tuesday, october 20

i'm willing to accede to a certain amount of
mysticism in the question of place
all around us the questions of what is extant,
what is happening, and what might yet happen
meet the limits of what is knowable
it's a near enough horizon, all
shadows framed out in elisions and lensflare
until we're all half blind without knowing it
lost in some foreign capital in the pouring rain
waiting for a phone line to be clear,
feeding coins into the machine while
we avoid eye contact with the hookers
or the cop
on the corner

p1k3 / 2009 / 10 / 20
tags: topics/poem

Tuesday, October 6

Ryan Tomayko, I like Unicorn because it's Unix:

There’s another problem with Unix programming in Ruby that I’ll just touch on briefly: Java people and Windows people. They’re going to tell you that fork(2) is bad because they don't have it on their platform, or it sucks on their platform, or whatever, but it’s cool, you know, because they have native threads, and threads are like, way better anyways.

Fuck that.

Don’t ever let anyone tell you that fork(2) is bad. Thirty years from now, there will still be a fork(2) and a pipe(2) and a exec(2) and smart people will still be using them to solve hard problems reliably and predictably, just like they were thirty years ago.

p1k3 / 2009 / 10 / 6