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most quoted re "computers": Jonathan North Washington (75), oberon (40), Tristan Alexander McLeay (40), other (20), Matt Sachs (13)

other categories found with "computers": sadness (43), technology (43), linux (37), programming (33), weirdness (27)

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[link] heard: 16 May 2017
[edit] added: 16 May 2017

[22:37:24] <selimcan> <firespeaker> need to upgrade my firmware. bbiam

[22:37:34] <selimcan> didn't know firespeaker was a bionic

[22:39:48] <fotonzade> selimcan, they're slowly replacing all americans actually

[22:41:23] <selimcan> ola bilir

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[link] heard: 22 April 2016
[edit] added: 23 April 2016

[Jonathan crops anon's picture for his github profile]

[anon]: "What do you think women will think when they see this?"

Jonathan: "I don't think that's what github's for. ... Like, not all of the internet is for that."

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[link] heard: 18 September 2015
[edit] added: 14 December 2015

(23:19:57) Flammie: is yandex those guys who asked me for a full-form list of all finnish word-forms


(23:21:28) Flammie: I generated some 2 TB until something broke on the then lousy linguistics cluster from csc.fi

(23:26:04) firespeaker: Flammie: did you send them the 2TB file?

(23:26:36) Flammie: I aksed for instructions on doing that, didn't get replies anymore

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[link] heard: 7 July 2015
[edit] added: 7 July 2015

"I've gotta remember to type ‘optimality theory’ before I google ‘domination latex’."

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[link] heard: 15 January 2015
[edit] added: 15 January 2015

(00:09:56) firespeaker: there's so much win in git

(00:10:07) firespeaker: and there's like two or three big fails

(00:10:21) vigneshv: SVN is the opposite :P

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[link] heard: 28 December 2014
[edit] added: 28 December 2014

(23:34:45) vigneshv: 140 px :D

(23:34:54) firespeaker: vigneshv: I can think of words longer than that

(23:35:01) firespeaker: I have some 153px words

(23:35:17) sushain: (10:35:00 PM) firespeaker: I have some 153px words <- wait, was that random?

(23:35:30) sushain: or do you actually have a 153px word

(23:35:30) firespeaker: i.e., not a good measure of word-length ;)

(23:35:33) sushain: LOL

(23:35:34) sushain: ok

(23:35:35) vigneshv: ill change

(23:35:40) firespeaker: point made? ;)

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[link] heard: 8 June 2014
[edit] added: 8 June 2014

(16:47:29) spectre: ok, now you have a twol rule

(16:47:34) spectre: that is {A}:a / {A}:e

(16:47:54) spectre: but your twol rule has to combine with this {A}b{A}bbbbbb{A}

(16:47:57) spectre: when does it finish ?


(16:51:11) spectre: firespeaker,



(16:52:13) fpetkovski: he's gone

(16:52:14) fpetkovski: too late


(16:57:07) firespeaker: ^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C

(16:57:08) firespeaker: phew

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[link] heard: 7 April 2014
[edit] added: 7 April 2014

(17:29:40) sushain: their philosophy of decentralization sort of requires everyone to download the whole repo :\

(17:29:51) firespeaker: it doesn't necessitate it

(17:29:56) firespeaker: they just force it to

(17:30:14) firespeaker: Thomas Jefferson's idea of decentralisation of libraries

(17:30:20) firespeaker: doesn't mean you have to have ALL THE BOOKS

(17:30:23) firespeaker: in each library

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[link] heard: 11 November 2013
[edit] added: 11 November 2013

[11:42] <tw2113> did you scale it down to just 1 user ID?

[11:42] <jonorthwash> I suppose I could do that

[11:42] <tw2113> via something like phpmyadmin

[11:42] * jonorthwash whips up a query

[11:42] <tw2113> or if you're fancy, sequelpro

[11:42] <jonorthwash> real men telnet to the mysql port

[11:43] <Limp_Trizkit> telnet to the mysql port? psssh. real men open the DB files in a hex editor

[11:43] <myosotis> hex editors are just a crutch for stream editor n00bs

[11:43] <tw2113> i read my mysql databases in binary

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[link] heard: 9 October 2013
[edit] added: 9 October 2013

[14:28] <Unhammer> %ap Guovdageainnu ruskabiillas čuožžu "muitte sirret doabbariid!"

[14:28] <Brainstorm> Unhammer: Apertium has no mode 'se-en'

[14:28] <Unhammer> Brainstorm, use sme-nob!

[14:28] <Unhammer> :)

[14:29] <jonorthwash> .t Guovdageainnu ruskabiillas čuožžu "muitte sirret doabbariid!" sme-nob

[14:29] <begiak> Sorry, the apertium API gave HTTP error 451: Not supported pair ☹

[14:29] <Unhammer> jonorthwash, %ap should autodetect source lang and translate iiuc

[14:29] <jonorthwash> Unhammer: oooh neat

[14:29] <jonorthwash> Unhammer: how does it guess destination language? ;)

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[link] heard: 21 March 2012
[edit] added: 21 March 2012

(18:36:18) spectie: macedonian, bulgarian, {serbian, croatian, bosnian, montenegrin}, slovenian, english, ...

(18:36:37) krvoje: hey, our language is not a regex :p

in freenode#apertium
computers, programming, geekiness
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[link] heard: 25 January 2012
[edit] added: 25 January 2012

"Если человек не понимает слово, это не проблема перевода - это проблема человека."

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[link] heard: 24 January 2012
[edit] added: 24 January 2012

Fran: "You've convinced me that it's time for me to learn a real Cyrillic keyboard layout."

Jonathan: "Yeah, I can't believe you still use a transliterated keyboard. How do you do non-Russian Cyrillic letters?"

Fran: "I copy-paste them. It sucks."

Jonathan: "But how many languages have you worked on that use Cyrillic?"

Fran: "Most of them."

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[link] heard: 22 January 2012
[edit] added: 22 January 2012

Jonathan: "Yeah, I've found that a lot of linguists aren't good at dealing with computers [e.g., writing transducers]."

Fran: "And most computer people aren't good with linguistics."

Jonathan: "Yeah, there aren't many who can cross over to the other side well. I think most of us are sitting in this room."

Fran: "And the other's coming on Tuesday."

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[link] heard: 11 January 2012
[edit] added: 11 January 2012

(21:25:55) faggot: We and 200 guys are going to send in you in an inexistance

(21:26:01) faggot: with a special DDOS app

(21:26:10) faggot: except debian.org to be down for hours

(21:26:47) faggot: it begins in a half hour

(21:26:53) faggot: also we`ll take down freenode after that


(21:27:23) faggot: we have already lavished the money from the Debian`s paypal account


(21:27:33) faggot: it was like 4000$ there

(21:27:35) faggot: poor guys


(21:28:38) faggot left the room.


(21:29:28) firespeaker: we should DoS him ourselves

(21:29:48) gnarface: he's in romania you'd DoS the whole country

from freenode#debian
SSSR, computers, linux, hyperbole
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[link] heard: 9 December 2011
[edit] added: 9 December 2011

(03:08:57) firespeaker: it's like there's 3 or 4 different encodings being used here

(03:09:01) spectie: :(((((((((((

(03:09:08) spectie: this is my multi-encoding file face

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[link] heard: 11 October 2011
[edit] added: 11 October 2011

"Wait, what's this a commercial for? It's a waste of paper and it's inconvenient!"

(screen shows "USPS")

"Oh, of course."

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[link] heard: 17 November 2009
[edit] added: 17 November 2009

(20:07:46) [redacted]: there is not one single redeeming quality about the interface

(20:07:49) [redacted]: except that you can see it

(20:07:53) [redacted]: like, that it's not covered in black

(20:07:57) [redacted]: that's the only redeeming quality

(20:08:00) [redacted]: that you can see it

Abe Solomon's complaints about Praat's interface
computers, insults, sadness, programming, phonetics
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[link] heard: 28 May 2009
[edit] added: 28 May 2009

me: "What happened to that banana?"

my mother: "They missed with the flame thrower they were using to kill the bugs."

