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


Mike's Pumpkin

Our man Jack is king of the pumpkin patch
Everyone hail to the Pumpkin King now
This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!
— Danny Elfman, This is Halloween

18:16 <rretzbach> Wie macht man alle \r einer Datei kaputt?
18:16 <et> gsub(/\r/,"\0")
18:18 <chris2> et wieso \0???
18:18 <et> chris2: danach ists kaputt

Come on baby (don’t fear the reaper)
Baby take my hand (don’t fear the reaper)
We’ll be able to fly (don’t fear the reaper)
Baby I’m your man
— Blue Öyster Cult, Don’t Fear The Reaper

ebola pumpkin #1
15:16 <LoganCapaldo> Guys! I was programming ruby and this syntax worked! $h{v} = $v->(7); !!!!!!!!! ARRRRRGGGGGAAAAAAA!
15:16 — dblack is now known as dblaxemurderer
15:16 * LoganCapaldo runs around screaming
15:16 — dblaxemurderer is now known as dblack_cat



This dead end situation
Is just not worth my time
— Sum 41, No Brains

20:41 <defunkt> chris2: your daily posts are the only constant in my unstable life
20:41 <defunkt> thanks for keeping me sane

Now, little boy lost, he takes himself so seriously
He brags of his misery, he likes to live dangerously
And when bringing her name up
He speaks of a farewell kiss to me
— Bob Dylan, Visions Of Johanna



18:09 <_t3h> ich so "boah ich hab dir extra n eimer hingestellt"
18:10 <_t3h> sebi: "hä wie ich hab gekotzt? ich war mir voll sicher dass ich nicht gekotzt hab grad"

And the dealer wants you thinking
That it’s either black or white.
Thank God it’s not that simple
In My Secret Life
— Leonard Cohen, In My Secret Life

atardecer limpio

Waiting for the miracle
There’s nothing left to do.
I haven’t been this happy
since the end of World War II.
— Leonard Cohen, Waiting For The Miracle



And if I pass this way again, you can rest assured
I’ll always do my best for her, on that I give my word
In a world of steel-eyed death, and men who are fighting to be warm.
“Come in,” she said,
“I’ll give you shelter from the storm.”
— Bob Dylan, Shelter From The Storm

Never contain programs so few bugs, as when no debugging tools are available! — Niklaus Wirth, Good Ideas, Through the Looking Glass [or not…]

طبيعه 3

Too much information running through my brain
Too much information driving me insane
Too much information running through my brain
Too much information driving me insane
— Sting, Too Much Information



Throw my ticket out the window,
Throw my suitcase out there, too,
Throw my troubles out the door,
I don’t need them any more
‘Cause tonight I’ll be staying here with you.
— Bob Dylan, Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You

14:08 <chris2> "also wenn man einen aufzug mit nem halben meter pro sekunde beschleunigt…" – "pro sekunde im quadrat, wenn schon" – "und wenns ein runder aufzug ist?"

Tell me, why can’t you see it’s not the way
When we all fall down it will be too late
Why is there no reason we can’t change
Once we all fall down who will take the blame
— Sum 41, No Reason


Water Lilys, Maui

And it starts with me
And it goes
On and on
And I just feel helpless
How long will this take to wear out
On and on
— Sum 41, Hyper-Insomnia-Para-Condroid


Hört her ihr Fruchtfliegen
Wir werden euch alle kriegen
Ihr verdammten Fruchtfliegen
— Funny Van Dannen, Fruchtfliegen



I’m running for the edge on top of this bullshit
I don’t want to hear it.
I found my way again
it’s hard to explain it
I know that I hate it
I don’t feel this could be real.
— Sum 41, Billy Spleen

I suppose there’s someone in the world who would want to be Pierre Curie, so that he know what it was like to fuck Marie Curie. — Mark Dominus, Boring answers to Powell’s questions

lonely trees

Don’t wait for me
To be there in the end
When you don’t see
The truth you just pretend
Don’t wait for me
— Sum 41, I’m Not The One



