Quoting from Steven Levy‘s Hackers:

[..] a project undertaken or a product built not solely to fulfill

some constructive goal, but with some wild pleasure taken in mere

involvement, was called a “hack.”

Building things for the fun of building them is hacking. And hacking is not illegally breaking into computers.

I like hacking. I want to be a real hacker. I can’t call myself one yet.

I’m putting this up as a reminder to myself – about what is important and what isn’t. Here is to hoping I remember to say No more often. Here is to hoping that the next time I’m bored, I write something rather than idle on IRC. GSoC (a bigger post about it coming up) is helping – a lot.

I’ll do a monthly ‘things I’ve hacked on’ post, and see how many things turn up on that :)