Helpful people keep sending me mail to let me know my blog's subtitle, "A man, a canal, Panama" is a mistake. The correct palindrome, they explain, is A man, a plan, a canal, Panama.
One of the oldest internet programs is finger, which gives basic information about the users on a system.
Something like "finger jsh@woodcock", might give you this:
Login: jsh Name: Jeffrey S. HaemerIf you create a personal, ".plan" file, the last line -- "No Plan" -- is replaced by the contents. It lets you tell other folks what you're doing.
Directory: /home/jsh Shell: /bin/bash
On since Mon Mar 7 11:32 (MST) on pts/7 32 minutes 57 seconds idle (messages off)
Mail last read Thu Jan 27 08:27 2005 (MST)
My ".plan" file has always said, "A man, a canal, Panama."
That's right: "No plan."