Subject: Re: MS Win32 CommonLisp
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 05:35:07 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Eric Moss <>
> I agree with you and all that, but you should spend your considerable
> talent on people you can save. Some smart guy once said he wouldn't
> waste his energy on someone whose opinion he didn't respect. I
> respectfully (really!) suggest you do the same rather than elevating
> your blood pressure.

  I think you should be less concerned with my blood pressure than your
  own.  This is general advice to people who become concerned about other
  people and just have to believe that others feel certain ways.  In
  general, they do _not_ feel the same way you do, and the closer you look
  the more you extrapolate, the less the match.  Respecting this is a good
  start in trying to deal with the _ideas_ that some people try, largely in
  vain, sadly, to communicate to others, with humor, emotion, and rhetoric.

> I read from your home URL that you can't tolerate incompetence.  That's
> ok, but might I suggest laughing at it, avoiding it and going on?

  So you failed to laugh at my reference to the Borg and all the other
  humurous references in my article.  Perhaps this should be a strong hint
  that you are unable to read other people's emotions and should stick to
  try to figure out what they are _saying_?  It is not my fault that you
  read what I write with a dead serious attitude.  Perhaps this lightening
  up suggestion is better served closer to home?

  Generally, I am not interested in the particular _person_ I respond to.
  I have yet to figure out why people are so interested in mine, but I wish
  they would leave speculations, from my blood pressure to whatever else
  they have a huge desire to fantasize about, alone.