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50 points by xtacy on July 31, 2010 | hide | past | favorite | 7 comments

One of my personal favorites is The Story of Mel: http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/mel.html

Am I missing something, or is that a story that glorifies a programmer who refused to listen to customer requirements and wrote obfuscated, unmaintainable code?

"with your irony button switched on"

Or your romance button.

Ranching is all about moving cows from pasture A to pasture B; looking out for disease; and making sure animals have enough to eat.

Wild west stories are still fun.

Well I suppose there's more than one way to read it. You could try reading it again with your irony button switched on.

I suppose. I guess I just didn't find it funny, ironic or serious.

Another important one, about master Qc Na:


Is the culture that could produce those precious things long gone?

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