Archive for the 'Humor' Category

What happened on 4/17?

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

We don’t know the answer, but according to the Museum of Modern Betas (MoMB), something did in fact happen:

Slightly off-topic, but I stumbled upon this while taking a look at how betas are ranked at Alexa

quite a few apps doubled, trepled, quadrupled, even quintupled their Daily Reach persistently from one day to the other in the mid of April, take a look:

So what happened? Hysteric mass adoption of Web 2.0 technologies on a single day?? Puzzler.

Indeed, take a look.

There’s a certain Truthiness in Wikiality

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

In case you haven’t seen it, take a look at Colbert Analyzes Wikipedia (YouTube).

Or go to and find out all there is to know about the concept of Truthiness, The Wørd, and Movies that are Destroying America.

Probably the best TV show by far right now.


Sunday, July 23rd, 2006

The Guardian: Gavyn Davies does the maths — How a statistical formula won the war

The statisticians had one key piece of information, which was the serial numbers on captured mark V tanks. The statisticians believed that the Germans, being Germans, had logically numbered their tanks in the order in which they were produced. And this deduction turned out to be right. It was enough to enable them to make an estimate of the total number of tanks that had been produced up to any given moment.

Via Bloggbox: Mit Mathematik Kriege gewinnen

ACLU: Pizza Palace

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) features a funny (or not so funny) clip on their Surveillance Campaign website about a guy trying to order double-meat pizza, who is confronted with a practically omniscient call agent. Scary!

The government and corporations are aggressively collecting information about your personal life and your habits. They want to track your purchases, your medical records, and even your relationships. The Bush Administration’s policies, coupled with invasive new technologies, could eliminate your right to privacy completely. Please help us protect our privacy rights and prevent the Total Surveillance Society.

Wirtschaftswunder for Dummies

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

Simply couldn’t resist this one.

Anyone want to help me actually write this book? I’m not kidding. Someone’s gotta do it.

Anyways, let me know if you’d like to make suggestions for any particular chapter you think should be included.

Mentally naked

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

Nice idea to help promote web standards and accessibility. While I won’t have time today to tinker with this site I shall definitely do so mentally.

Waterfall 2006

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

Waterfall 2006 - International Conference on Sequential Development

After years of being disparaged by some in the software development community, the waterfall process is back with a vengeance. You’ve always known a good waterfall-based process is the right way to develop software projects. Come to the Waterfall 2006 conference and see how a sequential development process can benefit your next project. Learn how slow, deliberate handoffs (with signatures!) between groups can slow the rate of change on any project so that development teams have more time to spend on anticipating user needs through big, upfront design.


(via Jürgen)


Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

Now, humor may not be the first thing that comes to mind when trying to think of what Germans are known for (though, again, I think there is potential). However, this travel guide to Molvanîa had me laughing long after my former colleagues at Deutsche Post gave it to me last year as a farewell gift. Thanks, guys!