Remember the rant about people posting stupid crap? Well, someone posted some willfully stupid crap this time - after someone pointed out correctly that the included plugin already had the needed functionality and even showed how to do it, some jackass said "Or you could use curl" and proceeded to include a short bit of a script that wouldn't do nearly as much as the original plugin nor nearly as well.
That's like someone saying they tried rowing their speedboat across the river, but the current was too strong. So some kind soul points out that they've got a speedboat and shows them how to use it.
And then some idiot comes along with a log and a paddle and says "Or, you could take this here log, it's a beaut, and yer could paddle yerself across yon' river wif'out much trouble at all".
OR YOU COULD USE YOUR DAMN SPEEDBOAT! *slap*
I was good, though, in my reply I only called it pointless and silly, and I didn't make comments about his breeding or his hygiene or anything.
...I'll play a round of Mechwarrior IV tonight, maybe some instant action, or something. I just feel like blowing something up and it's the only reasonably destructive sort of game I've got around right now.
Must resist the lure of Black and White... (no, it's not particularly destructive, but it IS supposed to be one of the greatest games ever.)
...I didn't feel so crappy and I wish I didn't need so much sleep right now.
I really want to do some programming... I want to work on some stuff in perl and maybe tackle c again for the first time in years. It's always bothered me not knowing c, and having spent a little while looking at some code Brad posted to lj_dev, I suddenly realized that it's not that tough. c always scared me for some reason, I don't know why. I thought I was too stupid to understand it or something. ( Read more...Collapse )