Re: [dev] [dwm] devilspie doesn't work

From: Uriel <>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2011 00:05:03 +0200

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 10:04 PM, Al Gest <> wrote:
> You know what's great? freedom of choice. You know what sucks? People
> telling you what you're allowed to do with the software you use. Is
> this suckmore or suckless?

Yes, please exercise your freedom of choice and go fucking use Gnome.

> While I have no love for transparency given that the majority of
> transparency features in desktop environments are superfluous and
> counteract functionality, I also respect and support the right to
> freedom of choice. Being told how I should use the software I use is
> the exact opposite of the reason I turn to solutions such as suckless
> software.
> You may hate transparency, and that is your opinion and choice, but
> berating other people for wanting to experiment isn't a constructive
> pastime. If people aren't free to experiment for themselves, how will
> they ever truly learn what works well and what doesn't?

Pointing out to people that what they want is stupid is a very
valuable and important task.

The reason software, and the world in general, sucks so incredibly
much is because people are too damned respectful and afraid of
offending others by attacking their retarded ideas.

An attack on your ideas is not an attack on you, it is actually giving
you a chance to learn from your mistakes.

We all have had totally retarded ideas, it is only thanks in part to
people that went out of their way to point out how retarded many of my
ideas were that I learned and now I know better.


> If people were obnoxiously stating that suckless software should have
> fancy fluff feature X implemented in vanilla then I could somewhat
> understand the vitriol, but I really don't see the point of foaming at
> the mouth and making yourselves look like complete jackasses every
> time the word transparency is merely mentioned.
> On 5 May 2011 19:26, Kurt H Maier <> wrote:
>> On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 11:50 AM, Connor Lane Smith <> wrote:
>>> This is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. The comparison makes total
>>> sense, of course, because transparency clearly kills people. How
>>> fucking fallacious.
>> *Reality* kills people.  Therefore it's clearly not a bell or whistle
>> and should be supported natively.
>>> If someone wants to patch their own software to do something they
>>> consider beneficial, that's fine. There seem to be people on this
>>> mailing list who basically want the world to remain as it was in the
>>> 70s, progress be damned! You're ridiculous.
>> You're begging the question of whether a transparent terminal is
>> 'progress.'  I submit that it isn't, and it's just stupid shit.
>> --
>> # Kurt H Maier
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