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Archive for October, 2012

turns out i just hate computers

October 11th, 2012 | Category: Random

So I was trolling around on HN (god help us all) and stumbled upon someone jamming a link in sideways to an otherwise reasonable circlejerk. The link was so fucking interesting I can’t help but post about it. Really?

Circle jerk tip #4: check your goddamn copy before submitting links to the collective.

Browsing some more on that site I find this link, which purports to be a guide to learning Unix on OSX. Ignore the fact that it’s a fucking video tutorial about fucking Unix, the part you should be looking at is the table of contents. It goes fucking on and on about useless drivel without actually mentioning the one fucking saving grace of using a terminal-based system.

fucking. man. pages.

fucking fuck.

Turns out I don’t hate computers. I just fucking hate anyone who uses them.


EDIT, PS: shoutout to the nodejs releng team who managed to, between 0.6.13 and 0.6.17 subtly change fs.createWriteStream to NOT throw an exception when open(2) returns an error, and instead emit an error event on the stream object. Way to keep a goddamn stable API between fucking minor releases, guys. Also go fuck yourselves I hate you.

EDIT2: before anyone asks, yeah I would run an virtualenv thing to maintain parallel nodejs installs to prevent issues like this; that is, if I didn’t give a fuck about my system