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What the hell

What the hell's this guy smoking?  Is that Weed?

http://notalegend.com/notalegend.html


Tuesday, December 09, 2003

You've never seen weed in your life...

That looks like wheat to me. Or at least any kind of "regular" crop you can find in Illinois

Milton
Tuesday, December 09, 2003

He's doing a parody of this pretentious website...

http://www.softwarelegends.com/legends.html

no name
Tuesday, December 09, 2003

At one of Microsoft's Tech Ed's they had presentations by the "Software Legends" that wrote some of the MS Press .Net books.

Eric was poking fun at the whole "Software Legends" thing. Pretty damn funny if you ask me.

Nick
Tuesday, December 09, 2003

To be honest, given the choice between Software Legend and having a 6 minute commute I'd choose the latter every time.

Ged Byrne
Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Ok now I get it.  That is pretty damn funny.  (Yes I know that is not weed.  I was being sarchastic.  It's probably Timothy grass that grows along most fields and ditches in the midwest or like you said unripened wheat or other grain crop.)


Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Haven't you heard? Linus Torvald is applying for a job at Fog Creek. Isn't that awesome

Utopia is a place where no moron exists
Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Its corn.

Andrew Hurst
Tuesday, December 09, 2003

"You call it corn, we call it maize."

Beware the power of my stinky feet!
Tuesday, December 09, 2003

I believe people are talking about the plant he has in his mouth not the fact that he is standing in front of a corn field.

PJ
Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Whoah. I'd never seen that software legends thing before. What a bunch of pretenious wankers. No wonder I'm not a .Net guy.

Eric's parody is well-deserved, to say the least. Good stuff Eric!


Rob

Burninator
Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Oh my...

I just now visited that Software Legends web site....I've never seen such pompous, arrogant, self-serving promotion outside of Hollywood or politics.

No doubt..those guys are major contributors to the .NET field, but geesh. This is a bit over the top.

These guys shameless (and overly exaggerated) self-promotion makes Larry Ellison look bashful.

Mark Hoffman
Tuesday, December 09, 2003

>> "Haven't you heard? Linus Torvald is applying for a job at Fog Creek. Isn't that awesome"

I don't think he'll make the cut.  He may have to settle for the intern position they have.


Tuesday, December 09, 2003

It's likely that "software legends" is intended to be "tongue in cheek".

njkayaker
Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Guys guys let's do some sanity check here, shall we?

Utopia is a place where no moron exists
Tuesday, December 09, 2003

> "You call it corn, we call it maize."

We call it Zea mays. The one in his mouth is some other member of the Poaceae family.

Roel Schroeven
Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Yeah, I heard that Linus doesn't know Vee Bee and hence will be overlooked for the job. ;)

Sum Dum Gai
Tuesday, December 09, 2003

"It's likely that "software legends" is intended to be "tongue in cheek". "


Um...I just looked at the site and I'd say if it's tongue in cheek, then the satire will be lost on most people. I didn't see anything there to suggest anything other than these guys are reading too much of their own press.

Just me
Tuesday, December 09, 2003

"No doubt..those guys are major contributors to the .NET field, but geesh"

Maybe it was a .NET stalk that Eric was smoking, stolen from their field, then. Someone ring the cops!


Wednesday, December 10, 2003

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