They're called fire devils.
Customer (deliberately): Have you in fact got any Linux systems here at all?
Owner: Yes, sir.
Owner: No. Not really, sir.
Customer: You haven't.
Owner: No, sir. Not a scrap. I was deliberately wasting your time, sir.
(How long till VA changes its name? Answers on a scrap of cheese.)
Customer: Well I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to shoot you.
Owner: Right-oh, sir.
(The customer takes out a gun and shoots the owner.)
Customer: What a senseless waste of human life.
We're using Wiki for our Burning Man postmortem. Boy, is it ever super-cool.
If any of you Spock Mountain Research Lab types are out there, can I buy you beers and pick your brains on gray water reclamation?
Sorry to everyone I didn't see at the show. On Tuesday I was going quietly mad, so I wrote everything up, packed the car and was in Black Rock City by moonrise Wednesday.
Still there in spirit.
The earlybirds set off this morning, reducing the population of Moonbase Alabama from fifteen to two. It's heavenly quiet. I'll be at the damn show till Wednesday - tell me, what were they thinking? Then it's off to Moonbase Nevada, part of the Spiral Oasis, at 4pm and Infant. We'll have Tim Tams, so drop by.
August is ending, and the new college graduates have started work in PR. The phone rings off the hook, but it brings me no news. Actual excerpt from actual mail:
"Dear Error! MergeField was not found in header record of data source.,
Following is the latest press release from Oracle..."
Science geeks, wannabe astronauts, interplanetary archvillains and Bad People of the Future are all warmly invited to attend.
I was hoping to serve Space Food Sticks, but they're defunct.
Excellent news. Just got off the phone with Will Doherty of the EFF. Adobe has agreed to withdraw support for the criminal complaint against Dmitry Sklyarov. Without Adobe, the government will have a hard time pressing charges. With luck, Sklyarov should be out of jail soon.
Anyone else coming to San Diego? We should have an Advogatomoot.
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!