Zed Shaw’s essay The Master, The Expert, The Programmer (thanks, Assaf) reminds me of the Tao Te Ching: “When you arrive at non-action, nothing will be left undone.” Man, if Zed had a feed, I’d be so subscribed.
Here’s why I’m NOT an atheist: Dawkins is making a religion out of atheism (via Armchair Anarchist). Even though I’m not religious, I can’t claim to know that there is or is not a God. It might even come down to definitions. I’m an agnostic, and proud of it. But I can still laugh.
Some random observations from Jeff Atwood. My first experience with a random number generator was on the DG Eclipse in BASIC. I proved how non-random it was by using a plotting algorithm similar to Jeff’s but with character cell coordinates — which quickly formed parallel, diagonal lines. I think I ended up using Knuth’s algorithm. Not so basic.
Scott Adams: “You havenít achieved equality until youíre a legitimate target for humor.” The Assimilated Negro says “not yet” for the n-word. Scott says women have arrived, but I’m not so sure. For instance, I don’t think women would cotton to the c-word, but you can call a man by any name for his private body parts and generate very little shocked response.
It’s nice to be appreciated. Back at you, Joseph!