0554: "Not Enough Work"

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby wqr » Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:11 pm UTC

sje46 wrote:
Gero wrote:
VelociraptorEvader wrote:I had a friend die in a keyboard related accident while their code was compiling...
Not cool Randall, Not funny, Not a good comic.


Oh me yarm! Sje is contagious! Run for your lives! On a related note, can we have a troll block for posts containing the sentence "Not cool, Not funny, Not a good comic" please! Or else is there a way for me to ignore sje and this raptor and not see their posts at all? This crap is really not funny any more.

I know. I'm such a jerk. I'm ruining the entire fora for everyone. . .I'm so sorry. But I can't help myself! It's the way I is. It would be best if there were a system for ignoring people and their posts, because afterall, they are not your friends, but rather your . .. what's the word? Nemesis? Enemy? F . .. foghat? I forget. Anyway, the makers of this site should really look into this mysterious concept. In the meantime, I agree.
It was a not cool, not funny, and definitely not a good post.


I feel sorry for all your friends that have been injured or died in the these mysterious accidents, but it's the first thing I look for in the forum. Also - congrats on the awesome page for your aunt.

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby knetcomp » Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:29 pm UTC

sje46 wrote:You camel-licking donkey-humping pizza face.

Marquee is a beautiful html tag, but nooooo, not for you!
C'mon! Why are you so high and mighty? Sure, I may barely know html, and I still don't understand what exactly the difference between <ul> and <ol> is. And sure, I like to use a lot of primary colors. IS there really anything wrong with that? IS htere really anything wrong with marquee? Marquee makes the page dynamic, make a person not just stare at the maningless piece of trash you call a webcomic in boredom, but instead their eyes are darting all around. Excitement! You know, like action movies! Like Jurassic Park! You remember Jurassic Park, right? Raptors and stuff. That has a lot of things around, and I think that webpages should too! If you disagree, Randall, you're just a hypocrite.
Marquee makes the page dynamic. Especially when you put a link in it! It can be like a game. CLick the link to get to the next comic! Something! Anything! Be like my page! Be bold! Be daring! Dpon't judge people for having a more active aesthetic taste. There is nothing wrong with Myspace, I tell you!

What I'm saying, Randall, is why don;t you challenge your readers? You are as interactive as television, but eight times as boring, since your characters don't even move. Make animation! Get Matthew Broderick to voice the Black Capped Boy! I love the Black CApped Boy! But he's nothing now, just a static stick figure. Can't we see some animation of him stabbing some woman? That would be so funny, ¡This cheese is burning me!.

But nope, contribute to tis culture of laziness, dickweed. I hope my chronically obese children puke on your grave, you worthless woman.

Not cool, not funny, not a good comic.


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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby marce110 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:44 pm UTC

It doesn't look so difficult (though I had to smoosh the first Haiku into one line to get it to render properly.)

<a href="blog">

Read my blog, or else.
</a
>

Pronunciation: """
Left an-gle bra-cket
H-ref e-quals quote blog quote
Right an-gle bra-cket

Read my blog, or else.
Left an-gle bra-cket slash a
Right an-gle bra-ket
"""

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby clutch » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:39 pm UTC

I feel inspired...

geek version:

Code: Select all

<div class="sad">
<span id="lonely">
pain!</span></div>

translated version:
life's form is sadness
this breath of life, so lonely
pain! last breath, life ends.

I posted the original, geek version on my site, http://www.loneknight.org enjoy!

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby nagromo » Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:03 pm UTC

aterimperator wrote:
atimholt wrote:Yes. Dvorak. What's hilarious is I've currently got three active keyboards going right now (You know, cycle through them with Ctrl+shift).

How does one set this up?


In Windows XP, on the same screen where you add new keyboard layouts, there's a "Key Settings" subdialog that makes it really easy to set up shortcuts to change layout.

