January 6th, 2010

Erik Naggum comp.lang.lisp sigs

A while ago, Ron Garrett posted a big text file containing all messages posted to comp.lang.lisp. I extracted some data today: nearly all of Erik Naggum's article sigs. Here are some examples that made me smile:

  SIGTHTBABW: a signal sent from Unix to its programmers at random
  intervals to make them remember that There Has To Be A Better Way.

  suppose we blasted all politicians into space.
  would the SETI project find even one of them?

if we work harder, will obsolescence be farther ahead or closer?

  (defun pringles (chips)
    (loop (pop chips)))

if you think big enough, you never have to do it

It would make for a good fortune(1) file, if anyone still used those.

Erik Naggum's comp.lang.lisp sigs