Experimental, impressionistic sub-paragraph tumblin' (think obstsalat)


17:58 <interferon> morning
17:58 <montz> evening
17:58 <slyphon> etc
17:58 <slyphon> will you guys make up your minds!?"@
17:59 <slyphon> stupid spheroidal planet

I find the key but I return to find an open door
Some fucking freak who claims I fathered by rape, her own son
I find my wife. I call the cops. This day’s work’s never done.
The last I heard the freak was purchasing a fucking gun.
— Pearl Jam, Lukin’

I need someone to love me
the whole day through
Ah, one look in my eyes
and you can tell that’s true.
— Neil Young, Old Man

11:47 <chris2> xdoclet is a good joke to tell on a lisp party :P


15:39 <chris2> in fairy dust we trust
15:40 <Frixon> with wood we could
ThoughtNeukirchen’s first extension to Greenspun’s 10th rule:
Only ad-hoc, ill-specified and bug-ridden implementations of lisp are successful.

Look up, I look up at night,
Planets are moving at the speed of light.
Climb up, up in the trees,
every chance that you get,
is a chance you seize.
— Coldplay, Speed Of Sound

15:08 — chris2 has changed the topic to: #ruby-de - Der deutschsprachige Channel für die Ruby-Community | Wer die Topic nicht liest, ist ein Rebell
15:10 <DarkUnicorn> und woher sollen die wissen, dass sie rebellen sind?

Switching from MS Windows to Linspire does not bring you to freedom, it just gets you a different master. — Richard M. Stallman

Bash in my brain,
And make me scream with pain,
Then kick me once again,
And say we’ll never part.
— Tom Lehrer, The Masochism Tango

14:43 <kbrooks> ping. pong.
14:43 <nornagon> pung.
14:24 <nornagon> I've wasted 6 hours of every week day for the past 10 years of my life. Thanks, school.

Just as long as
You look me in the eye that way
I can handle anything
As long as
You look me in the eye that way
I can handle just about anything
I can handle anything at all
— Dan Bern, Look Me In The Eye That Way


18:46 * Kero had forgotten that ruby did negative times
18:46 <chris2> or extend Time to use a 64bit int
18:47 <dw_> regardless, it looks like times are changing…

This is where I’m gonna be
For the forseeable time
If you wanna hang out too
I couldn’t wish for no more than that
— Dan Bern, South American Motel

draig fach neis
17:25 <chris2> opml is a bastardization of xml to make it do outlines
15:33 <jix> vermeidung redundanter arbeitsplätze
15:34 <flashdrv1k> Boah, wie verachtend :>
15:34 <flashdrv1k> Das gefällt.
more bouncy balls

Danke, Dein Root kennt keine Schranken,
Danke, ich halt’ mich fest daran,
Danke, Admin, ich will Dir danken,
Dass ich danken kann.
— Dialerwatch, Danke



[My DSL broke at that time. Have fun with a half-finished Anarchaia, the rest will come tomorrow.]

Someday you will understand
Someday you’ll be dealt my hand
Someday I will shout your name
And I know you’re deciding the same, Suzanne
— Dan Bern, Suzanne

14:41 <nornagon> <hoche> heredocs, theredocs, everwhereadocsdocs
14:41 <nornagon> <geo> old macdonald had a server farm
14:41 <nornagon> <geo> He eyed the I/O

I have donwloaded brain cells into my elisp macros so that I am only half functional when not using emacs. — Jim Weirich


16:49 <lypanov> c++ is cool
16:49 <lypanov> in the same way that erm. linux is cool
16:49 <chris2> haha
16:49 <chris2> oh my
16:49 * lypanov wonders about ways of offending more people without putting down ruby

Well we got no class
And we got no principles
And we got no innocence
We can’t even think of a word that rhymes
— Alice Cooper, School’s Out

16:43 * fuzzi pokes ben with a pike
16:44 * chris2 piks fuzzi with a poke
casa velha

Now, he’s hell-bent for destruction, he’s afraid and confused,
And his brain has been mismanaged with great skill.
All he believes are his eyes
And his eyes, they just tell him lies.
— Bob Dylan, License To Kill

Caution; filthy signage


If you know Lisp, then we can say that Ruby symbols are like Lisp atoms. If you don’t know Lisp, then learn it first, then we can say that Ruby symbols are like Lisp atoms. ;) — Jim Weirich

Bogliasco #10

I like to spend some time in Mozambique
The sunny sky is aqua blue
And all the couples dancing cheek to cheek.
It’s very nice to stay a week or two.
— Bob Dylan, Mozambique

