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Scott Nesbitt

That's another week done for me, which means I'm heading offline for a couple of days. Take care, folks, and I'll see you on the other side

Just because other people like something or that something is popular doesn't mean you have to like it.

On the flip side, no one wants to hear you complaining about not liking that something or "trying hard" to like it

Meaningless sentence of the day: 'If you are using xyz module, teams facilitate enhanced function in relation to system security.'

And, no, I didn't write that!

Whoever wrote the documentation I'm updating tried too hard to look business like and erudite

Yet another person who doesn't understand the idea at the core of economies of scale ...

We often forget that the so-called big picture is made up of a lot of small pictures. And the stories of those small pictures are just as important and valid as that of the bigger one

I've had people lay into me when they thought I was faking at being a writer. When I explained how much I'd written, they laid into me for showing off or being arrogant. You just can't win ...

If I see the words 'thus', 'henceforth', and 'hereafter' in this documentation again, someone gets hurt

No, PR flack, I don't care about your client's latest blockchain thingy, their acquisition of some small tech company in Red Deer, Alberta, or their newest investment in whatever. So please stop sending me those melonfarming emails triumphantly crowing about them

The rabbit hole kept getting deeper and ended up with me finding a screenshot of my #Linux desktop from about August, 2000.

Probably noteworthy is the fact I'm running a #Napster client and #XMMS for my tunes. Also I'm SSHed into one of my servers as root.

We need more (open source, of course) mobile apps that integrate with Nextcloud and ownCloud

Far too many people don't take the time to think and instead make knee-jerk leaps at conclusions (yes, I'm deliberately mixing my metaphors there).

Take, for example, my recent adventures with a ticket machine. When I mentioned that the language of the UI wasn't one that I read or spoke, a few people offline jumped on me. They didn't use a work ending in "ist" but it felt like they wanted to.

Because I don't speak a foreign language doesn't mean I've never tried to learn. I have, and failed

At the moment, about 80% of my day job is salvaging, rewriting, and reformatting. Not fun, but it has to be done

A tidal pool at the beach near Mt. Manganui

So DIY media: Release the things and talk about the things and this is so important.

Print the zines. Release the CDs and the Cassettes, even though it's a pain in the ass. Archive that shit. Give it away. Ask people to pay for it, too, but focus on making something that will last first.

(Because for most artists the problem isn't piracy it's obscurity.)

Here is an interesting bit of history. The BeOS Bible, preserved online.

I actually learned a few things from it. For instance, I didn't know BeOS / Haiku was POSIX compliant.

it looks like something I'm current tackling on my writing sabbatical will have a direct application on something I'm writing for publication. I couldn't have planned it better