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Journal Journal: Slashdot Pet Peeves

Here's a list of things that drive me nuts about Slashdot. Not enough to make me stop reading it while I'm supposed to be working, of course.
  1. Standard ask Slashdot question: I'm trying to do (task), but I don't want to expend any money or resources. Can somebody recommend some open source software? Search the forums like the rest of us.
  2. No matter what the story or context, Google && Apple == Good, Microsoft == Evil
  3. BSOD references in any Microsoft story. Come on, it's been a while since Windows 98, right?
  4. Purely semantic arguments. Example: if you mention the open source business model, people jump all over you saying that open source is a development model, not a business model. Can we all agree that there is a business model that has developed around the open source development model? So why can't we call it what it is?
  5. First post. Need I say more?
  6. IANAL. I don't know why this bugs me. It probably shouldn't, but it does.
  7. People who have nothing to say, but still want people to listen to them.

OK don't get me wrong. I still love this site. I'm just airing some dirty laundry because I'm in a surly mood, I guess. Hooray!!!

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Journal Journal: Excellent Karma!

Yeah, so my Karma just went up to "Excellent". That's kind of cool. Or, kind of nerdy. I guess it depends on who you're talking to, and whether or not they're ever kissed a girl on the lips (besides their mom).

Journal Journal: Long time reader, first time poster

So, I've been a passive ./ reader for quite a while now, but I've only recently started the transition toward becoming an active ./ poster and member.

You probably all remember what that was like. The most tangible thing about it is that desire for mod points. I don't even really know what it gets me to have lots of mod points. I just know it signifies that people are reading things I've written and finding them valuable in some way.

Anyway, I'll try to keep the mod-point whoreing down to a minimum, and if you see me out there in ./ land, please be gentle.

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