Our focus in the client group had always been to build products and features that people wanted to use. That we wanted to use. That our moms wanted to use.
If you want to do something that's going to change the world, build software that people want to use instead of software that managers want to buy.
My one purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.
There is a lot of money to be made in the business of secrets, of course.
I'd just like to take this moment to point out that C has all the expressive power of two dixie cups and a string.
combines all the worst aspects of C and Lisp: a billion different sublanguages in one monolithic executable. It combines the power of C with the readability of PostScript.
Professionalism has no place in art, and hacking is art. Software Engineering might be science; but that's not what I do. I'm a hacker, not an engineer.
Browser compatibility problems are nature's way of saying stop trying to be so fuckin' clever.
And when the time comes to replace the O2 I have today, maybe my next machine will run Linux.
Linux is only free if your time has no value.
I've noticed that when I get quoted in.sig files, it's never any of the actual clever things I say all the time. Usually it's something dumb.
Software Engineering might be science; but that's not what I do. I'm a hacker, not an engineer.
Why should someone have to retrain themselves to use a new application that does the same basic thing as the old application, just because something as trivial as the operating system changed out from under them?
I think Linux is a great thing, because Linux is an alternative to Windows, and because, of all the operating systems that are at all relevant today, Unix is the best of a bad lot.
Of course, all of the software I write runs on Linux; that's the beauty of standards, and of cross-platform code. I don't have to run your OS, and you don't have to run mine, and we can use the same applications anyway!