April 30, 2013
What Your Coffee Says About You

Sipping my Mocha I have to agree with The Doghouse Diaries about What Your Coffee Says About You. I am creative dammit!

Funny Stuff , Comics - Posted by Arcterex at 04:10 PM
April 24, 2013
Judging Your Coffee

How 99.9% of people judge the quality of their coffee. I’m a sucker for coffee comics.

Comics , Funny Stuff - Posted by Arcterex at 03:56 PM
April 22, 2013
Jonathan Coulton Crowdfunding "Code Monkey" Comic

Jonathan Coulton’s new secret project is Code Monkey Save World:

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!

Comics - Posted by Arcterex at 12:33 PM
March 13, 2013
XKCD: "Ineffective Sorts"

I was not surprised in the least that the top forum post for today’s XKCD (Ineffective Sorts) is this:

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.

Comics , Funny Stuff - Posted by Arcterex at 01:56 PM
September 19, 2012
xkcd: Click and Drag

Click and Drag - This XKCD you need to read on the website.

Comics - Posted by Arcterex at 02:41 PM
July 09, 2012
xkcd: United Shapes

Another great xkcd: United Shapes

Now only if he’d do one for Canada!

Comics , Funny Stuff - Posted by Arcterex at 12:57 PM
June 25, 2012
How movie theaters SHOULD be laid out @ The Oatmeal

The Oatmeal once again hits it out of the park with How movie theaters SHOULD be laid out.

Comics , Funny Stuff - Posted by Arcterex at 03:28 PM
June 18, 2012
Half-Life 3 Release Cartoon

I saw that @raingeek posted a link with the simple title of Half-Life 3 Release this morning and almost had a heart attack. Sadly, it’s just a comic. A funny comic. But just a comic.


Comics - Posted by Arcterex at 09:50 AM
May 31, 2012
The Happy Programmer

This is how I feel coding first thing in the morning: The Happy Programmer.



Comics - Posted by Arcterex at 09:46 AM
May 28, 2012
How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Suddenly all those zombie movies seem silly in the light of this revelation.

Comics , Funny Stuff - Posted by Arcterex at 01:56 PM
May 07, 2012
Musical Version of "Every Major's Terrible" (Today's XKCD)

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.

Comics - Posted by Arcterex at 02:40 PM
April 17, 2012
Dilbert's Wally and the Quantum Computer

The Dilbert comic strip for 04/17/2012 is possibly the funniest thing I’ve seen recently. Wally rocks.

Comics , Funny Stuff - Posted by Arcterex at 10:02 AM
April 16, 2012
FoxTrot for iPad

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!

Comics - Posted by Arcterex at 02:43 PM
December 21, 2011
Today's Dilbert Strip Seems Particularly Poignant

Not that I'm bitter, I got my Christmas bonus, but still, the Dilbert comic strip for 12/21/2011 hit my heartstrings somehow.

Comics , Funny Stuff - Posted by Arcterex at 11:07 AM
September 27, 2011
A 7-year-old girl responds to DC Comics' sexed-up reboot of Starfire

A 7-year-old girl responds to DC Comics' sexed-up reboot of Starfire over at io9.

"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.

Comics - Posted by Arcterex at 06:58 PM
July 15, 2011
How Commercial Airplanes SHOULD Be Laid Out @ The Oatmeal

Another awesome comic from The Oatmeal on How commercial airplanes SHOULD be laid out. Props for the child kennel area.

Comics , Funny Stuff - Posted by Arcterex at 12:27 PM
May 27, 2011
Dilbert On Smart Phones

Wow, sometimes Dilbert just hits them out of the park. Mental note: Do not share this with my boss.

Comics - Posted by Arcterex at 09:40 AM
May 16, 2011
Penny Arcade! - His Dark Thesis

Another great comic: His Dark Thesis. Not sure if this is a statement on the internet or PC gaming, or a bit of both :)

Comics - Posted by Arcterex at 12:49 PM
April 26, 2011
Movie Ages (XKCD)

Possibly the most depressing thing I've seen all day. Thank god I still fit in the chart (barely).

Comics , Funny Stuff - Posted by Arcterex at 09:09 PM
April 11, 2011
Mirror (Comic)

Honestly today's Abstruse Goose comics kinda freaked me out a bit.

