Joe Ganley
Writing code since 1979
I have been a professional software engineer for over 10 years. I have written many kinds of software, but my particular strengths are interactive graphics applications, compilers and interpreters, and algorithms.

I also enjoy writing, woodworking, and home improvement. Also this.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2004

The fine line between parody and idiocy

A friend of mine in college was visited by a friend from his hometown, who happened to say "dude" every fourth or fifth word he spoke. Each time he would visit, we would parody him for days, saying "dude" near-constantly. And each time, we would stop after realizing that somewhere along the way we had sort of forgotten that we were making fun of this guy and had just become people who said "dude" too much. A life lesson: It's very easy to slip from parodying someone to being just like them.

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