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In which some people actually read me [Oct. 2nd, 2009|11:08 am]
The American Caliban
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I was linked on Hacker News for my last post about dot coms versus big companies. An actual interesting discussion resulted there, and some comedy here.

[User Picture]From: microbie
2009-10-02 08:07 pm (UTC)
Does that mean when you're a famous blogger you're not going to thank the little people?

Next time I punch someone in the face, I'll tell them it's not as bad as eating a donut.
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[User Picture]From: scromp
2009-10-03 04:17 am (UTC)
I don't care how adult or eloquent it might be, this comment fragment (specifically in the context of working as a grunt in the software industry, startup or not) still makes me

But human beings are bright sparks in a simmering universe of dust -- I feel like in some existential sense, we as humans not /meant/ to toil at arbitrary tasks. We're meant to live, to experience, and to make connections. To be in love, to witness beauty. Maybe to create some beauty of our own.

Makes me want to run right out and parse some xml or something!
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-10-03 04:46 am (UTC)
Immediately I flash to the scene in Holy Grail where Graham Chapman keeps wanting to SING
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