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[link] heard: 28 April 2009
[edit] added: 28 May 2009

(15:29:05) kesuari: it referred to using powerpoint on a mac

(15:29:20) kesuari: *"it"

(15:29:47) kesuari: (ironically, i'm currently reading a paper about pronoun resolution)

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[link] heard: 5 April 2009
[edit] added: 5 April 2009

(16:45:11) cassowary: he was being a prick and thought putting a smiley on would make him not a prick

(16:45:19) [me]: yeah

(16:45:22) [me]: people do that a lot

(16:45:27) [me]: I know people who do that irl

(16:45:46) cassowary: what, they say "you're an idiot colon closing bracket"?

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[link] heard: 23 March 2009
[edit] added: 23 March 2009

(16:55:43) [me]: speaking of which, the dotted line that's normally on buttons and other non-entry things to show focus (very useful if you're using tab instead of the mouse) have recently stopped dispalying at all for me

(16:56:10) [me]: mostly on buttons

(16:56:16) [me]: at least that's where it bothers me the most

(16:59:13) thecartographers: hm, that sounds bad

(16:59:31) [me]: well, it's not bad in that it breaks anything really

(16:59:36) thecartographers: i'm sure it's been discussed ad nauseum in the past, and everyone knows it's important

(16:59:38) [me]: it just makes me feel like I'm drunk when doing things

(16:59:46) thecartographers: it breaks thinsg for people who can't use mice...

(16:59:50) [me]: true

(17:00:00) [me]: or who just don't :-P

(17:02:08) thecartographers: yeah but gnome people, who are in charge of gtk for better or worse

(17:02:14) thecartographers: don't care about what you want, jsut what you can do

(17:02:34) thecartographers: if you say "i can't use the mouse" then they accomodate: if you say "i won't use the mouse" then they say "use kde"

(17:03:31) thecartographers: and then you say "now i've tried using kde, but i've gone blind from the hideous sight. can you accomodate me?" and they'll say "yes, but you can still use your hands, so you only get a text-to-speech engine system, but no outlines on the buttons"

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[link] heard: 14 March 2009
[edit] added: 14 March 2009

(18:19:44) jonathan: we'll probably have 1TB flash drives in a couple years

(18:19:56) jonathan: but 1PB is still quite a ways off I think

(18:21:40) T. A. McLeay: hm maybe

(18:21:51) T. A. McLeay: what'd you do with so much storage anyway? :)

(18:22:52) jonathan: put star trek on it

(18:22:58) jonathan: and I mean all of it

(18:23:25) jonathan: well, maybe not Voyager

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[link] heard: 31 December 2008
[edit] added: 31 December 2008

Jonathan: "Nah, we'll just reverse the math on the other end."

Aaron: "How do we do the reverse of a modulo? If times two, it equals an odd number?"

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[link] heard: 14 September 2008
[edit] added: 14 September 2008

(23:16:35) [my father]: it is normal convention, however. So laTex doesn't know what it is doing

(23:17:04) [my father]: what the hell do you want with something that uses louisiana and texas as its call name

That is not what LaTeX bases its name on!
stupidity, provincialism, linux, technology, southernisms
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[link] heard: 24 July 2008
[edit] added: 24 July 2008

(19:14:46) T. A. McLeay: en franczais

(19:15:14) T. A. McLeay: (my compose key and altgr key on this keyboard are switched, and it's easier to use a z and this explanation than it is to cope with switched keys)

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[link] heard: 1 May 2008
[edit] added: 1 May 2008

(16:27:22) kesuari: is *that* what causes that bug?

(16:27:27) kesuari: i hadn't worked it out yet

(16:27:30) kesuari: but you could easily be right!

(16:27:33) [me]: that's what I assumed it was

(16:27:36) [me]: and of course I'm right

(16:27:50) kesuari: including about all the contradictory things you might've said about l/n?

(16:28:02) [me]: that's all just theory

(16:28:07) [me]: there's no way to be right for sure ;)

(16:28:21) kesuari: but if you contradict yourself, you must be wrong

(16:28:32) [me]: no, just stating theories

(16:28:32) kesuari: especially if you begin the contradiction by saying "oh, i was wrong before"

(16:28:39) [me]: have I said that?

(16:28:42) [me]: .. probably actually

(16:28:43) kesuari: i don't know

(16:28:45) kesuari: i'm assuming you have

(16:28:50) kesuari: because it makes my theory make you look bad

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[link] heard: 18 April 2008
[edit] added: 18 April 2008

(14:04:28) Michaela: but the central asian/tajik dating trick i learned is that the guys just gradually start attaching pictures of flowers to emails and see how the girl reacts

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[link] heard: 11 April 2008
[edit] added: 10 April 2008

(11:18:41) kesuari: there's a corner of hell where people write Microsoft Office-style suites in TeX

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[link] heard: 1 March 2008
[edit] added: 1 March 2008

(18:24:50) Jóhann: im such a loser and super nörd :P
last night, my friend asked me "Iceland is lowering the drinking age to 19, want to go out tonight"
I said "Nah, I am doing some massive edits on the Chechen wikipedia, might get 300 articles tonight" :P

(18:25:07) Jóhann: and i did :D

(18:25:09) Jóhann: 300 articles :D

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[link] heard: 29 February 2008
[edit] added: 29 February 2008

(17:14:36) [me]: I wonder if Turkish F-type keyboards are related to Turkish F-type prisons

(17:14:49) kesuari: ? i think the F comes from first letter

(17:14:54) [me]: oh

(17:15:07) [me]: what about the prisons?

(17:15:17) kesuari: they probably don't have any keys

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[link] heard: 16 February 2008
[edit] added: 16 February 2008

(15:18:40) Michaela: so what i said while i was offline was...

(15:20:14) Michaela has signed off.

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[link] heard: 13 February 2008
[edit] added: 12 February 2008

(10:03:38) Michael: people think that the internet is the closed system of pipes, but it's more like mail-carriers all running around, out in the open

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[link] heard: 12 February 2008
[edit] added: 12 February 2008

(23:05:15) Jóhann: you are a walking wikipedia :D

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[link] heard: 11 February 2008
[edit] added: 12 February 2008

(00:15:30) Michael: i don't know what wp is

(00:15:47) Michael: ohh

(00:15:50) Michael: wikipedia

(00:16:21) Michael: i was like, word perfect? why would anyone rely on that. it's so 199-never

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[link] heard: 9 February 2008
[edit] added: 9 February 2008

(01:20:44) Michael: yeah... programming interviews are fun dude. you should try it

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[link] heard: 15 January 2008
[edit] added: 15 January 2008

(14:03:29) [Tristan]: "i'm bored" "heh, some madman was telling me i should add this feature to gaim" "hm really? maybe i'll do that then"

Tristan immitates gaim developers; Jonathan's the madman.. references quote #210
programming, boredom, insanity, craziness, linux
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[link] heard: 4 January 2008
[edit] added: 4 January 2008

(15:38:13) Sarah: He sleeps like the dead.

(15:38:49) Sarah: He's too busy dreaming of WoW to be disturbed by anything climbing in or out of bed with him.

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[link] heard: 24 December 2007
[edit] added: 23 December 2007

(13:35:56) [me]: oh man teleportation would solve so many problems wouldn't it

(13:36:04) [me]: I'm only just starting to see the potential

(13:36:11) Michael: well it would probably create more problems than it would solve

(13:36:20) [me]: oh?

(13:37:33) Michael: well... obviously security would have to be completely rethought.. or i guess it would just be more like network security

(13:38:09) Michael: i mean, can you imagine? illegal immigration would turn into like a DoS attack

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[link] heard: 23 December 2007
[edit] added: 22 December 2007

(03:19:15) [me]: I like tech support to know more than I do

(03:19:27) [me]: instead it's just this number I call to try to convince to flip a switch for me

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[link] heard: 22 December 2007
[edit] added: 22 December 2007

(20:44:48) Michael: man.. that'll suck when computational linguists have to start getting AI subjects approval

(20:45:21) Michael: "I didn't mean to unplug my computer!! honest!"

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[link] heard: 17 December 2007
[edit] added: 16 December 2007

(01:29:38) Amanda: look at my smileys

(01:29:46) Amanda: >:o angry!

(01:30:44) [me]: ..

(01:31:37) Amanda: you see my lo9bster?

(01:32:00) [me]: what?


