Archive for the ‘Fun’ Category

Comic: Days Off Versus More Pay

February 4, 2017
Days Off Versus More Pay

Days Off Versus More Pay

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Comic: It’s not what it looks like

January 24, 2017
I swear to you - our bond was only emotional and physical, never contractual like what you and I have!

“I swear to you – our bond was only emotional and physical, never contractual like what you and I have!”

Comic: Eat Your Vegetables

January 19, 2017

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In search of your soul mate?

November 15, 2016

Lots and lots of songs and movies tell us: There is one person in the world who is your soul mate. A person who understands you and completes you. If you happen to believe this or want to make fun of this theory (read: criticize this thinking) , I have something written/drawn and something sung for you.

On what if? Randall Munroe answers the question “What if everyone actually had only one soul mate, a random person somewhere in the world?” in a funny and witty way.

[…] The odds of running into your soul mate are incredibly small. The number of strangers we make eye contact with each day is hard to estimate. It can vary from almost none (shut-ins or people in small towns) to many thousands (a police officer in Times Square). Let’s suppose you lock eyes with an average of a few dozen new strangers each day. (I’m pretty introverted, so for me that’s definitely a generous estimate.) If 10% of them are close to your age, that’s around 50,000 people in a lifetime. Given that you have 500,000,000 potential soul mates, it means you’ll only find true love in one lifetime out of ten thousand. […]

Also there is the song “If I Didn’t Have You” from Tim Minchin which perfectly sums up this topic.

exercism.io : Creating code and discussing about it

September 6, 2014

Creating software is not only about hacking alone for hours and creating the “perfect” solution. It should always be about sharing inside into how creating elegant and maintainable code. But what a lot of software developer will experience is that discussing about code, trying to argue about how to code with fellow software developers at work is often impossible (for a number of reasons). So should you despair? If you are intererested in this kind of thing, there is a new (maybe just for me) website/community for something exactly like this: Creating code and talk about shortcomings or clever solutions. It’s called exercism.io. And it’s stated mission sounds like that:

  • There is immense value in comments and critiques of your code by your peers.
  • You grow and improve your ability to write code by reading others’ code and commenting on it.
  • As a better coder you help to improve the world of software development

This is the essence of Exercism.

Exercism is your place to engage in thoughtful conversations about code. Explore simplicity, idiomatic language features, and expressive readable code.

I’ve already created some javascript code and got some really good nitpicks, which is another way to say that I got good criticism in the form of suggestion and questions about how I created the code the way I did.

Why I like exercism.io that far: 
  • Easy to start
  • Tons of supported languages (Javascript, Python, c#, Go, Lua, …)
  • A nice command line interface program to let you automatically submit you code
  • A focus on TDD (test driven development)

Say Grace

October 1, 2010

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I read some marx and I liked it

July 26, 2010

And if you want to read some Marx: www.marxists.org (Marxists Internet Archive00)

Lyrics:
I thought I just wanted to pass;
Good grades were all I cared for.
My college made me take the class
More stuff for me to ignore!
But then I found out that
His theories weren’t so bad:
Labor and class combat,
What a very clever man!

CHORUS
I read some Marx, and I liked it;
The friend of the proletariat.
I read some Marx, just to try it;
Hope Adam Smith don’t mind it!
It felt so wrong,
It felt so right;
Men of the working class, unite!
I read some Marx, and I liked it;
I liked it!

There is a spectre hanging o’er
The face of Europe!
‘Tis communism, and it’s more
Than just a social hiccup.
A time will come soon when
The masses rise as one
To carve out their place in
The brand new poetry to come!

CHORUS

Marx is the man, he’s working for you;
The bourgeoisie, they just ain’t your crew.
Alienation of labor is bad,
Commodification is not a good fad.
The capitalists are greedy you see;
A shorter workday, now that’s what we need!
I’m reading some Marx, and I’m liking it;
Rise up now, proletariat!

CHORUS

I Read Some Marx (And I Liked It)

July 6, 2010

Lyrics:
I thought I just wanted to pass;
Good grades were all I cared for.
My college made me take the class
More stuff for me to ignore!
But then I found out that
His theories weren’t so bad:
Labor and class combat,
What a very clever man!

CHORUS
I read some Marx, and I liked it;
The friend of the proletariat.
I read some Marx, just to try it;
Hope Adam Smith don’t mind it!
It felt so wrong,
It felt so right;
Men of the working class, unite!
I read some Marx, and I liked it;
I liked it!

There is a spectre hanging o’er
The face of Europe!
‘Tis communism, and it’s more
Than just a social hiccup.
A time will come soon when
The masses rise as one
To carve out their place in
The brand new poetry to come!

CHORUS

Marx is the man, he’s working for you;
The bourgeoisie, they just ain’t your crew.
Alienation of labor is bad,
Commodification is not a good fad.
The capitalists are greedy you see;
A shorter workday, now that’s what we need!
I’m reading some Marx, and I’m liking it;
Rise up now, proletariat!

CHORUS

Estimation

August 31, 2009
Estimation

Source: xkcd.com

Save the newspaper: Buy One Anyway

August 18, 2009

“Not Everyone Can Afford to Wait for a New Profit Model”

Source: Netzpolitik.org