|author||Lars Wirzenius <email@example.com>||2017-02-20 16:31:51 +0200|
|committer||Lars Wirzenius <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2017-02-20 16:31:51 +0200|
3 files changed, 27 insertions, 23 deletions
diff --git a/devsetup.mdwn b/devsetup.mdwn
index 77abb13..52fa909 100644
@@ -48,7 +48,7 @@ have to share devices for development, that will create
congestion, and block work that would otherwise progress
-"I see. Very well. I'll what we can find."
+"I see. Very well. I'll what see we can find."
"Wait. I'm curious: these devices, can we use your normal
mass produced SmartHome hubs for development? The ones you
@@ -150,7 +150,7 @@ access to the serial port, right?"
"Yes, Miss Nina."
-Nina frowns at Nick. "Why are you calling me Miss Nina? A re
+Nina frowns at Nick. "Why are you calling me Miss Nina? Are
you being sarcastic?"
"No, Miss Nina. I don't want to anger you any further."
@@ -227,7 +227,7 @@ broke."
"Oh dear. You should probably be told that the lab is Nina's
special place. She's spent months of work time setting it
-up, and it's where spends almost all of her time. The rest
+up, and it's where she spends almost all of her time. The rest
of us do not enter without an explicit invitation each time.
She doesn't usually tolerate other people there, lest they
make a mess there. If she didn't shout at you, she must like
@@ -370,7 +370,7 @@ share the actual kernel source code they use, or are missing
some build step from their documentation, or do something
else stupid. We know it's possible to get Linux booting, and
we have access to the people who made it happen. I'm not
-worries, but I am irritated that this particular problem
+worried, but I am irritated that this particular problem
keeps coming up over and over again.
I take me time to finish my cup of tea. When I'm done, I put
@@ -392,8 +392,8 @@ or is tomorrow morning OK?"
"Tomorrow morning at nine would be perfectly fine." I look
at Andy with my eyebrows lifted, for confirmation, and he
-nods. "Can you ask them to use the door phone, and if call
-Andrew if there's any problem getting in?"
+nods. "Can you ask them to use the door phone, and call
+Andy if there's any problem getting in?"
@@ -415,7 +415,7 @@ them to be left alone, so I don't go and introduce myself
and tell them they're welcome.
Three hours later, they exit the Andy and Bert room, and
-shake hands and say goodbyes. They're gone before get out of
+shake hands and say goodbyes. They're gone before I get out of
my room. "Good morning, Andy and Bert. I guess those were
the SmartHome kernel engineers leaving? How are things?"
@@ -524,11 +524,11 @@ after fifteen minutes with take-out Indian food, and takes
the food to the kitchen. She takes a carton of milk from a
cupboard, and sits down at the kitchen table to feat.
-Nina doesn't not usually care much what food she eats, but
+Nina doesn't usually care much what food she eats, but
when she finishes a build or other project, she celebrates
with her favourites. It's always the same Vindaloo, from the
same takeout restaurant, and with a liter of cold milk to
-becalm her taste buds. Some years ago, the restaurant she had
+calm her taste buds. Some years ago, the restaurant she had
been using went out of business, and Nina spent a week to
find a new favoured restaurant, eating Vindaloo three times a
day, until she found one she liked. It was a very aromatic
@@ -574,7 +574,7 @@ lighting gadgets, with a light bulb each. Each hub has its
own light bulb. The light bulbs are inside the trunk, and
there's a webcam so you can watch them remotely. Questions?"
-The four of us are standing quite for a moment, until Andrew
+The four of us are standing quite for a moment, until Andy
speaks. "Nina, you'll have to excuse our silence. We're used
to you being excellent, but you've outdone yourself. This is
a great setup, and it'll help the rest of us work faster."
@@ -588,22 +588,22 @@ satisfied. She goes to her laptop, opens up Inkscape, and
quickly makes a drawing with the words "SmartHome Torture
Chamber" laid out nicely and using a Germanic font. She
punches a key combination, and the printer in corner of the
-lab spits out a few sheets. Nine gets the sheets, which turn
-out to be A4 sizes labels, with the Inkscape design now
+lab spits out a few sheets. Nina gets the sheets, which turn
+out to be A4 size labels, with the Inkscape design now
printed on them. She peels off the labels and attaches them
to four sides and the top of the trunk.
