We’re coming up on the two year anniversary of losing Sir Terry Pratchett (March 12, 2015), so I thought it would be a good time to revisit this post I wrote a short later. I just checked, and the code is still running here on my site.
March 16th, 2015
We lost Sir Terry Pratchett last week.
Today, I saw the following article in my Facebook newsfeed –
I’ve now installed the GNU Terry Pratchett code on this site.
From the plugin description (created by Nick Cernis) –
GNU Terry Pratchett
From Going Postal:
“We keep that name moving in the Overhead,” he said, and it seemed to Princess that the wind in the shutter arrays above her blew more forlornly, and the everlasting clicking of the shutters grew more urgent. “He’d never have wanted to go home. He was a real linesman. His name is in the code, in the wind in the rigging and the shutters. Haven’t you ever heard the saying: ‘A man’s not dead while his name is still spoken’?”
What does the GNU stand for?
In Going Postal, the G means that the message should be passed on, the N means “Not Logged”, and the U means that it should be turned around at the end of the line.
Ripple on, good sir. Ripple on.
“It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done.” ~ Terry Pratchett “No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away…” ~ Terry Pratchett
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