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: As the guy who gets mail addressed to editor@segfault.org, I have to be understanding. I get Japanese porno spam, stupid press releases, offers to make Segfault part of some extremely minor new media conglomerate, offers to give other sites free advertising, and the occasional letter pertaining to something published on Segfault. But sometimes I get a message that was addressed to a parallel universe version of me and was somehow misdelivered to this version of me. I got such a message today, from an AOL account:

Nowadays everyone are profiteering pigs. The only site that i knew of that had any good downloads and info was shut down. Do you know any sites that you don't have to vote 25 times to download something. any assistance would be helpful. thank you

Our AOL friend comes from a parallel universe dominated by proprietary Unices, in which segfault.org is an underground newspaper for those who illicitly copy and configure software. I don't understand the voting 25 times thing. Since I don't know anything about the URL namespace of his universe (except that segfault.org and aol.com exist), I can't really help him. Perhaps freshmeat.net and happypenguin.org correspond to underground download sites in his universe. If you're from that universe and you're reading this, please help this guy.

: By unanimous popular demand, I have signed up for the BTC project. Now I have to think of a different poll.

: Kris did a thing for Adam's birthday that cracks me up. It's like a live-action Pokey the Penguin starring Adam! YES!! Happy birthday, Adam! And thank you for being on appendectomy drugs, Kris.

: Susanna (my sister, for those not in the know) suggested the new poll. I should put in a disclaimer that the poll is for entertainment value only.

: I'm now on the list of participating BTC weblogs.

I guess I've been in weblog denial. I don't like being in groups of people that Jon Katz writes articles about. Being a geek is okay, because I'm not the teenage Quake-playing goth from Nebraska that is the Jon Katz archetypal geek. But I've been in denial both about my running a weblog and about my presumed unpopularity in high school. I honestly don't think I was unpopular in high school. I was very depressed all the time, but not unpopular. Of course this just goes to show how deep my unpopularity denial is.

: Call me dense, but I just realized this. Thom Wood, whom we hired to work on CVS and Subversion (the best software project name ever), wears tie-dye to work every day. Every day. I thought he just wore it a lot, but he wears it every day.

The astounding thing is not that Thom Wood wears tie-dye to work every day, but that it took me three weeks to realize this.

: Okay, I'm off. The next entry will be from Bakersfield with neon Joe in tow. Probably tomorrow evening.


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