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Journal: Performant. Unless you speak French, it ain't a word.

Journal by BobGarcia
There's a guy affiliated with a Certain Big Software Producer.
The CBSP calls these people "Regional Directors". The first time I encountered said person at a small (<50) conference of industry movers and shakers*, he kept using the word "Performant" in relation to whatever-the-hell he was espousing.

Anyway, let's try some etymology:

Perform -> verb. "To do something"
Performance -> noun. "Something done"
Performant -> adj. "Does Something"

Great, the product does something.

Performance -- like quality, temperature, pressure, gravity, and mass -- is a property with no intrinsic position on the good-o-meter.

That's why I can promise that my mission is to:

"Provide Quality and Performant Products".

You have my guarantee!

*I'm not quite a shaker. More of a rattler, really.
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Journal: Hammond Acquisition Syndrome

Journal by BobGarcia
OK, I admit it. I have developed HAS. A yearning -- nay -- a desire to collect more and more of these paragons of pre-semiconductor technology.

Hammond Organs. The B3. The A100. The M3. And Leslies. Yeah, lotsa Leslies. Whirly amusement park thrill rides. Gimme more.

Ungrounded metalframed behemoths with death-dealing electrons coursing through their fabric-wrapped wire veins. Big Volts. Big Amps. Big Watts. Tubes from old Russian stock. And new Russian stock. Leaky wax capacitors. Hundreds of solder points.

And Nichrome. What else uses Nichrome? Oh, yeah, pyrotechnics and toasters.

The only musical instruments that require automatic transmission fluid.

Nightly, I pray to the deities Jimmy and Ethel Smith...
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Journal: Pray for me

Journal by BobGarcia
Heading downtown in a few minutes for the LA Auto Show.

With two eleven-year-old boys.

And a thirteen-year-old girl who "kinda wants to go...maybe."

But who will pout if she doesn't.

And who will keep the rest of us waiting while she gets ready.

Now them's karma points...
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Journal: Mod points. Mod points. The power is whelming.

Journal by BobGarcia
Spelling counts.

Punctuation counts.

Nothing counts more than intelligence. According to me. Final arbiter. No appeals.

Never acknowledge an AC; not even when it's me.

Too much time on my hands, you say?

Lackey to the Imperium, you say?

Covered with lint and waiting for the Apocalypse, you are less likely to say?

OK, well...
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Journal: Beyond here, there be monsters...

Journal by BobGarcia
OK, so we've entered Terra Incognita.

No more hugging the coast or plying the inland waterways.
It's time to spread the spinnaker, trim the top'sls, batten the hatches, and shiver the timbers.
And batten the hatches.
Again.
Don't want a buncha unbattened hatches laying around causing trouble.
Nosiree, me.

"Indecision is the basis of flexibility" -- button at a Science Fiction convention.

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