Archive for April, 2012

Some days, I love the Internet!

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

So I was having a problem with a cygwin installation. I couldn’t figure out what was going on. Two minutes of googling later, I’d found someone with my exact problem, who had solved the problem and posted to the cygwin mailing list:

I just wanted to post this in case someone else runs into this issue like I did.”

Thanks, William Voyek!

http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2012-01/msg00070.html

The moral of this story:

Google is Awesome (given the right search terms, and sometimes even without the right search terms, it finds what you want a lot of the time… quickly).

Open Source is awesome. (How else could you get a nearly complete Unix environment running on a proprietary OS like Windows?)

Collaboration is Awesome (William posted just because he wanted to help others)