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



It’s a great blog, featuring links about the most variate number of subjects, images, quotes, lyrics… it’s almost like a news site, but with useful content instead. — Andre Nathan


My forehead no longer sweet with holy kisses worthy of your fiery lips.
I was floating in a peaceful sea rescued by a sinking ship.
— Mewithoutyou, January 1979

5. Dangerous Plant Room

You’re the Ruby
and I’m the lead
feeling heavy
am I dead
— Phil Roy, Melt

16:30 <chris2> eww, i'm featured in RWN


20:12 <eTM> scheisse
20:13 <eTM> jetzt wollt ich grad eine datei mit rm ansehen
19:17 <Qerub> I'll ask again when I'm sober, thank you very much.
14:26 <sripadar> but ruby continues to surprise me at every corner
14:26 <sripadar> it is like sleeping with a beautiful intelligent and women with common-sense

As you sit there in the shade
And reflect on the choices that I have made
Just remember what I’ve done
Has been done in the glare of a blinding sun
— Dan Bern, Suzanne


Phone boxes

So often these days eating Indian food
Passes for spirituality
I don’t meditate
I don’t pray
But I eat two samosas every day
— Dan Bern, Rolling Away

All this leads me to the conclusion that “Enterprise Software” is a polite way of saying shitty legacy systems and overly complex requirements. — Michael Koziarski

16:32 <chris2> lol, deadlock in nature
16:32 <chris2> i have a tiny spider that constantly crawls around my coffee cup :P
16:32 <chris2> maybe i should build a moebius strip

She’s shaking down it’s ever over and done
so kick me, give me
then I’ll know
— Elliot Smith, Cupid’s Trick

Zion National Park - Utah (USA)

I love him who is a free spirit and a free heart: thus his head is only the bowels of his heart, but his heart drives him to his downfall. — Nietzsche

23:43 <lypanov> chris2: actively thinking is stupid :P


22:12 <chris2> Qerub: "mozarilla" ?? lol
22:12 <Qerub> chris2: the guy responsible of all the computers in my school said that once
22:12 <Qerub> chris2: and i found it soo funny

I don’t think I ever actually used Copland at all… — Jamis Buck

21:53 <slyphon> i think i've finally figured out needle
21:53 <slyphon> it's a library that makes things complicated
Under Construction
21:17 <et> und lass die finger von @@
21:18 <chris2> s/@@/emanuela
Star Wars Episode III
1:07 <Qerub> jesus christ. a development environment running *in* internet explorer? :)
21:07 <slyphon> that's a recipie for disaster
21:08 <krkt> yea
21:08 <krkt> thats what i've noticed
21:08 <krkt> its all in IDE
21:08 <krkt> er
21:08 <krkt> IE
21:08 <Qerub> it's impressive and shocking at the same time.
21:08 * tufty pukes

It’d be silly to use Lisp only for the sake of using Lisp, if it didn’t help him as much as some other technology could. — John Wiseman

20:53 * chris2 wants to write a paper "side-effects are permature optimization" and kick everones ass :P
20:53 <lypanov> chris2: what an awfully clever idea!

Well if fame and fortune ain’t the bride
Don’t go along with suicide
If all the tears so quickly dried
When Elliot Smith died
— Dan Bern, Elliot Smith Died


No one has the answer
But one thing is true
You’ve gotta turn on evil
When it’s coming after you
You gotta face it down
And when it tries to hide
You gotta go in after it
And never be denied
— Neil Young, Let’s Roll

Phra Buddha Chinnarat

Thought“Master, Master! How did you create that wonderful piece of impressionistic artwork?” — “That wasn’t that hard… just take off your glasses and start painting.”


In the last days the feeds of Anarchaia and chris blogs were broken. I excuse for not being careful and have fixed everything to have valid XHTML 1.1, valid RSS 2.0 and valid Atom 0.3 again.

20:12 <Aredridel> I've got some tables with a self-join using the max operator and subgroups.
20:12 <Aredridel> Postgresql's runtime over 100,000 rows is 4 seconds.
20:12 <Aredridel> MySQL's on the same query is sixty five.
20:12 <jast> \o/
20:12 <Aredridel> Minutes.

Well, I think in a way Bob Dylan was sort of the Dan Bern of the ‘60’s. — Dan Bern

18:35 <chris2> MC_: the minibuffer
18:36 <kig> wha'ts a mini buffet
18:36 <chris2> kig: a small table with dinner on it

And those that had money
Looked good but weren’t too happy
And those who didn’t have money
Didn’t look so good and weren’t too happy either
And in a city of three million
Two hundred and sixty nine thousand
Nine hundred eighty four
Everyone was lonely
— Dan Bern, Wasteland

17:53 <eriberri> i imagine duck typing would look like this
17:53 <eriberri> asdlkjaslkdjaklsk
17:53 <eriberri> ioadsiasacdsdsfv
17:53 <eriberri> *quack*
17:29 <cbrinker> I LOVE rails! w00t
17:30 <KirinDave> cbrinker: Soon, you will hate coding in anything but Ruby. You watch.

