JP Vossen on 12 Feb 2009 14:51:44 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] OT (but not really): Tough Interview questions

 > Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 16:03:22 -0500
 > From: Darren Nickerson <>
 > *chuckle* decaf?

Well, that's one of the sad parts...I don't drink coffee and have only 1 
soda per day at lunch.  (I know, not enough Dew/Jolt so you have to take 
away my geek card...)

 > Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 16:01:45 -0500
 > From: Walt Mankowski <>
 > I've generally heard them referred to as "Desert Island Discs"[1],
 > which is perhaps a bit harder to misparse.  :)
 > 1.

 > Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 16:05:02 -0500
 > From: jeff <>
 > And I thought *I* didn't get out a lot, JP   :)
 > Desert Island Disc:
 > If you were stuck on an island and could get past the logical leap
 > that you could play only one album, what would it be?

Yeah, see, I'd have *gotten* it if you'd said *that*...

 > Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 16:50:01 -0500
 > From: Eric <>
 > Hey JP, obviously you're not old enough...

No, I am old enough to have bought vinyl albums.  I'm just having an 
especially dense day it seems.

 > Maybe that's why I like the command line: it's so... old.

I love the command line, I spend a lot of my day at it.  When I first 
understood what autoexec.bat did, in the early 80's, I couldn't get over 
how cool it was (which partly explains how I ended up co-writing the 
_bash Cookbook_ :).

Speaking of being old and loving the CLI, Neal Stephenson's short 
novella (if that's not redundant) "In the Beginning was the Command 
Line" will have you rolling on the floor:	(zip)

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