Category Archives: Humor

Well fun stuff (I hope), programming humor, word puns, etc.

Explain it to me like I’m a Five-Year-Old

On the interview:

Interviewer: Explain recursive programming to me like I’m a five-year-old.
Interviewee: Right… Do you know where your mommy and daddy are?

Then again:

“I’ve taught immigration law literally to 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds. It takes a lot of time. It takes a lot of patience. They get it. It’s not the most efficient, but it can be done.”

Judge Jack Weil

Maybe toddlers in the US are different from the rest of the world?

Update: On the other hand, those toddlers expected to learn US immigration law aren’t American toddlers…

Update 2: Interesting how it’s economically feasible to have a judge spend, presumably hours, teaching a toddler immigration law… likely because it’s much cheaper than giving the kid proper representation and risk having it immigrate…

At the .NET product development planning meeting

How exactly did .NET become this horrible mass of non-related crap that it is? I’m imagining how product development meetings went down to get where we are today:

.NET User Group Relations Manager: Programmers are complaining that typos cause compilation errors.
.NET Language Development Technical Lead: Right.
Manager: We need to make it possible for them to solve this problem!
Lead: Sure. They can edit the files in Visual Studio… Even search and re…
Manager: No! No! No! We need to be more user-friendly than that… can’t we replace the typos automatically somehow?
Lead: Search and re…
Not So Technical Lead: Hey! I just had a great idea! How about an alias keyword?
Lead groans, shake his head and waves his arms while…
Manager: That’s great! How would it work?
Lead: Not so well…
Manager and Not So Technical Lead glares at him.
Not So Technical Lead: Well whenever there’s a typo, say someone types “clas” instead of “class”…
Lead: Oh, for the love…
Not So Technical Lead: …they’d just have to add the command “alias clas class” somewhere above that line in the code…
Manager: That’s a great plan…
Lead: Seriously!? With Intellisense they’d…
Manager: However, there’s one problem… Most users prefer to have this happen more automatically… would it be possible to add a spellchecking alias function?
Lead has an aneurysm and becomes a Python programmer.

Microsoft programming

I pressed “F9” in Excel, my Mac crashed. This is part of the error log:

Thu Apr  5 19:54:54 2018
*** Panic Report ***panic(cpu 2 caller 0xffffff800569d6ed): "a freed zone element has been modified in zone kalloc.16
[snip]
BSD process name corresponding to current thread: Microsoft Excel

This is probably what happened:

int SIZ = 10;
// creatin var according code manual c65 p17
// value lvl 3, versin 1, varint 1, 1st use:
char* mostMostMotsValudVaribell111 = 
    new char[SIZ % 5 /* increase mem */
    /* knot! */];
for (int i = 0, j = i; SIZ < i
    || j = SIZ /* nly way 2 mk ths wrk */
    || j >= i /* nope */; 
    j = ++i /* solving! */
    /*your knot! */)
  *mostMostMotsValudVaribell111[i] = 
    (char)substr("We saved your tiem!",
      i % 10 /* prevent OOM bug */
      /* your knot nencumpoop!! */,
      1); 
  // TODO: Find out why sometimes
  //       Excel crashes here...
  // And were knot usin strcpy bcause?

Navy shower

From Hawaii-Five-O, Season 2, Episode 9 – Ike Maka:

Steve McGarrett: But… I have become accustomed to doing things a certain way.
Danny ‘Danno’ Williams: Yeah, I know. And your way, your way is completely insane. It’s- it’s nuts. Who can take a shower in under three minutes? Huh?
Steve McGarrett: Did you ever hear of a navy shower, Danny?
Danny ‘Danno’ Williams: No!
Steve McGarrett: A navy shower?
Danny ‘Danno’ Williams: Where do you think I woulda heard of something like that? A navy shower!
Steve McGarrett: Three minutes is a luxury!
Danny ‘Danno’ Williams: I’m not in the navy!
Steve McGarrett: A navy shower! Danny!

That’s not how I would have done it…

Steve McGarrett: But… I have become accustomed to doing things a certain way.
Danny ‘Danno’ Williams: Yeah, I know. And your way, your way is completely insane. It’s- it’s nuts. Who can take a shower in under three minutes? Huh?
Steve McGarrett: Did you ever hear of a navy shower, Danny?
Danny ‘Danno’ Williams: No! But this is a question of smell.
Steve McGarrett: What’s that supposed to mean?
Danny ‘Danno’ Williams: How do you think a person smells after less than three minutes in the shower?
Steve McGarrett: I smell just fine.
Danny ‘Danno’ Williams: I’m not going to comment that.
Steve McGarrett: Are you saying I smell? Really?
Danny ‘Danno’ Williams: I said I’m not going to comment. Can we leave it at that?

Phone company humor

If only phone companies had a bit of humor:

The number you’ve dialed has been eaten by a Grue. Kindly revenge its death!

Or how about spatial confusion:

The number you’ve reached are out of reach. Please try not to reach so far next time…

Anyone remember this TV-show?

Please dial 47 to render the greatest power unto utter desolation!