Posts Tagged ‘funny’

A few months ago, I blogged about Jorge Cham (the cartoonist behind the online comic strip Piled Higher and Deeper aka PhD Comics) coming to the University of Waterloo for a talk and book signing. If you’re a fan of the comics, you probably know that Jorge and the crew have been working on a movie adaptation of the comics for a while. Here is the trailer:

For the last 4 or 5 years, I have been a loyal fan of Piled Higher and Deeper (a.k.a. PhD comics), which is an online comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in grad school. The comics are done by Jorge Cham, who started them when he was a PhD student at Stanford.

Today, Jorge was at our own University of Waterloo, where he gave a very humourous talk – arguably one of the most interesting talks I’ve attended over my whole time in grad school. The comics have a huge fan base, and the hall where he gave the talk was packed. Of course most of the audience were grad students, with a few undergrads and professors (at whom he poked fun every now and then).

Cool Reference

Posted: March 31, 2008 in Random

A friend of mine was working on a paper, and he pointed out that one of the references he had to cite is:

W.H. Knox, R.S. Knox, J.F. Hoose and R.N. Zare, Observation of the 0 fs pulse, Optics and Photonics News, April 1, 1990

Now, try reading the authors’ last names together into one phrase, and see what you get…

I’m Compiling..!!!

Posted: August 15, 2007 in Random
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It seems that programmers have the same mentality everywhere. OR, compiling code has really become a tedious and time-consuming process.

Source: xkcd comics

Facebook Songs!

Posted: July 22, 2007 in Random
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I posted about Facebook before. It seems that people are taking it to the next level. I have recently stumbled upon two video clips that are created by Facebook fans. They are very well done (especially the second). Take a look at the links below (on Youtube):

1. Facebook Stalker
2. The Official Cambridge Facebook Song (On The Facebook)

Newton’s Laws of Software Development

Posted: February 3, 2007 in Random

Based on the well-known Newton’s laws of motion, and the law of conservation of energy, here are the laws of software development:

Law 1:
Every software developer continues his state of chatting or forwarding mails unless he is assigned work by manager.

Law 2:
The rate of change in the software is directly proportional to the payment received from client and takes place at the quick rate as when deadline force is applied.

Law 3:
For every Use Case Manifestation there is an equal but opposite Software Implementation.

Law 4:
Bugs can neither be created nor be removed from software by a developer. It can only be converted from one form to another. The total number of bugs in the software always remains constant!

10 Geek Quotes

Posted: January 21, 2007 in Top 10's
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OK, so this post is not really useful, but I just thought I should try to break my writer’s block. So here are some computer-related quotes. Warning: you might not understand these unless you are really a geek.