I dug up an archive of an old server and found some stuff I wrote back in 2000 (pre 9/11 actually). Mildly amusing at least if you’re old enough. I should likely rewrite it.

  • When: CVS Client Lacks Commit Privileges Then: “This CVS Client Has No Honor. I will rule this project!”
  • On reaction to the Red Hat 7 C compiler issues: “Debian I say! In the name of the great god Stallman, DEBIAN!!!!”
  • On reactions to KDE Office User Interface Issues: “Puny User, we will never fix that bug”
  • When trying to read MS Word files into Star Office: “Redmond! Redmond! Prepare to die!”
  • When asked about Ximian’s launch of the proprietary Exchange server: “GAH! Perhaps they have no honor! Still, latinum is good!”
  • On the Emacs versus VI controversy: “This led to system wide wars over 200 years ago. Unbeliever! Draw your batleft, I should kill you where you stand!”
  • “Perhaps it IS a good day to Die! I say we ship!”
  • When looking at public Freshmeat projects without any source: “The movement has failed. We need to go to war!”
  • On when the 2.2.4 kernel will ship: “By nagging me with the launch date, you have questioned my family honor. Prepare to die!”
  • On why Linux GUI software NEVER has keyboard shortcuts: “Puny User, We will never fix that! Get a compiler and CVS so we can deny your commits!”
  • As to why Linux developers get hostile on mailing lists: “Answering your email is for the weak and timid!”
  • When asked about a strange 5403 line switch statement deep inside code: “You question the worthiness of my engineers. Prepare to die!”
  • When asked about Apple’s move to BSD instead of Linux: “Apple is without honor!”
  • When asked about Microsoft’s Community Source license: “The jihad is brewing. We will win. They will die. Tricks will not work.”
  • On the release process: “Perhaps it IS a good day to Die! I say we ship “