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mission drive within everything
Everybody be cool, and nobody gets hurt.
Software, networking
"I call architecture frozen music." --Goethe
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Hail to the speaker,
Hail to the knower,
Joy to him who has understood,
Delight to those who have listened.
-- Odin, "Havamal"

Trolling summarily ignored, including troll-via-/msg and troll-via-catbox.

I am a 34-year-old male resident of Minnesota, working in tech.

edev'ed 6/03, thanks nate.

Personal noding philosophy:
  • A short writeup is better than no writeup. Supersede away.
  • Primal fear of Gritchka's ability to tell me specifically why it's "s" rather than "c" keeps me maniacally alert to misspellings.
  • If I want to know foobaz, I'd rather have the basics than wait for the guy who owns foobaz to show up.
  • I refuse to use {She noted the "foobaz," and he became enlightened.} rather than {She noted the "foobaz", and he became enlightened.}. Being a coder, putting the comma inside the quotation mark seems so syntactically wrong I can't make myself do it.
  • A writeup's value/words factor is important, too.
  • YMMV.

If you're a guy with an interesting project, /msg me. If you're not a guy, /msg me regardless...

"Toss attachment to body aside, realizing, I am everywhere. One who is everywhere is joyous." --Zen saying, ~2500 BC

(A note for those who simply must share their brusque pedantry with me on a quote on my homenode: This might be more accurately termed "proto-Zen", as noted in Zen Flesh, Zen Bones, but I would think Zen's true adherents would argue that "Zen" is a metaphysical truism, predating its discovery or the naming of it. "AFAIK": Learn it; love it.)

I am looking for interesting/useful affirmations or mantras, i.e. the prototypical "Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better."
Though a neophyte in this form of personal-consciousness hacking, it sounds potentially useful.
Also interested in any supporting or debunking personal experiences or references.
Please /msg me if you have any of the above.

If you'd like to lower the signal-to-noise ratio considerably, and (suspiciously) read even more about me, I've started a weblog at: