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Name: Phil Schwan
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Do not fuck around with glibc. It doesn't play fair either. It likes to ignore your prefix sometimes, smashing your old libc instead of installing onto the test partition.

(Sounds of phil looking for his bootable business card)

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Main Entry: fairĀ·ing
Pronunciation: 'far-i[ng], 'fer-
Function: noun
Date: 1574

1 British a : a present bought or given at a fair b : GIFT
2 British : DESERT

Or perhaps:

Main Entry: fairing
Function: noun
Date: 1914

: a member or structure whose primary function is to produce a smooth outline and to reduce drag (as on an airplane)

Aren't you supposed to look words up before you use them? Or is this another one of those cases where the word is "old", so you get to make up a new definition? I'm confused.

Despite having my apartment for almost 7 weeks, I'm only just now getting around to cleaning my kitchen in preparation for putting everything away. It has led me to the following theory:

The last tenant, upon deciding to move out, wanted nothing to do with his or her leftover salt, pepper, and spaghetti. Instead of wastefully throwing it out, these people instead put it all in a blender, aimed it at the open cupboards, and turned it on without a lid.
There is more salt, pepper, and little bits of dried spaghetti in my cupboards than I have consumed in my entire life. The sheer volume of spice and carbohydrates is staggering.

shaver and his lovely wife Tyla arrive tomorrow afternoon for a weekend of good food and good drinks. I still don't have enough furniture, what the hell is wrong with me?

To go along with Harold's bit of grease wisdom, I give you this: do not fuck around with Fantastik. It will not play fair.

<lilo> nonetheless, when marketing people piss in things it gets complicated
<lilo> my point is that when marketing is done cluelessly there are problems

That doesn't seem very constructive to me. It sounds like Captain Communication is still plagued by generalisations and unhelpful criticism. Tsk tsk.

Someone just mentioned Ask Jeeves a minute ago, and it reminded me of the best part about Ask Jeeves: their backwards business cards.

I was staying in Berkeley for a night with an acquaintence who worked at Ask Jeeves, and he wrote his address on the back of his business card before we split up that afternoon. The front of every card shows Jeeves holding his little silver platter and a mock entry widget that reads "Who is [Person's Name]?". Cute, eh?

He noticed me chuckling at the card and thought that he should point out that I shouldn't try that.

"Well, actually, it doesn't know how to answer those kinds of questions. It won't returning anything appropriate."

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