I must be slacking off: SXSW has already started and I still haven’t penned the “come to my panel” post. So here it is.
It’s a shame, too, because I have a whole lot of dirt on my colleagues. I’d been saving it up for my gigantic, Zed Shaw–like “fuck you guys, I’m outta here” blog post (tentatively scheduled to happen ~18 months from now), but I can’t let this opportunity slip by.
- Sam Stephenson has a reputation for being reclusive and mysterious, disappearing from IM and mailing lists for weeks at a time. Not true! He simply has crappy DSL service at home. The contract he signed with the phone company has a guarantee of only 5% uptime.
- At the risk of undermining our efforts, I must reveal that the Prototype developers have been lobbying the ECMAScript 4 working group to introduce several new characters as valid to use in identifiers:
€. We need more currency symbols with which to name functions.
- John Resig has murdered people. No, seriously.
- When Jon Snook stopped using Prototype exclusively, and started experimenting with Mootools and jQuery, I cried for a week. Then I cut him out of all my photographs, removed his RSS feed from my reader, and moved on. (But I still pretend there is no such place as “Canada.”)
The human you know as “Douglas Crockford” does not exist. He began as an anthorpomorphized straw‐man: we created a web site, placed interesting content therein, but added a controversial and/or nonsensical article every so often so that one of us could post a masterful rebuttal on his personal blog. The whole thing was an elaborate scheme to drive up traffic and make ourselves look good.
See you on Tuesday, folks. Assuming I haven’t been assassinated by then.