(01:32:39) Amanda: no my smiley faces are lobsters

(01:32:55) [me]: oh

(01:32:58) [me]: yeah, they kind of are

(01:32:59) [me]: it's weird

(01:33:14) Amanda: no they're literally lobsters

(01:33:22) Amanda: do you see them?

(01:33:47) [me]: ....

(01:33:53) [me]: then how about I say "no" this time

(01:34:01) [me]: no

(01:34:03) [me]: I haven't seen them

(01:34:08) Amanda: 'm confused

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[link] heard: 14 December 2007
[edit] added: 14 December 2007

(22:29:10) [me]: I don't get why people are so scared of linux

(22:29:20) Rianna: it's hard for people who wanna game

(22:29:25) [me]: yeah

(22:29:28) [me]: but like, my parents?

(22:29:35) Rianna: and i dunno, people just don't grow up seeing linux

(22:29:40) [me]: yeah

(22:29:45) [me]: like my parents :-P

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[link] heard: 12 November 2007
[edit] added: 12 November 2007

Tristan: "Yeah, that's why you should ask out who you think you should ask out."

Jonathan: "That's a good policy."

Tristan: "I just need to know some girls."

Jonathan: "It probably doesn't help that you work as a computer programmer."

Tristan: "Yeah, that's half the reason I reckon I should go back to uni and get a masters."

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[link] heard: 3 November 2007
[edit] added: 3 November 2007

"And she, like, uses the internet for everything it's meant to be used for—except maybe porn, maybe she doesn't use it for that."

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[link] heard: 20 July 2007
[edit] added: 20 July 2007

[wine keeps causing X to crash]

(03:26:24) [me]: wine sucks

(03:37:21) kesuari: well, at least it's emulating windows well

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[link] heard: 18 July 2007
[edit] added: 18 July 2007

(21:43) Tristan: you realise of course that what you're doing here is filing bugreports for linguistic theories, which are kind of like computer programs

(21:43) Tristan: so the "maintainers" are probably going to call you mad

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[link] heard: 11 July 2007
[edit] added: 11 July 2007

(01:33:38) Jade Solitude: You know you spend too much time on Wikipedia when you look for the "mark this edit as minor" button when editing ID3 tags . . .

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[link] heard: 30 June 2007
[edit] added: 1 July 2007

(23:37:38) [me]:

(23:36:42) Jade Solitude: I love free software

(23:36:51) Jade Solitude: But I love some propriety software, too

(23:36:51) Jade Solitude: =þ

(23:37:02) Jade Solitude: I love Winamp, for example

(23:38:38) kesuari: hah! people still use winamp. how cute. you should cage him, etc.

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[link] heard: 30 June 2007
[edit] added: 30 June 2007

(23:27:50) kesuari: (also, it's annoying for people on dialup, because it makes it take much longer to download)

(23:28:00) kesuari: (but that's largely no longer a concern in the west)

(23:28:28) [me]: I'm actually talking to someone who's on dial-up right now

(23:28:53) kesuari: ooh wow, you should cage her and put her in the zoo with that windows friend of yours who uses gaim

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[link] heard: 29 June 2007
[edit] added: 29 June 2007

(05:54:49) kesuari: i was saying it was evidence i was right, just saying it was what some sourte said

(05:55:00) [me]: sourte?

(05:55:04) kesuari: source

(05:55:08) [me]: oh :-P

(05:55:22) [me]: it processed semantically something like "bloke" would've in that context :-P

(05:55:49) kesuari: yeah, well, this is the internet so it might as well have been some bloke

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[link] heard: 20 June 2007
[edit] added: 20 June 2007

(01:55:22) [me]: and using beamer to do my slides

(01:55:29) kesuari: use powerpoint then :)

(01:55:47) kesuari: *use powerpoint then $\ddot{\smile}$

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[link] heard: 20 May 2007
[edit] added: 20 May 2007

(00:43:04) Rianna: i love chatting with my drunk friends, but i had to sleep

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[link] heard: 24 April 2007
[edit] added: 24 April 2007

(02:13:14) kesuari: who who knows what xml and tex is doesn’t know what syntax is?

[comment] [rate] 5/5

[link] heard: 29 March 2007
[edit] added: 29 March 2007

Jonathan: "My favourite translation tool on the internet is to look something up on wikipedia in the source language, and then click the link to the article in the destination language."

Joyce: "Oh yeah, I only ever did that to look up how Star Trek was written in katakana."

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 19 March 2007
[edit] added: 19 March 2007

(03:14) cassowary: when the nouveau drivers are released, and i can get video out happening, i’ll plug my MS mouse back into my imac, and have an imac with a dell screen, a sun keyboard, and a microsoft mouse running linux. that will be fun :)

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[link] heard: 17 February 2007
[edit] added: 18 February 2007

"IE 6 is the Netscape 4 of today."

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 7 January 2007
[edit] added: 9 January 2007

"We don't just want you to think that we're software designers with no understanding of theoretical linguistics. Then you wouldn't sit next to us in the coffee shop, and that would be bad."

Jason Riggle, at the 2007 LSA annual meeting
insults, computers, programming, linguistics, people, conferences, gradschool
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[link] heard: 27 December 2006
[edit] added: 9 January 2007

(02:57:36) kesuari: if there’s a computer nearby, you could email yourself to it, and fix it now... :)

(02:58:36) kesuari: (one of these days, someone’s going to invent a device that can email solid objects instantly, and that joke won’t be funny anymore)

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[link] heard: 7 November 2006
[edit] added: 7 November 2006

(02:55:01) [me]: and I'm maxing out the network capabilities of my server

(02:55:26) [me]: between me and it is an 802.11g connection, a router, and a 100Mbps connection

(02:56:05) [Tristan]: not bad.

(02:56:14) [Tristan]: between me and it is half the world

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[link] heard: 18 October 2006
[edit] added: 23 October 2006

"RMS: poor man's absolute value, rich man's decadent absolute value."

Getting absolute value by squaring and then square-rooting x
stupidity, money, computers
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[link] heard: 27 August 2006
[edit] added: 1 September 2006

1c a song? That explains the pricing of Apple hardware---somewhere in their books, they're confusing dollars and cents!

in an e-mail, upon learning that you can buy CDs of 99 local music videos for about $1 in Kyrgyzstan
confusion, technology, computers, SSSR, non-p.c.ness, puns, kyrgyz
[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 18 June 2006
[edit] added: 18 June 2006

14:13:02 [Rianna]: yeah...fanfiction is like...free literary crack

14:13:32 [Rianna]: It is really fun, generally not too good for you, but you keep coming back for more each time you quit :-p

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[link] heard: 7 June 2006
[edit] added: 7 June 2006

(20:41:33) [Rianna]: uhh...what version of the windows virus are you runinng?

(20:42:01) [Laura]: The latest version of AVG.

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 7 June 2006
[edit] added: 7 June 2006

01:04:04 [Jonathan]: I'm a linux person, I just use a mac

01:04:17 [Jonathan]: because it's more convenient on portable hardware for now

01:04:26 [Jonathan]: I hear most of the issues I had with linux on here have cleared up

01:04:37 [Jonathan]: so I might go back to linux, but I'm thinking of waiting until the fall

01:04:46 [Jonathan]: though I did just clear enough HD space for it I think

01:04:50 [Tristan]: you should do it now, for your health

01:05:03 [Trstian]: when i'm using the mac, i always do stupid things like type in the wrong window

01:05:18 [Tristan]: "my cursors on that bloody window, how come i can't type oh shit i've just deleted all the files on my hard drive"

01:05:32 [Tristan]: yeah, that's why i haven't got linux on my computer properly yet

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 30 May 2006
[edit] added: 30 May 2006

"Formatting in LaTeX is like spending the extra couple of bucks to have a good liquor in your cocktail."

[comment] [rate] 5/5

[link] heard: 11 May 2006
[edit] added: 11 May 2006

"IHOP serves shit, not breakfast. However, it is becoming increasingly tempting."

at 4-something-bad-o-clock
food, badness, sketchiness, bad-ideas, computers, linux
[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 11 May 2006
[edit] added: 11 May 2006

"It came up and asked me if I wanted the animated tour or the non-animated tour. ‘Fuck you’ was not an option."

about the Windows installer
sadness, stupidity, annoyingness
[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 5 May 2006
[edit] added: 5 May 2006

Jonathan: "I think I spilled margarita on my laptop."

