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Comment And a thank YOU from yet another long-time /.er (Score 2) 238

Since well over 12 years on all the boxes I installed, and the 1000's I added to networks, I made sure they'd opened up a browser with at least a /. tab present. I hope it did help in making the user base grow and grow and grow. Kudos to you and thanks for all the...

Comment Review copies, ARC's and such. (Score 1) 283

I help people to weed the errors out of their books. Fact checking, supplying references and the likes. So I get review copies, or as collectors prefer to call them 0-editions, ARC's [advance reading copies, if you will]. And when the final draft gets published - the 1st edition - I get a stack of signed, dedicated newly printed ones in return, as a form of payment. One for me, one for the archives, and the rest is being auctioned off for the benefit of Tibet. So, in the end, we all benefit in one way or another.

Do you suffer painful elimination? -- Don Knuth, "Structured Programming with Gotos"

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