Cool and funny

Volume 10, Issue 79; 02 Aug 2007; last modified 08 Oct 2010

An exceedingly cool photograph of “urban typography” and a web comic you should be reading.

An ill-humoured man is a prisoner at the mercy of an enemy from whom he can never escape.


I don't do the “link blog” thing very often, but this is just too cool not to acknowledge: urban typography.

And since this is just a link blog thing, if you're not reading xkcd, you're missing out on a real treasure of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. Goto and Lisp Cycles seem to be popular at the moment. In no particular order, Su Doku, Self-Reference, Digital Rights Management, Science, Beliefs, Pointers, and E TO THE PI TIMES I are among my favorites. And, recently, RTFM.


My fave will always be Regular Expressions. Partly because I've never bought the "... now you have two problems" bit.

—Posted by Dorothea on 03 Aug 2007 @ 01:15 UTC #

Now you have two problems?

—Posted by Norman Walsh on 03 Aug 2007 @ 01:25 UTC #

Referring to Jamie Zawinski's famous saw:

"Some people, when confronted with a problem, think 'I know, I’ll use regular expressions.' Now they have two problems."

from comp.lang.emacs.

—Posted by Howard on 03 Aug 2007 @ 02:50 UTC #

Rewritten by me thus:

Some people, when confronted with a problem, think "I know! I'll use a computer!" Now they have 10,000 problems.

—Posted by John Cowan on 06 Mar 2008 @ 03:53 UTC #