Warning: I may have no idea what I am talking about!
We laughed, we cried, we are the suvivors of the Dot Com Bust
I was going to highlight the messed up parts, but then the entire page would be yellow.
Great quote from Martin Sheen in the new Paris for President video:
It was the go-go 90s. People invested in a web site that sold dog food because a puppet told them to do it.
Video: Bill Gates Last Day CES Clip Technorati Tags: humor,microsoft,bill gates,video ......
Source: College Humor Technorati Tags: humor,picture,christmas ......
'Twas the night before implementation and all through the house, not a program was working, not even a browse. The programmers hung by their tubes in despair, with hopes that a miracle soon would be there. The users were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of inquiries danced in their heads. When out in the machine room there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my desk to see what was the matter. And what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a super programmer (with a six-pack of beer). ......
From SEMA 2007, the Blastolene B-702. Yes, that is it's name. From Top Ten Extreme Cars ......
"They're just not real computers," the PFY says. "They're the piano accordion of the computing world, entertaining, but not made for professionals."
"Our Graphics people..."
"Yeah, but they're not professionals. They'd be just as happy with crayons and finger paints!"
BOFH: You think you know a guy...
Welcome to round 4,620 of Microsoft vs. Apple. This time we will be comparing bad commercials to see who had the absolute worst. First up - Geek vs Business executive. The geeks will be representing Microsoft, the business executives will be representing Apple. Warning: Apple is cheating in this one by hiring Kevin Costner. (Watch how he uses a mouse!) Now let's see who has consumed more drugs! Apple has chosen pot, Microsoft has chosen speed. Who's the winner of worst commercial. Comment lines are ......
She will never forgive her boyfriend or any of his friends. But man that sure is funny!
Absolutely! But at this point you could probably make an argument that Freddy or Jason would make a better president.
Picard for President: Why the (Other) Bald Captain of the Enterprise is a Better Leader than Bush
It was a toss up between Steve and D'Arcy. The coin landed Apple side up.
So your watching some movie like The Mighty Ducks or Unnecessary Roughness and they pull off some super secret play that wouldn't work in real life and is questionably legal and you say to yourself, that would never work. Well, it looks like these kids pulled one off. Who says you don't learn anything from TV and movies. What Are We Teaching Our Kids ......
5 - George Bush sends in troops to occupy Hogwart's until Voldemort is found causing a never ending wave of Death Eater attacks. 4 - Harry becomes a Death Eater and kills all of his friends except Hermione. They have twins, a boy and a girl. The boy grows up to show Harry the error of his ways. Voldemort is killed in the middle of their amazing wizard duel. 3 - During the final battle with Voldemort a vortex in time is opened up that allows Harry to save his parents and put everything right. This ......
Reminds me of the Microsoft Surface parody commercial. (Some bad language.)
Just overheard this at work and I had to share:
Guy 1 - Have you ever heard of a game called Fairy Meat?
Guy 2 - No.
Guy 1 - Neither have I.
I noticed the last button looks terrible on an analog monitor but fine on a digital display. That's probably the graphics fault from the source PDF not WPF. But oh the irony. The image was extracted from the cover sheet of Building Line of Business Applications with Windows Presentation Foundation ......
It's a prototype, but hopefully The Abduction Lamp will make it to production. Available with different aliens, a cow, a human and pulsating beams. Too bad it isn't available in time for Father's Day ......
Google Maps - Butt Crack Included :) ......
I got this list from The top 10 dead (or dying) computer skills on ComputerWorld. Now let's play a game. Give yourself 1 point for every skill you once possessed and 5 points if you still rely on that skill to earn a living. 0 = check your diaper 1 - 5 points = young 5 - 10 points = old 10+ points = old and useless Now the list: Cobol Nonrelational DBMS Non-IP networks cc:Mail ColdFusion C Programming PowerBuilder Certified NetWare Engineers PC network administrators OS/2 I got a 5, making me old ......
You'll laugh on the outside as you cry on the inside when you realize that he could just as easily be referring to your company ......
I've noticed how much similarity there is between getting drunk and writing code. People who don't drink don't understand those that do. Same with code. Drinking can get out of control and consume your entire life. Same with code. You just might end up staying up all night drinking until you finally pass out. Same with code. Well, if AA has a prayer, we need one to. God, give us patience to accept with serenity the things that management will not let us change, courage to refactor the things that ......
How many of these have you run into? Fail to allocate tasks evenly. Refuse to lock requirements. Never recognize developers based on ability or performance. Quality developers like respect; don't give them any. Latch on to their every mistake. Never Publish Processes and Never Allow Process Improvement Read the full article including details of each item here ......
