This really never gets old. :)
I’ve recently been doing a little bit of work with Redis for a side project of mine. Redis is basically a caching tool; you can read more about it here. I ran into an issue and needed to know which version of Redis I installed since I just used the Debian repositories.
This is all you have to do:
If Redis is running, stop it:
The output should look something like this:
As you can see, this is Redis 2.6.3. That’s it!
Hit CTRL+C to quit, then start Redis again:
You can also run:
and grab the version that way.
This picture says a lot to me. My first thought is “wow. that’s awesome”, as I have a love for abandoned buildings and their history. But I know this history. It’s heartbreaking. This represents what once was, what is no more, and what will never be again. A town, an entire region, built around an entire industry that collapsed, in some places literally. It represents a time that was booming, a time when people weren’t poverty stricken and on welfare. A time when 11 people didn’t have to live in a single-wide trailer with no windows and a leaking roof. It represents forgotten success. While it’s a great picture, knowing what it really means is almost too much to bare.