Can you remember when you didn't know how to install a PCI card in a computer?
Funny message in a clothing label.
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My students had their mid-semester test last night. It was a practical programming test, held in the computer labs from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.
Mr. Cranky has the best movie reviews on the web. Movies are rated from one bomb (almost tolerable) to four bombs (as good as a poke in the eye with a sharp stick). For the really crappy movies, there's dynamite (so godawful that it ruptured the very fabric of space and time with the sheer overpowering force of its mediocrity) and a nuke (proof that Jesus died in vain).
I was doing a little procrastinating by reading the quotes on bash.org today (I blame Marshmallow :-p). I'm sure most of you have read them at some time or other, but here are some of my favourites.
National Geographic does a series of surveys of 18-24 year olds in America to test their geographical knowledge. I don't think any of us would be shocked to learn that its pretty abysmal.
I killed a little more time browsing through random bash quotes, and couldn't resist posting a few more of the funniest ones.
I love The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
I've been browsing 404 pages lately:
A student writes this on the discussion forum today:
The Top Gear team decide to find out what makes caravans attractive, and set off on a caravan holiday together. The clip below is just the fire. You can also watch the whole episode.
The Annual Ig Nobel Prize was created to recognize discoveries and achievements "that cannot, or should not, be reproduced."
The Pigasus Awards are given by James Randi for paranormal phenomena. There are four categories:
Watch the trick that made him famous:
Strange how Uri's powers don't work when he doesn't arrange the setting and supply the props.
Hugh Laurie is just so talented.
-- In Visual Basic by JohnNotTheBaptist
George Carlin is awesome!
Fry and Laurie are hilarious!
I've been killing a little time talking to God. Well, iGod to be specific. It's very entertaining. Here are some snippets of my conversations.
Fry and Laurie goodness
Just write to your MP ..... but this is much more entertaining ... and sexier . God, I love British comedy.
More Fry & Laurie
Stephen Fry is lovely, in a fluffy, moist and very pink kind of way.
I discovered this program recently on YouTube. Charlie Brooker is a misanthropic British guy who makes a TV program all about television. I find this kind of British humour really refreshing, but that could just be because I like swearing.
Is is wrong of me to wish I could see Stephen hit Hugh sexily with a golf club?
No cocktail tonight - but this clip from A Bit of Fry & Laurie does feature a cocktail.
Fry and Laurie take the piss out of yanks.
Hugh Laurie's reactions just kill me
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A Bit of Fry & Laurie Season 3 Episode 1 Closing Sketch
A Bit of Fry & Laurie Season 3 Episode 2 Closing Sketch
A Bit of Fry & Laurie Season 3 Episode 3 Closing Sketch
A Bit of Fry & Laurie Season 3 Episode 4 Closing Sketch
A Bit of Fry & Laurie Season 3 Episode 5 Closing Sketch
A Bit of Fry & Laurie Season 3 Episode 6 Closing Sketch
I know it's ridiculous, but I really really like this. I keep playing it over and over and over. I think maybe I'm addicted to dick in a box :(
I know, I know, I post way too many YouTube clips. But this one is really short and very funny.
Today the Herald posted the below graph of Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up and challenged readers to represent a pop song as a graph.
I've been keeping an eye on properties I might like to buy. One of my saves searches brought me a house in Kelston with the caption "Heaps of potential -character plus".
Since I've been living at home, I've had access to Sky. Mostly, I've been watching the Living Channel & Food TV, with a little bit of CI & Discovery thrown in. One common Living Channel style program is to help out someone who is trying to sell a house but hasn't been able to.
The house pictures I posted yesterday showed a house that was very cluttered and a bit untidy, but otherwise clean and in apparently a good state of repair. It's not how I'd present a house if I wanted someone to fork over $300k+ but hey, it's not too bad. By contrast, this listing that arrived in my email this morning is a shocker.
Seriously, this was the headline under which this house was first listed on Trademe. Not exactly a headline to interest potential buyers. I guess at least they were honest:
One of the tasks my students have to do during their first assignment is to start a new thread on our discussion forum. There are no rules, they can post about anything.
Most people who list their houses for sale try to put up a range of photos to show the house. Trademe listings allow up to 20 photos. Those with enough savvy try to show off the best features. Most of the rest at least try to show all the main rooms and outside areas. This West Harbour house apparently has "three bedroom, separate lounge, dining, good sized kitchen, garage and sleepout". I guess we'll have to take their word for it, because they only put two photos on their listing.
Rainbow was a kids TV program that ran during the 70s and 80s. It featured Geoffrey, Bungle, Zippy and George and a few random others. It certainly wasn't my favourite program, but I must've watched a fair bit of it over the years.
This ad for Sky's Fresh TV channel is full of innuendo. How many do you recognise?
It's my blog, and I'll post my favourite youtube videos if I want to :p At least, I will when I'm too busy to actually write anything more interesting.
Scott Adams is the guy who writes the Dilbert cartoons. He also has a very entertaining (and sometimes thought-provoking) blog and has written some very funny and interesting books (which I'll write about some other time). This is just a random collection of some of his soundbites that I enjoy the most:
The 2008 Ig Nobel Awards have been announced. These awards are given to research "that cannot, or should not, be reproduced." Some of my favourites from previous years include research into curing hiccups through "digital rectal massage", research into the brain activity of a locust watching Star Wars, testing whether we swim slower in syrup or water, and an investigation into the validity of the 5 second rule for food dropped on the floor.
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This semester, my students were creating a website which features a to-do list. Anyone who registers on the site can create their own to-do items which they can retrieve later. Unfortunately, some of the students hadn’t quite implemented authentication properly when their sites went live, and one of their classmates was a vandal with fellatio on their mind.
Believe it or not, I signed up to online dating site OK Cupid just because I heard that they had very interesting and unique algorithms for matching people. Matches are calculated based on questions you answer, but there’s more to it than that. For any given question (e.g. Which is more important to you, true love or sex?), you choose a single answer, but you can also say which options you want a prospective partner to choose and how important that question is to you. So, for instance, I can specify that it is very important that they answer No to the question ‘Is God the most important thing in your life?’ This all works pretty well. Most of the guys suggested for me were actually pretty good matches.