Aladnsane: "…Dude, you're licking your laptop!"

Jonathan: "But it's sour. Wait, this could be battery acid. That would be bad."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 23 April 2006
[edit] added: 23 April 2006

I'll spare you my escapades of sleep-deprived monitor/keyboard plugging-in (let's just say it was like Who's On First), but:

in an e-mail to cog-servers, which was about as would be expected with that introduction
sleep, bad-ideas, technology, sadness, analogies
[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 9 April 2006
[edit] added: 9 April 2006

[18:51] firespeaker: wikipedia's back up, and OpenBSD is the featured article ;)

[20:43] doiuf: maybe they should switch to openbsd to fix the uptime problem :-P

[20:57] yi: yes, we all know openbsd cures powerfailures ;)

[comment] [rate] 5/5

[link] heard: 9 April 2006
[edit] added: 9 April 2006

[15:34:45] rory096: wtf is happening?

[15:34:51] Elisson: Somebody set us up the joinflood?

[15:34:59] TonySt: Elisson: yes, and/or the bomb

people in #wikipedia on freenode, while wikipedia was down and hundreds of people were joining and leaving all at the same time, which ended up crashing my irc client a few minutes later
insanity, confusion
[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 3 April 2006
[edit] added: 3 April 2006

03:58:07 [Tristan]: yeah, that's basically the way apple is.

03:58:31 [Tristan]: we PWN you, sort of thing.

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 31 March 2006
[edit] added: 31 March 2006

"There's only one thing the internet has been consistently good for."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 31 March 2006
[edit] added: 31 March 2006

06:23:30 [Laura]: I keep trying to glue the glasses back together, but superglue won't hold them.

06:25:39 [Laura]: i've tried twice, and i'll i've managed to do is glue everything to everything else that i don't want glued.

06:25:48 [Laura]: Like my hand to my mouse. That wasn't fun.

06:26:30 [Laura]: never get super glue on your fingers, and then click on your mouse.

[comment] [rate] 5/5

[link] heard: 25 March 2006
[edit] added: 25 March 2006

04:21:06 [Tristan]: /me wonders how it shows for jon when he deso it

04:21:24 [me]: it just starts with "/me" and looks like a normal message otherways

04:21:38 [me]: (including your weird metathesis typos)

04:21:47 [Tristan]: llo

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 22 March 2006
[edit] added: 22 March 2006

01:34:57 [Tristan]: there's a windows-user who uses gaim?

01:35:06 [Tristan]: i didn't realise such things existed!

01:35:16 [Tristan]: you should capture him and put him in a zoo!

01:35:53 [Tristan]: or stuff him and put him in a museum!

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 22 March 2006
[edit] added: 22 March 2006

01:02:01 [Tristan]: (it occurs to me i've probably spent more money on free software than many people have spent on pay-for software)

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 20 February 2006
[edit] added: 20 February 2006

20:58:04 [me]: *moves to Iceland*

20:58:15 [Tristan]: what, you can do that just by saying it over IM? :)

20:58:27 [me]: hey, it was a performative sentence :)

20:58:40 [Tristan]: iceland has the 7th highest GDP per capita, apparently

20:58:46 [Tristan]: performative?

20:58:52 [Tristan]: (is that a word?)

20:59:04 [me]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Performative

20:59:08 [me]: wikipedia thinks so :)

21:00:20 [Tristan]: hm, interesting, so by saying "*moves to iceland*" it actually caused you to move to iceland? :)

21:01:15 [Tristan]: *moves to iceland*

21:01:20 [Tristan]: nah, didn't seem to work :(

21:01:29 [Tristan]: obviously not a perfomative in my dialect :)

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 15 February 2006
[edit] added: 18 February 2006

me: "Are people allowed to use cellphones in here?"

help-desk guy: "No, but I'm not going to do anything."

me: "Oh. Well, there's this really annoying girl on her phone at that computer over there."

help-desk guy: "In that case, I will do something."

help-desk person at the library
books, computers, incompetence
[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 8 February 2006
[edit] added: 8 February 2006

05:43:30 [me]: I'm matching for a timestamp

05:43:40 [me]: since people don't generally say those

05:43:47 [me]: and all the im quotes have them

05:43:48 [Tristan]: i say them all the time

05:43:52 [Tristan]: every time i'm talking, i say them

05:44:08 [me]: oh?

05:44:26 [Tristan]: yes: "bracket oh-oh colon four-four colon twenty-three close bracket tristan colon: i do it all the time"

05:44:58 [me]: hence it being for ims

05:45:10 [me]: and you don't say that

05:45:15 [Tristan]: are you sure?

05:45:20 [Tristan]: have you ever heard me speaking?

05:45:49 [me]: actually, yes, but not conversationally

05:46:05 [me]: though granted you coulda stripped those out of the the recordings I've heard

05:46:10 [Tristan]: yeah, i did

05:46:30 [Tristan]: 'cos it's a bit weird, admittedly

05:46:39 [Tristan]: i didn't want to interfere with whatever eles you're doing

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 7 February 2006
[edit] added: 7 February 2006

21:08:53 [me]: well, I thought "file has vanished" was an interesting way of informing me of it

21:09:09 [oberon]: Well, as far as rsync was concerned, that's what happened

21:09:20 [oberon]: one minute there's a file, the next minute there's not a file

21:09:43 [me]: yeah

21:09:49 [me]: I suppose that could be called vanishing

21:09:51 [oberon]: Would you prefer "file has committed glorious harikari, and will ride the divine wind to its 70 virgins"?

21:11:07 [me]: heh

21:11:08 [me]: yes

21:11:44 [oberon]: So go edit the rsync source =P

21:11:50 [oberon]: or even the binary

21:11:54 [oberon]: just ask grep...

21:12:21 [me]: nah

21:12:28 [me]: I already don't trust rsync

21:12:31 [oberon]: lol

21:12:32 [me]: not going to screw with its binary

21:17:27 [oberon]: Am I the only one who thinks that 70 number is kinda arbitrary?

21:17:33 [oberon]: I've always sorta wondered about that

21:17:43 [oberon]: I mean, it's not like they're all useful at once

21:18:07 [oberon]: The sort of thing you do with virgins is not something you can do with 70 without engineered infrastructure and supports

21:18:37 [oberon]: Is the next verse of the Qu'aran something about "and you will also receive a house so large, it requires 65 people to keep it clean?"

21:31:26 [oberon]: That's still counting on an awful lot of women to die virgins

21:31:34 [oberon]: And I don't think infant mortality counts here

21:34:05 [oberon]: Maybe 70 is just an average

21:34:09 [oberon]: and it's really determined by annual ratios

21:34:47 [oberon]: so, like, if you have a string of really unsexy years, 'cause the plague hits or the 70s happen or something, you get more virgins, so everyone gets 71.2 or something

21:35:47 [oberon]: So it's more like "I got 70 virgins*" and then in fine print: "*results not typical. Actual results may vary. Consult your doctor before..."

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 6 February 2006
[edit] added: 6 February 2006

03:47:04 [Tristan]: i thought yiddish was ei > ai, ii > ei

03:47:16 [me]: that's possible. what's your source?

03:47:28 [Tristan]: my possibly faulty brain

03:47:37 [me]: well, where'd you get it before that

03:47:41 [me]: cause that sounds basically right

03:47:59 [Tristan]: my possibly faulty brain is getting a DNS resolution failure on that.

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 20 December 2005
[edit] added: 20 December 2005

04:15:26 qatharsis: The Orkhon script is pretty strange. "Runiform" yet also "hellenoid" letters interspersed with emoticons.

[comment] [rate] 2/5

[link] heard: 9 October 2005
[edit] added: 9 October 2005

18:30:51 [oberon]: that does something totally whacky

18:30:52 [oberon]: the fuck?

18:31:00 [oberon]: The camel claimed that would work...