This is a good example of why the "total posts" section on the Green Bastard should be re-thought.
(That's one more post for me, one less on the march to Tariq!)
Here is a set of interesting Mac vs PCs commercials from the PC side of things, which of course if closer to reality ;) Money Girl Work Music ......
This post is in response to the article "Why Linux will not displace Windows". (I have posted the entire comment just in case it gets taken down from ZDNet.) You are kidding arent you ? Are you saying that this linux can run on a computer without windows underneath it, at all ? As in, without a boot disk, without any drivers, and without any services ? That sounds preposterous to me. If it were true (and I doubt it), then companies would be selling computers without a windows. This clearly is not ......
This site, iusedtobelieve.com, is great. It's just a bunch of stories people submit of the crazy things they believed when they were going up.
Here's an example:
when i was little (about 6) i thought that ad breaks were so the writers of the show had time to think up what came next.
i asked mum and she said it was true
This is why I love The Onion:
"I was fooled by the glitch and tried to sell off my portfolio, but luckily I couldn't get my broker on the phone because he shot himself in the head. Whew!"
It seems Microsoft just can't let go of Clippy. Yesterday I attended the Vista / Office launch in St. Louis, and while Clippy himself did not make an appearance, his dog did. I guess Microsoft just can't stand to have a presentation without some annoying cartoon character jumping around the screen, so we were treated to a dancing Scooby-Doo while we waited. Maybe this is what happens when you bury Clippy in Stephen King's Pet Sematary. If you're into this sort of thing (shame on you), you can get ......
Put both lids of the toilet up and add 1/8 cup of pet shampoo to the water in the bowl. Pick up the cat and soothe him while you carry him towards the bathroom. In one smooth movement, put the cat in the toilet and close both lids. You may need to stand on the lid. The cat will self agitate and make ample suds. Never mind the noises that come from the toilet, the cat is actually enjoying this. Flush the toilet three or four times. This provides a "power-wash and rinse". Have someone open the front ......
How about that picture! Oh, it get's better. He was in a pop band. Check out the fan site here. Includes bios, lyrics, pictures, songs and videos.
I want $80,000 per year to do the work, and I want another $100,000 to not set the building on fire.
From North Korea - The Funniest Regime
So let's get this straight. A 3 month backlog of posts you had time to collect but pushing the submit button was to much? Obviously it's working for you now. Way to stress test the thing. Timing seems odd. Yesterday D'Arcy and I are shooting it out and suddenly, Chris is back. Hmmmmm. Some people just can't stay away from a fight. Rumor around the internets (both good and bad) is you've been cheating on GWB with another posting site. You think you can just come waltzing back in here after 3 months. ......
"You should go to Vista."
"So you like Vista?"
"Not really, no. I run a Vista simulator."
"Virtual Server?" the Boss asks.
"Nah, I just turned on all the flashy crap in XP, changed the background image, took some memory out of my box and clocked down the CPU. Then broke Media player. Works like a charm."
From BOFH: Episode 6
I made a slight change to the photo that I think is more accurate. :)
Original source, at least the link that was sent to me.
Ruby on Rails authors look like arrogant tools. :)
Patrick Lenz, author of Build Your Own Ruby on Rails Web Applications
Print it and hang it in your office. You know you want to.
Download it in PDF or JPG format.
I just heard one of the sales weasel's from the company next door use this phrase:
It's a win-win situation for all three parties.
Anybody else getting this creepy pig-man ad showing up in their geek blog? I swear I can't even concentrate on the text with this Roseanne Barr love child staring at me.
Mr. Owl, how many geeks does it take to announce the launch of ASP.NET AJAX? Let's find out. 1 - Chris Williams - In case you missed it... 2 - G-man - Microsoft Ajax 1.0 has been released! 3 - Vivek Thakur - MS AJAX 1.0 is out ......
It's clear that the press bandwagon, which had been parked at Google's headquarters, has now moved to Apple's front door. And like usual, it's so packed there's not much oxygen to power brains for clear thinking.
- Michael Robertson
Here is the article it came from.
$25 for the centerstage Zune case is acceptable. It even includes free ground shipping. Just don't try to get it 2nd Day Air :)
Do you hear that sound? That's all the anti-Microsoft people laughing at us again.
The Enchanted Office: Once Upon a User Interface
Someone at Microsoft is getting sick of the I'm a Mac commercials. Video: Apple Mac vs. PC - Zune vs. Ipod ......
I know, I know, there are soooooooo many cat videos out there. This own really deserves watching though. I have never heard a cat scream like this before.
I don't normally post "joke spam" that friends forward on, but this one was good. If it's old and you've seen it, please don't flame me too bad. Thanks Eric! The following is an actual fictional question given on a University of Washingtonchemistry mid-term. Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle 's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant. One student, ......
