Ruby is in Grave Danger!

Dear Friends,

I have received an ominous message from the future. We should take
this seriously, as it could determine the fate of our Ruby lives as we
know them! Decrypted future-message below:


The evil #COBOTS have taken over the programming world and aim to rule
it with an iron fist.

The #COBOTS started by capturing all of the world’s rubies, sucking
the life force out of YARV, MRI, Rubinius, and even their former
enterprise ally JRuby. Soon after this initial attack on pleasant
coding, all dynamic languages fell to a similar fate.

As their lust for CPU cycles deepened, the #COBOTS took away the
parentheses from Lispers in their ivory towers, and even shattered the
beloved curly braces of the mighty C hackers. With all other
languages crushed under their robotic corporate might, the #COBOTS
seemingly had thrust the world into yet another dark age of COBOL
programming.

That was, until the Ruby Resistance began to form. Hiding beneath a
fallen code block, heroic and daring Matz was able to escape from the
initial strike. Taking life one object at a time, he began to rebuild
his community by teaching them the forgotten language of the elders.
Soon after, brave men and women of all ages began to re-learn what it
meant to be a Rubyist, and together, became the Ruby Resistance.

The call to action is simple: Commandeer as many evil #COBOTS as
possible, re-program them, and take back the world’s rubies. It is
the only way to ensure programmer happiness for ourselves and the
generations of hackers to come. Will you rise to the challenge?

On Aug 11, 2010, at 13:35 , Gregory B. wrote:

Dear Friends,

I have received an ominous message from the future. We should take
this seriously, as it could determine the fate of our Ruby lives as we
know them! Decrypted future-message below:

I’m glad I wasn’t the only one to get this message.

LOL…

Ruby Take back?? Its not old enough to take back… Is taking all it
can
get and jumping into embedded worlds not yet seen.

Expanding, growing and engulfing is what it’s been under with the siege
of
Rails forging a bright and positive future.

So, don’t worry you message is from an imposter, most like Duke from the
future. Now, his future is grim…:slight_smile:

Cheers,
j

On Aug 11, 5:35 pm, Gregory B. [email protected] wrote:

programming.
the only way to ensure programmer happiness for ourselves and the
generations of hackers to come. Will you rise to the challenge?

I’m in!

As long I can use ScreenIO:

http://www.screenio.com/

Which, btw, have better Windows support than Ruby…

Where is the CVS repository so I can checkout a copy of the #COBOTS?

On Aug 11, 4:41 pm, Luis L. [email protected] wrote:

On Aug 11, 5:35 pm, Gregory B. [email protected] wrote:

Where is the CVS repository so I can checkout a copy of the #COBOTS?

As far as I know, the #COBOTS have also eliminated all version control
systems. Yet another reason we must band together and fight.

On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 3:50 PM, Gregory B.
[email protected] wrote:

Expanding, growing and engulfing is what it’s been under with the siege of
Rails forging a bright and positive future.

So, don’t worry you message is from an imposter, most like Duke from the
future. Now, his future is grim…:slight_smile:

We have it on good authority that this message is legit. I know it
sounds crazy but I would not put my reputation on the line for such
silly gags!

-greg

And I suppose you are going to tell us that Jullian Assange from this
future you speak of?
All of a sudden insurance.aes256 makes a lot more sense. At 1.4 GB it
must be the smalltalk image.

Andrew McElroy

On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 4:57 PM, andrew mcelroy [email protected]
wrote:

On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 3:50 PM, Gregory B.

And I suppose you are going to tell us that Jullian Assange from this
future you speak of?
All of a sudden insurance.aes256 makes a lot more sense. At 1.4 GB it
must be the smalltalk image.

I am unsure what, if any role Julian has in all of this. However, I
have heard rumors that discussions are happening using an old,
somewhat backwards live communication technology, hidden in plain
sight. I have not yet found it myself, but I imagine that if one
does, they will be able to gain a greater understanding of the
magnitude of this event.

-greg

On 11 August 2010 22:35, Gregory B. [email protected]
wrote:

programming.
the only way to ensure programmer happiness for ourselves and the
generations of hackers to come. Will you rise to the challenge?

