Here’s something I made while experimenting...
Scotland pays $250,000 for new Slogan: "Welcome to... →
Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. People...– Steve Jobs (via marco)
Python: Stupid Lambda Tricks →
English grammar FAQ →
nikography: Lots of ‘detailed discussions’ on very specific elements of the language.
Signs you're a crappy programmer (and don't know... →
— jessta — marco This is an excellent read. And a worrying one too — it’s an accurate description of the ideologies behind my computer science course, sadly.
nostrich.net: Three Rituals and an Arrest →
On a British night out, there are three rituals to satisfy: get drunk, get a kebab, and pee somewhere you shouldn’t. An anecdote about humiliation with a funny twist.
More fun with grep
$ grep -hoiRE 'defia?n[aei]n?t[aei]ly' irclogs/ \ | grep -vi definitely | sort | uniq definately Definately DEFINATELY definetely definintely Definintely (Geek level: Pending)
Wikipedia: Paraprosdokian →
A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe the first part. Some examples: “I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn’t it.” — Groucho Marx “I haven’t slept for ten days, because that would be too long.” — Mitch...
Japanese Guys Playing Soccer With Binoculars On... →
Ripple Effect Generator →
Here’s one I prepared earlier (377 KB)
Know your World? →
— livejamie I can see this becoming horribly addictive. I got 134,741 on my first try; not good enough!
Formed in 2005, this campaign has clear objectives - to remove Bono from the public-eye and restore a sense of dignity to mankind. — bullshit
Dictator: On-screen reading made easy →
The problem with [electronic] texts is that reading them on-screen the conventional way is a drag and printing them out is time-consuming, costly, and wasteful. Dictator provides an alternative approach in which words are displayed consecutively in the same place at a user-controllable rate. This method prevents unconscious re-reading of adjacent text and decreases the tendency of the reader to...
I spent this past Sunday coding in VB. Ended up around 2800 lines. That night, I...– Corbomite (#xkcd quote database)
Wikipedia: ISO 3103 →
The ISO standard for brewing tea.
In 2002, Georgia Tech student radio station WREK 91.1 FM aired the Merzbox in...– Merzbox, 50 CDs worth of music by the legendary Japanese noise musician Merzbow.
Crayon Physics Deluxe →
“this is amazing! your drawings become animated physical objects, ‘solve puzzles with creative uses of physics’.” — nikography
Gif Collectif (a collaborative visual public... →
3,000 friends, and as far as I can tell it’s still just a shitty version...– Jesse Thorn, via Your Mom Not Mine (though mine would probably agree).
BBC: Saudi gang-rape victim is jailed →
Seven men were found guilty of the rape and sentenced to prison terms ranging from just under a year to five years. But the victim was also punished for violating Saudi Arabia’s laws on segregation that forbid unrelated men and women from associating with each other. She was initially sentenced to 90 lashes for being in the car of a strange man. On appeal, the Arab News reported that the...
Searching for song lyrics is a journey to the dirtiest, skankiest slums of the...– Jeff Atwood (Twitter)
cubicle17: I feel accomplished today - I snuck an ASCII Banner comment into our codebase.
cubicle17: I think every codebase needs a huge ASCII banner identifying where I put in a horrible nasty hack.
kiffer: ARGH! next door is drilling!
fibrosis: that's a pretty advanced door
notice how life and fail have same letters?
PHP UTF-8 cheatsheet →
Ensure UTF-8 support in PHP. — montoya
Things You'd Never Know Without Google
the golden ratio * googol Euro = 2.60255202 × 10^102 Japanese yen
Slate Magazine: Heavy metal environmentalists. →
I hardly ever drop a subscription because of lack of posting. I would prefer...– Shawn Blanc on RSS burnout — marco