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


A happy new year to the entire readership of Anarchaia, onto another merry year of tumblelogging!

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
And here’s a hand, my trusty friend
And gie’s a hand o’ thine
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne.
— Auld Lang Syne

16:38 <chris2> Wine Is Not Ethanol :P
16:39 <imperator> death to ethanol
16:39 <hax> chris2: lol
ThoughtWhen engineers try to overcome the laws of physics, software engineers try to overcome themselves.
12:10 <kig> what plans for 2006?
12:10 <chris2> heh
12:10 <chris2> stay alive? ;-)

Von guten Mächten treu und still umgeben,
behütet und getröstet wunderbar, —
so will ich diese Tage mit euch leben
und mit euch gehen in ein neues Jahr;
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Von guten Mächten treu und still umgeben

23:32 <ThreeDayMonk> actually, I prefer to use the expression 'unlicensed copying' rather than 'theft' :-)


Palast der Republik
18:35 <polykarp> ThreeDayMonk: i really love it when people don't GET my nickname :-)
18:35 <Pieter> I always POST your nickname
18:35 <Pieter> oh well

Behind the shadow of the wind
The wave is sharp and narrow
To find the needles eye then
To fire with poison arrows
— Meat Puppets, Poison Arrow

Hey, you make me king for a day
Hey, and then you take it away
And there’s nothing I can say
— Dan Bern, Just About The Time

14:56 <UncleD> how'd the raid broke.
14:57 <ThreeDayMonk> UncleD: too much I and not enough R



And there are things these days
That can help you through a phase
Like food & health & fear
I prefer the beer
Not the way that I don’t love you
But the way that I hate myself
— Martha Wainwright, TV Show

15:07 <jix> chris2: man kann mit ti basic programmieren ;)
15:08 <chris2> man kann auch mit erbsen quadratwurzeln ziehen
15:10 <jix> ja das ist ja einfach
15:10 <jix> man versucht die einfach in nem quadrat anzuordnen und zählt wie viele reihen man hat

My American dream
Fell apart at the seams.
You tell me what it means,
You tell me what it means.
— Bob Dylan, Heartland




Far away
In some lovely way I hear your call
Whatever happened to them all?
Whatever happened to us all?
— Martha Wainwright, Far Away

18:40 * chris2 ist ein honk
18:40 <chris2> hab grad nach "feuerzangenbowler" gesucht :P

Überinformation ist der Smog des 21. Jahrhunderts. — Peter Glaser, Das Geheimnis–Reloaded (sehr guter Vortrag!)

Sexual Psychology
It’s easier than philosophy
It’s easier than chemistry
Where’s my chemisty?
— Martha Wainwright, Ball and Chain

Watch For Mermaids
13:23 * chris2 goes build pugs
13:26 * darix goes to eat pigs


Sosua Bay

But you really need to listen to me
Because I’m telling you the truth
I mean this, I’m okay!
(Trust Me)
— My chemical romance, I’m not OK

19:52 * chris2 searches in /dev/random for jpeg headers
19:52 <slyphon> hahahaha
19:52 <slyphon> :D
19:52 <chris2> random pr0n rocks
16:46 <lypanov> ruby2 is lame
16:46 <lypanov> i'm boycotting it
16:46 <lypanov> by using JAVA
16:46 <kbrooks> lypanov: fuck off
16:46 <chris2> LOL
19:46 * slyphon wonders what /dev/null does with all the bits
19:46 <mindtriggerz[h]> slyphon: no one knows….
19:46 <slyphon> if only we could somehow harness that power…
16:18 <jayeola> i went on a blind date set up by some friends…. turned out that the girl was a tax collector….whole nite went flat in 20 seconds
16:22 <dooglus> there are thousands of tax collectors. they are all instances of the class TaxInspectors
16:22 <dooglus> the boring girl you failed to get off with was one instance of that class
16:22 <jayeola> :/
16:22 <jayeola> she had *no* class

Maybe she will understand
And not expect too much from one man
Maybe she can
Or maybe she can’t
— Brendan Benson, Alternative To Love

POOR AL- When their eyes meet
23:26 <noradio> roll.rb is for the elitist, idealist, pedants who like emacs and rpa and lisp
23:26 <noradio> :o, i just described chris2



Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose
Nothin’, that’s all that Bobby left me, yeah
But, feelin’ good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues
Hey, feelin’ good was good enough for me, Mm-hmm
Good enough for me and my Bobby Mcgee
— Janis Joplin, Me And Bobby McGee

