The Herd of Kittens is a small group of computer hobbyists in Eastern Massachusetts that specializes in the construction of Free Software, Chocolate, Defense Systems and Simulators, Barcodes, and Chinese Food.
Current projects, including the WEBRCS software this site used to be based on, before the 2014 migration to a custom markdown+git+python approach.
A variety of projects carried on by THOK or those who curl up around here...
Kittens help with their Paws and their Whiskers.
Anything not nailed down is a kitten toy! And anything we can pry up, doesn't really count as nailed down...
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Weblog and web discussion technologies, tools, and content.
This quote, allegedly from The Washington Post Magazine, June 9, 1985, gives one of the oldest references I've found:
"At Group L, Stoffel oversees six first-rate programmers, a managerial challenge roughly comparable to herding cats."
Years later, and in many other professional areas, the sentiment still applies; management of gifted developers is still very much an art. Kittens are more easily distracted...
If you're looking for Random Hacks of Kindness that's RHOK.ORG.