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Eric Raymond
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Hacker, philosopher, troublemaker, theorist of open source
Hacker, philosopher, troublemaker, theorist of open source

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New blog post: Because Big Bang Theory pissed me off...

A few days ago I watched a 5-minute clip from Big Bang Theory on the recommendation of a friend who thought I might find it amusing.

Bleagh. This is supposed to be a show about geniuses? It's not. It's a show about a dimwit's idea of what bright people are like. The slowest person in my peer group could out-think and out-create any of these sad-sack imitations of "smart" on any day of the week.

I suppose I shouldn't have expected any better from Hollywood. Still, one does like to be surprised occasionally.



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New blog post: Simple Revision Control for the smallest projects.

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Civil rights progress: North Dakota becomes the 13th constitutional-carry state

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New blog post: Because to Ur is human...

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"Because we spend twelve hours a day welding steel and laying pipe in the snow for the pure existential satisfaction of it. " ROFL.

I have a difficult time caring about money myself. But at least I know that's my SES talking rather than intrinsic virtue, and don't disdain people less gently born than me who want more of it.



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New blog post: Yet another software release, important to anyone trying to escape the jaws of CVS.

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Very, very tasty - I like the sonata-like development of the theme, the sense of structure and careful pacing.

My wife Cathy and I played a test game of Terraforming Mars with the drafting optional rules last night. We have two things to report:

1. TM works better than we expected as a 2-player, quite viable if you can handle the setup/teardown time (a bit long due to all the fiddly bits).

2. The drafting rule does what it's supposed to - mitigating the over-randomness of research-phase card drawing, making it easier to form a whole-game strategy and pursue that. We strongly recommend the option.

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New blog post: a minor update.
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