Sure !

Where can we find these #COBOTS ? :slight_smile:

I am impatient to $COBOTS.inject(some_ideas) { |to, clear| their
:minds }.with the_awesome { |power| of Ruby }

B.D.

  • Currently working on implementing this code’s details

On Aug 11, 5:21 pm, Benoit D. [email protected] wrote:

On 11 August 2010 22:35, Gregory B. [email protected] wrote:

Where can we find these #COBOTS ? :slight_smile:

I searched on twitter to no avail. We should look elsewhere, I
suppose. Somewhere ancient.

-greg

On Aug 11, 4:42 pm, “Joseph E. Savard” <joseph.sav…@sabre-
holdings.com> wrote:

LOL…

Ruby Take back?? Its not old enough to take back… Is taking all it can
get and jumping into embedded worlds not yet seen.

Mind you, this message is from the FUTURE! We are working hard to
identify an exact date, more on that soon.

Expanding, growing and engulfing is what it’s been under with the siege of
Rails forging a bright and positive future.

So, don’t worry you message is from an imposter, most like Duke from the
future. Now, his future is grim…:slight_smile:

We have it on good authority that this message is legit. I know it
sounds crazy but I would not put my reputation on the line for such
silly gags!

-greg

Sounds like an IRC channel.

On Aug 11, 5:21 pm, Benoit D. [email protected] wrote:

On 11 August 2010 22:35, Gregory B. [email protected] wrote:

Where can we find these #COBOTS ? :slight_smile:

I searched on twitter to no avail. We should look elsewhere, I
suppose. Somewhere ancient.

-greg

Gregory B. wrote:

The evil #COBOTS have taken over the programming world and aim to rule
it with an iron fist.

COllaborative roBOTS ???
[http://lims.mech.northwestern.edu/]

On Aug 11, 5:29 pm, Alex S. [email protected] wrote:

Sounds like an IRC channel.

Interesting thought! I dare not venture into their world myself. Can
someone investigate and report back?

-greg

On 8/11/2010 3:29 PM, Alex S. wrote:

Sounds like an IRC channel.
Or a BBS

OK Greg, you’re your passion is to compelling… Im in! :slight_smile:

I still think you need to be wary of Duke!

On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 4:29 PM, Alex S. [email protected] wrote:

Sounds like an IRC channel.

On Wed, 2010-08-11 at 16:25 -0500, Gregory B. wrote:

On Aug 11, 5:21 pm, Benoit D. [email protected] wrote:

On 11 August 2010 22:35, Gregory B. [email protected] wrote:

Where can we find these #COBOTS ? :slight_smile:

I searched on twitter to no avail. We should look elsewhere, I
suppose. Somewhere ancient.
Shall I mention the unmentionables?

I’ve seen this sort of “smoke screen-ery” before.
It went by a name which failed it to substantiate
and took up way too much mailing list space.

It was the only github project I’ve yet to see to have far more
written about it than actual executable code.
Please tell me this is all an elaborate PR stunt to roll out a better
Ruby interpreter.

Andrew McElroy

On Aug 11, 5:51 pm, Joel VanderWerf [email protected] wrote:

Gregory B. wrote:

The evil #COBOTS have taken over the programming world and aim to rule
it with an iron fist.

COllaborative roBOTS ???
[http://lims.mech.northwestern.edu/]

Sadly, I doubt that these robots are collaborative. They are COBOL
Robots. Pair programming was not popular in the past, so I doubt it
will be in the future.

On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 5:02 PM, Walton H. [email protected]
wrote:

On 8/11/2010 3:29 PM, Alex S. wrote:

Sounds like an IRC channel.

Or a BBS

Or a Conference… I see what you did

On Aug 11, 3:15 pm, Gregory B. [email protected] wrote:

Robots. Pair programming was not popular in the past, so I doubt it
will be in the future.

#COBOTS on irc.freenode.net has mean bots that yell at you when you
try to say anything! Not cool, COBOTS. Not cool.

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