Hmm, I made it into the stats page's undeserved master list.
Fair enough, I pointed out my problems with it months ago
myself. I think it's a fault with any popularity-based
metric; very popular people can elevate others with a single
vote. Funny this comes up around the same time as the Google
scam discussion (another popularity metric). If you care,
you can read my older diary
Yesterday, I was out at dinner with a few friends when I was
asked whether I ever meet any programmers outside of work.
In all honesty, I think it's been 3 times total. I wind up
talking more to writers or architecture professors or
gallery owners. Of course, this was one of the reasons I
moved here instead of San Francisco. I don't like talking
shop much. And it's nice to be in the minority (and know
it's not indirectly my fault that rents have become insane).
I don't mind developers, but it seems that programmers are
often a bit more narrowly focused that other people I meet.
Of course, when I meet any people who could ONLY talk about
abstract art or post-modern architecture, I find them boring
Find is such an incredibly useful command. I honestly don't
know what I'd do without it sometimes. Now it's helping me
to clean up several gigs of month-old files on a disk. If it
weren't for MKS Utilities, NT would be completely useless.
Incidentally, I have become quite peeved at how NT crawls to
a halt whenever there is any serious disk I/O. At least my
UNIX systems get it right.
Enough random thoughts for now...