Gift Box Store III

Dealing with failure is easy: Work hard to improve. Success is also easy to handle: You’ve solved the wrong problem. Work hard to improve. — Alan Perlis


A Field of Candles

A face on a lover with a fire in his heart
A man under cover buy you tore him apart
Maybe next year I’ll give it to someone
I’ll give it to someone special.
— Wham!, Last Christmas

15:54 <isomer_> we put up a b-tree instead of a regular tree. there's not much room for presents under the leaves
15:54 <tanuki> we just put up a heap
15:55 <isomer_> how's that work out?
15:56 <isomer_> you have to arrange them by weight

Yesterday’s just a memory,
Tomorrow is never what it’s supposed to be
And I need you, oh, yeah.
— Bob Dylan, Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight

Thought Hi, Qerub’s Mom! (The first one is always free.)
00:18 <Symmetry> what % of Ruby users are actually Rails users?
00:20 <chris2> Symmetry: you better ask, what number of rails users are ruby users?



Hey, ein neues frohes Fest, keine Angst
Es wird vorüber gehen
Hey, ein neues frohes Fest, nur Mut
Wir werden es durchstehn
— Die Roten Rosen, Frohes Fest

3:52 <eTM> hmmm, aber immerhin scheint sie schon darüber nachgedacht zu haben ob du ihr was bedeutet
13:52 <eTM> das ist ja auch schon mal ein gutes zeichen
13:53 <chris2> was hilft mir ein gutes zeichen?
13:53 <eTM> ausserdem ändern die weiber ja ständig ihre meinung
13:53 <eTM> naja, alter, ich will dich ja nur aufmuntern
15:58 <yath> "frohe" ist ein T9onynm zu "droge"
14:26 * kuja has tickets to watch King Kong at 12:30 :P
14:27 <kuja> Although my girlfriend wanted to go to a church at 12 :P

Hold me, baby be near,
You told me that you’d be sincere.
Every day of the year’s like playin’ Russian roulette,
True love, true love, true love tends to forget.
— Bob Dylan, True Love Tends To Forget

11:57 * chris2 noticed an amazing thing tonight
11:58 <chris2> whatever the fuck happens to you, dylan wrote a song about it :P


Born that man no more may die;
Born to raise the sons of earth;
Born to give them second birth.
— Hark! The herald angels sing

25 cents. . .
18:00 <kbrooks> ping
18:00 <zaphy> pong?
18:01 <EsotericMoniker> as an interesting aside, the national ping pong folks recently upped the size of a standard ball from 38mm to 40mm so it could be seen on TV easier and thus garter better ratings
Extreme Long Shot 1

There is a bitter breed, Oh sweetheart
They will be watching you sometimes
With their bitter hearts
— Interpol, Length Of Love


15:13 <lucsky> I tend to sympathize with people getting annoyed by the rails overhype though :)
15:14 <lucsky> but on the other end, it's just too much fun to see the python guys getting bitter about it :))
Santa Pope 2

And so may, we make time
Try to find somebody else
This place is mine
— Interpol, C’mere

If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies. — Albert Einstein

He whistles and he runs so hold him fast
Breathe the burn, you want to let it last
He might succumb to what you haven’t seen
He has a keen eye for what you used to be
— Interpol, A Time To Be So Small

gingerbread family
20:42 <Vagabond> its chris' tool for subltly forcing lisp on the masses
20:43 <chris2> uh??
20:43 <chris2> erm
20:43 <chris2> (uhp)



Don’t send no more candles
No matter what you do
Then Willie stopped singing
And the prairie wind blew
The green kept rolling on
For miles and miles
Fields of fuel rolling on for miles
— Neil Young, No Wonder

ThoughtEmacs highly-useful-not-yet-known-feature of the day: M-x align-regexp.

I used to live alone before I knew you
And I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
But love is not a victory march
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah
— Jeff Buckley, Hallelujah



Shells, Rock and Stick
19:26 <chris2> kesV: i get confused by the easy things, but not by the complicated
19:26 <chris2> which is why people think i'm clever :P
19:26 * chris2 notes how much truth in these statements is

Bury me out on the prairie
Where the buffalo used to roam
You won’t have to shed a tear for me
‘Cause then I won’t be far from home
— Neil Young, Far From Home

18:21 * chris2 just tried ri perlfunc :P
ThoughtI wish iTunes did stable ordering, then I could listen to all albums of an artist in reverse chronological order by clicking once on album and twice on year.

