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Adam Batkin
Likes Red Hat (and sometimes Mandrake). Maybe a little too much. Otherwise a general unix hacker and a perl geek. He's the president of BranCOG and was involved in its creation. In terms of my.brandeis, he's the one with the big vision of the future of Calendar. In terms of other big visions, he claims that soon he's going to take over the world.

top categories: computers (6), weirdness (3), sadness (2), sex (2), gradschool (2)

most quoted with: Jonathan North Washington (7), oberon (5), Jeremy K (1), Peter Williams (1), Jon Sagotsky (1)

(BETA) Adam Batkin's quotes have been rated 2 times, with an average rating of 5/5

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

(19:25:03) Adam B: There's only maybe 4 or 5 outside the US that are certified by the US, letting their graduates practice in the US

(19:25:14) Adam B: Glasgow is one of them, which is why we are here

(19:30:25) Adam B: And they speak English here

(19:30:27) Adam B: Sort-of

(19:30:33) Adam B: Close enough

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[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
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[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."

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[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!"

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

oberon: "What's that?"

Adam: "It's kinda like a little playground toy that kills kids."

oberon and Adam play smashbrothers
weirdness, death, analogies, child-like
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[link] heard: 18 April 2004
[edit] added: 18 April 2004

"I was standing there peeing and I thought to myself 'I know they took the cow'."

Adam knows me and oberon too well
animals, conspiracies
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[link] heard: 5 November 2003
[edit] added: 5 November 2003

"This e-mail was awful—it was like in another language. It was worse than the Justice, okay?"

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[link] heard: 5 November 2003
[edit] added: 6 November 2003

Peter, rummaging through the food drawer at work: "Ooh, coffee beans. Those will keep me awake in class. Do you think they're caffeinated?"

me: " ... Probably. I mean, why would Dave have coffee in the office if it weren't caffeinated?"

Peter: "How many do I need?"

me, Adam: [laughter] "Uhm, Peter...."

Peter: [humbled voice] "I'm serious."

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[link] heard: 5 November 2003
[edit] added: 6 November 2003

me: [getting ready to leave a class of Adam's I went to with him] "I can't take another hour of this... How do you guys put up with it?"

Adam: [gestures towards his laptop, types "www.porn.com" at his web browser]

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[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
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[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

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[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

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[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"The back of my computer is female."

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