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    sync; sync; sync

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      I use this..

      alias watchsync='watch -d grep -e Dirty: -e Writeback: /proc/meminfo'

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      If we’re going to talk about hacker superstitions we have to talk about the more magic switch: http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/magic-story.html

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        Here’s a great article about mathematics and mysticism in the early 20th century: https://web.archive.org/web/20070307092526/http://www.amacad.org/publications/bulletin/spring2005/graham.pdf