From IRC, a quote:
Son, we live in a world that has bugs, and those bugs have to be found by men with debuggers. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, OSS fan boy? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom…. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That the KDE 4.0 release, while tragic, probably saved developer resources. And that my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves developer resources. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that bug, you need me on that bug.
And in other news, I’m officially on shore duty, at my next duty station. I got to “help” the nice Comcast guy with hooking up cable Internet with linux, but other than that things went smoothly. (Protip:Have a DNS nameserver not part of Comcast memorized before hooking up the Internet. If you’re unlucky you’ll get to a point where your Internet works but DNS does not.)