Hacker logo

(walter a kehowski) #1

http://paulgraham.com/index.html -> http://reddit.com/ ->
http://www.catb.org/hacker-emblem/

(Nikolai Weibull) #2

walter a kehowski wrote:

http://paulgraham.com/index.html -> http://reddit.com/ ->
http://www.catb.org/hacker-emblem/

This has been around for some time and I was amazed to find that it made
the front page of reddit. (Perhaps user-based editing isn't all that
great after all?)

Anyway, my personal opinion (should anyone care) is that it's totally
lame and just goes to show that if you _want_to_be_ a "true hacker" you
start wearing your pants above your navel,
        nikolai

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(Sy) #3

Thanks. That led me to this Illuminating read:
http://www.paulgraham.com/gh.html

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On 8/14/05, walter a kehowski <wkehowski@cox.net> wrote:

http://paulgraham.com/index.html -> http://reddit.com/ ->
http://www.catb.org/hacker-emblem/

(Christian Neukirchen) #4

Nikolai Weibull <mailing-lists.ruby-talk@rawuncut.elitemail.org> writes:

walter a kehowski wrote:

http://paulgraham.com/index.html -> http://reddit.com/ ->
http://www.catb.org/hacker-emblem/

This has been around for some time and I was amazed to find that it made
the front page of reddit. (Perhaps user-based editing isn't all that
great after all?)

I can't see it there anymore, it's probably "out" already. :wink:

Anyway, my personal opinion (should anyone care) is that it's totally
lame and just goes to show that if you _want_to_be_ a "true hacker" you
start wearing your pants above your navel,

The aiming hacker should at least hack the logo. :wink: (I once made a
version that flew left-upwards, it think that's more positive.)

Remember kids, blindly doing what ESR says doesn't make you anything
remotely to hacker.

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        nikolai

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(Navindra Umanee) #5

walter a kehowski wrote:

> http://paulgraham.com/index.html -> http://reddit.com/ ->
> http://www.catb.org/hacker-emblem/

I don't get it. What do these three sites have to do with each other?
Or Ruby?

This has been around for some time and I was amazed to find that it made
the front page of reddit. (Perhaps user-based editing isn't all that
great after all?)

Anyway, my personal opinion (should anyone care) is that it's totally
lame and just goes to show that if you _want_to_be_ a "true hacker" you
start wearing your pants above your navel,

Thanks,
Navin.

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Nikolai Weibull <mailing-lists.ruby-talk@rawuncut.elitemail.org> wrote:

(Sy) #6

A-fwcking-men!

I think the logo is stupid on principle, and not just because I don't
get it. :wink:

Now the Heavy-metal-umlaut "Rüby" is a logo I can stand behind. =)

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On 8/16/05, Christian Neukirchen <chneukirchen@gmail.com> wrote:

The aiming hacker should at least hack the logo. :wink: (I once made a
version that flew left-upwards, it think that's more positive.)

Remember kids, blindly doing what ESR says doesn't make you anything
remotely to hacker.

(David Brady) #7

Christian Neukirchen wrote:

Remember kids, blindly doing what ESR says doesn't make you anything
remotely to hacker.

Remember kids, blindly rejecting what ESR says doesn't make you anything remotely akin to a hacker, either.

You have to think for yourself. 'blindly' anything != hacker nature.

I've met Eric and I like him; I also recognized the logo and it's a pleasant little thought that turns over in my head comfortably. So I like the logo. I'm not a "logo-using" kind of guy, though. I saw it and said, "ah-ha", and doodled a glider in the margin of my journal, and that'll probably be the end of it.

Hackers tend to be nonconformists, so Christian's reaction is a natural one. But, in all their nonconformity, they often have common traits and behaviors. Eric is trying to introduce a new behavior, to see if hackers will adopt it as a common trait. What blows me away is the realization of what he's really trying to do: hack the hacker culture itself. What remains to be seen is if the idea can be divorced from "something ESR said" and stand on its own as an independent concept. Give it a few years to become Lost in the Lore, then see if the kids start using without knowing who started it.

