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  1. I wrote some entries for Rosetta Code a few years ago. One was for 3D text output in Java. I found today that someone has translated my code into another language that I'd never heard of, and credited me. I'm flattered and baffled at the same time.
  2. I was looking for a cheap hair cut, and I found a barber that looked promising. At the bottom of their web site it says
    Best viewed in 1028 x 768 with IE5     Last Updated: 21/08/05
    Aww, bless!
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Here are some people who make me feel good. It's not an exhaustive list.

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A man near me was sitting doing not much. Suddenly he leaned forward to his bag, took out a belt, and put it on. Why?

Did he think his trousers would fall down when he stood up? He'd got to his seat without mishap.
Did he just like wearing an unnecessary belt? He'd put the belt in his bag instead of round his waist.

When he'd got the belt on, he carried on doing not much.
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I prefer web mail, but I'm currently forced to use Outlook, a bizarre and Byzantine behemoth* that frustrates me if I try anything beyond "write message" and "read message". Worst of all is the search, which often doesn't find things that are definitely there, and doesn't understand "quotes means phrase search".

But I found how to make it work: obscure words. I have a long-running email chain with the word "putative" in the subject, and Outlook finds those messages easily and quickly. So when you send a new message, get your thesaurus out.

*Apologies about annoying alliteration.


Mar. 17th, 2016 12:17 pm
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I found this on a packet of tea:
The sun streams in through the window. Rain beats down on the roof. Wind rustles through the trees. Or a blanket of snow waits outside.

Whatever you wake up to, pop the kettle on and drink in the day.
Quite poetic for marketing blurb.
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This is a nice idea, but I'm not sure if it will succeed. Everywhere in the world can be located by three words. Similar addresses are purposely far apart: There are probably several 3m squares that cover where you live, so you get some choice about your three words.

Edit: Not sure why I find this so amusing...

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Edit 6: I found a pumpkin carving party in the Caucasus Mountains nowhere near anywhere, and a scout slumber party in Kazakhstan.

Edit 7: Spend every penny in some road-side bushes in the Chicago suburbs.
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Find all the branches to master since the versions/1.7 branches were created:
(for %H in (repo1 repo2 repo3 etc) do @(echo %H & pushd C:\Users\JBanana\Documents\work\%H & (git checkout versions/1.7 & git pull & git checkout master & git pull & for /f %G in ('git merge-base --fork-point master versions/1.7') do @(git log --merges %G..HEAD > c:\temp\%H_merges.txt)) & popd & echo.)) & echo Finished!
I put it here because I might need it again one day, and because it makes me smile ruefully.

Edit: I needed it the next day. 8~)
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At the command prompt on Linux/Unix/Cygwin/etc make a file called mouse and put this in it:
                _ |\_
                \` ,,\
           __,.-"  =Y=
         ."        )     
   _    /   ,    \/\_     ) __QQ 
  ((___(     )_-\ \_-`   (_(_)_">
  `-----'`-----` `--`       " "
Now when you say cat mouse, that's exactly what you get.

Edit: Guess what this does:
cat mouse | cat mouse -
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I've changed some details to fooBar to protect the guilty. It wasn't me.
// delegate the saveView logic to fooBarSupport
return fooBarSupport.getSaveView(fooBarID, form, model, isNew);


Oct. 14th, 2014 04:13 pm
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You don't often hear a cockney accent nowadays. Young Londoners aim for Jafaican, Estuary or RP, but there's a few left. Today I heard a woman talking about her work. She said "I'm on the counter" with her tone of voice adding an implied "stupid" But I heard "I'm on the canter" which came across as mildly alarming - no man is safe!
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$ mkdir 'phone book'
$ rm 'phone book'
rm: cannot remove `phone book': Is a directory
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Last night on the train, my second chunk of reading of this book included a clitoris. I was sitting next to a woman with extremely short hair, hoping that she wouldn't notice. I was going to give you a page number, but I couldn't find the clitoris...

This morning my SO asked why I was reading this book. She'd been rummaging in my bag for a lunch box. Well, (a) I thought it might be amusing, and (b) no privacy?

Then on the train again, another clitoris, and I actually laughed out loud on the train over a gag about a hair brush.

Heh - lunch box. I'm a stranger to maturity.
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I'm not, er, a big fan of Satan, but this amused me:
A group of Satanists who hope to build a statue of the devil next to a monument of the Ten Commandments by Oklahoma's Capitol building have unveiled their proposed design. The Satanic Temple... applied for a permit to erect a monument of Satan next to the Ten Commandments memorial.


Satan sits on a throne with a pentagon inscribed on it and two small children standing beside him. The group had said that it hoped the statue would act as an "object of play for young children" and Satan's lap would serve as a seat for visitors "for contemplation".


[obligatory Flying Spaghetti Monster reference]
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You may be familiar with the song I'm My Own Grandpa but it can be hard to follow how the relationships work, so some people have made YouTube videos to "clarify" things: I'm sure there are others.

I was actually looking for Lydia the Tattooed Lady which turns out to be more risqué than the Muppet version I knew...
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Ever noticed that Edith Piaf and Joyce Grenfell look a little alike?

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I found this many years ago in a Goodies book. Still remember it.
Emma Dreaming
Arthur White
Chris Muss
Jess Like-Dee
Juan Swee
Hugh Sterno

Wendy Treetops-Glissen
Anne Chilled-Wren
Liz-Anne "two-ears" Laybelle
Cindy Snow

Emma Dreaming
Arthur White
Chris Musswit
Avery Crease
Miss Carr
Dai Wright

Mayor Dazeby
Mary-Anne Bright
Anne-May Hall-York-Rhys
Mrs. B. White
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When I was a nipper only six months old
My mother and me father too
They didn't know what to wean me on
They were in a dreadful stew
They thought of tripe, they thought of steak
Or a little bit of old cod's roe
I said pop round to the old cook shop
And I'll tell you what'll make me grow

Boiled beef and carrots
Boiled beef and carrots
That's the stuff for your Derby Kell
Makes you fat and it keeps you well
Don't live like vegetarians
On food they give to parrots
Blow out your kite, from morn 'til night
On boiled beef and carrots

Read more... )

Derby Kelly is rhyming slang for belly. Kite also means belly.
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