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Note to self...

Dear Self,

You have a peculiar loathing for those who message you with the simple, abbreviated ":P". It causes an irrational urge to roll your eyes and smash the head of the one who sent you such an inane emoticon as a greeting. Of course, this isn't particularly fair or all that nice of you, but that doesn't stop you from loathing it all the same.

Love,
jalenstrix

P.S. Grar.

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ravenblack
Aug. 11th, 2006 10:39 am (UTC)
Re: Hmm?
Yes, as I said, I dislike the normal conversation-opening too because it is ritualised and as such mostly doesn't serve a purpose, but it remains that it *does* serve a purpose in that there is scope for deviation from the ritual if statuses warrant it. In programmerese, it's like a "LoadLibrary" call at the beginning of your program - you expect it to always return "fine, how are you?" but there is the possibility of it returning "oh god the library file is missing and I lost my job", which, if you've coded properly, sends the program down a different execution path.

Whereas ":)" is more like "Sleep(30);" at the beginning of your program. It returns void and wastes everyone's time.

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