Belated birthday shout-outs

Happy birthday to two geeks who have my respect and admiration: Jamie “jwz” Zawinski and Aaron “aaronsw” Swartz!

Aaron turned 17, a fine age. Why, I remember that when I was 17, it was a very good year. There was this girl, see, and…


On second thought, Aaron, buy a good WWI-style army helmet with a wide brim. As my buddy Festus used to say, “Sometimes the shit comes down so heavy, you have to wear a hat.”

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