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Even that's overpriced. You don't need to write down your cheatinghouse rules at all to play with them.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
I disagree. I'd open the door or give up my seat for a woman more so than a man (although I do it for both). I also won't be as sarcastic around women because they tend not to get sarcasm as much. I also won't knock a woman around when playing basketball like I would a man. Nor will I flirt with a man.
Eddy Vluggen wrote:
but that doesn't mean erasing all that makes us different
Social Media - A platform that makes it easier for the crazies to find each other.
Everyone is born right handed. Only the strongest overcome it.
Fight for left-handed rights and hand equality.
Shoot, my genius wife whoops everyone's behind at monopoly to the point where nobody will play with her anymore. Somehow (Because the universe likes her better), she manages to buy up all the railroads and screw everybody over as we go 'round again. With a smug look like "pay up sucker"
So I was looking through my articles because I was digging up a link for someone, and I realized that the code that I thought was the most blaise was almost consistently the code that got the most attention.
Well I've been looking for some ideas for another article/project, and what I keep coming back to is
How about a b+ tree in C#? That would pretty neat. Database like indexing in your C# stuff.
But i know it wouldn't be appreciated as much as if i wrote some sort of webserver (like i did) or a UI widget (like i didn't).
So I have to ask myself what am i really looking for here? Well I did find that i like it when people actually *use* my stuff, so getting a few stars on a github project or a few downloads here is gratifying. It makes the effort worth it, to be honest.
maybe I'll shelve the B+ tree and look for something that's more of a shiny object.
When I was growin' up, I was the smartest kid I knew. Maybe that was just because I didn't know that many kids. All I know is now I feel the opposite.
Probably most go for the shiny because they are lazy,
a web server for instance is a complete utility, people may add/change a bit here or there but really apart from at most some interfacing all the work is done: plug in run out of the box.
a b+ tree is a much smaller component, used by itself doesn't do much and needs a lot more "application" around it.
does the guy who invented the alternator get any recognition for his part in the millions of cars that bring us around? Sure the manufacturers appreciate it but for the masses it's invisible, a few layers below the shiny, most car owners will never never see it, but it's there.
(Why would somebody buy just an alternator, it's all but useless without being part of a larger application.)
People have hard about the motor, it makes the car move, bigger ones make it go faster, shinier ones impress more people - as does the web server make the data move, shiner (more featureful) ones dio it better (??? - or so they say).
What does the alternator do, do we really need it (in fact not really), what does the b+ tree do?
so really it depends who you want as your audience, people that just want/see the shiny object regardless what's inside, or people that build the shiny objects and are fully invested in the components? There's less of the latter people so there will be less stars, but it'll be stars from smart/real people, not flocks of sheeple.
Edison [supposedly] gave us the light bulb, who invented the copper wire that connects it to the hamster? The bulb is useless without the latter, it's first thing every electrician learns. And there's more to copper wire than hooking up lights.
(And imagine if you had the patent for that.)