"OK then, there's documentation in the internal wiki, and if
-you questions not answered by that, ask on IRC, though I'll
+your question's not answered by that, ask on IRC, though I'll
be at home sleeping for the next 24 hours or so. Now, who'd
like to carry this to the server cabinet?"
We have a few servers we run in the office. Cloud computing
-is all very well, but it requires Internet good connectivity
+is all very well, but it requires good Internet connectivity
to use it for development, and when we need to work from
customer premises, that doesn't always exist. We keep the
servers in a small room that may have been a child's or
-servants bedroom in prehistoric times. Andrew and Bertram,
+servant's bedroom in prehistoric times. Andy and Bert,
our two strongest members with the least back problems,
carry the SmartHome trunk there. They place it next to our
development infrastructure trunk, and connect power and
@@ -645,7 +645,7 @@ and connected it up in the server room, I quietly ask her to
step into my office.
"Good work with the torture chamber, Nina. I guess you
-worked around the clock for to days, is that right?"
+worked around the clock for two days, is that right?"
"Yeah, Anna, that's right. I went a little overboard. But
don't worry, I'm going to go home and rest and recover
@@ -667,13 +667,13 @@ binge on the new season of Agent Carter. See you on Monday!"
Nina gets up and walks to the door. "Wait! What did you
think of the young man from SmartHome, Nick?" Nina turns
-around. "He's OK, I guess. A big clumsy, maybe a bit
+around. "He's OK, I guess. A bit clumsy, maybe a bit
inexperienced, but at least he seems to not have a big ego
that ruins everything. I can work with him again."
I'm surprised. That's the most positive appraisal I've ever
heard Nina give of someone outside the Team. "Good to hear.
@@ -733,7 +733,7 @@ signed, unlike packages in the Debian format.
This is a snag. This is the client having ideas of things
beyond their understanding. It usually happens in every
-project. While they do not mean ill, the end result it still
+project. While they do not mean ill, the end result is still
that if we accommodate them, it's not just shooting our
collective foot with a shotgun, it's surgically amputating
both feet, while running, and putting in prosthesis made
@@ -11,7 +11,7 @@ month, and announced on [Lars's blog].
# Origin story
This is a practice story set some years before Hacker Noir happens.
-Ther may be contradictions. Retonning in the future is possible.
+There may be contradictions. Retconning in the future is possible.
@@ -32,6 +32,10 @@ For exact details, look at [git].
* 2017-01-12: Added the origin story.
+* 2017-02-01: Added chapter two ([[devsetup]]).
+* 2017-02-20: Typo fixes from many people.
diff --git a/negotiation.mdwn b/negotiation.mdwn
index c88face..999f777 100644
@@ -159,7 +159,7 @@ noticed by the media, and you have enough egg on your face
to feed a shipful of hung-over Englishmen who want
breakfast. The general theme among those who write about
these things seems to be that if you don't get the security
-of you gadgets fixed in the next generation, it's over for
+of your gadgets fixed in the next generation, it's over for
you. You've been working on this for months now, but your
whole corporate culture is against you and you're failing to
solve your technical problem. That's why you need us, or
@@ -272,7 +272,7 @@ you to consider. Robin?"
"Yeah, so I've reviewed your public documentation for your
products. Also, a bunch of magazine articles and blog posts.
Did you know there's a whole blog dedicated to describing
-how shitty you products are?"
+how shitty your products are?"
"I know. We've spent a small fortune on lawyers to shut it
@@ -474,7 +474,7 @@ isn't bothering him anymore, dives straight into problem solving mode.
"That'll require us to rewrite all our code running in the gadgets,
-I nod. "Yes, it'll require a lot effort. I believe your management is
+I nod. "Yes, it'll require a lot of effort. I believe your management is
willing to invest in that. It's that or bankruptcy. Further, you can't
just do a straight port, all your software will need to be reviewed
and possibly redesigned and rewritten from scratch. It'll be