jj at franjam.org.uk
Wed Mar 9 16:52:37 MSK 2011
On Tue, 8 Mar 2011, Ben Okopnik wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 08, 2011 at 04:19:16PM +0700, Mulyadi Santosa wrote:
> > Speaking about choices, I think you got it right...and speaking about
> > that issue, I think that principle might be the answer of the problem
> > I face recently. So thanks a lot Ben...for the sharing :)
> I'm nowhere near as humble as Isaac Newton was
I don't see the smiley for that comment - I believe some of his
contempories considered him anything but.
> - but the only way I ever
> got to where I am is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
That comment may have been a dig at the diminutive Hooke, who he was at
odds with at the time.
All that not withstanding, the quote is very apt to all in the Open Source
and Free software field. Like you I'm familiar enough with sendmail to not
feel the pressure to move (I remember when it was possibly the only Free
choice) - and to stand in awe at the brain that conceived the raw matching
rules! Ages ago I even came across a config file to act as a calculator,
this may be it...
The mind boggled - it still does.
> It's the
> way civilization works anyway, but I'm proud, happy, and grateful to the
> universe for all the smart and wise people I've met along the way and
> learned from. I must have done at least a few things right to deserve so
> much. :)
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