Comparing to another activity is useful if it helps you formulate questions, it's dangerous when you use it to justify answers.
I am doing a startup!
Cross-browser testing from your browser!
I have written my fourth book!
Be faster than Larry Wall in the shell!
You're replying to a comment by argv.
You must be doing something *right* PK, as you've got some peoples' panties in a twist.
Let's not forget you're self-taught, and you present your articles to a wide audience, in an accessible writing style.
We might not have known about some of the excellent examples and references in the comments had you not taken the time to write and publish your article.
Good on ya.
('Hack' was coined in the 1950's at MIT. If 'hack' has a bad connotation today, borne out of fear by the technology illiterate, then it only means some people are not aware of history. History requires no technical skill to learn. We don't need to eliminate this word, we need to eliminate ignorance and fear.)
(why do I need your e-mail?)
It would be nice if you left your e-mail address. Sometimes I want to send a private message, or just thank for the great comment. Having your e-mail really helps.
I will never ever spam you.
(Your twitter handle, if you have one.)
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