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


Red Envy

Hey man, it’s rainin’
It’s rainin’ outside man
Aw, don’t worry ‘bout that
Everything’s gonna be everything
— Jimi Hendrix, Rainy Day, Dream Away


Well I realize that I’ve been hypnotized,
I love your gypsy eyes
I love your gypsy eyes
— Jimi Hendrix, Gypsy Eyes


In the most advanced country for mobile phones

Some drink to remember
Some to forget
Some for satisfaction
Some to regret
I hope a brighter
Day to you I’ve shown
— Ben Harper, Bring The Funk


Thought(La)TeX natively supports european style decimal fractions like 3,14159. See paragraph 438 and 448 of TeX: The Program. (It’s in the TeXbook too, but not spoken out explicitly.)

Krall dich an mich und danke, dass du mir vertraust
Ich will dein fester Boden sein
Obwohl ich selber schwanke
Obwohl ich selber schwanke
— Element Of Crime, Schwere See



Meine Sitten sind verlottert
Mein Weltbild ist verdreht
Und schmutzig meine Phantasie
Bin schuldig groben Unfugs
Der Voellerei
Und gut zu Tieren war ich noch nie
— Element Of Crime, Sperr Mich Ein

ODF is an XML-based dump of the internal data structures of OpenOffice, while OOXML is an XML-based dump of the internal data structures of Microsoft Office. Håkon Wium Lie

23:08 <AnalphaBestie> wir sollten das ganze webzeug vergessen und nur noch feeds benutzen
23:09 <AnalphaBestie> da fällt auch die design scheisse weg
by rob.roy

If you’re happy with nothing you’ll be so very happy with me
The less you expect the more you’ll be pleased
The more you’ll be pleased
— Ben Harper, Less


HX Obernberg_05-12-30_0013

Oh diamonds
She had diamonds
She wore diamonds
— Ben Harper, Diamonds On The Inside

19:05 <penpen> AnalphaBestie: Naja, schlechter als Hitler ist einfach.
19:05 <penpen> Frag den großen Vorsitzenden.
19:05 <AnalphaBestie> schlächter auch?
Ian 316

We stopped and sat beside a river
He said Jackson Pollock, now, that old boy could paint
I said tomorrow’s Sunday, should we go to church
He said what do you think I am, some kind of saint
— Dan Bern, Jesus’ House


tree of life

So won’t you show me a little shame
Won’t you show me a little shame
Won’t you show me a little shame
— Ben Harper, Show Me A Little Shame

Why be with strangers
When you can be with your friend.
If you’re ever lonely
You know I’m lonely too
— Ben Harper, Brown Eyed Blues

Blue Chips



They say time will
Kill the pain
I say pain is gonna
Kill my time
— Ben Harper, Bring The Funk

17:40 <chris2> liest sich wie SKI kalkül :P
17:40 <manveru> ski-fahren is meist kuehl…
17:40 <chris2> manveru++ für den bösen kalauer
ThoughtQuantum computers can answer “Mu”.

I walk down these roads, you drive them like highways.
Not a care in your mind if you’re doing the right thing. In all of my life,
I’ve never been so ashamed to say that I was right.
— Tom Waits, Fall Of Troy


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And to the great roll call before him; Engels, Lenin, Trotsky
Castro, Che Guevara, Emma Goldman, Woody Guthrie
After Breznev and Chernenko, after Mao and Ho Chi Minh
Add the name of the last Communist
Add the name of Tom Bodine
— Dan Bern, The Last Communist On Earth

21:13 <penpen> Negr gibt's da:
21:13 <penpen> Oops, "Mehr"
21:14 <penpen> Geiler Vertipper :-)

It s good to have a time clock
Installed on the wall of your house
I punch in whenever I want to
And punch out when it feels right
— Dan Bern, Time Clock




Oh, how we danced and we swallowed the night
For it was all ripe for dreaming
Oh, how we danced away all of the lights
We’ve always been out of our minds
— Tom Waits, Rain Dogs

Sky or Ocean?

