"Our ideas will entice and excite you. Our professional solutions will give you the confidence to succeed. And our website will make you think we know what we're doing. Our name will confuse you, but, you have to admit, the logo is pretty cool. We can make a cool logo for you too, if you want. Our office is really modern and we've got nice computers and stuff. If you ever saw it, you'd say 'Wow, cool office. These guys are legit.'"
The Story of Mel
The story of Mel, an unsung hero of programming lore.
Did you know Google is available in many different languages?
Things to Say When You're Losing a Technical Argument
"Mr. Bad and Crackmonkey collaborate on a fine Mr. Bad's List. We put together ALL the TECHNOLOGY you ever need to know in order to STUMP your OPPONENT in a technical argument. Use these only when your back is against the wall -- they're definitely desperation tactics."
True in a Nutshell
/bin/true is a funny little program. When we looked at some of our systems at work, the Solaris implementation was up to version 1.6 and the HP-UX implementation was at revision 64.1! How many goes does it take to get a do-nothing script to work? The Solaris version even has a copyright notice in it!
Hmm, Caffeinated Soap? Haven't these people heard of coffee?