[conspire] when people send me outright [L]UG questions

Ruben Safir ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Mon Feb 1 06:57:33 PST 2010

On 02/01/2010 12:41 AM, Rick Moen wrote:
> For me, working on the behaviour of an endless stream of random, poorly
> socialised strangers who want to waste my time on the Internet does not
> seem a good use of a limited life span.

Your showing your age again.  Are we losing you soon?  Finding
constructive means of communicating useful information makes up a great
deal of my personal time.  Never the less, what caught my eye with this
sentence was that lately I've been feeling the entire internet is a
waste of time.  I can blame this feeling on facebook and twitter. 
Twitter twatter.  If it can only be said in 128 chars, or whatever its
limit, then it probably wasn't worth saying.

Come ON RICK - give them your twitter ID.  Never be out of touch with
your adoring fans again.  I swear I will be buried with a keyboard, but
not a mouse.

>> > When "I" get questions of that nature sent to me (or when they're sent
>> > to, e.g. a BALUG non-list email address/alias), when (and if) I send a
>> > reply, I'll typically encourage them in the direction of appropriate
>> > list(s) or forums.
> Very public spirited of you.  Now, imagine the daily volume of that
> incoming traffic increasing by a couple of orders of magnitude, say for
> example because you're co-author of "How to Ask Questions the Smart Way"
> or maintainer of the most widely used calendar of technical events in
> the Bay Area.  Bearing that thought in mind, imagine what other uses you
> could make of that time.  ;->

Have you caught up on postfix yet, I'm still waiting for my spoon
feeding of canned soup from you (that is a joke rick..)


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