Hey little bird, fly away home
Your house is on fire, children are alone
Hey little bird, fly away home
Your house is on fire, your children are alone
— Tom Waits, Jockey Full Of Bourbon



Choppity chop goes the axe in the woods
You gotta meet me by the fall down tree
Shovel of dirt upon a coffin lid
And I know they’ll come lookin for me boys
— Tom Waits, Get Behind The Mule

20:41 * chris2 uncovered slyphon's dark history :-P
20:41 <slyphon> :D
20:41 <chris2> why did you leave nevow?
20:41 <slyphon> hahaha, well, it was sort of a mutual agreement
20:41 <slyphon> they wanted me to do QA, and i wanted them to go fuck themselves, and it worked out for both of us

Never had no destination, could not get across.
You became my inspiration, oh but what a cost.
‘Cause every time I hear that melody,
well, something breaks inside,
And the grapefruit moon, one star shining,
is more than I can hide.
— Tom Waits, Grapefruit Moon

14:03 <penpen> Es gibt übrigens genau einen Grund, warum Microsoft die Software nicht auf Datenträgern rausbringt, die sich nach einer Weile selbst zerstören.
14:04 <penpen> Stell dir vor, das Release der neuen Version wird verschoben und du musst Windows neu installieren.
14:04 <chris2> dafür zerstören sich ja die installationen nach einer weile selbst :-D


still winter

God said, OK, I think you’re projecting
You just like saying his name
I said this dream is mine it isn’t yours
You may be God but this is my game
— Dan Bern, Venus And Serena


Are you gonna scribble in the dark with a marker,
or do you gotta have the latest pen
If you tell a good joke and somebody laughs,
do we gotta hear it over again
If you give someone a present is it just to make ‘em happy,
or just to keep ‘em at bay
— Dan Bern, Soul


ometepe 173

Fall out of the window with confetti in my hair
Deal out Jacks or Better on a blanket by the stairs
I’ll tell you all my secrets, but I lie about my past
Send me off to bed for evermore, send me off to bed for evermore
— Tom Waits, Tango Til’ They’re Sore

Complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a
simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch
never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to
start over with a working simple system.
Gall’s Law

20:52 <eric^> somethine like /exec -o echo "your mother" | banner
20:52 <eric^> always appreciated by thousands
20:53 <kyevan> eric^: I think the "ban" in "banner" makes sense now :P



God builds a church
The devil builds a chapel
Like the thistles that are growing
‘round the trunk of a tree
— Tom Waits, Misery Is The River Of The World

17:36 <penpen> Das eigentliche Problem ist die Öffnung vorne.
17:36 <penpen> Die richtigen Flaschen passen da nicht.
17:37 <penpen> Für Schilys ist die zu Eng.

I’m singing this song, it’s time it was sung
I’ve been putting it off for a while,
But it’s harder by now, ‘cause the truth is so clear
That I cry when I’m seeing you smile.
— Tom Waits, Tom Waits Old Shoes (& Postcards)

To check whether people are actually reading long technical requirements or design documents, liberally sprinkle the text with ridiculous quotes, like “My HoverCraft is Full of Eels.” — Elizabeth Hendrickson


You 'n' I see different.

An old black tree, scratching up the sky
with boney, claw like fingers
A rusty black rake
Digging up the turnips of a muddy cold grey sky
— Tom Waits, Don’t Go Into That Barn

21:02 <ellion> tüdelü
21:02 <AnalphaBestie> dideldam
21:03 <ellion> hopplahopp
21:03 <DerGuteMoritz> parampampam
21:03 * AnalphaBestie wirds zu sinnlos
21:03 <AnalphaBestie> ^^
21:03 <ellion> ein hit!
21:03 <DerGuteMoritz> hat irgendwie rhythmus :D
by psukhê

Uncle Biltmore and Uncle William
Made a million during World War Two
But they’re tightwads and they’re cheapskates
And they’ll never give a dime to you
— Tom Waits, Cemetery Polka


Picnic in a hole

And you know that its beginning,
And you know that its the end
When once again we are strangers
And the fog comes rolling in.
— Tom Waits, Strange Weather

22:25 <chris2> irp = (IRP *)((CHAR *)(entry)-(ULONG *)(&((IRP *)0)->Tail.Overlay.ListEntry));
22:26 <Aria> Why, god, why?!?
22:26 <chris2> "Code from a Windows device driver which contains a termination bug found by the analysis described in this paper. The bug has catastrophic effects on the responsiveness of the computer when it occurs."
22:27 <Aria> Whoever wrote that needs another hole in their head.
22:27 <Aria> One through which the stupid can exit.