Went out drinking late last night, I had a blast,
Well now the morning light has come and kicked my ass!
— The Offspring, The Worst Hangover Ever

Every living thing could use a little mercy now
Only the hand of grace can end the race
Towards another mushroom cloud
People in power, well
They’ll do anything to keep their crown
I love life, and life itself could use some mercy now
— Mary Gauthier, Mercy Now

15:24 * berkus feels strange staring into his own face on the monitor


19:43 * rue is a monkey
19:44 <rue> A *highly trained* monkey
Three varieties of pineapples

I’m digging a hole
In my back yard
I hit rock and sprung water
I dove in
And ended up in Beijing
Stole me a bike
Joined up with the monks
Because silence
Is worth more these days
Oh Than AOL Time Warner
Or Martha Stewart stocks
— Melissa Ferrick, Beijing

18:13 <ngw> what is oxygen ?
18:13 <ngw> uhm
18:13 <chris2> O_2
18:13 <ngw> lol
18:13 <ngw> I was thinking of a java package, I need a coffee
18:15 <chris2> ngw: you need a java package :)
18:03 * chris2 invents the metatorrent
18:03 <chris2> using bittorrent to transfer .torrent! :)
dont call me i'll call you!
16:37 * KirinDave goes to work at the C++ mines.
16:37 <kreaturr> go slave labor!

My overall bias is that technology, science, engineering, and company organization are all secondary to the people and human concerns in the endeavor. Companies, ideas, processes, and approaches ultimately fail when humanity is forgotten, ignored, or placed second. — Richard P. Gabriel, Patterns Of Software


20:09 <kig> i charge 5000e a week. or would if i had work
ThoughtWe need edible rubber bands to keep the toppings on our breads.

If you decide to go with the waiter, don’t ask if he thinks a wine is good. Instead, ask if he has tasted the wine. If he says yes, ask what he thought of it. If he says it was “smooth” or “fruity,” he knows nothing. Period. Vino & Veritas

17:44 <mornfall> is there a Kernel#segfault? ;-)

Tonight I watch through my window
And I can’t see no lights
Tonight I watch through my window
And I can’t see no rights
— Manu Chao, Mr. Bobby

Lost and found

We bombed the hospital by mistake, too bad, war is hell
And then we bombed the embassy we thought was something else
We might get to see World War Three by Thanksgiving Day
But as long as the turkey’s golden brown it s all gonna be OK
— Dan Bern, Tape


21:02 <rue> "The reason for your legal change of name?"
21:02 <rue> "It is already taken on IRC."
Used to be the now gone iwouldstay/14386978.

One of my early managers once shared with me the following piece of advice: if you don’t get your hand slapped at least twice a year, you aren’t pushing the boundaries hard enough. — Sam Ruby, Disclaim This!

18:57 <kyu> What's lisp's main application then? :)
18:57 <chris2> kyu: provide things other languages will steal in 30 years

“Is something wrong?”, she said.
Of course there is.
“You’re still alive.”, she said.
Oh, and do I deserve to be?
Is that the question?
And if so, if so, who answers? Who answers!
— Pearl Jam, Alive

Everybody said don’t run off like that
Leave something behind for the birds
I said man, whatever, I ain’t nailed down
The wind is bound to take it anyway
— Dan Bern, Learning To Drive

14:22 <zem> shevegen: there's a very nice article out there comparing monads to unix pipes
14:23 <chris2> there are lots of way to explain them, but *you will get no one*
14:23 <chris2> suddenly you will zen it and figure why you didn't get it from the absolutely clear explanation :P


So I handed him my bottle, and he drank down my last swallow
Then he bummed a cigarette and asked me for a light
And the night got deathly quiet, and his face lost all expression
Said, if you’re gonna play the game, boy, you gotta learn to play it right
— Don Schlitz, The Gambler

Used to be the now gone noonzie/14199943.

A great ball of smoke and flame three miles across it was, like a great oil fire billowing and churning, now black smoke, now orange flame. Soon the orange died out and only churning smoke, but this was enveloped in a wonderful purple glow. — Richard Feynman on the atomic bomb


Hmmmm. A content writer. I need one of those for my blog :) — Justin Perkins on The Ideal Web Team

16:44 <KirinDave> MySkull, the expert system and database.
16:44 <KirinDave> I like it.
16:45 * KirinDave does a commercial spot, "For all my important data, I couldn't choose any other way. MySkull Database and Information Retrieval."
16:47 * Kero opens KirinDave's skull to retrieve his information.
16:48 <KirinDave> Heh. MySkull, the database with infinite storage capacity and Penix, the OS with longer uptimes.
16:40 * ThreeDayMonk thinks that MS should have made an LOTR-themed Windows, with a My Precious desktop icon
16:31 <ThreeDayMonk> MySQL is to databases as PHP is to programming languages :-)

