Sipping my Mocha I have to agree with The Doghouse Diaries about What Your Coffee Says About You. I am creative dammit!
How 99.9% of people judge the quality of their coffee. I’m a sucker for coffee comics.
About a week ago my friend Greg Pak and I announced a secret project we’ve been working on called Code Monkey Save World. It’s a graphic novel based on characters from a few JoCo songs, and we’re funding it through Kickstarter.
Just based on the title this looks fantastic. They’re already at $138,333 of the original $39,000 goal. $40 for a hardcover signed book plus digital download + soundtrack + other stuff? Sign me up!
I will buy a cookie for anyone who writes a working StackSort implementation. Two cookies if it doesn’t occasionally crash my computer. Three if it occasionally crashes StackOverflow.
Note: If you’re not a programmer this will be O^n less funny than if you are.
Click and Drag - This XKCD you need to read on the website.
Another great xkcd: United Shapes
Now only if he’d do one for Canada!
The Oatmeal once again hits it out of the park with How movie theaters SHOULD be laid out.
This is how I feel coding first thing in the morning: The Happy Programmer.
Suddenly all those zombie movies seem silly in the light of this revelation.
Confused a bit by today’s XKCD (Every Major’s Terrible)?? Clicked the link but just couldn’t imaging the words sung to that tunr? Check out the song sung over on Youtube by the talented David Dalrymple.
The Dilbert comic strip for 04/17/2012 is possibly the funniest thing I’ve seen recently. Wally rocks.
Bill Amend, author of Foxtrot is doing a self-published book for the iPad. FoxTrot for iPad is now available in three different “pad packs”. Updated for native iPad retina display resolution, with Kindle/Nook/Android coming soon.
I’m calling them FoxTrot Pad Packs, because I like the metaphor of collectable cards and how you build up your collection via booster packs. I made them myself using Apple’s free iBooks Author software. Each $1.99 book contains 100 strips, some old, some new, some story lines, some stand-alone jokes, some black and white dailies, some color Sundays. The idea is to create mini books that take maybe 20-30 minutes to read and which aren’t bogged down with a ton of outdated references, as happens with my older, chronologically arranged print books. Plus, they’re short enough that I can put together a fun themed book like the geeky #3.14. They’re at native resolution for the new iPad with its Retina display, but look awesome on older iPads as well. The navigation is super smooth and you can scroll through thumbnails and bookmark favorites if you like. And you can pinch zoom for extra detail if you want. I’m really, really happy with how well they turned out.
At $1.99 each you can get all three for the price of a Starbucks Mocha, a good deal if I ever heard one!
Not that I'm bitter, I got my Christmas bonus, but still, the Dilbert comic strip for 12/21/2011 hit my heartstrings somehow.
"What do you think about her costume?" (Referring to the outfit on the left)
"Well, she's a grown up in that picture, not like in the Teen Titans cartoon, so if you're a grown up and you want to wear something like that you can. It's okay."
Good stuff. Make sure you read till the end.
Another awesome comic from The Oatmeal on How commercial airplanes SHOULD be laid out. Props for the child kennel area.
Wow, sometimes Dilbert just hits them out of the park. Mental note: Do not share this with my boss.
Another great comic: His Dark Thesis. Not sure if this is a statement on the internet or PC gaming, or a bit of both :)
Possibly the most depressing thing I've seen all day. Thank god I still fit in the chart (barely).
Honestly today's Abstruse Goose comics kinda freaked me out a bit.
Today's Penny Arcade cartoon The Land Before Time.... all I can say is "very true".
This took me by surprise, and I actually LOL'd for real - Penny Arcade! - The Wager. Though I'd still say I'll believe it when I hold the game in my hand.
I'm going to guess I'm not alone in identifying with this Geek and Poke comic....
According to the latest site news, a UFie has put togheter a $0.99 app to get Userfriendly on your iPhone.
They weren't put up on the main site, but Scott Adams did two great comics on That Lost 4G Phone. Hilarious stuff :)
Just discovered Virtual Shackles through their hilarious comic Depth Perception, all about the lost iPhone 4th gen. Funny as hell. Started going through the comic archives too, looks like a great comic for geeks/gamers :)
Hijinks Ensue has another great Edward Olmos T-Shirt that I want. Team Edward forever!
Awesome: xkcd command line interface.
Penny Arcade has a great write up on The Gods Of Modernity and the story of a noobs battles with Infinity Ward.
He's an utterly unrepentant hacker, yet he wonders what strange force keps gets his boxes banned. It would be like if I'd made a reputation for myself entering local cafes, slipping into the back to shit directly on their hot grills. And then, when I came back the next day, they told me to leave - even if I hadn't managed to shit on anything during that particular visit! Come to terms with the idea that there is a point beyond which you are not worth the price of your subscription.
I present to you, without much comment, the Fax Machine Timeline over at Doghouse. Well, maybe "ha!" is the only comment....
Great funny one from Aryk passed on this morning (or maybe late late last night): If Steve Jobs Had Just One Wish...
OK, not for kids for both content and language, but if you've been paying any attention at all to the Kick-Ass movie, you'll want to check out the Hit Girl trailer. Not only does it validate what I've been hearing about it not compromising on either violence or language, but the action they show is (pardon me for saying this) completely Kick-Ass. April can't come soon enough.
Perfectly done comic by The Oatmeal. Reminds me why I avoid talking about what I do to people.
Today's UserFriendly Strip harkens back to the days when I had these conversations with SilverStr, Fozbaca, Solas and Engel on the exact same subject. Those tended to go to a bit more of an extreme though, I recall getting to "I flipped the ones and zeros with the magnetic pull of the earth and had to wait a year to flip the next bit" more than once.
Today's HijiNKS Ensue webcomic says it pretty well just what reception you should expect to any thing "Edward".
Slashfilm got their paws on some early reviews of the Kick Ass movie.
I'm sure you'll be getting lots of emails on the subject as Lionsgate is cranking out Screenings like gang busters but I just came from one and hot damn, what a flick. I never read the comic but this movie was a great fun incredibly violent ride.
Citrus Soldier is a web comic based on random photos from Flickr. Pretty good stuff.
The latest Penny Arcade cartoon, In The Seventh House seems to sum up the reactions to Windows 7 I've seen and had myself.