Please don't change Beastie to another crap logo suchasNetBSD!!!

kamanism at kamanism at
Sun Feb 13 02:06:30 PST 2005

***you are a man of high ideas Ted, but you are overlooking a fundamental
    aspect,   that 

   which means to say :

***for example almost every week i sort thru the computer room - updating
    files and hardware, and most importantly  CHUCKING OUT old stuff that is
    obsolete or doesnt work.   if i didnt do that the room would be jammed
    solid.   Just the same with your MIND.   clear out the junk and move on.
    PEOPLE DIE.   LOVED ONES DIE.   we will meet them again ONE DAY,
    but in the mean-time  MOVE ON.    more people to meet.  more things to do.

    you dont have to be religious to believe in the AFTERLIFE and PURPOSE.
    CHOP THE BEASTIE if you feel like it !   if  "god"  starts annoying you, 
    then tell  it  (that Kamanistic Temporal  Image) to fuck off.      
    put a FRESH new label on,    and start a  fresh NEW DAY :)    
    does not mean you forget the past and  origins,  
    just means you dont get  DRAGGED BACK by them.

***wow, thats a load off my chest !    now something technical
    Ted can you tell me please how to change the Screen resolution ?
    [exact command line please - im an fbsd rookie].    many thanks :)



On Saturday 12 February 2005 09:49, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> You and I both understand the ideals at stake with Beastie.  But an even
> more
> important ideal is that a civilized person fights against something
> he sees that is wrong, he does not remain silent.  Remaining
> silent when an injustice is being done makes you no better than
> the criminal doing the injustice.  Even if we lose this and are
> pushed over, it doesen't matter, because when we chose to
> fight, even though we lose, that means we have won when it comes to
> the higher ideal of fighting against injustice.
> I feel sorry for people like Garance, really.  Here's a person
> who is tired of explaining Beastie, in short, he is tired of
> explaining the ideals of why FreeBSD is important.  To him, FreeBSD
> is just another operating system - it's a better tool than the
> others, yes, but to him that is all there is to it.  He doesen't
> really care about the ideals behind Open Source, not emotionally
> that is.  To him it is all intellectual.  He has no passion anymore
> for it, if he ever did.  His goal is to see FreeBSD expanded
> simply because it's better than all the other operating systems,
> and he is willing even to sacrifice things that are integral
> to it - such as Beastie - in his quest to expand it.
> What he sadly doesen't understand is that going down this
> road means that at every turn you compromise something else, and
> that by the time you get to the end of the road, what you have
> been carrying is so twisted and changed that you hate it and
> hate yourself for allowing it to be ruined.
> You and I we know that there is more to the FreeBSD operating
> system movement than mere software.  And a lot of the userbase
> understands this at a gut level too.  We may not be
> able to immediately frame in words what that indefinable
> thing is - but we know it's there.  Unless you want to switch
> that part of yourself off, your not going to be able to help
> seeing that what is happening is wrong.  And when you know
> that something is wrong, you also know that you have a duty
> to speak out about it.
> Also, don't forget that there are many people that who are
> just beginning to understand what FreeBSD is all about.  Even
> though they don't fully understand what makes FreeBSD so
> special and unique yet, this issue still matters to them, and
> they are depending on folks like us who do fully understand
> it.  We also have a duty to them to speak out.
> Ted
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