Woo oh oh oh
And life comes in ones and twos and threes and fours
Woo oh oh oh
And I hear you knocking at my door
— The Kooks, Time Awaits

19:44 <bleything> perl isn't evil. Just different
19:44 <bleything> like an evil twin
19:44 <bleything> oh wait

In Gottes Namen
hält er über euch Gericht.
In Gottes Namen
nimmt er sich das Recht,
dass er euch heilig ist.
— Die Toten Hosen, In Gottes Namen



slate scotty

I remember how we used to be
Without the world upon our TV
Well let it lie or you can take it back
Wrap your life around evil’s trap
— The Kooks, See the World

18:56 * chris2 wonders what fun it'd be if someone hacked the mozilla ftp servers and placed a trojan hidden as firefox 2.0 final

Then you smiled, he got wild
You didn’t understand that there’s money to be made
Beauty is a card that must get played
By organisation
— The Kooks, Ooh La


I hear the ancient footsteps like the motion of the sea
Sometimes I turn, there’s someone there, other times it’s only me.
I am hanging in the balance of the reality of man
Like every sparrow falling, like every grain of sand.
— Bob Dylan, Every Grain Of Sand

Best view in town
19:45 <chris2> anyone clued about ML?
19:46 <omur> HTML?
19:46 <nullie> SGML
19:46 <chris2> AAARGH!

I met a young woman whose body was burning,
I met a young girl, she gave me a rainbow,
I met one man who was wounded in love,
I met another man who was wounded with hatred,
And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard,
It’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall.
— Bob Dylan, A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall


The government commits a crime, the New York Times prints it on the front page, the people on the cable chat shows foam at the mouth about it, the government apologizes and commits the crime more subtly. — Aaron Swartz, I Hate the News

Like Judas of old
You lie and deceive
A world war can be won
You want me to believe
— Bob Dylan, Masters Of War

Everybody hurts

The geometry of innocence flesh on the bone
Causes Galileo’s math book to get thrown
At Delilah who sits worthlessly alone
But the tears on her cheeks are from laughter
— Bob Dylan, Tombstone Blues



The hollow horn plays wasted words
Proves to warn
That he not busy being born
Is busy dying.
— Bob Dylan, It’s Alright, Ma

19:46 <chris2> anyone want to hire me as a random number generator?
19:46 * chris2 tries to implement a haar transform
19:47 <chris2> 5 different implementations, 5 different results. *sigh*

So it slips through your hands like grains of sand, you watch it go
There’s no time to be lost, you’ll pay the cost so get it right
There’s no way out of here, when you come in you’re in for good
— David Gilmour, There’s No Way Out Of Here


Borg warning

You don’t want a love that’s pure
You wanna drown love
You want a watered-down love
— Bob Dylan, Watered-Down Love

23:08 <_t3h> jesus christ superstart

I’m all tied up, tied up in a knot
And I can’t decide just what it is I’ve got
Did I get out of touch? Did I lose my way?
I’ve not forgot, no, not a single day
— David Gilmour, No Way

Existential threat



He lost control, her voice like a fire alarm
Realize he could’ve hurt his love without knowing it at all
It seems he transforms when she screams her song
Possesed by a broken window and her crying for love
— Mother Love Bone, Mindshaker Meltdown

Dahlie - Dahlia

You were caught in the cross fire of childhood and stardom.
Blown on the steel breeze.
Come on you target for faraway laughter.
Come on you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine!
— Pink Floyd, Shine On You Crazy Diamond



The waters are rising
And the world is on fire
We’re all just gasoline
For the funeral pyre
— Dan Bern, Past Belief

Lenz musste laut lachen, und mit dem Lachen griff der Atheismus in ihn und faßte ihn ganz sicher und ruhig und fest. — Georg Büchner, Lenz

23:53 <chris2> this is a sign
23:53 <chris2> my xchat doesnt want to close…
pretty lights

Come baby, rock me, come baby, lock me into the shadows of your heart.
Come baby, teach me, come baby, reach me, let the music start.
I could be dreaming but I keep believing you’re the one I’m livin’ for.
And I will always be emotionally yours.
— Bob Dylan, Emotionally Yours

22:55 <Apprentice> I am seriously thinking about going back to java
22:56 <chris2> Apprentice: what's one lost soul against my saved soul?



