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Archive for the ‘Fun’ Category

Start-up or Pokémon? Big-data or Pokémon?

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/17

Remember the introduction of Pokémon during summer 2016? Despite usage being far less by now ([WayBack80 Amazing Pokemon Go Statistics and Facts) you might still recollect the odd names the Pokémon Go characters in the Pokédex had: [WayBackList of Pokémon – Wikipedia.

Back then I had the vague sense that some names reminded me of species, and others of companies. Both appeared to be true, for instance [WayBack] Seel looks awfully familiar to Seal. Domo has many meanings (including a Dutch dairy desert). Oh, and [WayBack] Gloom has quite a few meanings so I’m OK with being confused.

So I was amused bumping into these a while back: Pokémon names versus those of names of start-up and big-data companies:

The quizes also have very funny descriptions of what the companies behind the names stand (stood?) for, like “Hadoop is distributed system for counting words”.

Via many, including:

Maybe I should turn the GitHub repository in to a Google Assistant Trivia questionaire using a Google Sheet.

–jeroen

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Programmer humour: Working at PornHub

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/11

Programmer humour from a while back:

“I don’t think I would be comfortable telling my family that I develop PHP either.”

Via:

 

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Shark stepping on LEGO brick

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/11/23

A while ago I found [WayBackRare image of a shark stepping on a LEGO – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+ via [WayBack] Roderick Gadellaa – Google+.

I did some research for the origin, which turned out to be very interesting:

More background information:

More stunning pictures by Mike:

Mike Coots lost his leg to a tiger shark at age 18 while surfing off Kauai, Hawaii. But the experience didn’t shake his love for riding waves, the ocean—or sharks.

[WayBackStunning Photos by Shark Attack Survivor Capture Predators’ Beauty

–jeroen

 

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Likely the end of a tradition… ᴊᴏᴏsᴛ su Twitter: “Dear Mr. Juncker, you may not know this but here in Holland we have Dirk-Jan and it is tradition to read this comic twice a year don’t take this away from us it’s the only non-racist tradition we have!!!! Please!!!!!…”

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/28

[WayBack] ᴊᴏᴏsᴛ su Twitter: “Dear Mr. Juncker, you may not know this but here in Holland we have Dirk-Jan and it is tradition to read this comic twice a year don’t take this away from us it’s the only non-racist tradition we have!!!! Please!!!!!… https://t.co/wRIkBcQtnV”

It is about moving the clock forward in the Dutch comic DirkJan – Wikipedia by , which is done transitioning to Summer time – Wikipedia:

[WayBackAnnelies Hofstede on Twitter: “… “ posted the mirror image of moving the clock backwards:

I tracked the mirroring down to [WayBack] Reddit: Vannacht moet de klok weer verzet worden! : thenetherlands

Posting one of the above pictures was a long standing tradition in The Netherlands, usually resulting in other comics to be posted as well, like at

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I have a sudden urge to organize my cables.

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/26

Cable pr0n

[WayBack] I have a sudden urge to organize my cables. – Lars Fosdal – Google+

and more cable pr0n…

[WayBackCable Porn; The Art of Tidy Data Centers

–jeroen

 

 

 

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