Master Foo and the GUI

From “Rootless Root“:

One evening, Master Foo and Nubi attended a gathering of programmers who had met to learn from each other. One of the programmers asked Nubi to what school he and his master belonged. Upon being told they were followers of the Great Way of Unix, the programmer grew scornful.”The command-line tools of Unix are crude and backward,” he scoffed. “Modern, properly designed operating systems do everything through a graphical user interface.”

Master Foo said nothing, but pointed at the moon. A nearby dog began to bark at the master’s hand.

“I don’t understand you!” said the programmer.

Master Foo remained silent, and pointed at an image of the Buddha. Then he pointed at a window.

“What are you trying to tell me?” asked the programmer.

Master Foo pointed at the programmer’s head. Then he pointed at a rock.

“Why can’t you make yourself clear?” demanded the programmer.

Master Foo frowned thoughtfully, tapped the programmer twice on the nose, and dropped him in a nearby trashcan.

As the programmer was attempting to extricate himself from the garbage, the dog wandered over and piddled on him.

At that moment, the programmer achieved enlightenment.


Hacker Love

I love who I am, and I love what I do. It’s just me.

Just for fun, here’s a bunch of stuff you (my dear reader, or two – I think there might be two of you out there) might want to read to get to know me and my kind (hackers) a bit better. I’m not trying to be pretentious here, I just think this is enlightening stuff.


How to ask questions

Portrait of J. Random Hacker

Definition of a Hacker



A gleekzorp without a tornpee is like a quop without a fertsneet (sort of).

(Found on Slashdot. WTF?)


Why Nerds are Unpopular

Why Nerds are Unpopular

This was my middle/high school experience. This guy hits the nail on the head with this one.