18:31:32 [me]: you using perl 6 already? ;-P

18:37:04 [oberon]: Excellent

18:37:08 [oberon]: And no, I'm not using Perl 6

18:37:13 [oberon]: because it DOESN'T FUCKING EXIST

18:38:14 [me]: well, it was one possibility for why what you were doing wasn't working

18:38:24 [me]: that you got Perl 6 from future.sourceforge.net

18:38:35 [me]: and were using that as your primary perl interpreter for some reason

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 27 August 2005
[edit] added: 27 August 2005

[03:53] Kesuari: yeah, the mac's probably got a command key that'll end the world and another that gives you a million dollars. you just need to find them.

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 15 May 2005
[edit] added: 4 July 2005

(23:37:42) Jess: omg ubuntu is amazing

(23:37:55) Jess: i worship at the shrine of ubuntu

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 6 May 2005
[edit] added: 4 July 2005

"Go in the stupid bitch, bitch!"

Josh, talking to Matt's printer and a piece of paper
anger, silliness, computers, inappropriateness
[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 5 May 2005
[edit] added: 4 July 2005

(21:59:14) [me]: isn't it funny, that it's C Store and Java City

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 1 March 2005
[edit] added: 2 March 2005

"Is Brandeis's registration system useful and helpful to use? Only if you're on drugs."

Alterman, HCI prof
school, drugs, computers, technology
[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 28 February 2005
[edit] added: 28 February 2005

"I get a lot of complaints about my url being too long."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 23 February 2005
[edit] added: 23 February 2005

"I trust a webpage more than I trust myself."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 10 February 2005
[edit] added: 11 February 2005

"My laptop's drive is never floppy; it's always hard."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 25 January 2005
[edit] added: 25 January 2005

Ian: "With slight modifications, the iPod could greatly benefit the blind."

Nat: "With slight modifications, the iPod could be made into a tricorder."

Matt: "With slight modifications, the iPod could be made to be sentient."

Jonathan: "But then how would you know the iPod is sentient and not just the sentience inside?"

Matt: "I'm not allowed to discuss that."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 22 January 2005
[edit] added: 22 January 2005

(00:37:21) Оберон: Judging by Anna's reaction, my interpretive "Farm in the Dell" dance won't seem nearly so artistic at !(about to fall asleep) o'clock.

(00:39:50) [me]: isn't it "farmer in the dell"?

(00:40:28) Оберон: fomgers...typing...cheese stands alone.

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 18 January 2005
[edit] added: 19 January 2005

"Yeah, there's only one chick in software engineering. Unless you count Kolb."

Jon in reference to Jeremy
sexuality, computers, meanness
[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 12 December 2004
[edit] added: 12 December 2004

Matt: "Wait, how does nudity get rid of variables?"

oberon: "Because clothes are variable—everyone's always wearing different things."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 25 November 2004
[edit] added: 25 November 2004

"Hey, do you know how to use Windows?"

Keith Brafford, to Jonathan
computers, evil, linux
[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 23 November 2004
[edit] added: 23 November 2004

"Don't confuse your inability to learn the operating system with problems with the operating system itself."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 19 November 2004
[edit] added: 19 November 2004

"How come in the Windows installer my mouse doesn't work, and then when I put the CD in the other drive and reboot, it does?"

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 18 November 2004
[edit] added: 19 November 2004

(23:46:47) Kesuari: (just now reading your quotes page. sometimes it seems it would be easier on you if you just hitched up a microphone and speech-to-text system under oberon's mouth and just have a complete transcription of everything he says)

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 18 November 2004
[edit] added: 19 November 2004

Jonathan: "Matt, what sorting algorithm are you using?"

Matt: "MattSort."

Jonathan: "That means that if you know the original state of the cards, you can recalculate which cards everyone has."

Matt: "No, because it's O(...look over there!)"

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 15 November 2004
[edit] added: 15 November 2004

"Have you ever been looking around your room trying to find something and your hand starts tapping Ctrl-F or Command-F? I do that all the time, and it bothers me more that there's no Command-F than that I can't find what I'm looking for."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 15 November 2004
[edit] added: 15 November 2004

Vickie: "Your computer stole my hair!"

Matt: "It loves you too."

oberon: "It just wanted something to remember you by."

Matt: "It wants a lock of your hair to use as its favour in a jousting tournament. Oh, by the way, I told you I entered your computer in a jousting tournament, didn't I?"

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 14 November 2004
[edit] added: 15 November 2004

Jonathan: "I like how our suite event is, like, Linux."

oberon: "We're all sitting around the TV watching the Linux burn. It's like 5'000 years ago, but with a different word for 'fire'."

Jon: "Next week on shelter-vision, BSD!"

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 8 November 2004
[edit] added: 8 November 2004

Nat: "Look at the specs; it turns out that a lot of the examples out there are wrong. I had a lot of trouble until I checked the specs."

Jonathan: "Well, I looked at your code."

Nat: "Don't look at my code—I looked at your code!"

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 8 November 2004
[edit] added: 8 November 2004

(02:56:58) Оберон: well, my client suppresses your stylistic choices anyway

(02:57:16) Оберон: So you can type in vomit on vomit with 57 point dingbats for all I care

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 8 November 2004
[edit] added: 8 November 2004

(02:37:03) Adam B: What?

(02:37:27) Adam B: Are you saying I wrote OS9?

(02:38:18) Оберон: Yes.

(02:38:20) Оберон: Tell him yes.

(02:42:51) Оберон: Sure.

(02:43:08) Оберон: Perhaps Adam's true calling is less in writing code and more in writing comedy.

(02:44:17) Adam B: It's cool

(02:44:19) Adam B: Maybe he's high

(02:45:32) Оберон: Wow

(02:45:36) Оберон: no wonder everyone was asking us for weed

(02:45:45) Оберон: Adam must be telling people I'm a druggy

(02:46:19) [me]: (this is in reference to the fact that about 3 people have asked me and oberon for weed in the last 2 saturdays)

(02:46:22) Adam B: So I just re-read it

(02:47:13) Adam B: And, well, my first guess still stands

(02:47:27) Adam B: So seriously, what are you talking about, if not OS9

(02:47:32) Adam B: Which I did write, by the way

(02:47:38) Adam B: When you weren't looking

(02:47:39) [me]: no, you see, this is what we're talking about

(02:48:24) Adam B: I don't want you to think that I'm a sexually overactive president, but please define your "this" from that sentence

(02:48:48) [me]: that you wrote OS 9

(02:48:53) [me]: we're acknowledging that

(02:48:51) Adam B: Cause there was definitely no "this" (err, "that") to be referred to

(02:48:59) Adam B: Well, except for that

(02:49:02) Adam B: The OS9 thing

(02:49:06) Adam B: Okay whatever, sure

(02:49:08) Adam B: I'm flattered

(02:49:09) Adam B: Really am

(02:49:13) Adam B: Maybe you are high too

(02:49:25) Adam B: Which would explain why they asked both of you for pot, not just him

(02:51:05) Adam B: Righty-o then

(02:51:14) Adam B: So now, how did I get involved in that conversation?

(02:51:20) Adam B: And why do you think I wrote OS9?

(02:51:27) Adam B: (i.e. how did you find out about that)

(02:52:16) Adam B: Or

(02:52:28) Adam B: More fun could be watching me just type to myself in this pretty IM window

(02:52:42) Adam B: That's cool too

(02:52:47) Adam B: It's like a monologue

(02:52:51) Adam B: With an audience of 1

(02:52:55) Adam B: Well probably 2

(02:53:08) Adam B: Because Oberon is apparently monitoring this somehow too

(02:53:30) Adam B: Maybe through the ssh over unencrypted wireless through vmware and X forwarding

(02:53:32) Adam B: Or whatever that was

(02:53:34) Adam B: But he's watching

referring to a message from Adam Batkin about quote 541 and quote 543
sadness, insults, drugs, scariness, diatribes
[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 7 November 2004
[edit] added: 7 November 2004

Jonathan: "You know what? Actually, I could just give you an account on my box, you could ssh in, run vmware via X-forwarding, and---"

Nat: "Uhm, Jonathan, that sounds like one of the slowest ideas for computing ever. Plus it'd be over encrypted wireless, which adds even more layers."

Nat and Jonathan, while talking to oberon
[comment] [rate] 5/5

[link] heard: 7 November 2004
[edit] added: 7 November 2004

Jonathan: "So OS 9 was giving problems, and then the projector blew up."

oberon: "Well, I don't think that was OS 9's fault."

