Today marks the public launch of Stackoverflow.com, the new programming Q&A site started by the famous Joel Spolsky. So far it looks like it’s shaping up to be a very good resource for developers; and I agree with everything they said about Googling for solutions in this post. You can look me up on the site.
Through the glory of Hyperlinks, a question about the FCC led me to Timothy McSweeny’s archive of Open Letters to People or Entities Who Are Unlikely to Respond. These are downright hilarious, and well worth the time to read. To cherry-pick a few favorites:
- An Open Letter to the Occupants of a House on the Nintendo Game “Paperboy”
- An Open Letter to the Cat, Who Pushes Glasses Off the Kitchen Counter While We’re Trying to Sleep (my cats do this with our stash of laundry quarters.)
- An Open Letter to a Guy I Work With Who Always Comes Into My Office to Tell Me He Sent Me an E-mail Right After He Sends Me an E-mail (I used to work with this guy)
- An Open Letter to the Human Resources Department of the Superfriends
- An Open Letter to Shrink-Wrap
- An Open Letter to Penguins
But don’t stop there… heck, read them all.
Appropriately, About.com is running a toplist of Rummy quotes. There are some real gems in there, too:
“I don’t know what the facts are but somebody’s certainly going to sit down with him and find out what he knows that they may not know, and make sure he knows what they know that he may not know.”
“I’m not into this detail stuff. I’m more concepty.”
“Needless to say, the President is correct. Whatever it was he said.”
“Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war.”
Oh, just go read them all.