Ukrainian President and KDE2 on FreeBSD

Astrodog astrodog at
Sun Dec 30 06:37:56 PST 2007

On Dec 30, 2007 8:38 PM, Vadim Goncharov <vadim_nuclight at> wrote:
> 30.12.07 @ 06:29 Matt Olander wrote:
> >> The first part, "Talk to my computer people.", shows a remarkable
> >> ammount of restraint. As anyone who has dealt with end users knows,
> >> often times, they will attempt many incorrect things, before talking
> >> to the "computer people".
> >>
> >> The second part demonstrates a clear understanding of what its like to
> >> attempt to patch, or for that matter, build, or even use KDE. I doubt
> >> anyone here would argue that it does not "mess with your head", so
> >> clearly, "use other software" is sound advice!
> >
> >
> > Haha, definitely neat. What I'm curious about is why this would be the
> > number one question for him. Does anybody know if the Ukrainian
> > government is using KDE/FreeBSD heavily?
> Alas, I think, no. This question to Ukraninan president was a result of
> flashmob, with ex-USSR sociocultural IT origins in it. Several years ago
> in one of russian IRC-nets there were a dialog at a fan channel of Japan
> animation:
> - Is this channel about Anime?
> - Yes.
> - How do I patch KDE2 under FreeBSD?
> The humor was in that at these old times Anime-fans were almost all
> technical geeks and spent their time talking about Unix-like OSes, not
> about Anime. With years this quote about Anime and KDE became very popular
> (in fact, a mem). So when Presidents of Russia and Kazakhstan organized
> their conferences with questions coming via internet-voting, question
> about KDE2 won the first place (along with other humorous questions),
> though was never answered. Now, the answer at last was given by Ukrainian
> President, although not too-technical, so fans made a picture with "right
> answer":
> ;-)
> --
> WBR, Vadim Goncharov

Heh. But that patches KDE3, not KDE2!

--- Harrison

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