Last I 'eard, Kev’s book was a yootopian novel, populated by giant, carnivorous Aldi lager swilling, Cheesy Wotsits, who’s primary source of nutrition, is, procrastination prone software developers…init?
‘s OK pal…no prob. Gorra distilleriopian one if y’ wanna look at that…eh?
Did hear on the old tomato vine, that Siren’s reworking 50 Shades… Adding more intellectual content, and sharpening up the less than explicit honky-tonking. It’s working title is: 54 Shades of Dark White. Bit of a ‘under the bushel hider’, our Siren.
PF: this was great, great fun to read, and I thank you for creating it.
It must not have been easy to persuade our shy Wizards to speak/write of themselves.
Also, I note that they all write so WELL, so it humbles me to think they have sacrificed
Many great tomes to serve the rest of us pygmies who daily use/abuse their creations
And plaintively clamor for more and more Swiss Army Knife additions.
Many thanks again!
I’d like to be a fly on the wall of a room in which ten people, the L&L team, are sat round a table, upon which are ten MacBook Airs, loaded with OS X, Win 7 and Linux. Internet access is a given.
The L&L team have been set a non Scriv/Scap task, of considerable complexity. There is no deadline, and no penalty for failure. The object of the exercise is for the fly to able to observe how the ten disparate personality types, bond, and interact in accomplishing the task they have been set.
Afraid y’ll have to help me out on that,[size=150]^[/size] Rog, baby.
I’m not suggesting that I would set the challenge…that would require an IQ higher that my 7.8 ± The task/challenge, would be put together, by an outside agency.
With a modicum of additional info, augmenting the wealth of data, more than ably garnered through your perspicacious questioning, at their disposal, and the factoring into the equation, of the L&L team member’s individual biases, prejudices and idiosyncratic behavioural tendencies, a challenge befitting their capabilities could be created without to much hassle. However, the overwhelming, stipulation, would be that, all ten members, work together, and socialise, around that table, or thereabouts.
Observation of their interaction would be the purpose of the exercise.
No joke I was on the gamelan-L mailing list for awhile (back in the days of mailing lists and usenet), and RMS (yes, the RMS) was also on it. (Guess he likes Indonesian music? Who knew?) Every time someone would upload a doc file there would come a screed about FOSS. Completely, totally off-topic for the mailing list, even though I agree with some of his ideas. Was more than a bit annoying.
FOSS. Free and Open-Source Software
RMS. Richard Matthew Stallman, noted software freedom activist and leading dude in the GNU Project.
Gamelan. The Javanese word for music
Screed. An informal piece of writing, typically ranting.
Off-topic. The practice of abandoning the subject or question originally posted on an online forum, commonly done to inject humour. Particularly prevalent on the LitnLat boards.