Jay vs. Owen

Jay Pipes destroyed my life.

Or that’s how I felt for the 25 minutes that the SVN repository was down and broke my minutely-cron-job which svn ups my sweet, lucious, tasty Habari installation. (Which represents 33% of all the awesome Habari blogs in the world.)

Then the other revered Habari commiters pushed him in a branch, so he wouldn’t break Most Valuable Wankers like me. (MVW)

Now most revered Owen Winkler is pushing back, saying “Fuck. I don’t understand this. I don’t understand why he had to change EVERYTHING. There’s no opportunity to see things into the core gradually. It’s either the pain in the ass of ripping out parts or just taking everything wholesale. It’s not just that it doesn’t work. It’s that there is hardly any of our existing code in it. He basically wrote his own system.”

Scott Merrill responded, “Jay’s been working in isolation with little input from us,” but wanted to “play diplomat” to avoid any publicity of the Habari development hating each other before a release is even out. “I’m not sure what Jay would say that would persuade me that merging would be worthwhile,” replied Owen.

I suggest both Jay and Owen whip it out on the table and settle this once and for all. I would suggest the same for Chris Davis, but his fear of regex doesn’t bode well for his endowment.

My vote? Get Khaled to decide. His supreme aesthetic sense would rock the PHP6 world if he deigned to use it. Or if he abstains, quietly kick Jay Pipes out before he causes any more trouble, and stick to the core group of commiters/voters that were at the in-person meeting that spawned Habari. I’m sure we could write two lines of code for every one that Jay contributed!

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5 Responses to “Jay vs. Owen”


  1. 1 Owen January 24, 2007 at 4:50 pm

    There is only one obvious solution to this issue: Pistol duels at dawn!

  2. 2 Jay Pipes January 24, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    Indeed. Pistols drawn, paces made. Ready, set, … ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love HW ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 3 Root January 25, 2007 at 9:35 pm

    HW have you registerd the WankPress domain yet?

    OT: Habari has blown up. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 4 Root January 25, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    Oh and your good friend spencerp has retired. New browser apparently ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 5 spencerp January 26, 2007 at 4:42 am

    Nah, I’m too young to retire, maybe in another 30+ years though! Not another browser, another email client. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Now I can reply to emails more awesomely then before!


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