Ye shall be changed, ye shall be changed
In a twinkling of an eye, when the last trumpet blows
The dead will arise and burst out of your cloths
And ye shall be changed
— Bob Dylan, Ye Shall Be Changed

Trees at the river bank

Tears of rage, tears of grief,
Why must I always be the thief?
Come to me now, you know
We’re so alone
And life is brief.
— Bob Dylan, Tears Of Rage

20:08 * rretzbach hat das Thema geändert zu: #ruby-de - Penpen's Garten zum Austoben.
20:09 <rretzbach> (hoffentlich hat wer xchat)
20:09 <rretzbach> (auf deutsch)


i named you estaban because you remind me of a colombian druglord

And I look in the mirror
And I wait for the damn thing to speak
Who needs answers?
One good question would be a relief
— Dan Bern, Feel Like A Man

The summer is gone,
The ground’s turning cold,
The stores one by one they’re a-foldin’.
My children will go
As soon as they grow.
Well, there ain’t nothing here now to hold them.
— Bob Dylan, North Country Blues




And my friend comes in
Seen old Barry on the wall
Said you oughta have an asterisk up there
So I painted on the wall
— Dan Bern, Trudy

Die, my dear? Why that’s the last thing I’ll do! — Groucho Marx, Last Words


Windows were shaking all night in my dreams
Everything was exactly the way that it seems
Woke up this mornin’ and I looked at the same old page
Same old rat race, life in the same old cage
— Bob Dylan, Highlands



There ain’t no guarantee about tomorrow morning
And if the sun will ever rage in all its light
I stand in another man’s clothes tonight
I stand in another man’s clothes
— Dan Bern, Another Man’s Clothes

Yum by Plutor

In jeder Stadt und in jedem Land,
schreibt die Parole an jede Wand.
Schreibt die Parole an jede Wand.
Keine Macht für Niemand!
Keine Macht für Niemand!
— Ton Steine Scherben, Keine Macht für niemand



sind normal und meist sehr fleißig
gibt’s nicht erst seit Dreiunddreißig
— Rio Reiser, Menschenfresser


Armies of zombies
And the generals fishing
And baby Jesus
On a suicide mission
And little Mohammed
Lifeless and brown
And drowning faceless scarecrows
Wearing the crown
— Dan Bern, Past Belief



Remember me when you turn your lights
Way down low
Remember me when you close your eyes
On your pillow
— Dan Bern, Remember Me

13:39 <nornagon> i still love def wtf arg; arg+9; end
13:39 <nornagon> wtf ?!
13:39 <nornagon> # => 42

I don’t gotta do anything – at all
I don’t gotta do anything – it just falls
— Dan Bern, Rain

national coming out day



Sorry if I’m a little tongue-tied
But it’s been so long
Since I talked to anyone
— Dan Bern, Tongue-Tied

Thanks for the visit in my dream this morning
You said you weren’t gonna save the world no more
You visited my friend at the same time too
As always there’s enough to go around of you
— Dan Bern, Visit in My Dream




I’m gonna wheel you to Canada
I’m gonna wheel you to Canada
I’m gonna wheel you to Canada
— Dan Bern, Wheel You To Canada

Don’t be greedy, don’t be needy
If you live in hope you’re
Dancing to a terrible tune
Starving in the Belly
Starving in the Belly of a Whale
— Tom Waits, Starving In The Belly Of A Whale



Pull off the road, step out of the van
Lean against the hood still hot from the drive
Trees fade out in the black of the night
Some days it don t hardly seem worth the fight
But at least tonight I get to hear
The golden voice of Vin Scully
— Dan Bern, Vin Scully

20:31 <pstickne> using elisp, while interesting, REALLY MAKES ME MISS OO :(
20:33 <chris2> you dont need oo if you have closures… oh wait! ;-P

A good man is hard to find
Only strangers sleep in my bed
My favorite words are good-bye
And my favorite color is red
— Tom Waits, A Good Man Is Hard To Find

digital wellbeing labs


my pocket money

Universal laws are fine
But they all break down, if you go too far back in time
Like way before I knew you, if you can imagine
— Dan Bern, Universal Laws

23:33 <blink> I've been quoted!
23:34 <Nwallins> and again: "I've been quoted!"

