Humor Programming

Not gonna lie, this comic about pointers made me chuckle.

I’m from that generation that did programming assignments in C and got into iOS development when Objective-C was the only way to do it, so this comic provided me with a little nostalgia blast.

I really should get into Go programming.

Hardware Humor

A helpful hint if you’re selling your old gear

An actual item seen in Facebook Marketplace for Tampa. Even shrunk down, you can see that “like new” is a stretch. Tap to view at full size.

If you say that the (purportedly) little-used thing you’re selling is “like new”, you might want to give it a little cleaning before taking its picture.

Hardware Humor Mobile

I keep one in my wallet


The no-fun game for the whole IT department!

Thanks to Ramon Grajo for the find!
Humor Programming

The Programmers’ Credo

Plaque of Pinboard’s August 5, 2016 tweet: “The Programmers’ Credo: we do these things not because they are easy, but because we thought they were going to be easy.””
Thanks to Santosh Hari for the find!
Tap to view at full size.

I had no idea that one of the best tweets about programming had been turned into a plaque.

Conferences Humor

“Dogecoin to the MOON!” (or: Tell me again why people dismiss Dogecoin as a joke cryptocurrency)

In case you missed it, a Dogecoin fan crashed the stage at this weekend’s Bitcoin conference in Miami during a session where Square CEO Jack Dorsey was talking about their LDK (Lightning Development Kit).

The gate-crasher appeared onstage in a dark suit and dress shirt, addressing the audience by saying “Excuse me, everybody — we have a very urgent announcement.”

That’s when he stripped off his suit, revealing a Doge t-shirt and yellow shorts and started screaming “Dogecoin to the mooooon!”, complete with interpretative dance moves.

He was very quickly removed from the stage with hilarious efficiency. You should watch the video to see how someone (security? stage crew?) picked him up as if he were an misplace stage prop:

Truth be told, I would’ve been disappointed if a Dogecoin fan hadn’t done something like this.


Why use a CAPTCHA when you can use a CRAPTCHA?

CRAPTCHAS: Screenshots of Auth0’s “CRAPTCHAs” — like CAPTCHAs, but more annoying.

Here comes Auth0’s newest feature, CRAPTCHAs — and just in time for the first day of April!

While CAPTCHA is short for “ “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”, CRAPTCHA is short for ““Complex Redundant Auth0 Problem To Confound Human Access”.

Don’t make it easy for bots — or users — to gain access to your site! Use a CRAPTCHA and force them to clear new, even more annoying hurdles! Go to the Auth0 blog and check out CRAPTCHAs today!