On 10-11-12 08:22 AM, fcxen user wrote:
> Dear Santa,
> I don't have much, but I am willing to give up any and all of my Christmas 
> presents if you can see your way to bring Christmas to a boy in the UK. You 
> see, they have even less there in the UK - surveillance cameras everywhere to 
> make sure they keep in line and boiled gruel twice a day if they are lucky. 
> There is a boy, Michael, he works ever so hard - first shift at a coal mine 
> and then second shift at a textile mill - and then after 2 10 hour shifts of 
> backbreaking labor, he only has a couple hours per day by candle light while 
> eating his nightly gruel to work on Xen for Fedora.
> Mr. Scrooge and the other fat cats at Scrooge, Inc. tell Michael and the rest 
> of us that we should be happy with their KVM. This, while dining on the 
> finest 
> roasted meats and full cream puddings in front of roaring fires fueled by 
> wood 
> gathered by orphans and widows paid in crust of week-old bread while  young, 
> robust, well-fed hamsters on whale oiled wheels run their giant gleaming 
> servers - you see Santa, our hamsters are gaunt, long-of-tooth and have only 
> a 
> portion of Michael's nightly gruel that he is able to share with them and 
> alas 
> we have no monies for whale blubber with which to oil their wheels.
> The rich seem to believe that we press for Xen only through laziness or 
> recalcitrance - I can assure you this is not the case, we have simple needs 
> and wants, we ask not for full bodied HVM capable X5680s but only that our 
> humble, yet proud and hardworking Core, Pentium and Opterons are not dumped 
> on 
> the ground and doused in kerosene that they might never be used again. We are 
> not asking for luxury and riches, just humble tools that a man might fashion 
> an honest day's work from what he has. These hopes ride on young Michael's 
> work. They are not the sole hopes of Michael or me but the hopes of 
> thousands, 
> living lives of quiet desperation, hoping beyond hope that one call goes 
> their 
> way, of having one branch to grab onto.
> Dearest Santa - please don't leave these desperate souls a lump of KVM in 
> their stocking.
> Thank you and god bless us every one!

This made me laugh. Bravo! Someone obviously had their left brain firing
on all cylinders. :)

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