Harry R. Schwartz

Code writer, sometime Internet enthusiast, attractive nuisance.

The author at the Palais du Luxembourg in Paris, November 2022. hacker news gitlab sourcehut pinboard librarything 1B41 8F2C 23DE DD9C 807E A74F 841B 3DAE 25AE 721B


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Emack & Bolio's

A cocky novice once said to Stallman: “I can guess why the editor is called Emacs, but why is the justifier called Bolio?” Stallman replied forcefully, “Names are but names, ‘Emack & Bolio’s’ is the name of a popular ice cream shop in Boston-town. Neither of these men had anything to do with the software.”

His question answered, yet unanswered, the novice turned to go, but Stallman called to him, “Neither Emack nor Bolio had anything to do with the ice cream shop, either.”

Wikipedia: Hacker Koans

They also make a pretty great “caramel moose prints” flavor.

Having recently moved to Boston, I’ve been engaging in some nerd-tourism. I went to the Boston Lisp meeting on Thursday, and yesterday I visited the MIT Press bookstore (which is just incredibly great). Today: the Harvard Coop and the Bridge of Smoots.


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