Most of the complexity in the software is social, rather than technical. — Paul Graham, Reddit rewritten in Python



14:41 <mfp> analysis of Ruby code using the entropy rate of a first oder markovian process over the token types as an estimate of the lexical complexity
14:42 <chris2> woow
14:42 <chris2> are you bored, somehow?
14:43 <mfp> I just like information theory

You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Treatened by shadows at night, and exposed in the light.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
— Pink Floyd, Shine On You Crazy Diamond

21:42 <vruz> it's like chris2 tumblelogs a 90% of what I'd would talk about, without me doing any effort :-)
21:43 <vruz> (being a great part of the remaining 10% the stuff about Bob Dylan :-P
21:43 <vruz> hehehe
22:18 <Aria> [14:18:16] Vruba says "You can tell chris2 he has sound taste in music."

It’s a long road behind me
It’s a long road ahead
If you follow every dream, you might get lost
If you follow every dream, you might get lost
— Neil Young, The Painter


20:57 * zem is a calvinist of the -and-hobbes variety
20:05 <chris2> How To Lose Your Credibility In Nine Words
20:05 <lypanov> chris2: dude i love you
20:06 <lypanov> chris2: that like. just. omg
20:06 <lypanov> chris2: write the book!

I want you to set me on your tabletop
I want you to look at me and never stop
I will let you change my station
I give instant gratification
— Dan Bern, I Want To Be Your TV

11:55 <Olli> ich muesste mein auto auch abkehren weil das sicher morgen frueh (bei dem glueck was ich habe) schone gefriert
11:56 <chris2> salzen :P
11:57 <Olli> eine priese salz auf die frontscheibe
11:57 <J|x> ein salzkristal als frontscheibe!
11:58 <Olli> LOL
11:59 <Frixon> JA!
12:03 <chris2> wie wärs wenn ihr über nach einfach die windschutzscheibe rausnehmt?
Joan Crawford

I wish I had a dollar for everyone that died within that year,
Got ‘em hot by the collar, plenty an old maid shed a tear,
Now within my heart, it sure put on a squeeze.
Oh, that Legionnaire’s disease.
— Bob Dylan, Legionnaire’s Disease


17:45 <flgr_> hrm, kalt hier
17:45 <Frixon> flgr_: Mach dir warme Gedanken.
17:46 <flgr_> die heizung läuft ja :/
17:47 <Frixon> flgr_: Dann halt sie fest, bevor sie weg ist.

No one will ever manipulate
Make me promise to do or die
No one can make me hesitate
What can I lose if they try
— David Gilmour, Love On The Air

A time to dream to himself.
He waves goodbye to his self.
I’ll see you on the other side.
Another man moved by slight of hand.
— Pearl Jam, Sleight Of Hand

00:54 <Vagabond> hah, I *finally* made it on the anarchaia quotes

They say that they believe because pretending to believe is necessary to get the benefits of religion. — Scott Adams, God’s Debris


19:09 * chris2 just had a nice shower outside the flood :P
19:11 <Vagabond> a turkish bath would have been more appropiate apparently
2005 12-16 storm coming01

Please don’t take what I’m saying amiss
Or misunderstand at a time such as this
Because if such close friends should ever fall out
What would there be left worth fighting about
— David Gilmour, Cruise

setting sun

Well it’s four in the morning by the sound of the birds,
I’m starin’ at your picture, I’m hearin’ your words.
Baby, they ring in my head like a bell.
— Bob Dylan, Under Your Spell


Reflection of Sunset Glow
21:42 <oGMo> gah, stupid ruby-dbi, you can't retrieve the connect string used
21:52 <chris2> oGMo: ObjectSpace.each_object(String) { |s| p s if s =~ %r{mysql://} } # }:-)
21:53 <oGMo> chris2: i kill you now

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

Cranach Venus

Outside the rain fell dark and slow
While I pondered on this dangerous but
I took a heavenly ride through one silence
I knew the moment had arrived
For killing the past and coming back to life
— Pink Floyd, Coming Back to Life


Papago Park Saguaro

This river here runs through the town
This river here is quite reknowned
Everyone wears American shoes
To dance away their American blues
— Dan Bern, I Keep Looking

