Thursday, August 30, 2007

How Computer Programming Pollutes The Mind

This post will probably not make sense to you. Still, I'll soldier on.

As I had a quick lunch over at the UIC cafeteria today while picking up a schoolbook for MizSplotchy, I noticed a Studs Terkel autograph on a poster where he had also scrawled "Peace = Sanity".

The first thought that popped into my head was, to properly indicate equality and not assignment, he should have used "==" instead of "=".


Manx said...

Dear Mr. Splotchy,

Due to your blogging prowess, creativity, and excellent quality, we regret to inform you that you have been issued a blogging citation.

You may collect the citation at this secret government facility:

In order to make it a proper citation, a preposterous yet depressing theme is invoked.

We feel another award might have sent your ego into critical mass so unfortunately this step had to be taken.

Thank you for your time.

-The Company

GETkristiLOVE said...

Have you ever typed this (in a cshell):

[Where is Jimmy Hoffa?

That kills me.

Germaine Gregarious said...

!= funny.

Hazel said...

I half-get it. Is that a bad thing? I also got the tee-shirt that said: "there's two types of mathematicians, 1) those who can count 2)"

Splotchy said...

manx, I submit to the mercy of the court.

kristi, very clever. I found a whole page of that kinda stuff. Amusing, but only for computer geeks, prolly.

cat /dev/null > 'germaine g'

a ghost's story, not much to get. Just shows how my stupid programmer mind works.

Matthew Hubbard said...

There are two kinds of logicians.
1) Those who think there are two kinds of logicians, and

2) Those who don't.

I'm in the second group.

Zed said...

I got it. And that's just plain frightening. I need to get out more.