The Universe may Be as large as they say But it wouldn’t be missed If it didn’t exist. — Piet Hein

Used to be the now gone joeschram/14162038.
ThoughtI’m a gardener, my disk is my garden and I grow code.
14:33 <chris2> dont port, reimplement better :)


Candy, Candy
Can’t understand why
Candy, Candy
White sugar, blows my mind
— The Addictions, Candy

Used to be the now gone 19digital53/14017658.
20:24 <imperator> royal = STDOUT.dup; royal.flush!

…too much years of Cobol background (a finite language: if it is not in the keyword list, you must do it yourself…) — Alain Feler on ruby-talk

You’re beautiful beyond words
You’re beautiful to me
You can make me cry
Never say goodbye.
— Bob Dylan, Never Say Goodbye

Used to be the now gone basilisksam/14017531.

I love you more than ever, more than time and more than love,
I love you more than money and more than the stars above,
Love you more than madness, more than waves upon the sea,
Love you more than life itself, you mean that much to me.
— Bob Dylan, Wedding Song

09:57 <drbrain> matt is a smart guy, but no politician
09:58 <camoes> drbrain, smart guys rarely are politicans


18:23 <chris2> feh is funny :P
18:24 <chris2> echo "checking for pr0n…. found" ;)
18:25 <klapmuetz> in the configure? haha
18:26 <chris2> yeah
13:51 * dblack doesn't know who pj is or what groklaw is
13:52 <chris2> how is the weather on the moon?

Thought Thieves is about people stealing and profiting from your creation or innovation. Think about it: how would you feel if you saw your hard work being passed off as the property of someone else? What would you do? Thought Thieves

I would say, ”hey thank you! Did You Say “Intellectual Property”? It’s a Seductive Mirage.

For your convenince and for Google, each page on Anarchaia now contains links to the monthly archives on the bottom. Happy reading.

Broken Life


Peace and love is here to stay and now
I can wake up and face the day
Happy happy happy all the time
Shock treatment, I’m doing fine
— Ramones, Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment

Leaves of apple blossoms in a dried puddle

If not for you,
Winter would have no spring,
Couldn’t hear the robin sing,
I just wouldn’t have a clue,
Anyway it wouldn’t ring true,
If not for you.
— Bob Dylan, If Not For You

macchiato I made


21:53 * dblack just almost signed a ruby-core message 'end' instead of 'David' :-)
clouds over city 02

Below me the crowd
Slowing gathers around
Cops cars with news cameras too
I just can’t get out of this pain I’m in
And I don’t know what else to do
— Todd Snider, Sunshine

love is in the air 18

One love, one heart
Let’s get together and feel alright
— Bob Marley, All In One

16:07 <tilman> what about using scons to build ruby?

Do you think that, if you were granted omnipotence and omniscience and millions of years in which to perfect your world, you could produce nothing better than the Ku Klux Klan or the fascists? — Bertrand Russell, Why I Am No Christian

Warning at 3000m
15:45 <KirinDave> It's not significantly slower. :D
15:45 <KirinDave> Err, Significantly shorter.
15:45 <KirinDave> You conufusors!


20:25 <ionas> gmail = mail application of an evil empire
20:25 <ionas> ;p
20:25 <chris2> ionas: are you confusing gmail with outlook? :P
20:25 <ionas> chris2, lol
Penelope! I love you!

Never had no destination, could not get across.
You became my inspiration, oh but what a cost.
— Tom Waits, Grapefruit Moon


And I, I don’t mind the pain
Don’t mind the driving rain
I know I will sustain
‘Cause I believe in you.
— Bob Dylan, I Belive In You


playful condoms
21:58 <flashdrvnk> I will have to check for miss-typing too. That is why.
21:58 <ThreeDayMonk> miss typing? I hear she's a bitch :-P

Most people would rather die than think.
In fact, they do. — Bertrand Russell

18:50 <ThreeDayMonk> hrm "When exactly Jim loaded up the truck and moved to Hawaii [from Minnesota] is unclear" - I want one of those aquatic trucks that can drive across the Pacific!
18:50 <batkins_> ThreeDayMonk: yeah i have one
18:51 <ThreeDayMonk> batkins_: the batkinsmobile? :-)
18:51 <batkins_> haha exactly
18:01 <rhodus> but the free manual doesnt work for version 1.8 :&-*
18:01 <ThreeDayMonk> rhodus: is that a seahorse smiley?

