[rescue] Perverse Question

Robert Novak rnovak at indyramp.com
Sun Jun 15 13:56:38 CDT 2003

On Sun, 15 Jun 2003, Jeffrey J. Nonken wrote:

> >Hey man, it's not *my* fault that the industry has forgotten about
> >quality design.
> So... it's my fault?
> I'm trying to work with what I've got, and trying to learn *nix at the
> same time.
> Because I haven't thrown away most of my working hardware and software
> and either a) bought all new stuff (with no money?) or b) simply lived
> without anything that can actually let me do stuff, I'm a pariah.
> OK, fine. I'll take my list of obsolete hardware, and my PCs running
> Windows, and... well, I can't find a group less opinionated. There
> doesn't seem to exist such a thing. Guess I'm on my own.
> Oh well. I've managed to make myself unwelcome in yet another group.
> Must be a personality flaw I haven't figured out yet.

Your kneepads aren't thick enough, I suspect. =)

There's nothing wrong with using what works for you.

Anyone who says otherwise is just being maliciously obnoxious[0], no
matter how candy-coated their words may get on a good day. And on most
days, they know that quite well and are doing it intentionally for
personal gratification.

I suspect there are at least two people on this list who won't insult you
for using certain platforms. Maybe there should be a safe haven list for
people who don't want to be insulted at great length for such platforms.


[0] Yes, I'm being maliciously obnoxious for pointing this out. And yes,
that is a black fly in my chardonnay. Thanks for asking.

Robert Novak - rnovak at indyramp.com

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