I’ve seen all the highlights,
I’ve been walking all around
I won’t make a fuss, I’ll take a Greyhound bus,
carry me away from here:
Tell me, what have I got to lose?
— Tom Waits, Virginia Avenue


A Baby-Shower Card :)

Stranded in the storm trying to see through the rain
Looks like my life’s coming ‘round again
I wouldn’t stop it now even if I thought I could
I was one of the remnants from a burned out scene
— Dead Moon, Down The Road

Starling Roost 3 Feb 07

Dark days
It’s just a target on their displays
It’s sweet diplomacy in old ways
With just a touch of Vietnam…
— Mardi Gras.BB, Dark Days



I found it in the street
At first I did not see
Lying at my feet
a trampled rose
— Tom Waits, Trampled Rose

20:05 <Olathe> You must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest wiiiiiiith…a lobster ! *brang !*
22:50 <Olathe> Ruby is like executable pseudocode.
22:50 <Olathe> COBOL is much better. It's like executable English !
22:50 <chris2> lool
22:50 <chris2> it's like *executive english*
Beach view

Must be blind love, only kind of love is stone blind love
Blind love, the only kind of love is stone blind love
With your blind love, oh it’s blind love, stone blind love
It’s your stone blind love
— Tom Waits, Blind Love


Attractive Face Scale

Make a pile of trunk tires
and burn ‘em all down
bring a dollar with you baby
in the cold cold ground
Cold cold ground
— Tom Waits, Cold Cold Ground

In science, we reserve our highest honors for those who prove we were wrong. But in computer science… — Rob Pike, Systems Software Research is Irrelevant

14:07 <penpen> so, erst mal die Wäscheklammer suchen.
14:07 <AnalphaBestie> o_0. es gibt einfachere arten sich umzubringen
by v_band

I can’t wait
To see you all
And I’m counting the days dear
— Tom Waits, Day After Tomorrow


Vintage Giftwrap 4

You ask what is the quality of life?
Seeking to justify the part you play
And hide, fearing it incomplete, to try
To make it any more or less than short and sweet
— David Gilmour, Short and Sweet

Scary Topiary
19:57 <slyphon> Xif: Needle is a library that makes things complicated
20:00 <slyphon> someone should come up with a lightweight simple replacement for Needle called "freebase"

She’s a blue light, yes it cannot be denied
She will give you back your pride
She squeezes, she freezes, she does what she pleases
But she says she thinks of others, all the time
— David Gilmour, Blue Light


melt and burn, melt and burn

Wer Sicherheit der Freiheit vorzieht, ist zu Recht ein Sklave. — Aristoteles

14:36 <JohnMeacham> yay. girls. I like.
14:36 <JohnMeacham> especially the ones that like me back.

Over and over we call… no one hears
And further and further and further we fall
And though we pray that we soon will awake
It is clear, that it’s no dream at all
Our lives are at stake
— David Gilmour, Out Of The Blue



The grass was greener
The light was brighter
With friends surrounded
The nights of wonder
— Pink Floyd, High Hopes

13:16 <chris2> hi
13:18 <piyo> hi
13:20 <MoRaO> hi
13:21 <chad> hi
13:21 <unfo-> hi
13:22 <chad> (#ruby-lang is an intellectually charged channel eh?)

I got somethin’ in my heart, I been waitin’ to give
I got a life I wanna start, one I been waitin’ to live
No more waitin’, tonight I feel the light I say the prayer
I open the door, I climb the stairs…
— Bruce Springsteen, Leah

15:43 <chris2> imagine there's a netsplit, and they never come back again?



My overall view of Dave Winer is that he has brilliant ideas ahead of their time and then does such poor implementation that other people must send years cleaning up the mess created by the early adopters on the basis of his half-written, barely-thought-out specifications. Paul Prescod (thanks!)


Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby
Do ya, do ya, do ya, do ya
Ahaa ahaa aaaaa
Now what ya doing, doing to me
— Kaiser Chiefs, Ruby


Mine brain has meditated on the spinning of The Chao;
It is hovering o’er the table where the Chiefs of Staff are now
Gathered in discussion of the dropping of The Bomb;
Her Apple Corps is strong!
— Lord Omar, The Battle Hymn Of The Eristocracy

15:15 <chris2> welcher bovinale ekelausruf wird auch zum vergleich rationaler fähigkeiten verwendet?
15:16 <chris2> um die ecke denken ist gefragt
15:22 <chris2> es handelt sich um den IQ
15:23 <schnitzl> chris2: was für ein sparwitz :D

If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution. — Emma Goldman


And sweet, sweet as a mountain stream, we’ll look
Toward a new day breaking in the east
We’ll meet as every future dream unfolds
And surely quality that is the very least
— David Gilmour, Short And Sweet

12:11 <AnalphaBestie> manveru: wir brauchen mal ne anleitung deine unterschiedlichen "hm"s zu verstehen :)
12:15 <manveru> hmh => nachdenkliches hm, danach folgt meist weiterer text
12:15 <manveru> hm => normales hm, kein weiteres commentar noetig
12:16 <manveru> hrm => nicht ganz einverstandenes hm, weiteres commentar leicht moeglich
12:17 <manveru> mh => ein von unten nach oben kommendes leichtes hm, zustimmend, gegenteil von hrm
12:17 <manveru> hum => geklaut von den ents in mittelerde, daraufhin folgt meist langer, langer, langer text



Ach Deutschland, deine Mörder!
Es ist das alte Lied
Schon wieder Blut und Tränen
Was gehst Du denn mit denen
Du weißt doch was Dir blüht
— Wolf Biermann, Drei Kugeln auf Rudi Dutschke

18:42 <penpen> Ach deshalb heißt der Brennspiritus so.
18:42 <penpen> Er brennt im Hals.
18:42 <penpen> >;->
sun in the street

What was it brought you out here in the dark?
Was it your only way of making your mark
Did you get rid of all the voices in your head?
Do you now miss them and the things that they said?
— David Gilmour, Murder


Lonesome Hippo

I asked God
Do one thing for me
Send me back in time
Send me to Berlin
Let me find
The one they call Hitler
— Dan Bern, God Said No

20:11 <jlouis_> urgh, this does it! now goes into /etc/hosts on 127.0.02
20:12 <jlouis_> I will expect my productivity increase ten-fold now

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

צילום מודפס על בד
17:56 * penpen fällt jetzt nur die Frage ein, warum Weltumsegler fast nur Männer sind :-)
17:56 <chrissturm> dafür sind weltumseglerinnen zu 100% frauen
17:56 <penpen> chrissturm: äh, nee, das war anders gemeint.
17:57 <penpen> Single handed round the world.
17:57 <penpen> >;->



Love leaves nothin’ but shadows and vapor
We go on, as is our sad nature
Now it’s some old Stones’ song the band is trashin’
If you feel like dancin’, baby I’m askin’
— Bruce Springsteen, All The Way Home


We’ve got God on our side
We’re just trying to survive
What if what you do to survive
Kills the things you love
— Bruce Springsteen, Devils and Dust


Música en movimiento

Now you have your cake
Don’t hesitate
Come on just do it,
Come on just do it
— Bright Eyes, Devil In The Details


So I’m drinkin, breathin, writin, singin
Every day I’m on the clock
My mind races with all my longings
But can’t keep up with what I got
— Bright Eyes, Road To Joy



Mit fünfzehn hatte ich eine Idee,
ich wollt’ zum Theater, Mama sagte Nee,
man hätt’ mich enterbt, doch wir hatten kein Geld,
und ich folgte dem Ruf auf die Bretter der Welt:
von nun an ging’s bergab.
— Hans Hammerschmid & Hildegard Knef, Von nun an ging’s bergab.

Vatnajokull Camp

She’ll be coming round the mountain when she comes
She’ll be coming round the mountain when she comes
Drown her children in the ocean
Manufacture motion lotion
She’ll be coming round the mountain when she comes
— Dan Bern, Mountain


You don’t have to be afraid, I don’t need you to bow down
I m not god, I’m just the king I realize
Well it might be kind of nice though, if you’d kiss my feet, and call me
all-knowing leader of men.
— Dan Bern, King Of The World

by Lostpup

I feel like the pinata
Once you take a swing at me
If you could just crack the shell open
I think inside you would find something sweet
— Bright Eyes, Theme From Pinata

16:47 <Xach> chris2: what an extraordinary coincidence
16:48 <chris2> hm?
16:48 <Xach> chris2: your most recent photo is from a body of water i have fished and swum in many times
16:49 <Xach> my aunt & uncle had a cottage there