With the addition of Doctor Zoidberg, the ratio of serious to funny entries on the corporate pin board is further declining. Also, Futurama ftw.
Today I came across this delightful example of abusing unicode characters to tell a story: The angry table flip. Now I want to put it on a shortcut somehow and use it whenever appropriate :).
Elsewhere in the hilarious world of abusing other languages' characters, there's also the Look of Disapproval (thanks, Alan, for pointing it out!).
Oh, the unicode code space is a wonderful place.
What delight! I found what looks like authentic German Streuselkuchen (crumb cake). Granted, Starbucks isn't exactly a first-grade cake place (funny, nor a first-grade coffee place ;)), but as an expat one has to appreciate the small successes!
(I wonder if Ether's German Bakery has Streuselkuchen. Must check.)
Came to the office today to find this label on my desk: It's a Wenzel Camp Pad! It is lightweight, durable, AND has a convoluted surface for extra comfort! ZOMG!
I recently bought a scale that frankly looks like the kind of tool people in the movies use for their drug trade... I use it for slightly more boring purposes: Making sure I use a consistent amount of coffee per espresso shot. I go for approximately 10 grams per shot, which is pretty much half-way in between a standard (7 gram) and a double (14 grams) shot.
Two street musicians, jammin' in Mountain View. As you can tell by the leaves in the front, I was super sneaky about it. Though admittedly, I could've done without the part of the tent visible in the top-left corner. Ah well.
Why does no better place come to mind for this than a Texan airport? Houston (George Bush Intercontinental) Airport has a Fox News Fan Shop. I was pondering getting something as a facetious gift for one of my friends, but then couldn't stomach the thought of paying part of Bill O'Reilly's salary any more than I already do via my cable bill ;)
Funny, topical as always, and subtly critical of Firefox's rapid release cycle: A Geek and Poke comic called "Hyperinflation".
I love G&P. To my great dismay, I was not able to use one of them in my master's thesis a few years ago, even though it would have been right on the money. Worse yet than referencing Wikipedia in your academic paper, printing a web comic as an illustration of the underlying problem that sparked the research might have blown my respected Alma Mater's mind, and we wouldn't want that to happen, would we.
Last day of PyCodeConf: As a conference sponsor, Mozilla got to put up a big Firefox banner, which was being held in place by two big vases, so it ended up eerily looking like an altar. No-one decided to sacrifice their proprietary browsers there (in a hugely dramatic act), but many seemed so inclined.
Yeah I know I posted a picture today already, but I liked this one too much to let it go. (Yup, my project, my rules.) Here's a half-day photo. We had dinner at a restaurant that turned out also to have some really good live jazz. It was a pianist and a bassist, both of whom weren't only good musicians but also looked kinda like Steve Jobs, so we dubbed them "the Steves".