Scott Adams doesn't want to appear to be making fun of fat people so this strip will not appear in the newspaper. An alternate version will appear on Jan 7th.
Read his reasoning
You don't need to play WOW to find this picture hilarious!
Great excert from Scott Adam's blog.
Funny article on the Vista EULA.
Faux training videos for Microsoft UK employees featuring Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant in their roles from the BBC version of The Office
Remember Mystery Science Theatre 3000? Well it's back and better. Mike Nelson, the host of MST3K, has created a new site where you can download audio tracks of him making fun of DVDs. You just start the audio while watching the DVD. Most are priced at $2, but for some reason Star Trek V is priced at $3. Ever notice how Star Trek stuff always costs more??
And now you know, the rest of the story.
Now, how did EA Sports screw up my kid and dampen with World Series for me?
The Thirteen Scariest Things in IT
From Popular Mechanics, Circa 1950, predictions for 2000.
Yup, we interviewed that guy. But John Hodgman isn't just a metaphorical stand-in for the PC (even though that's what we mainly asked him about), he's also an editor at the New York Times Magazine and a contributor to the Daily Show. Read on to find out whether he's really a PC user, Microsoft's attempts to recruit him, and how he got the gig in the first place.
I am guessing some of these are quite old, but a friend sent them to me and I just had to share. Thanks Paul ......
Don't let your next set of documentation go out without this.
The Dummies Book Cover Generator
You will need a LinkedIn account, but if you have one, be sure to connect to Kevin Bacon.
I got an e-mail from a recruiter sending me a list of job openings he had. I get these every once in a while, but this one is very strange.
David Hasselhoff sings Hooked on a Feeling.
Someone got their hands on a McDonald's training video and did a remix. See it here.
Watch the entire train wreck that was the Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) before Geoge Lucas gets it pulled from YouTube.
KERA-TV in Dallas was the first PBS station to broadcast Monty Python's Flying Circus, and it was the Pythons' first stop in the US after the premier of Monty Python and the Holy Grail in Los Angeles in 1975. This interview footage first aired live on KERA that year, and hasn't been seen by the public since. It was discovered on an old reel that had been saved by an engineer, and as you can see, it cuts off after about 14 minutes... the engineer taped over the rest. It's a look at the group b
An unlikely group of Silicon Valley software engineers has a bizarre hobby. As Bill Schechner reports, it involves clobbering each other with everything from toilet seats to baking pans.
Someone has recreated the Simpsons intro with live actors.
Courtesy of Cinematical. That's just funny.
Talk about falling off the turnip truck. Gov. Blagojevich had no idea that the Daily Show interview he did was faked! Even if you have seen the episode, it's even funnier knowing. View the interview on YouTube
Microsoft will charge users $49 for Windows OneCare Live
This has definitely got to be one of the top 10 greatest news stories of all time.
Great story. See what this guy did to a French journalist that linked to a picture on his site.
BBC 4 will be premiering a new show next month featuring 3 IT workers.
Using Java Could Lead to Death
We'll all seen them and laughed about them. Tech mistakes on TV are inevitable. I'm no cop or lawyer but I am sure there are a lot of mistakes in Law & Order too. But some movies are just stupid, The Net and Slackers come to mind, and this more recent product of tech stupidity...
Scott Adams (that Dilbert guy) has made his book God's Debris, free in PDF form.
Funny attack on Slashdot users.
The Worst Halloween Costumes Of All Time
Dogbert's New Ruling Class boasts 475,000 members. Each of you is so intelligently designed that you can survive a Category 5 hurricane via a process known as running away.
Ah, winter is almost here.
How up to date are you on your college slang? Do you know what Exit Strategy or The Hat Toss means?
For those of you who watch How I Met Your Mother, check out Barney's Blog.
I always suspected that Gargamel was stock piling weapons of mass distruction.
Finnish spoof of Star Trek
This is the perfect example of what happens when domain names become cheaper than a dinner at McDonald's.
Note: The video is now available on iFilm.
This ad is just creepy...
Here is a follow-up attack on Harry thanks to Phil Bumpe.
In the latest Harry Potter book, we see Hogwarts implementing security precautions in order to safeguard its students and faculty.
Commuting by air to your next programming assignment? Travel in style on United as the Duke of Code!
(Be sure to check out the Title drop down!)
Then one day a lonely developer decided that Linux should be completely free, so sayeth the Great Gnu. This lonely developer took all the bad trademarks out of Linspire and created Freespire to make the world right once again.
For those who have not read this lovely poem by J. Michael Palermo/