Is there anybody out there who
Is lost and hurt and lonely too
Are they bleeding all your colours into one?
— Coldplay, Square One

Balcony 1

Don’t kill fat people, they’re hard to carry. — LilDebbie, Corpse Disposal Made Simple


19:04 <Qerub> Hey, this is not #rubyonrails!
19:04 <tirkal> Qerub: nope, it's #rubyonflames ;)
17:45 <jix> oh es regnet auf meine windows 98 cd
17:45 <jix> ich sollte vllt irgndwann das fenster schlie§en
17:45 <jix> aber das hat zeit…

Doused in mud
Cept in bleach
As I want you to be
As a trend
A a friend
— Nirvana, Come As You Are

17:25 <flori> The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Java, C++, C#, and VB
i l u

Don’t go and put a bullet in your head
Just turn your life around instead
Don’t go and put a bullet in your head
— Lenny Kravitz, Don’t Go And Put A Bullet In Your Head



The gedit spell checker suggestion for the word “aphelshorle” was “asshole”. I needed a laugh like that. — John Palmieri

The Old Gazebo

Well I know what’s right, I got just one life
In a world that keeps on pushin’ me around
But I’ll stand my ground and I won’t back down
— Tom Petty, I Won’t Back Down

Day 2 Sunset 1
15:37 * chris2 redefines greenspun's 10 rule
15:37 <chris2> every larger c program not only contains a bugridden and unspecified implementation of common lisp, but also three layers on top of the c standard library

Was kann man tun, wenn das Herz brennt,
wenn die Flamme sich immer tiefer in die Seele frisst?
Was kann man tun, wenn das Herz brennt,
wenn außer Asche von der Liebe nicht viel übrig ist?
Was kann man tun?
— Die Toten Hosen, Herz brennt

yellow morning hello.
23:21 <chris2> <– yet another lession on drunken irc
23:21 <wyhaines> LOL


As I was walking,
That ribbon of highway,
I saw above me
That endless skyway,
I saw below me
That golden valley.
This land was made for you and me.
— Woody Guthrie, This Land Is Your Land

Thread the Needle
14:28 <flowhase> interessant
14:28 <flowhase> laut itunes geht der mix 1:03:07
14:29 <flowhase> aber jetzt ist er schon bei 1:05:02
14:29 <chris2> hmm
14:29 <chris2> wie schnell bewegst du dich? :P
13:54 * wnorrix was born a genius, it was education that ruined him
Pantheon (9)

Kick the jukebox, slam the floor
Drink, drink, drink, drink some more
I can’t think
Hey! What’s in this drink?
— Ramones, Somebody Put Something In My Drink


17:23 <chris2> java ist das christentum der programmiersprachen… alle konzepte zusammengeklaut, aber gut vermarktet :)
Sixth Street Bridge
16:03 <chris2> and all the nice ${%{@hoo}} orgies :P
16:04 <pstickne> "nice"
16:04 <chris2> i have a hard time being unironic
23:14 <chris2_> fu, #ror just hit 300 ppl
23:18 <shevegen> php exodus ;)))
23:19 <chris2_> LOL

Das Spektakel kostet rund 100 Millionen Euro. Von dieser Summe kännten 23 000 ALG-II-Empfänger ein Jahr lang leben. — Peter Wolter

I will generally tolerate abuse against myself or entities I’m involved in more than abuse against other people commenting or other companies and groups of people. — Joi Ito

Used to be the now gone tonypix/27786354.


17:41 <dragonkh> hello - another name change ! whats with this name thing these days !
17:41 <dragonkh> I'm going to change my name too then
17:41 — dragonkh is now known as santaclaus
17:42 <santaclaus> ho ho ho

I’m the new king
I taste the queen
in here we are all anemic
in here anemic and sweet
— Deftones, Knife Party

Away Message: mich zurückbilden (mittagsprogramm schauen)
16:23 <dragonkh> <gasp>gime me sugary treats back</gasp>
16:23 <dragonkh> <pant>I need them</pant>
16:24 <chris2> :P
16:24 <dragonkh> <yikes>why am i writing in xml tags</yikes>

What do you do when you’re not in the office/lab?
Login from home. Rudi Cilibrasi

Skiing above the clouds (edited)
15:43 * rue is 11.
15:43 <rue> With 8 years' Rails experience

Me I set it light it burns so bright
Stab it out
Stab it out
— The Distillers, Beat Your Heart Out




Laß uns niemals in den Arm nehmen,
um uns nicht in die Augen zu schauen
Laß uns niemals in den Arm nehmen,
um uns nicht in die Augen zu schauen
— Früchte des Zorns, Liebeslied

16:26 <eTM> ich glaub in meinem letzten leben war ich ein engländer. Ich hab immer den drang zu queuen.

