In response to http://juixe.com/techknow/index.php/2010/09/18/programmer-pickup-lines/... where I was described as being "lonely" and "desperate".
1). It wasn’t a Friday night, but a Friday afternoon – we’re not all in the same place in the world you know, just because it’s night time where you are, doesn’t mean it’s night time where we are… and before I hear you ask, the reason I wasn’t working is that my code was compiling.
2). The hashtag started as a tongue-in-cheek joke between a couple of us and wasn’t meant as a burning desire to create a trending topic to gain celebrity, it was a spontaneous comment with an off-the-cuff hashtag that seems to have spawned a life of its own. I threw out a few of the more immediately amusing ones just for shits and giggles and fully expected it to die out before my hour long commute home. To find out that it still seems to be circulating this Monday morning is somewhat confounding, though I will admit not entirely unamusing.
3). Just because you’re lonely and sitting in front of your computer on Friday nights wishing you had a real girl to entertain you instead of that porn star you’re "friends" with through IRC, doesn’t mean that the rest of us are too. Hint: She doesn’t love you, she’s not a porn star, she’s not your friend and she’s lying about her age, oh, and she’s not even a she, sorry, there’s no Santa Claus either. I have a wife and 2 kids, and don’t have much opportunity (outside of the office) to spend in front of my computer and nor do most professional programmers, we have lives; in addition, very few of my real life friends are the nerdy type. You may not be familiar with the concept “real life friends”; this species can be found at the mall, evening classes, the bar, church if you’re into that. In fact you’d be surprised at all the places you can find them, under a rock – but not your rock because that’s where you’ve been hiding all these years; if they were there, you’d have found them by now… you’d know them from the matching phosphorous blue screen-tan you have.
Side note: "I am immutable… but I’d change for you" is incorrectly attributed to @djg which he tweeted on Saturday morning at 04:11, I had already made this exact same tweet on Friday (same punctuation and everything) – some time prior to 17:35, alas my tweet timeline doesn’t go back far enough to tell the exact time. But the earliest RT I can see was 17:35 on Friday afternoon. You missed my most amusing line "You make my stack overflow".
There was no offense taken by your post, but be aware that when perception fails to consider all the facts, it may be inaccurate. This comment was also written tongue in cheek, I hope you don’t take offense, it was meant in good humour.