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Oct. 8th, 2007 | 10:31 pm


<@freeside> we totally xkcd'ed someone tonight
<@freeside> so we were out with the very pretty rene
<@freeside> and we were walking around downtown mountain view, which is where the googlers hang out
<@freeside> and we walked past the Red Rock Cafe, where they have free wifi.
<@freeside> there was a guy sitting in the window with his 17" macbook pro with textmate open and syntax highlighting going gangbusters onscreen
<@freeside> and robrt and i looked at it and we were like, "is that java? no... python? no... it's ruby!"
<@freeside> and we said to rene, "okay, listen carefully. we want you to do this:"
<@freeside> rene, you understand, is wearing a very girlie-girl outfit, with green hat, and great big eyes
<@freeside> so she goes in to the cafe and goes up to the guy and says
<@freeside> "excuse me, but are you programming in ruby?"
<@freeside> and the guy goes, "huh? what? yes, i am."
<@freeside> and rene says, "right answer!"
<@freeside> and she winks at him
<@freeside> and turns around
<@freeside> and walks out of his life forever.

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Brad Fitzpatrick

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from: brad
date: Oct. 9th, 2007 07:02 am (UTC)
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hahah, so mean, so good.

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Leslie Michael Orchard

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from: deus_x
date: Oct. 9th, 2007 07:20 am (UTC)
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wow... that guy's *never* going to give up Ruby now.

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yDNA d'Oblivion

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from: ydna
date: Oct. 9th, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC)
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Ouch. That poor guy. This just borders on cruelty.

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Quervin

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from: quervin
date: Oct. 9th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC)
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It's not my fault! Meng made me do it!

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yDNA d'Oblivion

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from: ydna
date: Oct. 9th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
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Don't worry. You can only be tried as an accomplice.

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Quervin

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from: quervin
date: Oct. 9th, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC)
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Robert was more of an accomplice than I was!

I plead the 5th!

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Ruby Idol

from: akitaonrails
date: Nov. 2nd, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
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Gorgeous photos. Congratulations, you should be a "Ruby idol" or something (yeah, I know, sounds geeky ...)

Anyway, that _was_ mean :-D haha

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Sam

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from: edge_of_within
date: Oct. 9th, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC)
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That is all kinds of awesome!!

~ Sam
who has maybe met you once, but was sent the link be Rene.


Really great pictures btw - of the Very Pretty Rene, and everything else of yours I've seen.

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Quervin

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from: quervin
date: Oct. 10th, 2007 06:51 am (UTC)
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Oh, btw, Laurie and I dislike that you have an iPhone. You haven't been taking any pictures of us since you got that thing :(.

Sad panda!

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Adam Blinkinsop

What?

from: cognitivelink
date: Nov. 1st, 2007 05:30 pm (UTC)
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And he didn't stop her? Crazy guys.

Those MacBooks have sleep-on-shut, you know.

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John David Eriksen

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from: jkndrkn
date: Nov. 1st, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
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Hello from reddit ^_^

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So cruel, but I'm so jealous

from: mj1531
date: Nov. 1st, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC)
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Talk about a programmer's wet dream! You guys should get Red Rock Cafe to pay you for driving in repeat business.

That guy's going to spend every minute he can in that same seat in that same cafe for about at least a month.

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Less is more

Re: So cruel, but I'm so jealous

from: heuteistmeintag
date: Nov. 2nd, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)
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ask her yourself

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I'm pretty sure I was the Ruby Guy

from: deanmao
date: Nov. 2nd, 2007 04:39 am (UTC)
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Was the Ruby Guy an asian dude sitting next to the door on a black table & black chair (relatively high chair)? If so, I think I'm reading about myself right now ;-). Honestly, I was so engrossed into this bug I just thought it was weird and random for anyone to ask what the heck I was doing. I'm usually there at Red Rock 2-3 nights a week, but no I dont' work for Google.

I can't believe I signed up for LiveJournal just to make this comment....

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Re: I'm pretty sure I was the Ruby Guy

from: deanmao
date: Nov. 2nd, 2007 05:33 am (UTC)
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xkcd 304

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coffee stained boy

Re: I'm pretty sure I was the Ruby Guy

from: freetaco
date: Nov. 2nd, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
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Ah, thanks. Was wondering which one it was!


ps: hello from reddit

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Matt Sandy

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from: asu_ska_kid
date: Nov. 2nd, 2007 07:29 am (UTC)
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That poor guy... programming in ruby is a terrible life.

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rstevens

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from: rstevens
date: Nov. 2nd, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC)
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And here I thought Google was about not being evil.

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misterwan

Not just Google

from: misterwan
date: Nov. 2nd, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC)
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Actually there are a LOT of companies in Mountain View, not just Google! In particular there are a lot of startups right in downtown, while Google is by 101. Including the startup I work for, one block from Red Rock :)

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Ashley

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from: e2satori
date: Feb. 17th, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
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xkcd 374

xkcd 377

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