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Quote: T. Kingfisher on Finns

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Quotes Finland
Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

I’ve spent a lot of time working with Finns, and this quote made me smile.

I’ve always had a soft spot for Finns. Some claim they’re unfriendly, but every one that I’ve ever met has been quite pleasant, if reserved. They have the quiet confidence of a people who know that, at any moment, they could strap on skis, go into the woods, and take out an entire squad of enemy soldiers before anyone knows they’re there.

T. Kingfisher, What Feasts at Night

And this follow-up summoned a visceral memory of the terrible black liquor they enjoy.

Also they’re the only country I know whose national liquor is worse than ours. I know, because Dr. Virtanen brought a bottle of salmiakki liqueur with him as a gift. He said it would keep out the chill, and it did. No chill could possibly fight its way through that much black licorice.

T. Kingfisher, What Feasts at Night


Quote: Chuck Wendig
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Quotes Publishing Writing
Write the thing you wanna write. You can be strategic and whatever, you can and maybe even should try to figure out what people want to read and what publishers are willing to buy, but at the end of the day, a whole lot of people in and around this industry know almost nothing for certain.
Quote: Robert Jackson Bennet
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Quotes Writing
Writing murder mysteries is largely a process of logistics, I think, ensuring that the timelines work and the right evidence gets in the right place at the right time. You essentially become the Jeff Bezos of killing dudes you just made up.
Quote: Jacob Kaplan-Moss on Paying Open Source Maintainaers
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Quotes Open Source
Yes, the fact that people have to choose between writing open source software and affording decent healthcare is a problem deeply rooted in our current implementation of zero-sum capitalism, and not at all a problem that can be laid at the feet of the free software movement.