Wir sind analoge Wesen, fuzzy logic und alles, und daran führt kein DSL vorbei. — Konstantin Klein, Was Gabriele H. alles online macht


Are the beating drums
celebration guns
the thunder and the laughter
the last thing they remember
— Stars, Celebration Guns



If you get careless or go romanticizing scientific information, giving it a flourish here and there, Nature will soon make a complete fool out of you. — Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


Wir müssen zärtlich sein in dieser Zeit,
denn sonst machen sie uns ein
Mit Funkeln in den Augen auf der Straße,
in der Hand ein Pflasterstein
— Früchte des Zorns, In meinem Kopf ist eine Bombe

13:30 <chris2> regexp sind "stupide"
13:30 <flashdrv1k> hehe
13:30 <chris2> immer von links nach rechts
13:30 <flashdrv1k> stupide und mächtig, herrliche Kombination.

For lots of first projects, I’d actually recommend PHP. — David Heinemeier Hansson

Mija 053

The first time, in your backyard
Underneath the plastic sheeting
Outside, it was pouring
And we were drunk as shit.
— Stars, The First Five Times


Late night at SKY
16:53 <eTM> chris2: jix: Mein Kollege hat grad gefragt: "Welche URL hat denn dieser pregnant guide to ruby den ich dich letzhin hab lesen sehen. Ich find den nicht im google"
16:53 * eTM zieht die augenbraue nach oben

As I walk by the tree
You stand next to me
You are a ghost
I could almost touch
I forget the summer
I forget to breathe
— Dan Bern, Being Alone


Not only do I make mistakes, but sometimes as I’m making them, I know I’m doing it. — Dave Winer

16:07 <nsantos> I'll probably build me a BSD system from scratch, too; just for the hell of it.
16:07 <chris2> if you make it use gnu userland, i'll install it }:-)
16:08 <nsantos> chris2: Heh; I'm a masochist, but I'm not *that* masochistic. :))

One made beds to fit human beings, one did not chop off legs or hands to fit beds. — Lewis Mumford


Well blue is good, the color of the sky.
And stars are good for ideals, so high.
Seven stripes of red to meet all danger;
But them white stripes: they could use some changing.
— Pete Seeger, The Torn Flag


[Very short issue today, but the weather is just too nice.]

ThoughtTo expand a movie into JPEGs of its frames, use
mplayer -vo jpeg mymovie.mpg
13:38 * chris2 hat rausgefunden, warum der pizzabäcker immer mehl an der backe hat
13:38 <chris2> kommt vom telefonieren :)

ThoughtAthletes are prisioners of their mind.


Botanischer Garten Kiel

And I won’t end my days, wishing that love would come along,
cause you are in my life where you belong
now that I’ve found you
I’ll call off the search
— Katie Melua, Call Off The Search

A Prostrate Gulliver waiting for Lilliputians
16:39 <chris2> hihi, php ist wie ketamin:
16:40 <chris2> "Die als angenehm beschriebene Wirkung als "Kick" hält nur einige Sekunden an. Es folgen zum Teil schreckliche Horrorvisionen begleitet von körperlichen Unwohlsein, Erbrechen und Lähmungserscheinungen. Gedächtnisverluste und "Flashbacks" können noch nach Jahren auftreten. Aufgrund der Schmerzunempfindlichkeit besteht eine erhöhte Verletzungsgefahr. "
16:41 <Ol^li> hm dann muss ruby wie hanf sein ;)

Let them all pass all their dirty remarks;
There is one question I’d really love to ask:
Is there a place for the hopeless sinner,
Who has hurt all mankind just to save his own beliefs?
— Bob Marley, One Love

The Arch


It’s where I got my heart
But not where I left my heart
I take that with me
Now I’ve seen whats underneath
— The Donnas, The Gold Medal

white octopus
15:20 <pugio> ptickne: I have a mental blog against blogging until I get my blog to be "perfect"

After 4 years, Ruby still hasn’t ruined itself. Did I become more forgiving, or is the language really easier to use? :P — Kero Vangelder

14:34 <dbickett> would you believe ruby on rails was recommended to me on #python ? that's truly a grim sign, yes?

