Articles tagged in humour

  1. Residential Colleges at UNSW

    Went to Dominic Steele's talk on Matthews 7 at City Bible Forum on Wednesday. Dominic told a joke on residential colleges at UNSW, which I had not heard of before. Here it goes: Shalom College. Run by the Jews. No pork. New College. Run by the Anglicans. No beer …
  2. Mark Pilgrim's Translation of DHH vs. Al3x

    Mark Pilgrim took the John Gruber-style translation of DHH's response to Al3x/Twitter's issue with Rails' scalability. One of the funnies posts I have seen recently. "My ego is the size of Montana." Now, if that is the size of DHH's ego, I wonder what is the size of collective …
  3. All Code Here Are "Works On My Machine" Certified

    Coding Horror: The "Works On My Machine" certification program. All you need to do is check out the code, compile, run and check a specific execution path. It is fully certified if it works! I have just certified all code snippets that I have previously posted here! Now, don't come …
  4. Mary, Poor Mary

    The content of this post actually came up around 2 weeks ago at the dining table with Vivian... First we have the Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code, where Jesus married to Mary Magdalene the "Holy Grail", had kids before he was crucified on the cross, and Jesus' descendants moved …
  5. Ruby on Rail and Heaven

    A few humourous programming language stories -- Raganwald: Programming Language Stories -- where it looks at the attitude of C, Ruby on Rails, Java and Scheme programmers. The RoR one is my favourite as it was a derivative from another popular joke. Just inside the gates of heaven, St. Peter sits at …
  6. The Programmer Hierarchy

    The Programmer hierarchy -- who are considering themselves superior to whom. Very funny, and "people who insist on calling HTML a programming language" seems to be at the bottom of the stack, being considered inferior than everyone else. Another interesting point is the Ruby programmer, who consider themselves superior than Perl …
  7. HTTP status code translated into toddler's language

    Mark Pilgrim: REST for toddlers. Yet another master piece, and this is just so funny. It will probably make more sense if you were required to design a web server or a HTTP client that uses comprehensive list of HTTP status code. Some of my favourite: 412 Precondition Failed: "If …
  8. Shooting Yourself in the Foot in Programming Languages

    How to shoot yourself in the foot in any programming language. Very funny (if you happen to acquire different programming languages on your belt). For example, "Perl -- You shoot yourself in the foot, but nobody can understand how you did it. Six months later, neither can you.", and "Python -- You …
  9. Success, According to Dilbert

    Thanks to Scott Adams for gracing us with such an insightful remark from Dilbert: "Success is the happy feeling you get between the time you do something and the time you tell a woman what you did." Feel free to substitude "woman" with XYZ who always seems to always have …
  10. Bruce Schneier Facts Database

    Bruce Schneier Facts Database, along the line of Chuch Norris Facts. For example, "Bruce Schneier eats 0s and 1s for breakfast. And snacks on pi." Being a Schneier fan myself, it is very funny indeed. Via ELER.
  11. Why The Mona Lisa is Smiling?

    Via Kenneth Carlson, "Why The Mona Lisa is Smiling", appears on Investors Business Daily editorial cartoons dated May 19, 2006. Well, that pretty much explains it. I think she should probably be laughing out loud instead. On a related note, is there anyone other than me myself that have not …
  12. 修電腦 vs. 看電影

    為什麼修電腦永遠比不上看電影 -- 特別是給在 CSE 學習的同學,從邏輯的角度來分析,為什麼光是會修電腦、裝網路、重灌暈倒叉P 是不夠的。不管你修了幾台,重灌幾次都是一樣的。
  13. Jesus is Lord, Proved!

    Saw this on SMH this morning. I was shocked -- they have finally got it right. Something that is historically true over the past 2,000 years. Here's the link. :)
  14. No such thing as private on-line blog

    And that's what made this Blondie & Dagwood comic strip so funny. At the same time it is also the same dilemma that troubles many on-line diarists (let's not call them "bloggers"), who always need to choose between "to write" or "not to write".
  15. Understanding RAID

    If you are like me, who always forgot all the different configuration of RAID (Redundant array of independent/inexpensive disks), the following illustration should be very useful. It was sent to me at work. Original author unknown. Standalone Cluster Hot Swap RAID 0   RAID 1 RAID 5 RAID 0+1 …
  16. How to Fold a Shirt

    The fast way to hold a shirt, sent to me by GD. The instruction is in Japanese though -- can someone translate? It took a few times to see how it actually worked, and obviously need quite a bit of practise. Only worked with shirts with very short sleeves though, Vivian …
  17. Linux Crashed on an Airbus 330

    Photo of crashed application running on Linux on an Airbus 330 in the mid air. Yeah, that was the cute Tux in the photo. However I think I will freak out if I see Linux bootstrapping inside my in-flight entertainment centre.