Swizec Teller - a geek with a hatswizec.com

    Death of Drnovšek

    Last week rumours were spread like wildfire over the blogosphere of the slovenian internets about Drnovšek's death. They were untrue and, to be quite honest, rather audacious and a tad distasteful. Well as life would have it they were only untrue at the moment and it so happened that last night he passed away.

    Hokus pokus and the media goes into turmoil and devotes a lot of time to talking about this event and how good a man Drnovšek was and how much he's done for our politics and the general outlook of the country to the outside world. He was a good man, beyond doubt. And he looked like an alien, but we never held that against him.

    What I personaly find awfully disgusting about this whole thing is how a mere few months ago everyone was taking punches at him for wasting money on visiting his shamans and about how he isn't being a good role model to the common folk by going for alternative medicine. Not to mention the way he personally went to handle the whole Strojan situation. Oh we just could not get over htat one, a president, fighting with mere gypsies.

    Now that he's dead the situation has changed. He was the first president in the world to have the cohones for a formal visit with native americans, a brave man for showing his approval of alternative medicine despite his position and a very good guy for being able to lower to the level of common man to try and understand his problems and resolve a serious situation.

    Oh get a grip people! You disgust me! Look, the man is dead, it doesn't matter whether you think poorly of him or not, whether you say it or not. What matters is that now he's dead and we should pay him the respect he needs to be paid.

    Can't Drnovšek have some peace and quiet even in death?

    Did you enjoy this article?

    Published on February 23rd, 2008 in food for thought

    Learned something new?
    Want to become an expert?

    Here's how it works 👇

    Leave your email and I'll send you thoughtfully written emails every week about React, JavaScript, and your career. Lessons learned over 20 years in the industry working with companies ranging from tiny startups to Fortune5 behemoths.

    Join Swizec's Newsletter

    And get thoughtful letters 💌 on mindsets, tactics, and technical skills for your career. Real lessons from building production software. No bullshit.

    "Man, love your simple writing! Yours is the only newsletter I open and only blog that I give a fuck to read & scroll till the end. And wow always take away lessons with me. Inspiring! And very relatable. 👌"

    ~ Ashish Kumar

    Join over 14,000 engineers just like you already improving their careers with my letters, workshops, courses, and talks. ✌️

    Have a burning question that you think I can answer? I don't have all of the answers, but I have some! Hit me up on twitter or book a 30min ama for in-depth help.

    Ready to Stop copy pasting D3 examples and create data visualizations of your own?  Learn how to build scalable dataviz components your whole team can understand with React for Data Visualization

    Curious about Serverless and the modern backend? Check out Serverless Handbook, modern backend for the frontend engineer.

    Ready to learn how it all fits together and build a modern webapp from scratch? Learn how to launch a webapp and make your first 💰 on the side with ServerlessReact.Dev

    Want to brush up on your modern JavaScript syntax? Check out my interactive cheatsheet: es6cheatsheet.com

    By the way, just in case no one has told you it yet today: I love and appreciate you for who you are ❤️

    Created bySwizecwith ❤️