Die alten bösen Lieder
Die Träume schlimm und arg,
Die laßt uns jetzt begraben,
Holt einen großen Sarg.
— Heinrich Heine, Die alten bösen Lieder



where have ~MoOni~ been?

But unfortunately when you graduate they don’t give you a list of all the lies they told you during your education. — Paul Graham, A Student’s Guide to Startups

One day your kids, won’t be kids
And maybe they’ll have kids of their own
Lets hope they talk to their kids, play with their kids
Tell them their dreams, and their disappointments.
— Dan Bern, Kids’ Prayer

Go down to the river and there I’ll be
I’m gonna jump in, baby, if you don’t see by me
Open up your eyes; can’t you see I love you?
Open up your heart; can’t you see I need you?
— Marvin Gaye, Baby Don’t You Do It

2020 EU Flag



Lay down your weary tune, lay down,
Lay down the song you strum,
And rest yourself ‘neath the strength of strings
No voice can hope to hum.
— Bob Dylan, Lay Down Your Weary Tune

18:41 * blink blinks at chris2.
18:41 * chris2 chris2s at blink

Don’t listen to the words I say, weighing up if I’m enlightened,
Don’t shiver as you pass me by, ‘cause mister I’m the one who’s frightened,
The police just came and left, they wanted me and no one else,
Don’t pretend that you know me ‘cause I don’t even know myself,
I said I don’t know myself.
— The Who, I Don’t Even Know Myself


the remains of summer

Stay, don’t just walk away
And leave me another day
A day just like today
Stay, don’t just walk away
With nobody else around
— A-ha, Summer Moved On

16:12 * chris2 invents drive-driven development
16:13 <eean> wow that makes so much sense chris2
16:13 <shevegen> eh? drive-driven?
16:13 * Mikoangelo praises chris2
16:13 <chris2> i got the idea thinking of center-centric programming

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

020302-river stones

Think of the GoF as helping losers lose less. — Richard P. Gabriel, Design Patterns vs. better languages


greetings from captain jack sparrow!! ^o^/

Bang bang, he shot me down
Bang bang, I hit the ground
Bang bang, that awful sound
Bang bang, my baby shot me down.
— Nancy Sinatra, Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

21:41 <teferi> C is crappy, but at least it's honest

Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit für das deutsche Vaterland!
Danach lasst uns alle streben brüderlich mit Herz und Hand!
Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit sind des Glückes Unterpfand;
Blüh im Glanze dieses Glückes, blühe, deutsches Vaterland!
— Hoffmann von Fallersleben, Lied der Deutschen

17:50 <cdcarter> im scared of #rubyonrails
17:50 <cdcarter> like, im actually scared to go in. is this bad?
17:51 <erikh> because the text moves so fast, or because the text is primarily idiotic?
17:51 <erikh> that's been my experience, at least.
17:51 <cdcarter> because the primarily idiotic text moves so fast


K: Eiffel structure

So I can just imagine
How darned impatient
Everybody must be getting
So I think it’s time now
Time to reveal myself
I am the Messiah
I am the Messiah
— Dan Bern, Jerusalem

France_Day_4 (27)

But Revolution, baby
Revolution Slagtown weavers
Revolution begins in the basement
— Dan Bern, Revolution Begins In The Basement


Bubble Ice

In a hospital bed, Bob sang him songs
Woody smiled and said, I m glad you’ve come
You belong here go forth & be the voice of your generation.
— Dan Bern, Talkin’ Bob And Woody, Bruce And Dan Blues

God said time
Time belongs to me
Time’s my secret weapon
My final advantage
— Dan Bern, God Said No

18:31 <bryanl> it'll come later… at 20 i didn't want kids either
18:31 <bryanl> Slackwise: 30 is the *NEW* 20!