(That screen is Control Panel->Regional and Language Settings->Languages->Details)

I have my shortcuts set up so that Left Alt+Shift+1 is standard and Left Alt+Shift+2 is Dvorak.

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby Egregius » Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:08 pm UTC

aterimperator wrote:
atimholt wrote:Yes. Dvorak. What's hilarious is I've currently got three active keyboards going right now (You know, cycle through them with Ctrl+shift).

How does one set this up?


Right-click on the keyboard icon in your taskbar to the right in Windows, click settings. Assuming it's the same in XP as Vista, you can add alternative keyboard layouts there, and under the advanced key settings you can see shotcuts for switching.

I registered just to answer you in this post. I feel so silly. :P

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby MarcyMarc » Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:22 pm UTC

I did not get it
It was kinda funny though
But I feel left out

What is Gopher, dude?
I get the haiku part, man.
and Dvorak I wiki'd, dawg.

(I love random, one-syllable words that make haiku's work)

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Courteous to the ign'ant
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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby IllvilJa » Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:41 pm UTC

Dvorak is fun!

Well, I use US Dvorak and Swedish Qwerty keyboard layouts since 2001 and I'm very happy with it.

If Dvorak makes me write faster? Depends but yes, probably. Writing English feels very comfortable and also, I perceive that I write faster, even if I have not really clocked it. What I do know is that writing program code goes faster compared to Swedish Qwerty because square brackets, at-signs and curly brackets all are relatively easily accessible on Dvorak (at least compared to Swedish Qwerty) and those characters are fairly often used in several programming languages. Prior to learning Dvorak I had already learned to type properly (touchtyping without looking at the keyboard only looking at the produced text, if even that) on Qwerty, so the increase in speed when typing using Dvorak once I got a hang of it is not because of me 'finally learning how to type in general'.

The odd thing is that when I write in English, the Dvorak layout is instinctively in effect but when I write Swedish text, the Swedish Qwerty is equally instinctively in use. And yes, in both cases, I'm touch typing without actually viewing the keyboard characters. I can actually write "the other way around" (with some speed penalty), that is, write Swedish text using Dvorak (but it grinds to a halt as soon as I need a Swedish special character, å, ä or ö :wink: ) and also, write English text using a Swedish Qwerty layout. Another slightly weird thing is that the two layouts each seem to be related to each of my two hands. Dvorak seem to "live" in my right hand while the left hand is the "home" of the Swedish Qwerty layout. Bizarre, I admit, but by choosing which of these two hands I should let "take command" over the typing, the proper layout were subconsciously chosen (by both hands, worth noting).

I'm a Linux user, and I've configured X-windows to alternate between these layouts by hitting both CTRL keys simultaneously. Handy when I need to alternate between them on the fly (like now, in the middle of a sentence, when I need to write "smörgåsbord" with proper Swedish characters).

Only case the decreased speed in typing English in Qwerty has an impact is when I try to write chat messages when playing Battlefield 2 on our Windows gaming machine... but that impact is by far ok.

Makes me wonder what would have happened if I continued to play piano instead of quitting it when I were 14 - 15 years...

Regarding learning Dvorak: don't rely on rearranging the physical keyboard keys in order to learn Dvorak. Just reconfigure your computer to use the Dvorak layout, then start typing whatever you need to type with the sick twist that you need to consciously explore where the heck every letter has ended up on the Dvorak layout, and that you do so without viewing the keyboard (only the resulting text on screen). Starting with the fingers properly located on the home row and them move around á la touch typing is recommended. Damn, in the beginning it feels like rats are running around along your spine as you try to get your fingers understand where to go and you frantically tries to remember "where the heck is 'v'" and so on. However, an instinctive flow in the typing will gradually develop and eventually, you will find any letter or symbol by instinct on your Dvorak keyboard. But yes, as an utter Dvorak novice it can be very frustratin taking 2 hours to write that first short email.

But practice makes perfect... Quite a lot of practice though.

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby jc » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:06 pm UTC

Julien wrote:What about coding in limericks ?

