Open Source is my programming; I shall not hide.
He maketh me to lie down in fast hard drives: he leadeth me beside the CPU bus.
He restoreth my source code...
I was in a meeting at my company where we did the usual introductory hand shake followed by a frenzied tossing of business cards on to the table for exchange. For once in our lives we could forgo all of those self-aggrandizing titles and meet people with cards that say it like we know it already.
As ICD head analyst Walter Dickweed put it: "Releasing a new kernel on Superbowl Sunday means that the important 'pasty white nerd' constituency finally has something to do while the rest of the country sits comatose in front of their 65" plasma screens." Walter was immediately attacked for his racist and insensitive remarks about Geeks.
This link goes to a page making the social bookmark rounds, showing various cartoons that name-drop Linux. Amongst the better-known are Doonesbury, Dilbert, and Fox Trot.
Let me explain the Rules of Slashdot:
- We love Apple (especially when they do something just like Microsoft, and even more if their product is vaporware).
- We hate Microsoft (especially when they do something just like Apple, and even more when their product is vaporware).
1. You sit right next to a window but you still just look at your ForecastFox icon to see what it's like outside.
2. You fumble with the TV remote for a minute before remembering that you can't open another channel in a new tab.
No one had broached the subject. My inquiries with girlfriends and colleagues led me down a path into a revealing and sensual world as yet undiscovered. I discovered intimate bedroom secrets of why some women are explicitly attracted to those lovable fellows who prefer the penguin.
Seems many bloggers woke up this morning to find Microsoft has left a laptop in their stocking. There is a minor hullabaloo rippling through Blogistan about it. Amongst others, Joel Spolsky of "Joel on Software" got one. This time, I'm not even linking to the original story; if you haven't heard about it by now, you don't care anyway.
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, just my USB mouse;
The wife and the children are all settled in bed, As I sit at my desk scratching my head.
Did you ever get the feeling that maybe all of the adults have left the Debian project for greener pastures (ie Ubuntu)? When you read about developers deliberately sabotaging the release of Etch do you just think "Oh well, another candidate for the famous Linux Hissy-Fit Award" or do you possibly begin to wonder if this points to a deeper, darker, drearier and - notwithstanding my amazing powers of alliteration - way way dastardlier plot.
Let me tell you a story. It is not about a man named Jed. Well, it could be - what with all those thousands of Debian developers out there, one of them might be called Jed. You never know.
Recently, one of my friends shared with me this rather funny ode to Linux which was passed on to him by a friend of his, which I am in turn sharing with you. So without much ado, here is the rhyming ode to Linux ...
Microsoft has again found itself at the heart of a time-related SNAFU. While syncing outlook to our corporate email system I was rather shocked to see the "status" window informing be there was 1193046 hours remaining for the sync to complete. Thats, erm, 136 years (give or take a few days). Is this a record?
Nothing happened this week. Sorry.
But that never stopped me before, so...
HADES -- Faced with growing competition from Microsoft in the lucrative soul-buying market, the Prince of Darkness today unveiled a new advertising campaign hoping to lure in more customers and turn the tables on Bill Gates.
And here, once again, flying in the face of common sense, of good taste, comes the legendary Weekly Debian Nudes. Despite the fact that the genuine Debian Weekly News has been published this week, here is the third issue of the famous Weekly Debian Nudes.
It is a new day. An important day, because on this morning the call that I have been waiting all of my life for has finally come. Yes, Mozilla wants my super powers!
And once more the glory of the Weekly Debian Nudes bursts onto your screens, like a particularly colorful pimp, resplendent in its purple sports coat and orange suede shoes. I manage to write a second issue. Of course this is the really big, and no doubt entirely unexpected, news.
About 3 months ago I had installed SuSe 10.1 on my computer and was thrilled about it but I always had a passion for trying something new and exciting. I always heard about Gentoo Linux that it was “the bomb.” More than half the time using the computer was spent installing this and that. I was fed up whit it so i installed SuSe 10.1 again.
As a regular reader of the "Debian Weekly News" I must say that I am very sad to see it go. So, it is with great pleasure that I hereby step up to the plate. Yes, please be welcome to the first issue of the "Weekly Debian News."