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Journal by s_wardman

I thought I'd start making use of my Slashdot journal. No particular reason, I just felt like writing a journal entry. I went so far as thinking of registering with LiveJournal, or starting one of those "blog" thingies on my own rather boring website, but then I saw the journal section of my profile in Slashdot and thought "Hey, I can use this, and I don't even have to fart about setting it up."

Some people have gained a high profile by publishing their often extreme opinions on the thing known as the world wide web. I'm not about to say I want to do that (does anyone even look at my profile here?), more to question why people get so fanatic about them. I suppose it's the same story for fans of everything else -- they see something they like, start to follow, and start to become blind to anything that might destroy the target of their fanaticism.

I won't say I don't succumb to fanaticism, because I do. I'm a Debian GNU/Linux fan (I even put the GNU in there, at least the first time I mention it). My Debian advocacy, as well as some things I don't like about Debian, can go in other entries another time. Debian isn't the only thing to get my attention. After using Python for a short while, I absolutely love coding in it. There are other interests, but I'm going to leave you with those for now.

"More software projects have gone awry for lack of calendar time than for all other causes combined." -- Fred Brooks, Jr., _The Mythical Man Month_

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