"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
Engaging targets of opportunity.

Best quote from the on-going flamewar on misc@openbsd.org regarding Adaptec ignoring OpenBSD's requests for RAID card docs for four months (and some FreeBSD dev who worked at Adaptec and ported AAC drivers around with encumbered tools getting involved) thus far:

Sure, there's a "free" driver, and a non-free management interface, so it's only half a driver. Pretending to have a production system using a raid card that with no supportable management interface so you have to reboot to fix anything is like buying birth control pills in packs of 20. Pretty soon you're going to take a good fucking on a day you really can't afford it. Period. -- Bob Beck


March 20, 2005 2:05 AM