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Old 03-24-2009, 09:46 AM
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On Tue, 24 Mar 2009 08:00:19 +1000, Res posted:

> On Mon, 23 Mar 2009, Thorny wrote:
>>> It's called "a life" you should try it sometime, its amazing!
>> Well, I've had one for more than 6 decades so far, but I feel some need
>> to
> Well, at 42 i'm only a pup, so you'd know better then me that the other
> half often commands attention, and i rather enjoy complying
Well, that kind of demand is usually not onerous.

>> "give back" in some small way for the open source software that has been
>> provided for me.
> Oh I've given back many times over the years to several projects, but i'm
> not a chest beater so dont feel the need to add them all to things like my
> sig or advertise it, i've always been and will be, a "quiet achiever"

To my mind, that is the best way. Except in specific instances, for
example in a list where developers are discussing issues and identifying
oneself may be necessary and it may be standard practise to digitally
sign ones email. Other than that, I almost always find "credential" sigs
grate on me and waste bandwidth, why should I care who someone is, I just
care about the quality of the discussion.

>> Note: Your spellchecker is broken. :-)
> I don't use one, its a pain to manually go ctl-T in pine


>>>> We know that you are a Slackware user and all the elitism that
>>>> implies.
>>> Actually, Slackware, RHEL, Solaris, no more AIX thank god, but ubuntu
>>> is 3rd boot option in laptop, you see i dont dis a distro without
>>> trying it first However I spend a fair amount of time in ubuntu on
>>> laptop, mostly coz I detest KDE and my time is limited these days so I
>>> CBF building all the gnome packages for slack, as I am a great fan of
>>> gnome and prefer it over any othe GUI.
>> Hey man, you've been around long enough to know, real geeks use the CLI.
>> :-)
> I do, what do you think im using now? what do you think I use on all
> list/newsgroups under this account hehe. Of course I use Evolution and ff
> in gnome a lot for work, afterall, some of these programmers dont
> understand anything exits outside of GUI, and trying to use portals in
> lynx is a pain, but its awesome loading pages if i'm away on laptop using
> dialup, 150k pages load in 2 seconds ... some webmasters think its cool to
> concentrate on "eye candy" rather than factual content or usability, one
> day I hope they will wake up to reality.

Yah! As I'm sure you know from my headers, I like a nice GUI newsreader
for this list with good threading and filtering (and one with which I'm
familiar) so I can find things easily when I want to. Agree with you about
eye candy, feel sorry for the people who are visually challenged and have
to wade through things with a screen reader.

>> Not our problem if you are bored, go back to the life you mentioned.
>> ;-)
> I did, right after I posted that message lol. I'm here now coz works
> very quiet this morning, enjoying a coffee, some Pink Floyd, and
> ssh-to-home for your entertainment on usenet/mailing lists, what more
> could I ask for

I like Pink Floyd too.

Everyone else is now probably bored with our "lovefest".

Thorny on Cassandra, over and out.

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