On the zeroth day, God created C. zem

20:39 <chris2> ich programmiere zu viel
20:40 <chris2> meine mutter sagt mir heute, der käse sei im ersten kühlschrank-fach, und ich guck ins zweite :P
20:41 <chris2> (zero indexing)
Tow Law

Coils up and round me
Teasing your poetry
Switch me on
Turn me up
Oh child of venus
You’re just made for love
— Goldfrapp, Ooh La La


Loading Docks_1

I don’t want this anger that’s burning in me
It’s something from which it’s so hard to be free
But none of the tears that we cry in sorrow or rage
Can make any difference, or turn back the page
— David Gilmour, Murder

19:20 <jix> meine parabel interpretertion: while time < 45min;fluche laut(naja ok nicht wirklich laut ^^) rumm, das der text scheiße ist und eh fürn arsch ist;end;while time < end_time;schreibe schrott;end
19:21 <jix> ich hab ne 1 bekommen ^^

To pretend the death penalty is going to end crime in the United States is to fool people, to promote public ignorance. — Rudolph W. Giuliani

The hammer that I once brung down now hovers over me.
Cast a shadow across, onto me.
— Pearl Jam, Dead Man



ThoughtAll humans are born as anarchists.

I’m dreaming of a white christmas,
with every christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright,
and may all your christmases be white.
— Die Roten Rosen, White Christmas

19:22 <UncleD> nasa is dumb
19:22 <UncleD> they should invest more money into fusion research and less into studying the moon 'again'
19:23 <nome> who says the answer to fusion is not in the moon? :)
19:23 <chris2> nome: because you can't make a fusion reactor out of cheese?

Their stone faces froze, their blood pressures rose They frowned and stared, they hissed and glared– But just at the pint of danger, something odd began to change there As they stared, as they stared, as they stared– — Dan Bern, Geneva Romance


Der Papst ist ein Depp. Das können Sie ruhig schreiben. — Monika Spring, ex-CVP Kommunikationschefin


I just can’t be happy, love
Unless you’re happy too
It’s bad out there
High water everywhere
— Bob Dylan, High Water

Fuel Depot Explosion - Airborne Capture III

This year we’ll give presents
Not only to the Christians
We’ll give ‘em to the Muslims, to the Hindus and the Jews
I’ve pretty much decided that this is what we’re gonna do
But I’d like to get some feedback
Hear what you guys think too
— Dan Bern, Dan Bern’s Christmas Song



Plötzlich steigen Wolken auf—dick und rabenschwarz.
Nichts ist jetzt mehr übrig von der sternenklaren Nacht.
Die Familie ist im Garten, das Feuer längst im Dachstuhl,
Alarm in der ganzen Nachbarschaft.
— Die Roten Rosen, Weihnachten bei den Brandts


I’m looking for a girl, I think you know the kind,
the kind that makes you come six times by the end of your sleigh ride.
We’d make each other hot, we’d hold each other tight
and if my christmas wish comes true, we’d do it every night.
— Die Roten Rosen, Jingle Bells

13:05 <Qerub> "Yahoo! Buys" :(
13:06 <kig> Qerub: that headline looks like an explosion at the punctuation factory


18:43 <jclinton> hum… there's something Zen about drinking a soda after brushing your teeth

‘Cos we will never listen to your rules (no)
We will never do what others do (no)
Know what we want and we get it from you
Do what we like and we like what we do
— Andrew W. K., Party Hard

13:13 <chris2> How to attract more visitors to your site: Add a nifty rendering error for firefox.
ThoughtI’d like to eat something like peanut butter, but made of almonds.

My life makes perfect sense
Lust and food and violence
Sex and money are my major kicks
Get me in a fight I like dirty tricks
— Dire Straits, Heavy Fuel



18:38 <UncleD> Ever had sex with a kiwi fruit?
18:39 <avu> a kinky kiwi?
18:39 <UncleD> a kind of kinky kiwi from kawaii

Keep on keeping on
Keep on keeping on
So long, so long
Bye bye
— John Lennon, Old Dirt Road

16:45 <sk1> hey I like Java. It is intended for a very specific task
16:46 <vincenz> sk1: bloating memory?

Imagine there’s no countries,
It isn’t hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
No religion too,
Imagine all the people
living life in peace…
— John Lennon, Imagine



I relive the situation
still see in in my mind
you got my imagination
working overtime
— Dire Straits, You And Your Friend

17:38 <tirkal> PHP was initially a Perl program.
17:38 <slyphon> tirkal: HAHAHAHA
17:38 <slyphon> tirkal: that makes *so* much sense!
17:38 <kuja> tirkal: That's kind of like PHP and Smarty, except it's Perl and PHP.

