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So painful it hurts [Feb. 28th, 2002|07:47 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Sourceforge really needs to reject shitty Open Source projects like this one:

http://boxos.sourceforge.net/

Reading the text on the page, it's painfully obvious the maintainers haven't a fucking clue in the world. ("We communicate using the services of the Internet.") Looks like they spend all their time working on their website design and spewing out names of other good projects out of their asses, and rallying for other developers to join their hopeless cause.

Sad. Sad.

The fact that they made a gimmicky logo & website before a release higher than 0.0.1 just shows that they're morons.

*sigh*
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[User Picture]From: czircon
2002-02-28 07:56 pm (UTC)
I like how they started writing it in BASIC.
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[User Picture]From: teferi
2002-02-28 08:01 pm (UTC)
That frightened me.
What's even more frightening is that the entire BIGNUM lines of QBasic are still everything but the kernel in that.
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[User Picture]From: nilremvenx
2002-02-28 09:37 pm (UTC)
I like how they outlined their team on 11-11 at 2pm and then updated they had new team members 8 hours later.
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[User Picture]From: perpetualmotion
2002-02-28 08:05 pm (UTC)
Bahahahah *rolls*
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From: evan
2002-02-28 08:13 pm (UTC)
I've seen worse.



http://smallnap.sourceforge.net/

That opening page is so horrible, my initial reaction was that it was a joke...



http://freshmeat.net/projects/netrik/
This console web browser, according to their freshmeat description is reportedly distinguished by supporting javascript and multiple windows from the console. Pretty impressive, except that they didn't fucking implement those features-- they're only "planned".



The open-source world is full of shit. Some good software exists, but you won't find it on freshmeat.

http://www.sweetcode.org is my best friend.
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[User Picture]From: twistah
2002-02-28 09:04 pm (UTC)
SmallNap:

"I am BigBeav (I was beaver in elem. school then I grew and I became big beaver), I am the master mind that has came up with this project and am directing it. Any question you have please click on the link on the menu labeled E-mail.

Our first member is ReD or (known as on Sourceforge.net) OutCastdj.

Our second member is DoUg the DiGiTaL PiMp ( he is in one of my classes and is a genius at programing.)"

I wish I had a "genius at programing" working on my projects.
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From: sheehan
2002-02-28 10:56 pm (UTC)

lol

an endian converter...

--fractaled
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[User Picture]From: twistah
2002-02-28 09:02 pm (UTC)
Some great quotes:

"The name BoxOS is a composite of Box and OS (Operating System). Box, because machines running Linux are called Boxes. We also called it BoxOS because we want to use Boxes instead of Windows."

"The current shell has been created in QBX (Quick Basic Extended 7.1), and is still awaiting porting to C/C++/ASM"


"What would be almost perfect is a file system modeled after ext2fs and NTFS."

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[User Picture]From: mart
2002-02-28 09:32 pm (UTC)

To make things worse, their index page (which people who have JavaScript enabled don't see, admittedly) has a link to itself, rather than to the main page they intended to link to. Fools.

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[User Picture]From: gregw
2002-03-01 09:23 am (UTC)

Nice home page, anyway

Nice colors, too. You think this was thrown together by a bunch of bored FedEx workers?
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