Comics , Funny Stuff - Posted by Arcterex at 01:19 PM
March 09, 2011
The Land Before Time

Today's Penny Arcade cartoon The Land Before Time.... all I can say is "very true".

Comics , Funny Stuff - Posted by Arcterex at 08:50 AM
September 08, 2010
Penny Arcade - The Wager

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.

Comics , Funny Stuff - Posted by Arcterex at 12:40 PM
July 26, 2010
Yea, This Is Me

I'm going to guess I'm not alone in identifying with this Geek and Poke comic....

Comics , Funny Stuff - Posted by Arcterex at 10:13 PM
May 14, 2010
Userfriendly iPhone App

According to the latest site news, a UFie has put togheter a $0.99 app to get Userfriendly on your iPhone.

Comics , Userfriendly , iPhone - Posted by Arcterex at 08:16 AM
April 26, 2010
Dilbert on That Lost 4G Phone

They weren't put up on the main site, but Scott Adams did two great comics on That Lost 4G Phone. Hilarious stuff :)

Comics , Funny Stuff - Posted by Arcterex at 02:09 PM
April 21, 2010
Comic About iPhone Loss

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 :)

Comics , Funny Stuff - Posted by Arcterex at 09:09 AM
April 07, 2010
Another Awesome Geek Shirt I Want

Hijinks Ensue has another great Edward Olmos T-Shirt that I want. Team Edward forever!

Comics , Funny Stuff - Posted by Arcterex at 04:36 PM
April 01, 2010
XKCD Command Line Interface

Awesome: xkcd command line interface.

Comics - Posted by Arcterex at 08:35 AM
February 24, 2010
The Gods Of Modernity

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.

Today's comic is fitting as well.

Comics , Gaming - Posted by Arcterex at 09:24 AM
February 05, 2010
Fax Machine Timeline

I present to you, without much comment, the Fax Machine Timeline over at Doghouse. Well, maybe "ha!" is the only comment....

Comics - Posted by Arcterex at 08:21 AM
January 26, 2010
If Steve Jobs Had Just One Wish... [Comic]

Great funny one from Aryk passed on this morning (or maybe late late last night): If Steve Jobs Had Just One Wish...

Comics - Posted by Arcterex at 06:08 AM
December 23, 2009
Red Band Trailer For Kick-Ass: Hit-Girl

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.

Comics , Movies - Posted by Arcterex at 08:35 AM
December 21, 2009
Why It's Better To Pretend You Don't Know Anything About Computers

Perfectly done comic by The Oatmeal. Reminds me why I avoid talking about what I do to people.

Comics - Posted by Arcterex at 03:58 PM
December 01, 2009
UserFriendly "Back in My Day"

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.

Comics , Funny Stuff , Userfriendly - Posted by Arcterex at 01:20 PM
November 25, 2009
The Only Acceptable "Edward" T-Shirt

Today's HijiNKS Ensue webcomic says it pretty well just what reception you should expect to any thing "Edward".

Comics - Posted by Arcterex at 08:55 AM
November 06, 2009
Early Buzz: Is Kick-Ass The Best Superhero Movie Ever Made? Trailer Coming Soon | /Film

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.

If you're a geek and haven't heard about the Kick-Ass movie yet, this is something to keep on your radar. If you haven't read the Kick-Ass comic yet, do. There are only 7 issues out so far, and speaking as someone who is not a comic book guy at all, I read and consumed the first 6 like a madman, and will be grabbing the 7th today.

Comics - Posted by Arcterex at 11:48 AM
Citrus Soldier - Webcomic Based on Flickr

Citrus Soldier is a web comic based on random photos from Flickr. Pretty good stuff.

Comics - Posted by Arcterex at 08:50 AM
October 30, 2009
Penny Arcade on Windows 7

The latest Penny Arcade cartoon, In The Seventh House seems to sum up the reactions to Windows 7 I've seen and had myself.

Comics , Funny Stuff - Posted by Arcterex at 10:20 AM
October 14, 2009
Cyanide and Happiness The Book

Cy&H has a book... congrats!

Comics - Posted by Arcterex at 05:17 PM