Raspberry Pi of Death Blog

By N. Leveck


On life enrichment thru lurking

So, I lurk. I am not a super chatty guy. I try – occassionally I will pop onto irc… and then I lurk. Or worse, I find that I have no interest in what is being talked about. The trick is to absorb data you feel a connection with, of course. To pull this off, you need to locate a subset of humans that you find interesting.

So far, the persons in gopherspace are the types of people doing things that I find interesting. I may not even know that I would be interested in a particular subject, yet, on the mention from these interesting people, I will give it a try. I discovered tmux this way0, started looking at sliderules this way1, have found that I am not alone in thinking certain ways (the long involved simplifying life thread), discovered markdown this way2, sdf as an entity has triggered an interest in BSD, etc.

Lurking is the digital equivalent of people watching. Without the danger of someone getting upset with your staring.

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