14 Sep 2000
(updated 14 Sep 2000 at 16:54 UTC) »
In accordance with the Principle of Least WTF?ing, a desktop
environment's user interface should name applications in a
that makes some kind of sense. For example, the gnome menu
should have something called 'Image file viewer'
localized), rather than things called EOG and ee. Sure,
_you_ know what they are...
Too many bits of paper, filesystems, web sites. Time to
write a program that I can type at and then tell what to do
with it, so all my textual output is Logged in One Place.
I suppose some would call this Emacs.
Occasionally when people start to think about alternative
information paradigms, the 'lifetime stream of data' one
pops up. Implementation would require the sort of
all-encompassing throw-out-good-working-code event that free
software usually tries to avoid. There's a part of me that
thinks setting fire to the code base occasionally wouldn't
hurt, but I try to appease it by
embarking on occasional hard drive cleanups, for That Way