finger, the father of blog
This thought (hardly a breakthrough correlation, but a bit of history for the kids) came to mind while playing a game of Doom 3. I was pondering what Carmack's perception of the release has been, and that reminded me that for years Carmack, and most other big industry names, kept up to date finger entries that were basically diaries, ruminations of programming, the industry, etc. Basically exactly the role that blog fills today.
Dude, you spend too much time on this forum.
Dennis Forbes? He's harmless. Did a little too much LDS in the sixties.
worthless old hippie
LDS - drug of choice for dyslexics.
Yeah. I overdosed on the Latter Day Saints the other day. A couple of 'em stopped by my house and wanted to chat about God and such. Silly kids!
Sally was the user name of our sysadmin in college. Like some pre-Bevis/Butthead scenario, we used to say
When dyslexic addicts trip out, do they see Dog?
Finger was notoriously unsecure on some unix platforms. One of the first things I'd do when setting up a unix box was disable finger.
Tnanks for the Star-Trek link. I'm pretty sure we'll be seeing this scenario soon with our kids:
C0mpuS3rve 0wns joo!
Ahh, but you forgot the part where Scotty, despite using a computer with a voice interface all of his life is able to type approximately 100WPM using a keyboard he's never seen.
Oddly enough, the database table that stores my blog is named "finger" as a nod to history. My finger file went away when I discovered the web, back in the days of lynx and modems and before the September That Never Ended when all of you other folks found out about it.
>>> Don't get me started on Scotty's knowledge of the either the keyboard commands for a CAD package he'd never seen, or his ability to code a CAD package from scratch in about 10 seconds on a computer he'd never seen.
How's this to tie this thread together:
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