Jonathan: "It probably was. I'd love to be the author of that code."

oberon: "Adam would sue you for stealing his copyrighted code."

Jonathan: "I'm putting that on my quotes page. Adam wouldn't approve of it though."

oberon: "But do you disagree?"

Jonathan: "No, but he won't be happy."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 31 October 2004
[edit] added: 31 October 2004

(05:05:12) Оберон: and don't forget to set your clock back!!!

(05:05:20) [me]: oh yeah. Aaron pointed that out earlier

(05:05:24) [me]: my computer did it automatically

(05:05:26) [me]: my alarm didn't

(05:05:29) Оберон: heh

(05:05:35) Оберон: My computer is my alarm

(05:05:37) Оберон: I win.

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 24 October 2004
[edit] added: 24 October 2004

"Little do you know. It looks like Maple is watching you use your computer, but she's actually watching you type your root password."

my people page gave everyone quote categories of "cat, cat, cat, cat, cat"; about Maple Fudge
animals, cats, computers, programming, quotes
[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 15 October 2004
[edit] added: 15 October 2004

oberon: "The cheese is in the fridge, the cheese is the fridge, hi-ho the dairy-o, Illegal Audio-MPEG-Header 0x54414750 at offset 0x1e0800"

Jonathan: "... Uhm.."

oberon: "What? You don't know that verse?"

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 11 October 2004
[edit] added: 11 October 2004

"In the morning, the dish drain will be different. By that point, it'll've turned into a clean-dish-eating robot."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 6 October 2004
[edit] added: 6 October 2004

(19:03:11) Оберон: TV + internet == lots of random news

(19:03:18) Оберон: I've also seen a group of elephants steal a car

(19:03:26) Оберон: ...though technically "steal" may not be the right verb.

(19:03:39) Оберон: perhaps "mash into itty bitty two dimensional pieces" would be better.

(19:03:43) Оберон: But "steal" is a lot easier to type

[comment] [rate] 2/5

[link] heard: 4 October 2004
[edit] added: 4 October 2004

"Aw man, playing Nintendo games and naming your characters `Cunthead.' That brings me back."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 30 September 2004
[edit] added: 30 September 2004

"I don't think I've had enough to drink. I can still type all my passwords."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 28 September 2004
[edit] added: 28 September 2004

Jonathan: "Well, emacs has its advantages..."

Aaron: "Yeah, like it's an operating system. I'd rather use emacs as my OS than Windows."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 26 September 2004
[edit] added: 26 September 2004

Jonathan: "What's Microsoft encumbered technology?"

oberon: "SOAP. That's why Nat never showers."

Jonathan: "Wait, what? ... Oh."

oberon: "I think chunks of shampoo are owned by Sun."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 25 September 2004
[edit] added: 25 September 2004

(21:31:32) Aaron B: if (oberon.making_garlic_bread_p) {

geek shelter indeed
programming, geekiness, food
[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 18 September 2004
[edit] added: 18 September 2004

(07:02:07) Kesuari: meh. functionality ahead of pritiness

(07:02:14) [me]: sometimes

(07:02:47) Kesuari: yeah, today :)

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 18 September 2004
[edit] added: 18 September 2004

Jonathan: "Hm, something messed up."

oberon: "Because you don't own files."

Jonathan: "No, it's the Monkees."

oberon: "Yes, Jon, it's the monkeys."

Jonathan: "The Monkees aren't working. Root owns the Monkees."

[oberon starts ignoring me]

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 10 September 2004
[edit] added: 10 September 2004

Jonathan: "This sound card should work right and shouldn't."

Matt: "That's because everyone and his mom has messed with it."

Jonathan: "Yeah, you and Nat."

Matt: "Well, I'm everyone and Nat's his mother."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 13 July 2004
[edit] added: 13 July 2004

Jonathan: "Это маленький мир."

Руслан: "Это большая деревня."

Руслан Болатбеков
mistranslations, alcohol, russian, SSSR
[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 0 June 2004
[edit] added: 13 July 2004

Jonathan: "Database."

Руслан: "Я это не понимаю. Derbes, это пиво."

Руслан Болатбеков
russian, alcohol, computers, technology, phonetics, multilingualisms
[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 19 April 2004
[edit] added: 19 April 2004

"You searched for 'real honest-to-G-d tank' and got 'how to install linux on a dead badger'? You win."

Nat Budin shops for transportation for the summer
linux, animals, weirdness
[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 18 April 2004
[edit] added: 18 April 2004

oberon: "Where's the zoom? This is a shitty editor."

Adam: "That's the web browser!"

[comment] [rate] 5/5

[link] heard: 18 April 2004
[edit] added: 18 April 2004

"So what you're saying is you're running gentoo by hand and calling it Red Hat."

Adam Batkin compiles his own packages because Red Hat sucks
linux, sadness
[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 12 April 2004
[edit] added: 13 April 2004

"Let's google Lemur noises."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 7 April 2004
[edit] added: 7 April 2004

(02:36:12) Оберон: Someone trying to probe my web server for Windows security holes is like someone trying to probe me for female holes

(02:36:36) Оберон: It may not be rape but it still leaves me feeling dirty

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 29 March 2004
[edit] added: 29 March 2004

(04:37:43) Оберон: let's play a game of "did the thing the darwinports guy claimed would fix the bug actually fix the bug?"

(04:37:47) Оберон: you want to play too?

(04:37:50) Оберон: You can follow along.

(04:38:13) Оберон: So far, it looks highly suspcious

(04:38:27) Оберон: unless pango traditionally installs in under 10 seconds and doesn't depend on libfreetype

(04:38:36) Оберон: What do you think, Jim?

(04:38:41) Оберон: Well Bob, I've never seen Pango do *that* before.

(04:38:49) Оберон: But gtk2 is still configuring. Let''s watch.

(04:39:19) Оберон: A new error!

(04:39:21) Оберон: Yippee!

(04:40:02) Оберон: let's play "uninstall, clean, and re-install freetype and pango by hand!"

(04:40:03) Оберон: yay!!

(04:40:14) Оберон: do a little dance, shit on the carpet, get down tonight!

(04:40:30) Оберон: Seriously

(04:40:34) Оберон: Some day I'm gonna hunt down these people

(04:40:35) Оберон: in their homes

(04:40:36) Оберон: and walk in

(04:40:39) Оберон: and shit on their carpet

(04:40:41) Оберон: and then I'll point at it

(04:40:48) Оберон: and yell at them

(04:40:59) Оберон: "That's what your software does to me!"

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 22 March 2004
[edit] added: 22 March 2004

(03:24:12) [me]: hehe, yeah, fiddling with the phone to disconnect dial-up...

(03:24:35) Zefram47: if you are good you can make some noises and get it to discon in a few seconds

(03:25:07) [me]: ppp over voice: one language I don't know much of

(03:25:23) [me]: that'd be awesome though

(03:25:32) [me]: I could have im conversations without touching a computer

(03:25:35) Zefram47: could sit there and imitate connection protocols i'm sure

(03:25:37) [me]: then I'd have to know Oscar too

(03:25:42) [me]: indeed

(03:25:52) [me]: I'd have to learn various compression algorithms as well

(03:25:55) [me]: that'd suck

(03:26:12) Zefram47: LOL...too much effort...but the uber cool factor may be worth it :-P

(03:26:24) [me]: yeah, I'll have to consider that one for a while

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 21 March 2004
[edit] added: 22 March 2004

"I think the PeopleSoft backend is pretty good, but the PeopleSoft frontend sucks big donkey cock."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 8 March 2004
[edit] added: 8 March 2004

"And it looks and says 'All my bretheren are still compressed.'"

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 1 March 2004
[edit] added: 1 March 2004

(05:19:06) Aaron B: i love typis

(05:19:08) Aaron B: typos*

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 23 February 2004
[edit] added: 14 March 2004

"No, you don't need Word Perfect 6...No, you don't need 5.1 either!"

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 23 February 2004
[edit] added: 14 March 2004

"No, you can't transfer files from the ColecoVision Adam anymore."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 21 February 2004
[edit] added: 22 February 2004

"Cat's cradle is like programming—you just put strings together. Why do you think they call it multi-threaded?"

