there's something i don't understand about the fucking tech geekers.
there's a lisp character, his name is Rainer Joswig. Over the years,
we've had our exchange of spats. But to me, usually my mindset is that
whatever argument we had online among tech geekers, the real life
relationship is still a potentionally positive one. i.e. for me, i
still consider it open to meet people who i had arguments online, in a
friendly way, like, having a coffee together or something when the
but, unfortunately, i find that sometimes it's not how the other party
I've had few personal examples. But today, i realized perhaps Rainer
is a example too.
in our arguments, he have provided info that are useful to me. For
example, in my article on lisp/emacs keybinding:
〈Why Emacs's Keyboard Shortcuts are Painful〉
he has made corrections (in the form of argument/criticism/redicule
here in comp.lang.lisp). Then, i accepted some of his points, and at
the time, asked him if i can put it on my site. He agreed. (the post
is somewhere in comp.lang.lisp, probably can be found in 5 min) I
also, happily linked to his site. Like this:
<p>2008-07-15 Addendum: Thanks to
<a class="sorc" href="http://lispm.dyndns.org/" title="accessed:
for some correction about the history of the lisp machine's keyboards.
<a class="sorc" href="http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.lisp/
(the link is still there as of today; but i might remove it since his
site is dead for a month now)
however, a month ago, i noticed that his website is down. I asked him
on twitter i think or g+, about this. Got no response. I asked him
again about last week in a public post here in a thread in
comp.lang.lisp. No response.
I don't understand???
There are 2 issues here.
① I fucking hate this motherfucking tech geeking hacker fucks who
leave dead links on the web and don't fucking care. What the fuck?
Aren't these elite, elegant, coding experts who always take perfection
in algorithm, code, style, language, etc?
I don't understand, how could they, have their home page dead?
② The second issue, is that, since i found him on g+, i subscribed/
followed him (added him in a circle), and also sent him a friendly
hello message. But today, i discovered, it appears that he blocked me.
Up till today, to my mind, i think that Rainer perhaps thinks i'm a
annoying lisp idiot, but that's all, and doesn't hold grudge otherwise
agaist me. But maybe that's not so.
This, i don't understand?? Aren't these hacker typers are all for the
best ethics of humanity? the likes of freedom and Compassion and all?
I, Xah Lee, usually go out of my way to be platonically thankful,
promote my enemy's cause when i can. In this case, i linked to his
website from my website, which i'm very meticulous who i provide a
link to. I DON'T HAVE TO provide the link if i don't want to. A name
suffices. And SEO sites fucking pay me $30 a month per link. What the
fuck is going on?
For story of dead links among hacker idiots, see:
〈A Record of Frustration in IT Industry; Disappearing FSF URLs〉
〈unix: Hunspell Path Pain〉
Yours truely dont unstand,
Human animal scumbags.