Subject: Re: advice sought (really: fundraiser status) (fwd)
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 03:36:00 +0000

Simon --

Out here in New Hampshire, we have a saying:

Never wrestle with a pig.
You just get dirty, and the pig likes it.

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From:    Tom Lord <>
Subject: Re: advice sought (really: fundraiser status)
Date:    Mon, 29 Jul 2002 22:28:32 -0700 (PDT)

After months or years at contemplating FSBs, _that's_ your grand idea?

Or do you intend just to insult me by saying I shouldn't be paid for
programming?  Shouldn't be able to afford the tools of the trade?
Shouldn't have enough time to do anything substantial?  Shouldn't have
health insurance?  Should have my savings eaten up by asshole
employers?  What?  In what way specifically do you think I ought to be
screwed here?  I'm sure you have a comfortable cadre of FSBers who
will back you up so, by all means, go for it.

Maybe I can play too: Hey, your mother wears army boots!  Boy oh boy
-- now we're FSB'en fur shure!


   Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 06:12:04 +0100
   From: Simon Cozens <>
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   Tom Lord:
   > I don't see how that's a helpful suggestion.  Can you elaborate?

   I would have thought it was obvious - working at a restaurant produces
   money, which can be exchanged for goods and services, and while you are
   not on shifts, you can write code.

   It doesn't have to be a restaurant. Any part time job will do, and
   making it non-computer-related generally avoids having to mess about with
   IP worries.

   Sure, it doesn't let you dedicate your life to your dream project, but it's
   much cleaner than sniffing about for handouts.

   $\=" ";@a=qw/hacker, Perl another Just/;sub TIESCALAR{bless[]};tie $a,$a;
   *STORE=*FETCH=sub{print pop @a};$_++for$a,$a;