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 17 February 2004
[edit] added: 17 February 2004

(03:06:58) Оберон: it's not very flexible, but these are windows users

(03:07:08) Оберон: they can be easily distracted by a ball of twine and a slightly bent stick.

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 17 February 2004
[edit] added: 17 February 2004

Vickie: "We can make margaritas, but we need a blender"

oberon: "Render? Burritos? Huh?"

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 1 February 2004
[edit] added: 1 February 2004

"This puzzle is like O(2Where's Waldo)."

[comment] [rate] 5/5

[link] heard: 26 January 2004
[edit] added: 26 January 2004

"My mittens I can totally type with them on"

Aaron learns about the north
computers, weather, bad-ideas, typos, linguistics
[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 21 January 2004
[edit] added: 21 January 2004

(03:23:23) Kesuari: (dʒɔnz søːvəz ə hoː)

(03:24:10) Kesuari: (jon's server's a whore)

(03:24:25) Kesuari: making reference the number of people who have webpages on it)

the server this page is on gets dissed
[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 9 January 2004
[edit] added: 9 January 2004

(22:18:11) Peter: heh i'm not a database query i can filter through them

Peter reminds me that he isn't a python script; similar to quote #297
humanity, wisdom, programming
[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 4 January 2004
[edit] added: 4 January 2004

(03:22:06) Danny: web of trusts are wonderful

(03:22:07) Danny: DRM is bad

(03:22:15) Danny: Palladium is devil-spawn

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 23 December 2003
[edit] added: 23 December 2003

(00:12:59) [redacted]: and OMG you're sharing 2 computers on dial up?!

(00:13:10) [redacted]: ware you crazy?

(00:13:17) me: :)

(00:13:24) me: it was three

(00:13:29) [redacted]: you are crazy, aren't you?

(00:13:33) [redacted]: you're certifiable

(00:13:36) [redacted]: THREE?@??@?

(00:13:39) [redacted]: HOLY SHIT ON A STICK!

(00:13:40) [redacted]: come on!

(00:13:43) me: four :-P

(00:13:48) [redacted]: that's like 2 kb/YR per person

(00:14:05) [redacted]: i do hope you're kidding

(00:14:05) [redacted]: about the 4

(00:14:11) [redacted]: tell me you were kidding

(00:14:15) me: no

(00:14:18) [redacted]: or i may just have a cardiac arrestr

(00:14:21) ***[redacted] dies

(00:14:21) me: I have a linux box sitting there doing nothing

(00:14:31) ***[redacted] has been magically revived

(00:14:45) ***[redacted] recalls why he died, then proceeds to die again

(00:15:04) ***[redacted] is revived again and would like to forget that FOUR computers were sharing a dialup connection

(00:15:09) [redacted]: at least its 56k, rite?

(00:15:09) [redacted]: not 28?

(00:15:32) me: uhm.. I think it's connected at 46666kbps or something right now

(00:15:58) [redacted]: well, yeah... 56k never connects at that

(00:16:39) [redacted]: but still

(00:16:41) [redacted]: holy jesus

(00:16:48) [redacted]: how long did it take to load google?!

Abe Solomon realises how hard my life is
religion, weirdness, computers
[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 6 December 2003
[edit] added: 6 December 2003

(03:25:41) Aarón: youre screenshots are scary

(03:26:00) Aarón: it's like looking through the eyes of a paranoid schizophrenic


(03:30:27) Aarón: AH! it's 330

(03:30:42) Aarón: ok... must sleep... snow is waiting for me

(03:30:51) Aarón: i can see it building up JUST for me :)

(03:30:57) Aarón: it's calling my name

(03:31:07) Aarón: "aaaaaron, aaaaaaron.. come plaaaaaay with meeeeeE"

(03:31:16) Aarón: o wait... it's the damn pipes in my room

(03:31:23) Aarón: SHUT UP, PIPES

(03:31:40) Aarón: ok, i think I'M the paranoid schizophrenic, not your screenshot

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 30 November 2003
[edit] added: 30 November 2003

"What do you do to splines? Reticulate?"

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 12 November 2003
[edit] added: 12 November 2003

(22:40:34) Aaron: wow.,.. i'm a dork.. i thought of this and thought it was funny:

(22:40:51) Aaron: c:\store

who then proceeds to put it as his away message
computers, craziness
[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 28 October 2003
[edit] added: 28 October 2003

(21:08:48) Оберон: you should link that new quote to the old one

(21:08:51) Оберон: or it's not funny

(21:09:00) [me]: and how do you propose I do that?

(21:09:40) Оберон: ...with this "hypertext markup language" thing which is all the rage nowadays?

(21:10:08) Оберон: see, you use an "anchor tag", and then you give it a "property" called the "href" which...

(21:10:27) Оберон: y'see, Jon, when a mommy webpage and a daddy webpage really love eachother...

(21:10:33) Оберон: ...not sure where that last bit came from

(21:10:38) Оберон: but it seemed appropriate

(21:11:19) Оберон: perhaps because at this point I expect you to know at least as much about HTML as you do about sex

(21:11:24) Оберон: hell, at this point, you should know a lot more

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 21 October 2003
[edit] added: 28 October 2003

oberon: "I am not a perl interpreter!"

[me]: "That's what you think."

oberon: "I guess it's time to shave again."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 8 October 2003
[edit] added: 8 October 2003

(07:21:12) Оберон: do I look like a perl interpreter?

(07:21:16) Оберон: I know I haven't shaved in a while

(07:21:21) Оберон: but I'm pretty sure you can tell the difference.

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 13 September 2003
[edit] added: 13 September 2003

"Your php client has gained sentience and shown a predisposition for Valley of Strathmore."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 8 September 2003
[edit] added: 8 September 2003

Mark: "So how many songs can it play at once?"

Me: "An infinite number, theoretically, but I don't want to test the limits of my server."

Mark: [starts a half dozen songs] "I do."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 31 August 2003
[edit] added: 31 August 2003

"Puurrrge. I love that word! It's such a harsh word for e-mail."

[comment] [rate] 1/5

[link] heard: 27 August 2003
[edit] added: 27 August 2003

"Well, Scheme is kinda Tclish."

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 24 August 2003
[edit] added: 24 August 2003

(01:41:03) [me]: my modem doesn't like handshaking

(01:41:18) Kesuari: my cat doesn't either.

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 22 August 2003
[edit] added: 22 August 2003

Cinga: Ah. Now I get a java.net:UnknownHostException.

Cinga: There seems to be an Exception for every situation.

Rentantilus: it's like the English language!

[comment] [rate] 3/5

[link] heard: 1 August 2003
[edit] added: 31 July 2003

(21:09:04) [me]: it's qt.. is it in python?

(21:09:51) Kesuari: no, i think i'ts just qt

(21:09:59) [me]: what language?

(21:10:10) Kesuari: python

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 20 July 2003
[edit] added: 20 July 2003

(05:18:57) [me]: wow

(05:19:03) [me]: that's scary

(05:19:11) Kesuari: why?

(05:19:23) [me]: it did just what I expected

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 20 July 2003
[edit] added: 20 July 2003

(04:13:38) Kesuari: i wish i could run software that didn't exist

(04:13:56) Kesuari: i'd run mktristanknoweverythinghewants

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 19 July 2003
[edit] added: 20 July 2003

(22:53:24) [me]: where does kde keep its icons?

(22:53:45) Kesuari: on my computer in /dev/null

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 1 July 2003
[edit] added: 1 July 2003

(22:35:45) Casoar: i imagine i'd play that in realplayer, which seems to be more like realcrasher on my computer

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 18 June 2003
[edit] added: 18 June 2003

(16:08:18) Adam Batkin: GCM is this really complex client-server program that lets you edit the clipboard, modify all sorts of internal properties, probably talk over an XML-RPC or SOAP interface to it and toast your bread, but it can't fucking grab the actual clipboard

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 18 June 2003
[edit] added: 18 June 2003

(15:52:15) [me]: well that's sent

(15:52:21) [me]: or it's in the quad's outgoing mail

(16:02:45) Adam Batkin: Email not snail mail?

