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I googled myself and found my hn comment leading someone else's blog (mmakai.com)
53 points by edw519 on July 23, 2008 | hide | past | web | favorite | 17 comments



I vividly recall writing that. Glad to see that someone else felt strongly enough about it to include it in their site.

Some good links below, including some to pg and dhh. Pretty good company, I'd say.

[EDIT: A little scary, too. Anything any of us say here can end up anywhere. Kinda makes one wanna slow down and think a little before posting.]


That was a great quote and I am so at that point right now.


The quote was great...

The string of arguments that followed between "flowery evangelist" and "cynical asshole" just as good.


Really motivating, edw519.

It was the kick I needed in a time of life decisions.


Interesting, what did you google? Your HN id?


Yes. When I found this, I forgot why I was googling in the first place.


That was genuinely inspiring and great timing for me personally. I talked my fiancee into quitting her job this week and she's turning in her notice today, for pretty much the same reasons: life's too short for her to drain her soul away at some place just because it looks good on the resume (intensive care unit at a good hospital here in SF). She's got a few other opportunities lined up already closer to her interests (reproductive health) and the pep is back in her step again. But first, we're going to concentrate on thoroughly enjoying our 3 week honeymoon!

I'm living vicariously through her - I've never quit a gig without having another one lined up, which also explains why our wedding in Aug is my first vacation in about 5 years.


Interesting.. actually, that's my website. One day while bored I fished out some of the best startup links from my Delicious bookmarks and put them on there. When I went to put an introduction to it that quote popped into my head. Hope you don't mind.


Hope you don't mind.

Not at all. Finding this and getting nice feedback here certainly made my day. I love any opportunity to add value. Thanks to all of you.

Nice little site. You should build it up and add an "About Me" link.


"... One day while bored I fished out some of the best startup links from my Delicious bookmarks and put them on there. When I went to put an introduction to it that quote popped into my head. Hope you don't mind ..."

Cited.


Great quote...but now HN is pointing to a blog that is pointing to a HN quote.

I really hope he doesn't blog about this thread.


As long as no one was planning to garbage collect based on a reference count, I don't see the problem.


So this is what they mean by "echo chamber."


Nice quote but... I can't understand why you call "blog" what is a plain old website?


That's a great fg quote. Thanks for the inspiration, I'm outta (where I work at the moment) here as soon as I can.

Not an on-the-spot decision, but another nail to confirm my plan to leave the borg in a few months.


The original quote in context on HN: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=179639


If you are reading this while at the office, you will probably feel as if he was whispering the words to your ears. One of the Greatest post.




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