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computers suck

esr@microsoft.com?

You’ve maybe heard about this ‘open source’ thing? You get one guess who wrote most of the theory and propaganda for it and talked IBM and Wall Street and the Fortune 500 into buying in.

 — the enormous ego of Eric Raymond, responding to a job offer at Microsoft.

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goatee-stroking musing, or something

We’re going to die out, you know that?

camera phone self-portrait mirror: we're going to be out-evolved soon
Signs of our impending extinction: that someone would expend effort to add a self-portrait mirror to a camera phone just so you can send pictures of yourself over the phone.

We’re all doomed, but some of us are more doomed than others.
 — Robyn Hitchcock

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computers suck

Rocker on Code Optimisation

When the code stops producing digestive reactions in others, stop refactoring.

 — Alan Rocker

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sheesh!

Smiling Envelope?!

What’s a “smiling envelope” when it’s at home?

اجاق

smiling envelope

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General goatee-stroking musing, or something

Not that I do, of course

Friends who orienteer are the best, given that you (and they) know where they are.

 — Jonas Wolff

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General goatee-stroking musing, or something

is this thing on, eh?

Since this is my first entry in my first blog, I think I’m supposed to quote something clever:

For imperial Britain, rapid expansion overseas was a sign not of economic strength but of underlying weaknesses at home. An empire that looked impressive and invincible on the map later proved to be remarkably fragile, shrinking much faster than it had grown. — Eric Schlosser, Fast Food Nation, Afterword.

I’ve just re-read FFN, this time in the extended edition. It’s better the second time around. And he’s right about Conway’s burgers in Colorado Springs — they’re that good.