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/me gets ready to pounce zedas on irc

Tsume

On Saturday 04 February 2006 10:42 am, Zed Shaw wrote:
> Hey,
>
> I've been watching some of the perma-threads on ruby-talk and I
> really think we need to establish some new mailing lists to handle
> the various constant subjects that come up.  I'm sure this list is
> nowhere near complete, but here's what I thought up:
>
> * ruby-jobs --  We should make it even harder for people with money
> to find people with skills.  I know my book collection is rivaling
> the Imelda Marcos shoe collection, so making it easier for me to buy
> more books is dangerous.  Head hunters should be relegated to the
> ruby-doesnt-need-you mailing list, but don't tell them their e-mail
> is going there.  They like telling their customers, "You should
> reconsider using Ruby since I can't seem to find anyone to fill your
> position."
>
> * ruby-whynot -- Every person has an opinion so why not just air it
> out like a stinking possum carcass?  This could cover a lot of
> ground.  Topics like, "Why not Python?", "Why not Ruby::Inline?",
> "Why not Nitro?", "Why not Rails Engines?"  "Why not Macs?"  "Why not
> Intel?"  "Why not a virtual machine?"  "Why not Java?"  "Why not
> Sailor Moon styled bura-sera?"  The potential is endless for this list.
>
> * ruby-sellouts -- I personally got no problem whoring myself out to
> any company that pays my speaker's fee, but some other folks might
> need a place to confess their sins.  This list would have to be
> anonymous so that the posters could confess and not have their
> confessions ruin their thriving Web 2.0 Ajax Tagging Todo List
> Ferrari Payment Machines.  Extra points if you can say one thing in
> your blog to pimp your goods, and then in private insult your customers.
>
> * ruby-rails-sheep -- No, not a place for former Java sheep to come
> and turn their brains off again, but rather a place for people to
> discuss the constant topic of table pluralization.  Is it a violation
> of all laws of nature?  Is it overhead for minimal benefit?  Is it a
> great way to show users ER diagrams?  This is the place to chat it
> all up.
>
> * ruby-performance-haters -- Ruby's speed is the white elephant in
> the room.  We all know it's there, sitting in the room knocking the
> good china on the damn floor, but we just can't talk about it because
> if we do we'll have to actually clean up the damn thing's giant piles
> of crap.  Let's blow the doors off this myth once and for all by
> creating a list solely devoted to just complaining about Ruby's speed
> without doing much.  Even better, let's propose every solution
> *except* writing a new virtual machine.
>
> * ruby-only -- Some people can't stand any deviation from the
> approved topics.  Step outside the incredibly narrow vision their
> obsessive compulsive brains have for the list and WHAM!  No IRC for
> you!  The ruby-only list is for them.  It would only allow messages
> which are valid Ruby source with no deviation.  If it isn't able to
> run in a special protected environment that has only core libraries--
> or has any comments--then it's immediately removed.  Nobody wants to
> waste their time on fluff crap like making friends, building
> community, having fun, or discovering new ideas from off topic
> discussions.  Nope, it's Ruby only 24/7.
>
> * ruby-smartass -- This list would basically just be me mouthing off
> to people who end up doing better than me and make me jealous.  I'd
> write scathing reviews of their projects and insult them all since I
> don't like people anyway.  I mean, I only donate my software to
> people so that I can spread bugs.  Anyway, I'm smarter and sexier
> than the whole world so I need my own mailing list.
>
>
> If you haven't figured it out, this is a joke.  Laugh, have a great
> weekend, and don't take things so seriously.
>
> Zed A. Shaw
> http://www.zedshaw.com/