May 13, 2009
The King and the Toaster. Which technology the programmer represents is left as an exercise for the reader.
May 11, 2009
Just searched Google for “the only way”, a song by Gotye. Strangely, almost almost every result was religious in nature, including this gem:
Is it reasonable to believe that Jesus is the only way to the only God, and that the other 9999 religions are false? What’s a Christian to think?
I’m reminded of Frank Herbert’s Heretics of Dune:
In one sentence, the powindah invoked infinity and denied it, never once observing their own foolishness.
May 10, 2009
How long will we be stuck with tribalistic ritual? Excuse me while I wonder at the sincerity of one religious party with a history of intolerance cavorting with another religious party with a history of intolerance when the prime function of both is converting each other’s worshipper stockpile.
What a bizarre world we live in when religions fawn over each other. It’s like comparing ant farms. I wish we’d go back to worshipping the sun.
May 5, 2009
From Rob Weir’s ODF Interoperability post:
Remember, it is not particularly difficult or clever to to take an adverse reading of a standard to make an incompatible, non-interoperable product. Take HTML, for example. It does not define the attributes of unstyled (default) text. So I could create a perfectly conformant browser implementation that makes all default text be 4-point Zapf Dingbats, white text on a white background. It would conform with the standard, but it would be perfectly unusable by anyone.