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Ayende.com, Inc

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For a long time, there has been rumors about this blog and other action carried on under the pseudonym "Ayende Rahien".  More specifically, we refer to allegations of a team behind the "Ayende Rahien" persona.

We are now pleased to announce that after 3 years of unparallel success, the Ayende.com startup has received its second round of funding, and are now able to go public with the results of the experiment.

The entity known as "Ayende Rahien" is an AI simulations, built by Ayende.com Inc as the first wave of AI Sourcing. (Think outsourcing, but without having to deal with the accent.

Looking back at the last three years, the decision to direct the AI toward Open Source projects and contributing to them has been a major success in growing the capabilities of the AI. Although some kinks in the design of the AI caused some... issues with regards to language and culture, but recent success in incorporating the AI into the corporate world has made us decide that this is the right time to go public with this information.

This person, image, who up until now served as a human front to the UI, is actually an actor with some basic knowledge in programing and great capacity for regurgitation.

We feel that during the last two years we have successfully proven the AI capabilities in terms of software development, and are now looking for additional customers for its capabilities. For questions and inquiries on the subject, you can contact us at: ayende@ayende.com


The Ayende.com team


Tuna Toksoz

I thought Ayende Rahien was sent from the future as a gift to history, but shame on me, I was wrong. Anyways, it is still good to learn you are not human as it is hard to believe you are human


Does this have anything to do with it being 4/1?

Jan Van Ryswyck

My thoughts were kind of like those of Tuna Toksoz . I always thought you came back from the future to terminate some bad Microsoft products and addtions to the .NET FW (maybe you should get a movie contract ;-) )? Which products are causing trouble in the future besides SSIS, MS CMS and EF? :-)

Jeff Tucker

I was expecting an April Fool's joke here, not the confirmation of what we all already know to be true.

Lars Wilhelmsen

Does this have anything to do with it being 4/1?

No, it has something to do with it being 1/4 :-P


Ben Scheirman

No kidding, when is the 4/1 joke coming?


I knew it! There is just no possible way a human, needing to eat and sleep, can possibly be a fulltime coder, blog so much, and constantly participate in firehose sized online discussions.

Happy Talk Like A Parrot Day!

Rik Hemsley

We look forward to mass production of the "Ayende Rahien". Installing several of these at the back of the development office could be useful.

Tuna Toksoz

Well, I see slogans

Buy a Visual Studio and you'll get 1 Ayende Rahien for free!!!


Could it be implanted in simian's brain? (so the slogan "software simian" could have sense :P)


I hope they get a better spell checker for version 2.0. :P ;)

Ayende Rahien


Misspelling has been found to cause belief that the AI on the other side is a real human.


Bah stupid Google Reader has only showed this post on 2.04 instead of 1st April...

So I almost bought it... :)

Jason Meridth

Do we get a free version of the AI program if we purchase the early access copy of the Boo book? ;)


I knew it !!


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