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The Face of Ruby on Rails

"Ruby On Rails" may be the single greatest advance in popular, usable, programming for the next one thousand years.

Pity you have to look like a pouting artsy wanker to contribute.

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Images snaffled from here. Sorry about the profanity. That one just slipped out.





'Rice Crispie' on Thu, 02 Feb 2006 06:23:42 GMT, sez:

Ouch!



'Hermit got ghonorrea' on Thu, 02 Feb 2006 12:22:38 GMT, sez:

Pouting artsy wanker is what you get when you are trying not to put a stupid face.
(You also skipped the tagger, the nerd, the open-faced happy-go-lucky environmentalist, the schnoz, the serial-killer, the cheeky gay boy and the elf, all formally accepted looks for ruby on rails)



'pds' on Thu, 02 Feb 2006 12:28:39 GMT, sez:

I can see the tagline now:

RoR: with all the time you save, you can also NOT shave! Or buy some designer reading glasses! Or style your hair! etc.



'Haacked' on Thu, 02 Feb 2006 13:53:48 GMT, sez:

Exactly which word was the profanity? I can never understand this british crazy talk.

;)



'leon' on Thu, 02 Feb 2006 21:46:44 GMT, sez:

sorry 'Haacked' -- the profane word was 'wanker' which is a broadly accepted synonym for 'political science student'



'mattie' on Thu, 02 Feb 2006 22:48:50 GMT, sez:

Hey... does Dr. Spock's love child feature as another category???

The guy called Tobias at the bottom of the page bears a striking resemblance...



'lb' on Thu, 02 Feb 2006 22:51:53 GMT, sez:

funny you should say that matt, cause i've had a look at the way RoR works: and it actually instigates a vulcan mind-meld with the developer.

It's a good way to get the program written quickly, but it is fatal in one out of five cases.



'Gunn' on Wed, 08 Feb 2006 22:57:46 GMT, sez:

> "Pouting artsy wanker is what you get when you are trying not to put a stupid face."

Yes! I've pulled this kind of face in photos before and I am definitely not an artist. Or maybe I am and didn't realise.



'Piotr Usewicz' on Sat, 11 Feb 2006 19:09:08 GMT, sez:

heh :)



'Mr eel' on Sat, 11 Feb 2006 21:51:08 GMT, sez:

To be a .NET programmer you have to be a bitter wet knob-end, bitching because everyone else is getting the attention?

Of course not. There are plenty of fine .NET programmers who have found a better target for their angst. Not you unfortunately.



'Jason' on Sun, 12 Feb 2006 01:13:39 GMT, sez:

Artists looking artsy? omg, no way



'lb' on Sun, 12 Feb 2006 19:56:35 GMT, sez:

Yeh Jason, Mr Eel, sorry about picking on those photos. I know Marcel has linked to this entry, and i hope he isn't too offended.

RoR is truly excellent, and I don't mean to dismiss or insult the community in general. That particular page with the photos on it seems quite elitist and egotistical: that' all I'm trying to say. Hopefully the criticism will be taken in the right way.

cheers
lb



'Jeff' on Sun, 12 Feb 2006 20:34:33 GMT, sez:

lb, don't forget that these people are European. So they aren't being 'pretentious' in pulling these faces: they're not 'pretending', they're serious.

If they were American college kids, then you'd be right: they would be acting very pretentious. But Europeans are allowed to pull that kind of face. It isn't ironic, it's honest.

Just like how French people are allowed to wear berets without looking like idiots.



'some1else' on Mon, 13 Feb 2006 03:58:18 GMT, sez:

Lol, just stay on .NET man..



'mike' on Tue, 21 Feb 2006 21:28:52 GMT, sez:

some are damn cute i'd say



'ray' on Sat, 01 Apr 2006 19:51:16 GMT, sez:

Yeah, I feel _so_ much more comfortable with a fat red-faced guy in a suit giving me the typical Anglo-American ear-to-ear fake smile.
I don't mean to dismiss or insult people of Anglo-American heritage in general either, btw.



'meta' on Mon, 03 Apr 2006 08:28:54 GMT, sez:

'pouting artsy wanker'... Yup, and while we're at it, Open Source is *almost* communism.

In my childhood, the dumber kids always picked on the looks of the smarter ones when they came short of arguments, but hey, that's my perception, and I'm European, so I may be a bit of a wierdo.

I'm sorry, but I just can't see what's wrong with these pictures, but then again, I don't have any pics of Hejlsberg or Gosling - no offence intended to these great people - or any other SW heros around, so I wouldn't know the standards...

Well I better not hold you guys from work; you probably have tons of boiler-plate code to write, security issues to attend to and best practice designs to ditch because of deadline pressure. So I'll just end with a 'keep your eyes on the ball', and get back to work, which may or may not be .Net today.



'Hakenkreuz' on Thu, 15 Jun 2006 11:32:32 GMT, sez:

Does the master race really need to come into the discussion? I thought it was code and not skin tone and facial bravado that drove this community..



'Nostok' on Thu, 29 Jun 2006 18:03:06 GMT, sez:

Funny... just funny - nothing more nothing less. Lighten up guys you are all wankers at heart just like me.



'Spong' on Sat, 01 Jul 2006 03:36:17 GMT, sez:

French people don't look like idiots wearing berets?

Where the hell are *you* from!?



'Matt Blodgett' on Sun, 12 Nov 2006 01:18:24 GMT, sez:

Thank you for writing what I've been thinking for months. My opinion of RoR in general was irreversibly lowered the day I first saw that page on the RoR website.



'AndyToo' on Tue, 19 Dec 2006 10:28:54 GMT, sez:

I'm with 'Nostok': piss funny, my friend, piss funny!

Get a grip, people.



'drapyodraws' on Thu, 18 Jan 2007 17:28:13 GMT, sez:

Why all the hatin' on the white cuties? I'd do each of them myself!



'rails-communist' on Fri, 19 Jan 2007 10:36:26 GMT, sez:

I would rather work with these guys than someone who looked like Bill Gates. The way you dress reflects the way you think and approach problems.

These guys are meticulous about webdesign and have produced the (arguably) world's best MVC web framework.

If M$ and .NET are not winning any design awards, it's not the fault of the RoR guys.


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