XKCD- Wisdom of the Ancients

Filed under: web development — jaydublu @ 6:09 pm

All long help threads should have a sticky globally-editable post at the top saying 'DEAR PEOPLE FROM THE FUTURE: Here's what we've figured out so far ...'

Been there – got the t-shirt.

XKCD: 11th Grade

Filed under: life,web development — jaydublu @ 6:21 pm

Sorry to post another xkcd strip, but they just keep hitting home:

And the ten minutes striking up a conversation with that strange kid in homeroom sometimes matters more than every other part of high school combined.


I just had to look it up on wikipedia ‘cos it was bugging me – the British equivalent of 11th Grade in ‘my’ terms is Lower Sixth, or in ‘new money’ Year 12.

I’m trying to remember what I was doing that enhanced my life in the Lower Sixth – certainly not Perl which I didn’t discover until much later – I was probably doing good old BASIC and Pascal on an Apple II at that time, and perhaps some 6502 machine code on my Acorn Atom. Now that dates me!

Large Hadron Collider – triggering end of the world?

Filed under: life — jaydublu @ 2:45 pm

The end is not for a whileRespect due to the Register for a very entertaining article discussing that “Boffins preparing to fire up the most powerful particle-smasher ever built have released another reassuring report which says that their machine will definitely not destroy the universe – nor even the planet Earth.”

I didn’t understand a word of it, and not only do I not know if  I’m scared or not, I don’t know if I’m meant to be scared that I don’t know if I’m scared or not – is it one of these things that those of us that don’t know are supposed to trust those that are supposed to know?

Anyway, I’m sure that while some people may be scared (or pretending to be), others aren’t (or are pretending not to be), and I’ll imagine it’s all a Red Dwarf episode and carry on laughing at the Reg’s analogy of a subatomic billiard table.

Finally, it all reminds me of another favourite from xkcd – The end is not for a while

This sound familiar?

Filed under: life — jaydublu @ 8:34 am


That’s why I never made the leap to a Linux Desktop!

The man who fell sideways

Filed under: life — jaydublu @ 2:43 pm


Duty Calls

Filed under: life — jaydublu @ 1:32 pm



Must read xkcd more often…

Filed under: life — jaydublu @ 11:10 am

I could have been laughing at this one for some time…


Wifi eats babies!

Filed under: life — jaydublu @ 3:36 pm

I have it under good authority (thanks Mat) that http://www.wellingtongrey.net/miscellanea/ could be a challenger for the crown currently held by http://www.xkcd.com/

I look forward to figuring it out for myself.

Given my fun with long distance wifi links the truth about wifi certainly made me chortle.

all ur catz r mine

Filed under: life — jaydublu @ 2:05 pm

I know I catch onto these things late, but these cats are hilarious!

im in ur pc eating ur megahutz! Oh, hi; I'm here from the internet. What are you doing? Gluing captions to your cats.


Filed under: life — jaydublu @ 4:16 pm

Over the few years I’ve been recruiting developers I’ve developed a few tricks to filter out the true geeks from the wannabies. Now of course I’m not going to publicise them here in case any contender is doing some research (although perhaps I should reward excessive initiative) but I came up with a new one the other day I might just try out – see if they laugh at gags from xkcd such as this one – pure genius!