Disappointed to miss your keynote at EclipseCon this week but as you’re probably reading this on your Blackberry I thought I’d try directly – any chance of an autographed Dilbert cartoon?
(There’s nothing quite like the direct route but I can’t have been the first person to think of this, can I?)
A very naive entrepreneur (or a joke) on GetACoder.com:
So I’m posting for a rather large project. I need someone to program me a new OS (Operasting System) that looks different than Ms Windows XP etc. but has the same style. It does not need to run on a mac but all the other PCs. It’s supposed to have a stylish look with clear edges etc. And ITS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE JUST A REDESIGNED WINDOWS as I’m going to sell that operating system later on. It’s going to be called BlueOrb.
The mix of responses is great. Some are hilarious (“My blue orbs will beat your blue orbs”) but are others really taking this seriously (“Well I already designed and OS for Computational chemistry research group…”)?
The mere presence of serious responses, while extreme examples, does show why even attempting to rent coders for anything more than a you-absolutely-couldn’t-possibly-screw-this-up-if-you-tried project is just A Bad Idea.
dev, dumb, junk
Google Reader redirected me to the end of the internet today.
Oh well, it was good while it lasted.
The Last Word have put a collection of TJ and TJ comedy sketches up on their website (unfortunately in .wma format).
My favourite has to be Radio Garda:
Remember it’s your duty to police that booty…
Doogle.org, a simple but excellent tech-parody of our Google overlords. Try a search and see echos of Father Jack magically appear in your query…
(From the kids at the much-more-serious DSG at TCD no less.)
A French woman nearly disappeared in a real cloud of smoke when she tried to open the door of an airliner so she could pop out for a mid-flight fag. Read the rest here…
Via BoingBoing, I havn’t seen it yet on Irish TV but here is another classic advertisement from Guinness.
I’m not sure how well it would go down in some places though – some might prefer if giant hands poked through the clouds and dropped fully formed men (and women!) onto the earth.
It’s amazing how dangerous toweling your hair in the morning can be, but I’ve managed to injure myself doing exactly that – now I’ve got a Wry Neck, otherwise known as Torticollis (mine is not congential!). So at the moment, I can’t really turn my head to the left – I barely qualify as an ambiturner!
On a related note, I always thought rabbits looking coyly to one side was just something they did naturally, but apparently there can be more serious reasons. Thumpers of the world, I know your pain, if only temporarily.
The Rubber Bandits have done some excellent prank phone calls like the Jerky Boys and they’ve put two of them up on the web for download (be patient, they’re on GeoCities so the bandwidth limit kicks in every now and again). It’d be good if they
manage to get enough done for their new CD without being rumbled – Ireland is a small place and eventually the Limerick accent will give them away.
Incidently, I found
via the Wikipedia page for Scangers – Wikipedia seems to cover everything these days!