Spin me round roll me over fuckin’ circus
Stab it down one way needle pulled so slowly
Drains and spills soaks the pages fills their sponges
It’s my blood
— Pearl Jam, Blood



19:43 <murphy> mmh offenbar gibts immernoch mehr fragen als antworten für rails
8:44 <chris2> tho baguette isnt very healthy either
18:44 <mfp> the baguette is a logistical achievement
18:46 <mfp> it becomes steel-hard in a few hours, so they had to build all this secondary economy around (like Airbus etc) in order to be able to produce baguettes :P
Into the sunset

Yer gonna have to leave me now, I know.
But I’ll see you in the sky above,
In the tall grass, in the ones I love,
Yer gonna make me lonesome when you go.
— Bob Dylan, You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

ThoughtSpelling error: maoschism.

Manfred walks on, hands in pockets, brooding. He wonders what he’s going to patent next. — Charles Stross, Accelerando

Cinnamon Oblivion

C++ is just so hard compared to Ruby. So fragile, so stiff, so error-prone with incredibly subtle gotchas on every corner. — John Carter

Snug as a Bug

I could sense it in the air, feel it in my veins
Something was coming to take me away
I’d been lost for so long, maybe it’s the price we all pay.
— Dead Moon, Down The Road

The Eyes of a Storm


morocco copy

Q: How do you define “god”?
A: I don’t, you wanted that word. I merely took care of phonetic similarities. It’s a play on words, it’s similar to “good” and it’s similar to “odd” which would mean it’s an odd concept. — Bernhard Fastenrath, Interview


Der Tod ist verschlungen in den Sieg. Tod, wo ist dein Stachel? Hölle, wo ist dein Sieg? — 1. Kor. 15, 55

04:31 <dagbrown> zardinuk: parrot is what Mono would be if the language designers spent all their time playing Katamari Damacy instead of designing languages.


The mirror people one day shall be free
The mirror people laugh at you and laugh at me
The mirror people, know not how to cry
So they scream, the mirror people scream inside
— Love and Rockets, Mirror People

Yellowy folds

I wonder how they are going to embargo the Internet… — Joi Ito, New Harry Potter embargoed in Canada


Everything I know is wrong
Everything I do, it’s just comes undone
And everything is torn apart
— Coldplay, The Hardest Part

16:30 <chris2> yes and how many times must i chmod all files, before programs dont copy files from damn read-only drives as read-only… the answer is blowing in the wind

For example when they built the world trade center in New York the thing was so huge that the vendor suggested they could have custom light bulbs that screwed in counter clockwise rather than the usual clockwise. This would keep the construction workers from stealing light bulbs. — Ben Hyde, Nonstandard



At the bar b/w
20:49 <gdsx> slyphon: YAGNI == Yet Another ?? ?? Idea?
20:49 <webfiend> "You Ain't Gonna Need It"
20:49 <Frixon> Yet another good night interrogation ;)

If all the world’s a stage, I want to operate the trap door. — Paul Beatty

ThoughtNifty hack seen on Slashdot:
asdf() { setxkbmap dvorak; }
aoeu() { setxkbmap en_US; }
Sandy Hook

And I tried to love you in my own way,
I think that you know I did.
But to have you here, to see you living,
Oh so near to me, yeah, yeah, yeah.
— Janis Joplin, Flower In The Sun

19:13 <zem> net still splitty?
19:13 <chris2> nope
19:13 <zem> that's something at least (: was bad this afternoon
19:14 <chris2> wasnt here
19:14 <chris2> i wasted my time in real-life

Oh please, let it rain today
This city is so filthy, like my mind in ways
Oh, was a time, like a clean, new taste
Smiling eyes before me, inches from my face
Wash my love
Wash my love
— Pearl Jam, Wash


By 1917, there were more vibrators than toasters in American homes. — Teresa Riordan

18:09 <wyhaines> Rails on Rails. The code writes itself.
18:09 <chris2> too lispy
18:09 <chris2> Rails on Slaves. Poor monkeys write the code.
18:09 <chris2> ^^ java approach
17:36 <chris2> the code is the only thing you can really trust :)
ThoughtThe best parts of a website are the ones that are white.

