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Re: DD not working--SUCCESS!



Robert P. J. Day wrote:
On Sun, 2 Sep 2007, Karl Larsen wrote:

... snip ...

Thanks for your help rday.

your fundamental problem, karl, is that you insist on publishing (and
re-publishing and re-re-publishing) documentation that is simply
wrong.  and one of the things about documentation is that *bad*
documentation is even worse than *no* documentation -- if anyone had
decided to follow your early advice, chances are good they would have
screwed themselves thoroughly.

and *that's* the most compelling reason for you to get your own blog
-- so you can publish inaccurate and dangerous tutorials where there's
less chance of them hurting someone.  because as long as you keep
posting them here, you're encouraging someone to actually believe you
know what you're talking about.  and that is a guaranteed recipe for
disaster.

so, please, karl, for the sake of people who might be tempted to
listen to you and follow your advice, stop.  just stop.  and leave
writing helpful HOWTOs to those people who a) know what they're doing,
and b) have actually done it before.  you don't need to be *writing*
documentation, karl; you need to be *reading* it.

rday
First, the PAPER is in Gedit. It is written for me. With the exception of 9. all that is there has been tested by me and it works fine. I'm sorry that your the protector of the WORLD from bad writing.

But one thing your really good at rday is damming someones writing without telling them what is wrong with it. If there is something wrong with 9. what is it? Most of 9. I took out of info dd.



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	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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