Do it yourself, I'm not a coder.

But I used to think I had a lot of free time when I wrote job-related e-mails in limericks.


Hmmm ... I noticed a familiar pattern there, though it's slightly askew at several points.

What about coding in limericks?
Do it yourself, I'm no coder.
But I used to think
I had lots of free time
when I wrote job-related e-mails in limericks.

Yeah; it's almost there. A bit more editing ...

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby Julien » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:55 pm UTC

jc wrote:
Julien wrote:What about coding in limericks ?

Do it yourself, I'm not a coder.

But I used to think I had a lot of free time when I wrote job-related e-mails in limericks.


Hmmm ... I noticed a familiar pattern there, though it's slightly askew at several points.

What about coding in limericks?
Do it yourself, I'm no coder.
But I used to think
I had lots of free time
when I wrote job-related e-mails in limericks.

Yeah; it's almost there. A bit more editing ...


Wow, I impressed myself, doing a limerick while asking for a limerick, and not even realizing it :shock:

clutch wrote:I feel inspired...

geek version:

Code: Select all

<div class="sad">
<span id="lonely">
pain!</span></div>

translated version:
life's form is sadness
this breath of life, so lonely
pain! last breath, life ends.

I posted the original, geek version on my site, http://www.loneknight.org enjoy!


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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby top1214 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:16 pm UTC

snafubar wrote:
Jasn wrote:
war3_master wrote:Umm... I'm only counting 3, 5, 3 on that haiku. Aren't Haikus 5, 7, 5? Anyways, I now need to try to make my C++ code Haiku compliant. That will be a real challenge.


Count the syllables, not the words.

div - class - e - quals - main
span - I - D - e - quals - mar - quee
blog - slash - span - slash - div


Damn, you beat me to it. I planned to write out the syllables of the haiku when I came to this thread.



So does that make me the only one that reads "=" as "gets" instead of "equals", thus making it 4-6-5?

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby Chuff » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:51 am UTC

Haikus are simple
But I do not code enough
To write code this way
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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby Wareya » Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:18 am UTC

I'll tell you this now:
Your mom's a terrible dad.
I think that's enough.

I think you started something. >.>

EDIT:
<joke type="mom" />
<she type="a bad dad" />
<poem is="over" />

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby dennisw » Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:35 am UTC

"Not Enough Work" now
Even less by tomorrow
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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby sje46 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:39 am UTC

I hate you, Randall
This is not cool, not funny
not a good comic.
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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby roflcopter » Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:43 am UTC

Will there be an end?
To all of this madness here.
Addiction is bad.

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby AVbd » Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:59 am UTC

These ‘Haikus’
Make me physically hurt
Other people

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby roflcopter » Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:02 am UTC

AVbd wrote:These ‘Haikus’
Make me physically hurt
Other people


Wow you suck at this
what kind of haiku is that?
you should try harder

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby AVbd » Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:06 am UTC

roflcopter wrote:
AVbd wrote:These ‘Haikus’
Make me physically hurt
Other people
Wow you suck at this
what kind of haiku is that?
you should try harder

I have been working
On this Haiku for years
:(

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby roflcopter » Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:14 am UTC

AVbd wrote:
roflcopter wrote:
AVbd wrote:These ‘Haikus’
Make me physically hurt
Other people


Wow you suck at this
what kind of haiku is that?
you should try harder

I have been working
On this Haiku for years
:(


Not to dishonor
I know you could do better
Maybe some more time

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby Spoom » Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:09 am UTC

Qwert wrote:
Iluvatar wrote:The race is on. Prizes:
Bronze to the first to post their static haiku compliant site
Silver to the first to post their reasonably complex dynamic haiku compliant site
Gold to the first to put out a haiku-compliant cms

Bonus: Write a haiku compliance validator.

Win the internet: Write a haiku compliance validator that is haiku compliant.

