Uwe Hermann's blog

Holy Cow!

# apt-get update && apt-get install cowsay

# cowsay "Cowsay is a pretty funny program. I mean,
it generates talking cows -- how could it get any cooler?"
 ________________________________________
/ Cowsay is a pretty funny program. I    \
| mean, it generates talking cows -- how |
\ could it get any cooler?               /
 ----------------------------------------
        \   ^__^
         \  (oo)\_______
            (__)\       )\/\
                ||----w |
                ||     ||

# cowsay -p "OK. A paranoid cow would be cooler."
 _____________________________________
< OK. A paranoid cow would be cooler. >
 -------------------------------------
        \   ^__^
         \  (@@)\_______
            (__)\       )\/\
                ||----w |
                ||     ||

# cowsay -f bunny "Did you know there's lots of other animals
you can draw with cowsay? Have a look at /usr/share/cowsay/cows
and use the -f option. There are even web frontends and a Wikipedia
article for cowsay..."
 ________________________________________
/ Did you know there's lots of other     \
| animals you can draw with cowsay? Have |
| a look at /usr/share/cowsay/cows and   |
| use the -f option. There are even web  |
| frontends and a Wikipedia article for  |
\ cowsay...                              /
 ----------------------------------------
  \
   \   \
        \ /\
        ( )
      .( o ).

# cowsay -f dragon-and-cow 'OK sucker, now stop drawing cows and get some work done!'
 ______________________________________
/ OK sucker, now stop drawing cows and \
\ get some work done!                  /
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                       \                    ^    /^
                        \                  / \  // \
                         \   |\___/|      /   \//  .\
                          \  /O  O  \__  /    //  | \ \           *----*
                            /     /  \/_/    //   |  \  \          \   |
                            @___@`    \/_   //    |   \   \         \/\ \
                           0/0/|       \/_ //     |    \    \         \  \
                       0/0/0/0/|        \///      |     \     \       |  |
                    0/0/0/0/0/_|_ /   (  //       |      \     _\     |  /
                 0/0/0/0/0/0/`/,_ _ _/  ) ; -.    |    _ _\.-~       /   /
                             ,-}        _      *-.|.-~-.           .~    ~
            \     \__/        `/\      /                 ~-. _ .-~      /
             \____(oo)           *.   }            {                   /
             (    (--)          .----~-.\        \-`                 .~
             //__\\  \__ Ack!   ///.----..<        \             _ -~
            //    \\               ///-._ _ _ _ _ _ _{^ - - - - ~
(a web frontend, another web frontend, Wikipedia article)

Six Steps to a Good Guinness

Guinness
Cup of Coffee

Alan Clinton's Guide For The Un-Initated To Buying Guinness In An Irish Pub lists six essential steps for enjoying a good Guinness.

Unfortunately (as it's past midnight), I haven't got a pint of Guinness at my disposal right now, so I'll have to content myself with a cup of coffee, I guess... At the moment, caffeine is probably better than alcohol anyways, as I'm into some serious hacking this night...

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Planet Debian

My blog is now syndicated with Planet Debian, a group blog which aggregates lots of blogs of Debian Developers.

My AntiPatterns Paper

I have uploaded my paper AntiPatterns — Theory and Practice (PDF) today. I wrote this as accompanying paper for a talk about AntiPatterns I gave in late 2004 at the Technical University of Munich.

The paper is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 License, so you are free to redistribute and modify it, as long as you obey the terms of the license.

I'm too sexy... er... busy for my blog

There are not too many updates here as of late. I'm busy playing Wesnoth, trying out a few MUDs (especially Aardwolf, which seems to be really nice), coding my own game Holsham Traders (a first release should be out in one or two weeks) and lots and lots of other more seriuos work...

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