2005-07-04 was the darkest day in the history of space flight. It was the first time a weapon of mass destruction was tested on another celestial body. — Josef Schugt


18:06 <slyphon> lisp hackers are like the Freemasons of the programmer world
18:06 <slyphon> they run everything, but only exist in the shadows

A new drug for pain is great, but I’m looking for orgasm in a bottle. — Annalee Newitz

blue reception
17:59 <chris2> $$
17:59 <slyphon> batkins_: it's the smell of money
17:59 <dblack> %%
17:59 <slyphon> ;;
17:59 <chris2> @@
17:59 <slyphon> it's starting to look like #perl in here :/
ThoughtWhy does the Flash plugin lack an simple option to disable the sound?
17:13 <lypanov> nornagon: i believe i could do ruby completion with funding
17:13 * batkins_ gives lypanov seven yen
17:14 <lypanov> hehe
17:14 * lypanov types "#!"
17:14 <lypanov> okay.
17:14 <lypanov> funding up

I never got around to tell you that I wanted you,
and I cry about it now,
I never got around to tell you what you meant to me,
and I cry about it now.
— Juliette and the Licks, I Never Got to Tell You What I Wanted To

12:09 <chris2> i got the perfect title for a ruby blog :)
12:10 <chris2> self.object_id != self.object_id # identity crisis
12:11 <flowhase> chris2: World << self.inspect
Raindrops on the Finnish paving stones

Later I learned about Imake, but after some pains, I concluded that using a C preprocessor on top of a Makefile may be as bad an idea as could ever be. — Vlado Keselj


I wanna, I wanna see, I wanna see blood and gore and guts and veins in my teeth. Eat dead burnt bodies. I mean kill, Kill, KILL, KILL. — Arlo Guthrie, Alice’s Restaurant


19:10 <chris2> duschen erhöht die wahrscheinlichkeit, privmsg zu bekommen

You could think of online source archives like sourceforge as a hall of shame. — Rainer Joswig, DSLs in Lisp…

For in those reckless moments
When doubt is creeping in your head
Feeling like you’ve lost your youth
And the dreams you had are cold and dead
— Dead Moon, It’s OK

Our Lane Before The Storm

The mind is grey,… like the city
Packing in and overgrown
Love is deep,… dig it out
Standing in a hole alone
Working for something,.. that we can never hold
A place in the clouds.
Your place to hide oh my oh
— Pearl Jam, Ghost

17:12 <jix> neue verschwoerungstheorie: 7.7.2005 war genau 1394 (firewire!!) tage nach dem 11.9.2001
buddha flower

ThoughtHow am I supposed to write books longer than I’d ever read?


19:27 <eTM> also die 1 euro jobs sind schon arg
19:27 <i0nas> jugendliche MÜSSEN die annehmen
19:27 <i0nas> ansonsten kriegen sie kein alg
19:28 <chris2> alg oder alk?

Multiple bouncing balls in a box are a metaphor for community. Notice how the escaping balls explode. This is what happens to people who move from Perl to Ruby. — Larry Wall, State of the Onion, 2004

by .Bronko

Yesterday’s just a memory
Tomorrow is never what it’s supposed to be.
— Bob Dylan, Don’t Fall Apart On Me Tonight

16:15 <nornagon> slyphon: There are like three "We're a decent IRC lib! What? You want files? No, sorry, we don't exist yet."
16:15 <slyphon> nornagon: :)
16:15 <zem> welcome to the wonderful world of open vapour :)

The only reasonable numbers are zero, one and infinity. — Bruce MacLennan, Principles of Programming Languages

Oh, my generation
My generation
My generation
God, I hope I die before I get old
— Todd Snider, My Generation



18:56 <kbrooks> what is a broken pipe and how do i handle it?
18:56 <kuja> kbrooks: Call a plumber?
Used to be the now gone wilmington/24074956.
15:05 <zem> newlines are for wimps
15:05 <zem> real men use a 10000x1 terminal
15:05 <zem> (i tried it once, but nibbles got real boring)

I just want to scream…hello…
My God it’s been so long, never dreamed you’d return
But now here you are, and here I am
Hearts and thoughts they fade…away…
— Pearl Jam, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town

14:19 * chris2 just read Filth International Ruby Conference
14:19 <zem> LOL
14:19 <chris2> i saw too much about rails on that page }}:-)
the name is lite,mag...lite

So happy just to see you smile
Underneath the sky of blue
On this new morning, new morning
On this new morning with you.
— Bob Dylan, New Morning


18:25 <tirkal> I mean, throwing pickaxes at people is… dangerous and stuff.
18:25 <ben> tirkal: If they cannot manage to catch it properly, they are not fit for Ruby!
18:25 <tirkal> I see. teaching Ruby the darwin way.

