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Karmic Will is What Did It #

by why in cult

I’m not going to avoid getting cosmic today. Because if part of coding in Ruby involved chanting together, all of us crosst the world, just when dawn is breaking in Japan, we’d all be chanting. Thanks to that ghostly yanking on your sleeve that brought you here in the first place, that seductive finger made of perfume mist that went in one nostril and stayed put right in your cerebral cortex.

Derek Sivers announces his plans to recode CD Baby in Ruby + PostgreSQL and he justifies it by citing karmic will in a way that severely puts the mark on my own smittenness:

Like a lost soul walkin’ the earth, lookin’ for spirituality, that stumbles upon the right church with the right people at the right time, I’ve found my niche with Ruby. Its little itty-bitty community attracts some brilliant “think different” types with a love for beautiful code that do this for love, not money.

For more on Ruby, see Siddhartha.

said on 23 Jan 2005 at 21:58

Hesse was always about finding your own Way amidst the myriad of Ways different people profess. I read Siddhartha and Steppenwolf on my own while in college (long, long ago), and took that philosophy to heart…

Which is exactly how I found Ruby!

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