|Freebsd Fortunes 3: 2001 of 2182|
A person in T-shirt and sandals who took an elevator ride with
a senior vice-president and is ultimately responsible for the
phone call you are about to receive from your boss.
|Freebsd Fortunes 3: 2002 of 2182|
A computer owner who can read the manual.
|Freebsd Fortunes 3: 2003 of 2182|
A wheel or disk mounted to spin rapidly about an axis and also
free to rotate about one or both of two axes perpendicular to
each other and the axis of spin so that a rotation of one of the
two mutually perpendicular axes results from application of
torque to the other when the wheel is spinning and so that the
entire apparatus offers considerable opposition depending on
the angular momentum to any torque that would change the direction
of the axis of spin.
-- Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary
|Freebsd Fortunes 3: 2004 of 2182|
Originally, any person with a knack for coercing stubborn inanimate
things; hence, a person with a happy knack, later contracted by the mythical
philosopher Frisbee Frobenius to the common usage, 'hack'.
In olden times, upon completion of some particularly atrocious body
of coding that happened to work well, culpable programmers would gather in
a small circle around a first edition of Knuth's Best Volume I by candlelight,
and proceed to get very drunk while sporadically rending the following ditty:
Hacker's Fight Song
He's a Hack! He's a Hack!
He's a guy with the happy knack!
Never bungles, never shirks,
Always gets his stuff to work!
All take a drink (important!)
|Freebsd Fortunes 3: 2005 of 2182|
Hackers are just a migratory lifeform with a tropism for computers.
|Freebsd Fortunes 3: 2006 of 2182|
Hacker's Guide To Cooking:
2 pkg. cream cheese (the mushy white stuff in silver wrappings that doesn't
really come from Philadelphia after all; anyway, about 16 oz.)
1 tsp. vanilla extract (which is more alcohol than vanilla and pretty
strong so this part you *GOTTA* measure)
1/4 cup sugar (but honey works fine too)
8 oz. Cool Whip (the fluffy stuff devoid of nutritional value that you
can squirt all over your friends and lick off...)
"Blend all together until creamy with no lumps." This is where you get to
join(1) all the raw data in a big buffer and then filter it through
merge(1m) with the -thick option, I mean, it starts out ultra lumpy
and icky looking and you have to work hard to mix it. Try an electric
beater if you have a cat(1) that can climb wall(1s) to lick it off
"Pour into a graham cracker crust..." Aha, the BUGS section at last. You
just happened to have a GCC sitting around under /etc/food, right?
If not, don't panic(8), merely crumble a rand(3m) handful of innocent
GCs into a suitable tempfile and mix in some melted butter.
"...and refrigerate for an hour." Leave the recipe's stdout in a fridge
for 3.6E6 milliseconds while you work on cleaning up stderr, and
by time out your cheesecake will be ready for stdin.
|Freebsd Fortunes 3: 2007 of 2182|
The belief that enhanced understanding will necessarily stir
a nation to action is one of mankind's oldest illusions.
|Freebsd Fortunes 3: 2008 of 2182|
The belief that enhanced understanding will necessarily stir a
nation to action is one of mankind's oldest illusions.
|Freebsd Fortunes 3: 2009 of 2182|
Hackers of the world, unite!
|Freebsd Fortunes 3: 2010 of 2182|
Hacker's Quicky #313:
Sour Cream -n- Onion Potato Chips
Microwave Egg Roll