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


Aber auch die Ueberfluessigen thun noch wichtig mit ihrem Sterben, und auch die hohlste Nuss will noch geknackt sein. — Friedrich Nietzsche, Also sprach Zarathustra

Notable SSIDs found during a (really) quick wardrive in Munich: kaisicher (but without WEP ;-)), Tequila, Dahoam, mrpink, pornostar, and about ten thousand WLAN.

14:08 * chris2 wonder wtf all the japanese spam is from
14:10 <chris2> i'd really buy their pills, but i cant even read the names!

I would have a hard time imagining hiring a programmer who was still on Windows for 37signals. If you don’t care enough about your tools to get the best, your burden of proof just got a lot heavier. — David Heinemeier Hansson

Oh, don’t it hurt deep inside,
to see someone do something to hurt
Oh, don’t it pain to see someone cry,
Oh, especially when someone is her
— Tremeloes, Silence Is Golden


Some people will offer you their hand and some won’t
Last night I knew you, tonight I don’t
I need somethin’ strong to distract my mind
I’m gonna look at you ‘til my eyes go blind
— Bob Dylan, Mississippi

Chunks = Atoms, Chunks = Bits
16:34 <slyphon> If You Capitalized Every Word In Your Sentences It Would Be Severely Irritating For Others To Read
16:34 <slyphon> while the occasional Capitalized Proper Name (c) isn't so bad
16:34 <ThreeDayMonk> slyphon: Except for Eighteenth-Century Authors, among whom such Capitalisation would be considered Right and Proper.
16:35 <slyphon> ThreeDayMonk: let's not bring COBOL programmers into this
Smirking Geoff

ThoughtThe deeper a thread gets, the more probable is that it ends with a flamewar on keyboard layouts.

And I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
and love is not a victory march
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah
— Jeff Buckley, Hallelujah


APL is like a diamond. It has a beautiful crystal structure; all of its parts are related in a uniform and elegant way. But if you try to extend this structure in any way - even by adding another diamond - you get an ugly kludge. LISP, on the other hand, is like a ball of mud. You can add any amount of mud to it and it still looks like a ball of mud. Joel Moses

Perl (by Larry Wall) is a popular utility language. However, the shell support is rather low level. Worse, the language is essentially a collection of useful features without an overall design. — Per Bothner, A Programming-Language Shell

Used to be the now gone stewart/87627.
16:02 <shevegen> hmm gibts hier schweizer?
16:02 <chris2> seh grad keinen
17:14 <eTM> wenn ich zuhause bin, und den tag über viel getrunken habe, kann ich in die schweiz rüberpinkeln. Zählt das?
there is only the dalang

ThoughtC++, n.: A language for writing windowmanagers and browsers.

The day that Elvis died was like a mercy killing
America breathed a sigh of relief
We knew all about the drugs and the Vegas shows
And there wasn’t much of anything that looked like grief
— Dan Bern, Too Late To Die Young

Finished in 0.00503700000000004 seconds.

Floating-point arithmetic always amazes me again.


ThoughtYou never see wrongly encoded unicode characters on hand-written paper.

Avoid standardism: Good standards can provide interoperability and portability. Bad standards can stifle innovation. “supports XXX standard” is not a real user requirement, particulary if XXX was designed by a committee of “experts” who, throughout the entire process, never once ate their own dogfood. The best software is developed by trial, error and experimentation. —, Why is this project sucessful?

Cumberland One Block Walk 2.5.05 I
18:32 <KirinDave> Yeah, which level of hell is the 5th?
18:32 <chris2> goslings office? :P
18:32 * KirinDave laughs.
18:32 * KirinDave laughs so hard he cries.
18:33 <KirinDave> The 5th level is for Wrath And Sullenness!
18:33 <KirinDave> YES!
18:06 <zedas> you watch, one of my biggest dreams is to have fastcst live up to its name and ruthlessly insult people who do stupid stuff.
18:06 <slyphon> zedas: i guess you'll have a *curses* interface then?!
ThoughtThe “Neukirchen Number” is the percent of bits you can change before 50% of the readership doesn’t get the intented meaning of a string anymore. Think LD50 for information.
17:50 <slyphon> chris2: i don't understand jewish law
17:51 <slyphon> chris2: it's like C++, either you drink the kool-aid and know nothing else, or you're normal

In the same way well-defined recursions never require an infinite number of recursive calls, a well-defined reflective program never uses an infinite number of embedded reflective procedure calls. — A Tutorial on Behavioral Reflection and its Implementation


Since I found that I often stuble on links to interesting things, but never or only rarely blog about them on chris blogs, I thought I’d create another blog, Anarchaia where I can keep links, quotes, lines of lyrics and pictures. Now and then I’ll interspense some ramblings, but the editorial content will stay less than a paragraph. This section is an exception.

The format of the blog will be quite like Dave Winers, except for the annoying links to Scoble. Also, it’s not my fault that RSS and OPML exist and look what they are. :-)


aza + yuuki

Hey, na-na-na-na, hey that’s something
Hey, na-na-na-na, hey that’s something
Hey, na-na-na-na, hey that’s something
— Pearl Jam, State of Love and Trust