Other people sayings that I could want reading again, because they express an awesome natural language ingenuity.


You have the lawful good approach, which is something like quickcheck, and the chaotic good approach, which is something like AFL. The lawful evil approach is a chaos monkey, and the chaotic evil approach is “just throw your shit on the internet and see what DDoSers come up with“


When I was born, the fairy who blesses (?) people with an undying attraction for discussion of documentation formats had severe diarrhea so she didn't attend my birth, for which I am grateful to her because fae diarrhea is something else.


When brain implants become feasible, I’ll make a module that prevents me from writing until I’m fully awake.


Have you suggested turning the computer off? Usually the advice for computer problems is to turn it off and then on again, so this might through them off a bit.

Roy Fielding:

Some architectural styles are often portrayed as “silver bullet” solutions for all forms of software. However, a good designer should select a style that matches the needs of a particular problem being solved.

Roy Fielding:

REST is designed to be efficient for large-grain hypermedia data transfer, optimizing for the common case of the Web, but resulting in an interface that is not optimal for other forms of architectural interaction.


we don't happen to have any utils for that, do we? wait. we have.


building pyramids is easy too if you just delegate the work to your army of slaves


nothing is designed anymore everything is just historical accidents and hype

Why does plan9 has iseve() to check user permissions:

originally the stand-alone file server kernel ran as adm, so whoever you run the cpu/terminal kernel as became eve.

khm about plan9 venti:

it's from the Caesar; vidi venti vuduavi: literally, "I saw venti, I was deprived [of my data]"

Leslie Lamport:

A distributed system is one in which the failure of a computer you didn't even know existed can render your own computer unusable.


These days the analogy is still fairly valid, only everyone has a cheap mainframe in the form of a laptop, every single thing has a crippled potato computer in it, and there isn't any way to own the meta-computer that arises from all of it. We've given that to amazon and google