Win all the internets: Write a lint-like program that will rewrite HTML to be haiku compliant (or at least complain that you have too many / too few syllables). :)
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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby dvpdiner2 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:52 am UTC

Code: Select all

<html><head>
<title>Haiku-compliant
pages</title>

</head><body><p
style="color: blue;
background:lightsteelblue;

font-size:2em;">
<!-- Read only the text in here
not the comment tags -->

XKCD once
ran a comic which did say
haiku is the way

<b>and here is proof!
</b></p></body>
</html>


Standard seems to be to only pronounce words, letters (HTML and XKCD are 4 syllables each), = (e-quals), and / (slash).

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby Beaniedude » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:07 pm UTC

roflcopter wrote:Will there be an end?
To all of this madness here.
Addiction is bad.


What is this madness?
Blasphemy also is bad.
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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby Simplex » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:57 pm UTC

Qwert wrote:Win the internet: Write a haiku compliance validator that is haiku compliant.

Win the internet
A haiku validator
That's self-compliant

:wink:

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby lihan161051 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:08 pm UTC

muffin of doom wrote:See for me, that's a reason not to switch to Dvorak. It's bad enough switching between my home computer (US keyboard) and work computer (Japanese keyboard), and they're almost identical except for a few punctuation marks.


You type in romaji then? Or is there some elegant QWERTY-like arrangement of kana that I'm not aware of?

(bah, too early to make that haiku-compliant. :p )

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby martin878 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:06 pm UTC

dvpdiner2 wrote:

Code: Select all

<html><head>
<title>Haiku-compliant
pages</title>

</head><body><p
style="color: blue;
background:lightsteelblue;

font-size:2em;">
<!-- Read only the text in here
not the comment tags -->

XKCD once
ran a comic which did say
haiku is the way

<b>and here is proof!
</b></p></body>
</html>


Standard seems to be to only pronounce words, letters (HTML and XKCD are 4 syllables each), = (e-quals), and / (slash).


Really amazing
Because it is valid and
haiku complient

And yes I'd agree
The standard you said seems right
Though I say / "end"

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby Brooklynxman » Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:41 pm UTC

Must write all C++ Hw's for CS1124 haiku compliant.

Poetry oriented programming.
<.<

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby bleh » Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:42 pm UTC

dexmachina wrote:
muffin of doom wrote: Also, I wonder if there's any way to track increases in traffic at certain Wikipedia pages just after each new comic is posted. I bet the traffic at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvorak_Simplified_Keyboard is spiking right now.


http://stats.grok.se/en/200903/Dvorak_S ... d_Keyboard

I guess we'll see at the end of the day whether there's a spike. Also might be worth taking a look at Google Trends for search queries...the same thing happens after every episode of House for whatever disease was featured.


Quite the spike there. About 4 times the normal traffic.

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby martin878 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:41 pm UTC

bleh wrote:
dexmachina wrote:
muffin of doom wrote: Also, I wonder if there's any way to track increases in traffic at certain Wikipedia pages just after each new comic is posted. I bet the traffic at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvorak_Simplified_Keyboard is spiking right now.


http://stats.grok.se/en/200903/Dvorak_S ... d_Keyboard

I guess we'll see at the end of the day whether there's a spike. Also might be worth taking a look at Google Trends for search queries...the same thing happens after every episode of House for whatever disease was featured.


Quite the spike there. About 4 times the normal traffic.


Yea, and do you remember the Valentine's Day comic? Look what that caused: http://stats.grok.se/en/200902/Sierpinski_triangle!

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby dean.menezes » Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:07 pm UTC

martin878 wrote:
bleh wrote:
dexmachina wrote:
muffin of doom wrote: Also, I wonder if there's any way to track increases in traffic at certain Wikipedia pages just after each new comic is posted. I bet the traffic at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvorak_Simplified_Keyboard is spiking right now.


http://stats.grok.se/en/200903/Dvorak_S ... d_Keyboard

I guess we'll see at the end of the day whether there's a spike. Also might be worth taking a look at Google Trends for search queries...the same thing happens after every episode of House for whatever disease was featured.


