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