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


Flor branca

I’ve never felt this healthy before
I’ve never wanted something rational
I am aware now
I am aware now
— Alanis Morissette, Hand Over Feet

17:40 <ThreeDayMonk> The Gimp is a collection of good image-processing routines with the minimum of duct tape holding it together

People’s lives changed radically and rapidly, not because of printing machinery, but because of what that invention made it possible for people to know. — Howard Rheingold, Tools for Thought

Good morning glory...
ThoughtC is a language to deal with numbers, but Lisp deals with ideas.
15:45 <flgr_> How did you first get into Ruby?
15:45 <flgr_> DHH: I got into Rails in the summer of 2003.


I feel sorry
for the earth’s population
‘cause so few
live in the U.S.A.
— Bad Religion, American Jesus

Mallow against the sky
17:14 <Ulysses> #ror is the new #php

English is essentially Low German plus even lower French minus any sense of culture. — Danny Weir

15:48 <chris2_> plan9!
15:49 <jix> kein-plan!
South Bronx Buildings
14:42 <dagbrown> vincenz: Dear God. I'd better watch my language.
14:43 <lypanov> dagbrown: :P
14:43 <lypanov> dagbrown: please don't. i'd fucking scream if i were the only swearing non inebriated fuckhead around here

Thank you India
Thank you terror
Thank you disillusionment
Thank you frailty
Thank you consequence
Thank you thank you silence
— Alanis Morissette

Remains of stone shelter, Playa Blanca, North Chile


My memory is muddy what’s this river I’m in,
New Orleans is sinking and I don’t want to swim
— Tragically Hip, New Orleans Is Sinking

18:02 <flashdrvnk> Drei Absinth sind fünf zuviel.
In the Dreamspace

I’m out of control
I’m a hurricane
hitting it hard, I’m broken down
I’m out of control, I’m in a hurricane
— Bush, Hurricane


Democracy don’t rule the world,
You’d better get that in your head.
This world is ruled by violence,
But I guess that’s better left unsaid.
— Bob Dylan, Union Sundown

21:14 <chris2> note that a program doesnt get oo by writing "class" and "end" at the beginning and end :P
18:20 <jix> irgndwie funktioniert mein A* noch nicht…
18:21 * chris2 hat das grad als A(rsch) gelesen

The best programmers know how to leverage programming tools intelligently and typically favor expressive, flexible languages like Lisp, Smalltalk, Forth, and Python. — Cameron Laird and Kathryn Soraiz, Regular Expressions: Don’t Fear Reliability

Used to be the now gone plasop/37980049.
17:07 <jix> also windows ist schnell
17:07 <jix> was abstürzen angeht ist das echt schnell…

I’ve abandoned static ruby program analysis :P — SASADA Koichi


We can have some caviar in San Tropez
I have a flat I’ll leave you the keys
But ohhhh,
On the road all I eat is cheese
— Dan Bern, Cheese Song

ThoughtPurely functional programming is a bad excuse for storing data only on the stack and not on the heap.
Flower Macro No. 8765425176.


15:50 <dagbrown> I was at a pub the other night, discussing continuations. (Yes, that's the kind of bar I go to)
15:50 <dagbrown> A continuation is like…when you start dating a girl, you create a continuation, right?
15:50 <dagbrown> And when things go wrong, you just restart from the continuation. Only the cool thing about continuations is that you have everything you learned since dating the girl.
15:51 <dagbrown> That's how continuations work!

Und dann fragst du mich, was schaust du am liebsten
Und ich sage Naturfilme, weil man da sehen kann
Wie schön die Welt ist und was die Tiere tun
Wohin die Vögel ziehn, wenn es kalt wird in Berlin.
— Funny van Dannen, Naturfilme

ThoughtDiscussions are like a Moebius strip, you go around and around until you notice you are both on the same side.
15:11 <dagbrown> You can instantiate anything you want at Alice's Class Factory.
emmène moi

May I be boiled in oil And fried in Crisco If I ever call San Francisco, “Frisco” — Ogden Nash

I don’t need your civil war
It feeds the rich while it buries the poor
Your power hungry sellin’ soldiers
In a human grocery store
Ain’t that fresh
I don’t need your civil war
— Guns’n’Roses, Civil War

Sho raykOm ?!
14:37 <kig> is it ethical to shut down emacs?
14:37 <kig> how about vi!?
14:37 <zem> is it ethical to make a sentient computer run emacs?
14:37 <zem> ("oh my god, there's emacs in my head!")