Making the fire alarm look just like a light switch isn’t an example of daring and innovative design, it’s just dangerous. — Phil Ringnalda, I wonder why buttons look like that

by Annick

Bienvenida a Tijuana
Bienvenida mi amor
De noche a la mañana
Bienvenido a Tijuana…
— Manu Chao, Bienvenida a Tijuana


18:35 <wnorrix> mix india ink with urea and itching powder
18:36 * batkins_` hopes he never pisses off wnorrix
18:36 * wnorrix grins in a evil way…
18:37 * wnorrix licks his eyebrows left to right and then the other way round
15:00 <hal9000_> i'm a person
15:00 <ThreeDayMonk> only a bot would say that

No one ever thought this one would survive
Helpless child, gonna walk a drum beat behind
Lock you in a dream, never let you go
Never let you laugh or smile, not you.
— Ramones, Poison Heart

Women and Queens


Flickr is down, no pictures today.

21:51 — zenspider is now known as ilias
21:51 <ilias> don't you dare take my name in vain!
20:51 * zenspider sees dumb ppl
20:51 <zenspider> :P
20:51 <chris2> zenspider: break the mirror!
20:51 <chris2> *g*

O minha maconha
minha torcida
minha querida
minha galera
— Manu Chao, Minha Galera

18:56 <chris2> i dislike how "printf" looks on the screen :)
18:57 <gdsx> bah 8)
18:58 <chris2> for non-C code at least
18:58 <chris2> admittedly, writeln is worse :)

Imagine a flock of ducks in the sky. Listen.
Now remove the ducks. Listen.
What is the sound of no duck quacking?
What should nil respond_to?
— John Carter

But the general idea of nil silently consuming all messages turns duck typing into duck hunting. — James Britt

She talks to birds, she talks to angels,
she talks to trees, she talks to bees.
She don’t talk to me.
Talks to the rainbows and to the seas,
she talks to trees.
She don’t talk to me.
Don’t talk to me.
— Ramones, She Talks To Rainbows

I say hey, who’s goin’ my way
On that great Alaska Highway
— Dan Bern, Alaska Highway

Es geht beim Hacken um weit mehr als um Lötkolben und gcc, es geht auch um den Traum von einer besseren und freien Gesellschaft. Der Horizont der Hackerin und des Hackers geht weit über den Bildschirmrand hinaus. — CCC Unvereinbarkeitserklärung

14:39 <chris2> aah, tcp/ip into my veins


18:27 <slyphon> the only thing worse than *writing* PHP, is *maintaining* PHP

How does it feel
How does it feel
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?
— Bob Dylan, Like a Rolling Stone

it came from outer space

Seems it never rains in southern California
Seems I’ve often heard that kind of talk before
It never rains in California, but girl, don’t they warn ya?
It pours, man, it pours
— Albert Hammond, It Never Rains In Southern California

Harp and Yeah

The Whole world will be different soon
The whole world will be relieved
The Whole world will be different soon
The whole world will be relieved
— Pearl Jam, Brain of J


21:19 <hawky> chris2: just want to create necessary classes in order to instantiate a doom tree…
21:19 <chris2> hawky: i'm sure that was a typo, but it fits :)
21:12 <jast> and while the original HTML is based on SGML (which is a bit like a lax version of XML where you don't have to stick to as many structure rules), XHTML is based on XML
21:12 <jast> other than that, there's not a lot of differences
20:08 * dblack hands Aredridel the 'most easily amused channel member award' :-
20:08 <dblack> sh-2.04$ grep laughs *ruby-lang* | wc -l
20:08 <dblack> 145
20:08 <dblack> sh-2.04$ grep "Aredridel laughs" *ruby-lang* | wc -l
20:08 <dblack> 95
20:08 <dblack> Aredridel: always look on the bright side of life? :-)
20:08 * Aredridel accepts the award gladly, and puts it next to "Gee, you really laugh a lot 2004" and "Wow! Someone else who doesn't use LOL 2002"
Phoenix Manhole Cover or Firefox Logo Rip-Off?

Ex seipsa nascens, ex reparabilis ales,
Quae exoriens moritur, quae moriens oritur.
— Vita mihi mors est

One caution before we go any further: Ruby has spoiled many programmers. — Mike Clark



21:14 <chris2> how to notice you spend too much time before the computer: the sheet of paper you put your optical mouse on has a hole
21:15 <shevegen> omg
21:15 <shevegen> my optimouse is on a wooden table :P

“Wow. You’re putting your firmware under the BSD licence??“—Sure. We can always make money by selling the chip, you know. — Lin Rongrong opens PA168. I love the additude.

Used to be the now gone tracystanley/11817080.

I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like
— Queen, Bicycle Race

17:41 * Pistos gives up on rails, having hit too many brick walls.

Used to be the now gone beautifulamnesia/11816746.

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

Beauty is evil
Immaculate evil, don’t you think?
But I’m mopping up stains from a blood transfusion,
Stumbling in the neon groves.
— Adam Green, He’s The Brat