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Humor is controversial

Posted on: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:59 By: patrick

If you like a bit of computer science entertainment, this StackOverflow question has a humorous treatment of a very real world problem that I am sure has affected all of us, more or less severely.

And here is a demonstration how a light-hearted subject will always be turned into a controversy by people that are just too focused. What a pity.

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PC demos

Posted on: Wed, 04 Jan 2012 01:06 By: patrick

I just had a blast watching a couple of old PC demos. Get the demos, download your favourite DOSBox wrapper (on Mac OS X I absolutely adore Boxer) and enjoy:

  • Verses by Electromotive Force: Winner of the Assembly '94 pc demo compo. Stylish fractals, and also excellent sound!
  • Second Reality by Future Crew. You didn't think I would forget the best demo ever? ☺ If nothing else, watch this one! Won the pc demo compo at the Assembly '94.
  • Unreal by Future Crew. Not as good as 2nd Reality, but still good (winner of the Assembly '92 pc demo compo). Probably the first demo I saw.
  • Amnesia by Renaissance. A bit dated, but I still like it. Nice music.

Structured Procrastination

Posted on: Mon, 08 Dec 2008 13:33 By: patrick

Hilarious, and yet so true, a must read for any serious procrastinator: http://www.structuredprocrastination.com/.

I am going to look over the priorities of my TODO list right away! I should probably make "write captions for old vacation pictures" the top-priority task, whereas "backup my data" needs to be mercilessly demoted to priority 9 :-)

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