-dB

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(Nikolai Weibull) #8

Navindra Umanee wrote:

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Nikolai Weibull <mailing-lists.ruby-talk@rawuncut.elitemail.org> wrote:

> walter a kehowski wrote:

> > http://paulgraham.com/index.html -> http://reddit.com/ ->
> > http://www.catb.org/hacker-emblem/

I don't get it. What do these three sites have to do with each other?
Or Ruby?

I didn't write it, but Walter was just showing how he came across
reddit.com from paulgraham.com, and how reddit.com took him to catb.org.
The fact that they have "nothing" to do with each other is the whole
point. They have nothing to do with Ruby either,
        nikolai

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(James Britt) #9

Sy wrote:

... I think the logo is stupid on principle, and not just because I don't
get it. :wink:

Now the Heavy-metal-umlaut "Rüby" is a logo I can stand behind. =)

Rock on!

http://www.cafepress.com/metalrubystuff.22271941

James

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(Shalev NessAiver) #10

Oooh I like that one!.

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On Aug 21, 2005, at 1:27 AM, James Britt wrote:

Sy wrote:

... I think the logo is stupid on principle, and not just because I don't
get it. :wink:
Now the Heavy-metal-umlaut "Rüby" is a logo I can stand behind. =)

Rock on!

http://www.cafepress.com/metalrubystuff.22271941

James

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(James Britt) #11

Shalev NessAiver wrote:

Oooh I like that one!.

http://www.cafepress.com/metalrubystuff
http://www.cafepress.com/speedmetalruby

I've added bags and buttons, too.

http://www.rubystuff.com/buttons_and_magnets.html
http://www.rubystuff.com/bags.html

(CafePress also allows one to create US postal stamps, so I made one
with the Rüby logo, but I haven't seen it on the site yet. There may be
some image review process. Sending snail mail with a Speed Metal Rüby
stamp seems reasonably entertaining.)

James

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(Jamal Hansen) #12

Funny you would post this. I just bought one of the speed metal long
sleeve t-shirts. I was looking for one in black, but didn't see one.
Still a very nice shirt, I'm wearing it to work tomorrow. :slight_smile:

-Jamal

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On 8/23/05, James Britt <james_b@neurogami.com> wrote:

Shalev NessAiver wrote:
> Oooh I like that one!.

http://www.cafepress.com/metalrubystuff
http://www.cafepress.com/speedmetalruby

(Julian Leviston) #13

I really don't like the logo on those...

Could we have some with the new funky ruby icon logo thing that's gonna be on the next version of the site?

Like similar to the rails one... speaking of which - is there a rails t-shirt series ? ? ? (starts fervently searching) But I DO want a plain ruby one! And other things...

Julian.

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On 24/08/2005, at 11:42 AM, Jamal Hansen wrote:

Funny you would post this. I just bought one of the speed metal long
sleeve t-shirts. I was looking for one in black, but didn't see one.
Still a very nice shirt, I'm wearing it to work tomorrow. :slight_smile:

-Jamal

On 8/23/05, James Britt <james_b@neurogami.com> wrote:

Shalev NessAiver wrote:

Oooh I like that one!.

http://www.cafepress.com/metalrubystuff
http://www.cafepress.com/speedmetalruby

(James Britt) #14

Julian Leviston wrote:

I really don't like the logo on those...

It's meant to be humorous. Except when trying to spook your Java co-workers.

Could we have some with the new funky ruby icon logo thing that's gonna be on the next version of the site?

I don't think that's been decided by anyone yet ...

Like similar to the rails one... speaking of which - is there a rails t-shirt series ? ? ? (starts fervently searching) But I DO want a plain ruby one! And other things...

http://www.rubystuff.com

Rails stuff, and more.

James

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(Shalev NessAiver) #15

Mmmm, my Rails sweatshirt should be in any day now.
*checks his snail mail*

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On Aug 29, 2005, at 6:34 AM, Julian Leviston wrote:

Like similar to the rails one... speaking of which - is there a rails t-shirt series ? ? ? (starts fervently searching) But I DO want a plain ruby one! And other things...

Julian.