Quite the spike there. About 4 times the normal traffic.


Yea, and do you remember the Valentine's Day comic? Look what that caused: http://stats.grok.se/en/200902/Sierpinski_triangle!

Hey, Randall could make money that way by mentioning companies in his comic to cause the stock to go up.

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby AVbd » Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:12 pm UTC

dean.menezes wrote:Hey, Randall could make money that way by mentioning companies in his comic to cause the stock to go up.

Now what to call that idea? Let's see, he'd be adding the sites' names to his webcomic, it'd make him lot's of ‘green’, but we want a nobler form of green to represent his good intentions… I know — vert! And obviously it would be targeting people's eyes… I know: add-vert-eyes-ing! Perfect!

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby Hulyen » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:38 pm UTC

Haha, I moderate a web sim and posted it for our coders. Oh...wait. That may have been unwise. Meh, still funny!

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby sje46 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:26 am UTC

AVbd wrote:
dean.menezes wrote:Hey, Randall could make money that way by mentioning companies in his comic to cause the stock to go up.

Now what to call that idea? Let's see, he'd be adding the sites' names to his webcomic, it'd make him lot's of ‘green’, but we want a nobler form of green to represent his good intentions… I know — vert! And obviously it would be targeting people's eyes… I know: add-vert-eyes-ing! Perfect!

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby Outchanter » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:10 am UTC

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby Salamander » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:37 am UTC

Anyone else like using AZERTY?

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby dennisw » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:38 am UTC

AVbd wrote:
dean.menezes wrote:Hey, Randall could make money that way by mentioning companies in his comic to cause the stock to go up.

Now what to call that idea? Let's see, he'd be adding the sites' names to his webcomic, it'd make him lot's of ‘green’, but we want a nobler form of green to represent his good intentions… I know — vert! And obviously it would be targeting people's eyes… Also, in keeping with the subtitle theme of "sarcasm", it should take the form of a zinger... I know: add-vert-eyes-zing! Perfect!

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby muffin of doom » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:08 pm UTC

lihan161051 wrote:
muffin of doom wrote:See for me, that's a reason not to switch to Dvorak. It's bad enough switching between my home computer (US keyboard) and work computer (Japanese keyboard), and they're almost identical except for a few punctuation marks.


You type in romaji then? Or is there some elegant QWERTY-like arrangement of kana that I'm not aware of?

(bah, too early to make that haiku-compliant. :p )

Standard Japanese keyboards look like this. As you see, the keys have both romaji and kana. To type in Japanese, you can either type phonetically using the standard QWERTY layout (the same as typing Japanese on a non-Japanese computer, if you're familiar with that), or you can switch to kana input mode and type following the kana layout. My impression is that relatively few people actually use the latter method. Typing in English (which is what I'm doing 95% of the time) on a Japanese keyboard is no different from typing in English on a US keyboard, except for a few things like the apostrophe, asterisk, plus sign, etc. being in different places.

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby keiya » Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:41 am UTC

cparker15 wrote:Randall, get out of my head!!!

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I sometimes set up web access on my gopher servers...

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby phillipsjk » Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:08 pm UTC

This comic inspired me to be curious about the remaing gopher servers on the internet.

I stumbled across: 7 Fun Sites You Can Only Find On The Gopher Internet

Following a few links, I discovered: xkcd - A Webcomic of Romance, Sarcasm, Math and Language. (gopher mirror)
You need to have your gopher client set up to pass the png to an image veiwer (if it can't display it itself).

I wonder if the gopher mention was a subtle hint?
Did you get the number on that truck?

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Re: "Not Enough Work" Discussion

Postby sje46 » Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:25 pm UTC

Spoiler:
Image

Awesome! BBCode supports images from gopher
General_Norris: Taking pride in your nation is taking pride in the division of humanity.
Pirate.Bondage: Let's get married. Right now.


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