"I need a woman...to raise a child with me in the method of Unix."

Personals: "Single male seeking single female for serious relationship, marriage, children. Must know emacs, ssh, scp, and ftp. Not Mac addicts, please."

unix.gifFiled under the "only possible on Craigslist" category, we have this techno-geek version of a personals ad, wherein the single male is looking for a prospective mate that will "help me keep the shell people alive." Now, I've heard of OS loyalty described as akin to religious fervor, but I've never seen it so literally professed. Joke or for serious? You decide.

By Jay Garmon

Jay Garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and irrelevant. One day, he hopes to write science fiction, but for now he'll settle for something stranger — amusing and abusing IT pros. Read his full profile. You can a...