, copying, troubleshooting, and calculating. Really mostly trying to figure out why I couldn’t get the ubuntu installer to install off of a usb stick. Turns out I was using the wrong initrd.gz and vmlinuz versions. Hmm… who woulda guessed?