I read “Oxford University” as “Hexadecimal ‘ford’ University”. That’s a new low for me… — Jonathan Rentzsch

we are family
17:32 * slyphon just found a new and disgusting plumbing product: "Liquid Plumr: *foaming pipe snake*"
17:33 <chris2> plumr
17:33 <chris2> that sounds like a social web site for posting pictures of occluded toilets
17:34 <chris2> or for friends of sake

We fade away, survive the day
Don’t get paid, full of hate
And frustrated
— Redrum, Same Shit, Different Day

15:38 <dragonkh> I need a pee - brb
15:39 <dragonkh> doh ! you didnt need to know that !
15:39 <dragonkh> sorry
Fjords 06

Raindrops falling from heaven
Could never wash away my misery
But since we’re not together
I’ll look for stormy weather
To hide these tears I hope you’ll never see.
— Don Williams, Crying in the Rain


18:45 <Der nette Mann> aber der teufel hat auch was göttliches an sich
18:45 <Der nette Mann> alkohol ist der teufel in person
18:45 <Der nette Mann> oder in flüssigfkeit eben

Pause für die Totengräber
jeder klitzekleinen Revolution.
Obwohl sie keine Zeichen sehen,
es ist die Ruhe vor dem Sturm.
Auch beim nächsten Mal könnt ihr Euch freun,
ihr werdet wieder Sieger sein.
Doch es ist nur eine Frage der Zeit
und Eure Ruhe ist vorbei.
— Die Toten Hosen, Vor dem Sturm

I think that without a debugger, you don’t get into that mindset where you know how it behaves, and then you fix it from there. Without a debugger, you tend to think about problems another way. You want to understand things on a different level. — Linus Torvalds

16:53 <chris2> i damn cant type. i just typed: logourt :P

What do you write in that journal
Some kind of infernal poetry
So that I’ll offer my help
But don’t you worry, don’t you worry
— The Donnas, Have You No Pride

kilmainham  gaol
14:33 <jfontan> pbaldanta, I can give you some work so you can leave your boring state
14:33 <pbaldanta> easy work?
14:34 <jfontan> easy but boring :D
14:34 <pbaldanta> I prefer easy and interesting work.


14:09 <fnordor> tja der einfachste Weg, pi zu ändern, ist eben eine Verordnung der EU
14:11 <chris2> haha
14:11 <et> mit naturkonstanten kannst du das machen, mit mathematischen nicht ;)
12:46 <chris2> erikh: do you know acme/wily?
12:47 <erikh> chris2: nah, I normally just lurk in irc.
12:47 <chris2> those are editors, not nicks =)
Mobile Photo


My theory is that if a blog sends the correct HTTP headers, the coders behind it might have a clue, and it might therefore be better overall software. — Paul Querna

12:55 <nornagon> And, surely, USB can't be that much worse than the IRC protocol.
12:55 * nornagon thinks he's about to regret that statement.

In a soldier’s stance, I aimed my hand
At the mongrel dogs who teach
Fearing not that I’d become my enemy
In the instant that I preach
My pathway led by confusion boats
Mutiny from stern to bow.
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I’m younger than that now.
— Bob Dylan, My Back Pages

This stuff is better than anything in our handhelds today. We could implement it from they papers they wrote then, but no one reads the papers that were written in the 60s. — Alan Kay, Daddy, Are We There Yet?

NextFest Chicago

Oh, the flowers of indulgence and the weeds of yesteryear,
Like criminals, they have choked the breath of conscience and good cheer.
The sun beat down upon the steps of time to light the way
To ease the pain of idleness and the memory of decay.
— Bob Dylan, Every Grain Of Sand

12:11 <matju> chris-typing: if it acks like a chris, it's a chris
12:09 <matju> <matju> nornagon: heh, yes. i was reading ruby-core an hour ago and i was telling myself: man, this Subversion thread is the worst ever! worst than the Class+Module thread and worse than Ilias!


Black Eyed Susan B/W
15:49 <slyphon> HELLO!
15:49 <slyphon> it's a beautiful day to not be coding PHP
15:49 <slyphon> not coding PHP just makes it feel like summer!
15:50 <slyphon> Like I'd survived the long hard winter of PHP just to bask in the warm, sunny goodness of Ruby!

Forth is like Zen. It is simple, it is accessible, and it can be understood in its entirety without devoting your whole life to it. — Dr. C. H. Ting

Two towers

I saw a white ladder all covered with water,
I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken,
I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children,
And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard,
And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall.
— Bob Dylan, A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall