"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
Be sure to tip your Overlord.

< bda> Legacy.
< bda> This is an inherited mess.
< bda> (Which is not much of an excuse, but it's what I've got.)
< dwc-> bda: it's understandable
< dwc-> I've had plenty of uh, legacy ... cruft. to deal with for awhile before it can finally get tossed
< bda> dwc-: The vast majority of the other cruft has been replaced with shiny, maintainable things.
< bda> This site is hours away, I have no easy mode of transit, blah blah blah.
< bda> Soon I will build a pod of Sun boxes and hitchhike up there with a scary old man who insists I hold his dentures for him.
< Tempt> a pod of Sun boxes
< Tempt> Does the pod open and give birth to an army of drones?
< bda> No, an army of zones.
< Tempt> boom-tish

August 24, 2007 2:07 AM