Nothing is better than eternal happiness. A ham sandwich is better than nothing. Therefore, a ham sandwich is better than eternal happiness. — R. S. Nickerson, Reflections on Reasoning


Und da mich etliche der ach so toleranten Katholen in die Hölle wünschen bleibt der Schockwellenreiter für die Dauer des religiösen Mummenschanzes religionsfreie Zone und Religionsfreie Zone auch weiter der “Google des Tages”. — Jörg Kantel (danke!)

16:25 <eTM> ich hab mich 2 stunden lange konzentrieren müssen bevor der scheiss canyon gekommen ist
16:25 <eTM> jedesmal wenn ich pissen hab müssen von dem vielen dr pepper hatte ich angst ich verpass ihn
16:26 <chris2> haha

But when I found Ruby, I almost instantly fell in love. It almost felt as if Matz looked at my top ten language features list and implemented eight or nine of them. — Jared Nuzzolillo


01:36 * chris2 ist alt
01:36 <chris2> steinalt :P
01:36 * jix nicht
01:36 <chris2> zumindest für 18-jährige steine

Alle reden über Renten, über Zukunftssicherung
Aber ich will heute leben, denn heute bin ich jung
Alle reden nur von Krise und sie schaun so traurig drein
Wer will das denn verdammt noch mal, ich will lustig sein
— Funny van Dannen, Himmel auf Erden


Computer-generated Sudoku puzzles are lacking a vital ingredient that makes puzzles enjoyable—the sense of communication between solver and author. — Nobuhiko Kanamoto, A well-made Sudoku is a pleasure to solve

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



7:04 <Ol^li> mir ist zur zeit auch brutal langweilig
17:06 <chris2> werd christ
The Cheesy Beef Lasagna

Ah, my friends from the prison, they ask unto me,
“How good, how good does it feel to be free?”
And I answer them most mysteriously,
“Are birds free from the chains of the skyway?”
— Bob Dylan, Ballad in Plain D

16:33 <Austin–> Pistos: static typing tends to cost more programmer time, IME. both in typing and in failed assumptions.
16:33 <dagbrown> Austin–: But it gives control freaks warm fuzzies!

You always taught me right from wrong
I need your help, daddy please be strong
I may be young at heart
But I know what I’m saying
— Madonna, Papa Don’t Preach

far away


was it good for you too?

Hey, Teacher leave those kids alone!
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall.
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall.
— Pink Floyd, Just Another Brick In The Wall

was it good for you too?

has ilias lazaridis contributed anything recently? i think i remember he was very interested but a bit clueless, if you ask me. — Franz Hartmann

whitby pier

She said I guess that means you don’t got love,
I said maybe I love everyone.
She said that’s the same as loving no one,
I said okay, I guess, whatever.
— Dan Bern, New American Language



the most beautiful parking garage on the planet
16:26 <kbrooks> whats WML
16:26 <manveru> wireless markup language i guess
16:28 * kbrooks doesnt get it
16:28 <manveru> if you type into your mobile, you will geht some wml
16:31 <kbrooks> manveru, please tell me that humans dont read the XML

Never could learn to drink that blood and call it wine
Never could learn to look at your face and call it mine.
— Bob Dylan, Someone’s Got A Hold Of My Heart

14:06 <manju> the thing with ruby I am surprised and is little difficult for me is whatever I ask, the people in the channel write such little code :-)
14:06 <manju> I mean I would probably write a whole page in C++ :-)

Please, please give me indication
Stop and talk to me
Like a river that is flowing
My love will never cease to be.
— Bob Dylan, Coming From The Heart

Sesame Chicken

How do you own a small business? Start with a big business! — Randal Schwartz



Not sure vimfully is a word (Webster doesn’t think so), but I understand it in context, and many will be glad to hear that the change will come vimfully and not emacsively. — Joel VanderWerf

18:36 <dvoodoo> was macht die kunst? (<- derzeit meine lieblings-klischee-frage)
18:37 <chris2> stetig am hacken
18:37 <jix> holz?
18:38 <chris2> jix: kot
18:38 <jix> ah
18:38 <jix> das is scheisse wa?
18:38 <chris2> ;)

Please don’t talk about tomorrow
I’m really not one to care
This world is filled with too much sorrow
That nobody’s heart should bear.
— Bob Dylan, Coming From The Heart

Words have power
Words have meaning
Words become things
And words become actions
So thank you for your words
Mr. Mein Kampf of the bathroom
And here is the airplane
And here’s the release lever
And here is a shovel
To wipe away the ashes
— Dan Bern, Hiroshima

Used to be the now gone marcox/31419704.
16:15 <mfp> "Maybe you could make a "Ruby cemetery" where old projects can go to die?" -> that's the stdlib for you ;)

ThoughtI’d like to do a meta-movie that tells about how the meta-movie itself was made.



