This has been kind of a rough year for programmers like me that enjoy reading blogs from other software developers. First Yegge threw in the towel. Then Joel called it quits. And even though Jeff is still around he has reduced his once legendary output to a post or two per month.
Actually, come to think of it, that’s a great opportunity for what is sure to become the next generation of “on software” bloggers. Hmmm.
Anyway, after year off it looks like Yegge is coming back – and I can’t help but get a real kick out of this quote:
Another perspective I gained was that decorating your mansion with works of art you know nothing about is amazingly rewarding, as long as you can mix it up by leaping across rooftops and assassinating bad guys and hanging with your buddy Leonardo. I swear, if they ever make a movie about my life, the handsome and dashing actor who plays me, when asked on his deathbed which of life’s pleasures had given him the greatest happiness, will say something cheesy that makes the audience ooh and aww with appreciation, but it’ll be total Hollywood bullshit, because what I really will have said was “gaming”.
Now that’s just awesome. Welcome back, Yegge, I’m looking forward to some great rants.