Something I’ve found
Yea, That want to turn around
You got to walk the walk, the walk, the walk
To make any ground
— Foo Fighters, The Last Song




Memory, ecstasy, tyranny, hypocrisy
Betrayed by a kiss on a cool night of bliss
In the valley of the missing link
And you have no time to think.
— Bob Dylan

15:53 <SlowByte> Groovy happens when a bunch of clueless Java hackers get together and try to monkey dynamic languages

I don’t know how it happened
It all took place so quick
But all I can do is hand it to you
And your latest trick
— Dire Straits, Your Latest Trick

squared office


in the forest 2

The sacred and profane
The pleasure and the pain
Somewhere your fingerprints remain concrete
And it’s your face I’m looking for — on every street
— Dire Straits, On Every Street

The way I feel about Lisp is the way I feel about socialism. Neat ideals and I really wish they worked on humans! — Why The Lucky Stiff, Two Things

19:06 <chris2> dinnr
19:06 <ThreeDayMonk> damn, flickr's influence is effecting chris2's spelling now :-)
19:07 <chris2> ThreeDayMonk: ;)
19:07 <ThreeDayMonk> OH THE IRONY
19:07 <ThreeDayMonk> I wrote effect instead of affect
19:07 <chris2> it's intentional
19:07 <chris2> :P

Different applications will need different kinds events: those generated by, say, a cruise missile will be rather different than those of a vending machine (unless it’s designed for particularly tough neighborhoods). — John Vlissides, Type Laundering

18:06 <eumario> Interactive Ruby, the universal way of proving one's self wrong.
Zimtsterne Advent 2005

Sometimes you communicate all you need to say
Without saying anything, I guess we were that way
— Dan Bern, All We Did


20:37 <Qerub> i wish an elephant could come here too :(
20:38 <zem> yeah
20:38 <zem> we're irrelephant in the grand scheme of things
20:39 * bitsweat runs his rake tusks against svn trunk
20:39 <Qerub> :D
20:39 <zem> surely a mammoth undertaking

The birds are in their pockets
The shoes are in their sense
The brazen, blazin’ butterflies
Are stunning in their silence
— Dan Bern, Changes

ThoughtThe Internet is mainly a social problem.
20:23 <Qerub>, what would that return?
20:23 <Qerub> GAH
20:23 <Qerub> excuse my stupidity
20:23 * Qerub bangs head
20:29 <chris2> Qerub: considering evolution… :P
20:30 <Qerub> chris2: …i should bang harder?

And now the heart is filled with gold
As if it was a purse.
But, oh, what kind of love is this
Which goes from bad to worse?
— Bob Dylan, Tears Of Rage


21:48 <kbrooks> do i *have* to use a HTML parser to parse an HTML file?
21:49 <chris2> if your mom says
O outro ponto brilhante é Vênus

I got pregnant once, did I ever tell you
Couldn’t believe my belly got so distended
I decided to keep it, out came a horse
Still not sure just what God intended
— Dan Bern, Abortion

But the joke was on me
There was nobody even there to call my bluff
I’m going back to New York City
I do believe I’ve had enough
— Bob Dylan, Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

Fall Leaf in November Sky


So if you see me wearing a swastika tonight
Don’t be angry don’t start a fight
Raise your voices up above
Oooh! Swastika love
— Dan Bern, My Little Swastika

Seks huh?

May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.
— Bob Dylan, Forever Young


Es gibt vielerlei Lärme. Aber es gibt nur eine Stille. — Kurt Tucholsky, “Zwei Lärme”

Día Mundial de la Lucha contra el SIDA

The day they found a cure for aids
Everybody took one little pill and was okay
The people who had plotted to get rid of all the gays
Admitted their guilt and then everything was fine
Everybody else said ‘i didn’t know’
The day they found a cure
— Dan Bern, Cure For Aids

The future of security is driven by the hacker. — Gene Hodges, McAfee president

The Grim Protectors

ThoughtSearch google for: “programming language abuse” (via vruz).

No Xmas for Sony

I had a man, who was long and tall,
Moved his body like a cannon ball.
Fare thee well, my honey, fare thee well.
— Bob Dylan, Dink’s Song