Apr 20, 2007

Failed Subversion Slogans

These are some failed slogans with Subversion that we came up with on a CollabNet offsite many moons ago. You can see why we rejected them...

A place for your stuff.c.

Like a mom for your data.

If you kept your car keys in here, you'd never lose them.

Why recycle when you can save everything.

We'll watch your code while you sleep.

Subversion : code :: bank : money

It's like CVS, except for the sucking bit...

If your data lived here, you'd be home by now.

Don't remember how bad your code was 4 years ago? We do.

Those who forget the past are condemned to rewrite it.

Developing snapshots faster than that PI tailing you...

Like a photo album for your code's childhood.

It's Jims's world, we're just living in it.

As American as baseball and apple pie.... mmmm...... pie......

Apr 15, 2007

It's Made of Meat!

If you've ever talked to me for more than 20 minutes, you've probably heard me say "It's made of meat, so it's good for you!". This quote comes from a spoof radio ad that I found on the internet circa 1996 (which is 134 years in internet time). After I first heard it, I downloaded it and listened to it a number of times, laughing uncontrollably--I can't explain why.

Somehow over the next few years, I lost my copy of it, and no amount of searching the net would turn it up, so I pretty much gave it up for lost until one day in 2001 when I was going through some old hard drives. I was just making sure that there wasn't anything valuable on them before I threw them away and I came across a file with the somewhat odd name meat.au (ogg format here). Sure enough, it was The Meat Ad.

The upside of this discovery is that I now have proof that I didn't just dream up this whole meat thing, even though I still can't explain why I find it funny. And when I visited the guys at skinnyCorp a few years ago, they gave me a Meat T-Shirt.

And yes, it's all meat. So it's good for you!

Apr 12, 2007

God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut!

Kurt Vonnegut died tonight. He was my favorite author. So it goes.

All time is all time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations. It simply is. Take it moment by moment, and you will find that we are all, as I've said before, bugs in amber.

-Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five

Apr 11, 2007

My Maps Rocks

Google Maps' newest feature, "My Maps" is totally awesome. Since I lived in Rome for three years, friends and family are always asking me where to go when they go to Rome. Now I can just point them at my map of places to see in Rome.