Category Archives: weird

Optics

Well, we have to get back to making jokes at some point. I bought some glasses from the internet. It didn’t go exactly as I’d hoped.

Citation Needed

I may revisit this later. Consider this a late draft. I’m calling this done. “Should array indices start at 0 or 1? My compromise of 0.5 was rejected without, I thought, proper consideration.” — Stan Kelly-Bootle Sometimes somebody says something to me, like a whisper of a hint of an echo of something half-forgotten, and […]

Reading Glasses

I’ll level with you: I’m not very good at reading code. I had an interview the other day that featured the dreaded read-this-code segment that’s inevitable in modernity, and reading somebody else’s Python without context, with a regex or two thrown in for kicks… I know there are people who can do that really well, […]

Verily

Today I learned that “I did your mom” jokes are the summit of cultured humour. DEMETRIUS: Villain, what hast thou done? AARON: That which thou canst not undo. CHIRON: Thou hast undone our mother. AARON: Villain, I have done thy mother. That’s from Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, of all things. I miss Nick; he would have […]

Even A Change Of Hats

Sufficiently advanced fashion is indistinguishable from cosplay. The obvious corollary to that is: fashion that is easily distinguished from cosplay is insufficiently advanced. I mentioned this to somebody in passing the other day; today, my goodness, the Internet Provides: If you wear a white coat that you believe belongs to a doctor, your ability to […]

Fear In Its Purest Form

The one thing that makes gives me more of that bone-chilling existential dread than anything else in the world, the thing that makes me question the fundamental physical underpinnings of the universe and fear the answers, is code that stops working as you’re staring at it, at the exact moment you realize that it should […]

This Meta Goes To Eleven

I took this picture of Maya taking a picture of a Skype session with her grandfather, in which the camera on my computer embedded a picture of her in the corner of the picture his computer took of him holding up a picture of me from when I was 12 years old, holding a camera. […]

Ferris’ Wheel (Updated)

16:11 < colleague> if they do a sequel I so dearly hope ben stein and charlie sheen aren’t invited 16:11 < mhoye> “… Drugs?” 16:11 < mhoye> I think they have to be. 16:14 < second_colleague> why no ben stein? 16:14 < other_colleague> cause he’s gone INSANE 16:16  * mhoye thinks they should swap roles. […]

Shooting Holes In The Story

I don’t think I’m actually done this, so just pretend it’s a late draft. I might try to tighten it up later, but here you go; I hope you’re interested. Yeah, this is still about Portal 2, so bear with me. It’s not like Gears Of War deserves to be dissected like this, you know? […]

This Is A Triumph

Some of you may be wondering why I’ve been grinning like an idiot since noon, so I’ll tell you. I had an idea today, and it seemed like a decent one so I emailed it to Gabe Newell. Sir – My daughter, who is all of two and a half years old, has asked me […]