(16:02:54) [me]: snail

(16:03:03) Adam Batkin: Oh thats what you mean by quad's outgoing mail

(16:03:08) [me]: yeah =P

(16:03:23) Adam Batkin: I was wondering why in the world there would be an SMTP server for outgoing mail for your quad

(16:03:29) Adam Batkin: And why it would queue it

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 18 June 2003
[edit] added: 18 June 2003

(01:27:22) Adam Batkin: Legal or pirated?

(01:27:28) [me]: hah, like it'd be legal

(01:27:36) Adam Batkin: Where do you get it?

(01:27:45) [me]: Jon Sagotsky and Jeremy Kolb

(01:28:10) Adam Batkin: That sounds safe

(01:29:00) [me]: iis that sarcasm?

(01:29:49) [me]: from Jon's profile (and away message both), something said by Jeremy (presumably to Jon):

(22:25:53) [Jeremy]: you are devilish and evil and embody all that is dark and creepy. you are the master of the bowels of hell, a rival to the great one himself. you absolutely exude evilness and your intelligence and brain power blows mine away. i can't even comprehend your majesty

(01:29:57) [me]: oh yeah, reeeaal safe

(01:30:11) [me]: they aren't safe people!

(01:30:14) Adam Batkin: Wow

(01:30:14) Adam Batkin: Well

(01:30:17) [me]: but then neither am I

(01:30:20) Adam Batkin: I was serious

(01:30:37) Adam Batkin: I'm glad you wanted to live with them

Adam and Jonathan discussing pirated software from Jon and Jeremy
weirdness, omnipotence, evil, non-p.c.ness
[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 16 June 2003
[edit] added: 16 June 2003

(02:06:56) Casuarius: you're insane, though. i have *no* idea why you're doing this when you could be bringing about world peace or something :P

Tristan on me successfully converting music files to oggs at 8kbps and lower (impressive as that is..)
weirdness, computers, politics, compliments, insults
[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 15 June 2003
[edit] added: 15 June 2003

(01:09:10) оберон - desktop: I use to let people choose fonts/colors

(01:09:14) оберон - desktop: then I found out people are morons

(01:09:17) оберон - desktop: pink on green

(01:09:19) оберон - desktop: green on black

(01:09:26) оберон - desktop: tiny white text on pink

(01:09:44) оберон - desktop: I realized that their "artistic choices" contributed nothing to their communications

(01:09:44) оберон - desktop: and often detracted from it

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 15 June 2003
[edit] added: 15 June 2003

(01:05:24) оберон - desktop: I code.

(01:05:27) оберон - desktop: Almost constantly.

(01:05:29) оберон - desktop: I code all day at work

(01:05:31) оберон - desktop: I come home

(01:05:35) оберон - desktop: pick up my girlfriend

(01:05:37) оберон - desktop: go to my room

(01:05:39) оберон - desktop: lock the door.

(01:05:42) оберон - desktop: put her on the bed.

(01:05:44) оберон - desktop: and go and code more.

(01:05:49) оберон - desktop: She reads.

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 10 June 2003
[edit] added: 10 June 2003

(23:26:32) matthewg: Fah, real men telnet to the X11 port.

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 10 June 2003
[edit] added: 10 June 2003

(23:19:24) oberon: BTW, speaking of Gentoo -- portage is coming to OSX!

(23:19:43) firespeaker: so you're going to be running portage + apt on OSX?

(23:19:49) oberon: no

(23:19:54) oberon: portage + apt + darwinports

(23:20:17) oberon: Yeah, if you wanna see a stable OSX box...find someone else's =P

(23:20:26) oberon: Oh, let's not forget all the libs I custom-compile.

(23:20:39) oberon: It's Debia-Gent-Mac O-Slackware!

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 9 June 2003
[edit] added: 9 June 2003

(22:54:11) Verdant Forest: I remember when I first started using AOL when I was 10...

(22:54:27) Verdant Forest: I would go into chatrooms and people would be saying "IM me! im me!" and I would just wonder

(22:54:37) Verdant Forest: Why do they need to clarify that they are themselves?

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 0 June 2003
[edit] added: 15 June 2003

Fri 13 Jun:

(16:43:15) [me]: this keeps coming up entirely randomly... I'm running gaim 0.64 with rox+waimea as my session+window managers:

** (gaim:1141): CRITICAL **: file prefs.c: line 358 (gaim_prefs_get_bool): assertion `pref != NULL' failed

(17:48:08) [me]: this killed gaim 0.64:

(gaim:1273): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: gvalue.c:86: cannot initialize GValue with type `gpointer', the value has already been initialized as `gpointer'

Sat 14 Jun:

(23:25:07) [me]: you guys really need to fix this:

(gaim:7407): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: gvalue.c:86: cannot initialize GValue with type `gpointer', the value has already been initialized as `gpointer'

(23:25:07) SeanEgn : SLEEPING IN ALL CAPS AGAIN!

Sun 15 Jun:

(07:59:37) SeanEgn: no we don't

(08:02:50) [me]: oh? something I did...?

(08:03:10) [me]: or a gtk2 problem?

(08:03:45) SeanEgn: It's just that we don't really need to do anything

(08:04:04) [me]: oh, true :-P

(08:04:35) [me]: well, I found that 0.64 crashed every 10 mins or so using waimea as a wm, and now with xfwm4 only crashes once every couple hours.

(08:04:43) [me]: so I'm sticking with xfwm4 for now

(08:05:08) [me]: but 0.64 definitely has some issues that should be resolved eventually

(08:05:44) [me]: and as long as you're on the line, I have a question: is there any way to merge multiple instances of the same buddy, like 0.60 did?

(08:06:05) SeanEgn: 0.60 didn't do that

(08:06:09) [me]: it did for me

(08:06:17) SeanEgn: nope, you're wrong

(08:06:20) [me]: I have a cvs version in /opt that I can start up to prove it

(08:06:42) SeanEgn: How does a cvs version prove what 0.60 did?

(08:06:57) [me]: okay, *my* version of 0.60 does

(08:07:11) [me]: I think once you guys merged the edit buddies window and the online buddies window you got rid of that "feature" / "bug"

(08:07:11) SeanEgn: no, no version of 0.60 ever merged buddies

(08:07:15) [me]: mine did

(08:07:29) SeanEgn: No, stop being contrary and wrong.

(08:07:41) [me]: you're the one being contrary and wrong

(08:07:48) [me]: maybe you never saw it do that

(08:07:50) [me]: but it does for me

(08:07:51) SeanEgn: I'm the one who's going to stop talking to you

(08:07:59) [me]: okay, take care then

me, reporting gaim bugs to Sean Egn (a gaim developper) when the problems start to become annoying enough to warrant it.
randomness, computers, stupidity, gaim-pidgin, craziness
[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 23 May 2003
[edit] added: 23 May 2003

(12:15:30) Pyþagorous: throw enough processor and bandwidth at most problems and they cease to be problems

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 13 April 2003
[edit] added: 13 April 2003

David: "If you virus my computer, I'll eat your soul."

Rameez: "How are you going to do that?"

David: "The same way I eat this shit."

as David eats granola.
religion, computers
[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: 26 March 2003
[edit] added: 10 April 2003

"I don't like subgroups. They're not future-proof."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"Actually AIMI is cheating on Oscar with Oscar. AIMI gives Oscar what Oscar gives her."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"We don't need no inspiration. We don't need no firewalls."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

(18:19:02) Kd5cfx: I hat theis kebord

(18:19:19) Kd5cfx: whoa, how'd the e in hate get half way into the enxt word?

(18:19:30) Verdant Forest: I dnt'o nkow

(18:19:35) Verdant Forest: :)

(18:19:38) Kd5cfx: hehe, lest just kep;p making typose

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

[05:49:52] (sn withheld): You're a genius

[05:49:59] (sn withheld): in that you're insane in the same way my operating system is

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"Real Linux users don't use directories!"

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: 31 August 2003

"We struggle against all odds to bring new technologies to those who don't understand until eventually they can't imagine life with out it."

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

[08:44:16] [sn withheld]: maybe if Apple gets their act together with darwinports

[08:44:25] [sn withheld]: so I can get some guaranteed working command line player love

[08:44:33] [sn withheld]: but so far the "love" has all been of the "fuck you" form.

[comment] [rate] no rating

[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"And I was like 'Yo, what happened to all my 2-hour movies?'"

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