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Jamie Zawinski

Birthdate: 3. November 1968

James Werner Zawinski , commonly known as jwz, is an American computer programmer with contributions to the free software projects Mozilla and XEmacs, and early versions of the Netscape Navigator web browser. He maintains the XScreenSaver project which provides screenblanking for Mac OS X and for Unix and Unix-like computer operating systems using the X Window System.Zawinski is currently the proprietor of the DNA Lounge, a nightclub in San Francisco. Wikipedia

„Some people, when confronted with a problem, think "I know, I'll use regular expressions." Now they have two problems.“

—  Jamie Zawinski

alt.religion.emacs http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=33F0C496.370D7C45%40netscape.com (lost; recovered http://regex.info/blog/2006-09-15/247)
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„My one purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.“

—  Jamie Zawinski

DNA Lounge blog http://www.dnalounge.com/backstage/log/2004/04.html#18

„C (it's not just a language, it's a grade)“

—  Jamie Zawinski

alt. religion. emacs http://groups.google.com/group/alt.religion.emacs/msg/991308e21103bb76

„Linux is only free if your time has no value.“

—  Jamie Zawinski

In an interview http://www.jwz.org/doc/linux.html in June 1998; he later claimed that "Bits and pieces of this article have been quoted out of context in lots of places"

„Don't do drugs, kids. Stay in school.“

—  Jamie Zawinski

" don corleone http://www.jwz.org/gruntle/corleone.html" (essay)

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„I dug in a bit but then the smell of gasoline and burning flesh drove me away.“

—  Jamie Zawinski

DNA Lounge blog https://www.jwz.org/blog/2013/01/mosaic/#18

„Every program attempts to expand until it can read mail. Those programs which cannot so expand are replaced by ones which can.“

—  Jamie Zawinski

" Zawinski's Law of Software Envelopment http://www.catb.org/~esr/jargon/html/Z/Zawinskis-Law.html"
Commonly attributed to jwz, but "I didn't make that up" http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.handhelds.ipaq.general/12226

„Your needs are big because the Internet is big.“

—  Jamie Zawinski

http://www.jwz.org/doc/easter-eggs.html
JWZ
Easter eggs.

„Using these toolkits is like trying to make a bookshelf out of mashed potatoes.“

—  Jamie Zawinski

Quoted in the UNIX-HATERS Handbook, chapter 7: " The X-Windows Disaster http://www.linuxmafia.com/~rick/linux-info/unix-haters/x-windows/disaster.html"

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