Du bist alt, wenn du während du dir die Schuhe zu bindest dir überlegst was man sonst noch tun könnte wenn man schon mal hier unten ist. zamiwoop

El fantasma de Lou Reed

Why can’t a dish break a hammer?
Why oh why oh why?!
‘Cause a hammer’s a hard head.
Goodbye goodbye goodbye.
— Woody Guthrie, Why, Oh Why?

Really old books

Ein Säufer hat sich stumm gegrölt.
Die Hausfrau hat sich eingeölt.
Selbst nachts bleibt diese Affenhitze
Über die Stadt wie eine Mütze.
Es wird verrückt selbst der Solide.
Dann häufen sich die Suizide.
Touristen kotzen von den Boten.
Das ist die Zeit der Irren und Idioten.
— Hans-Eckardt Wenzel, Die Zeit der Irren und Idioten


20:14 <chris2> FeveRoot: are you on orkut?
20:14 <FeveRoot> yes
20:14 <Qerub> Do you deal drugs? :p
 Robert Lang's talk on Origami

I once held her in my arms,
She said she would always stay.
But I was cruel,
I treated her like a fool,
I threw it all away.
— Bob Dylan, I Threw It All Away

16:34 <jix> oh gott was laber ich da "aber damals relativ zu mir selber heute war ich jung" das hört sich ja schon so an wie es klingt
16:34 <jix> ok das war auch nicht besser

If I die tomorrow
As the minutes fade away
I can’t remember
Have I said all I can say?
You’re my everything
You make me feel so alive
If I die tomorrow
— Mötley Crüe, If I Die Tomorrow

19:05 <sa> a geocentric epicyclist's work is never done
3D Star Map


16:37 <chris2> vista is sooo ugly
16:38 <technoweenie> hopefully its fully transparent so i dont have to look at it
ThoughtThe best thoughts are the unwritten ones.
13:59 <chris2> es kommt auf den terminator an
13:59 <chris2> crlf für irc, iirc
14:00 <jix> aber ist bei einer schreibmaschine nicht eigentlich lfcr ?
14:01 <jix> weil wenn man diesen hebel nach links zieht wird erst das papier weitergeschoben, dann ist der hebel durchgedrueckt und dieses ding schiebt sich nach links
14:02 <jix> wir mac user haben früher immer die eine zeile immer und immer wieder benutzt
13:35 <ThreeDayMonk> chris2: I'd choose something in Visual Basic over Instiki if it actually *works*
SF and Napa
11:21 <chris2> i know it's embarrassing, but i just forgot what "cs" stood for…
11:21 <scoopr> counter strike?
11:21 <scoopr> c-sharp?
11:21 <Aria> "can't sthink"
23:55 * slyphon dances around chris2 scattering rose petals and singing his praises
23:55 <kreaturr> heh. chris2 now has a "good" friend.
23:56 * slyphon puts on his "<– I'm with chris2" t-shirt
Barcelona, Spain-2005

Disillusioned words like bullets bark
As human gods aim for their mark
Made everything from toy guns that spark
To flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark
It’s easy to see without looking too far
That not much
Is really sacred.
— Bob Dylan, It’s Alright, Ma


Nighttime’s our security
The stars watch us like guardian angels
Takes these letters from an old sign
Now you’ve got your initials
— Pretty Girls Make Graves, Holy Names

21:23 <chris2> hum, sql is like latin
21:23 <chris2> old, obscure, and i need to look up every word

I said, ‘Let’s get married,’ And she said, ‘Why, who’d have us?’” — Best Short Stories, Impersonal

My data is my life, and I won’t keep it in a strongbox that someone else has the keys for. — Cory Doctorow



Used to be the now gone domiller/30384283.

Sticking to his non-technological guns, Bernard hand-wrote a reply (on paper), which his wife then scanned and sent as an attachment. — Dan Cederholm, Electronic Mail is Not For Everyone

20:22 <chris2> thoughts.all { |t| t.expressable? Ruby }
17:33 <chris2> hach, falschfahren mit dem fahrrad macht mit einer bestandenen führerscheintheorie doch gleich doppelt so viel spass :P

Methodisch ist es gleich, ob ein Abc-Schütze als erstes Wort Oma oder Mao liest. Nur weiß er mit der Oma mehr anzufangen als mit Mao. — Ute Blaich

ThoughtHow to categorize libraries:
If the last change was before 2004, they are ancient. If the last change was after 2004, they are a moving target.

Ja die Gesichter braun gebrannt
Doch eure Augen sind so kalt
Doch eure Gärten riechen abgebrannt
In der Schule abgeknallt
Und die Mauer im Gesicht, die macht Trauer und macht Wut
— Früchte des Zorns, Das macht ihr nicht kaputt