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25 Jul 04:00

Chaos

Hpecker

also, do y'all know about explainxkcd.com

Although the oral exam for the doctorate was just 'can you do that weird laugh?'
25 Jul 14:00

How can you make your job better?

by joberholtzer
25 Jul 16:36

You guys, this was a really good week in Congressional Charts.

by joberholtzer
Hpecker

If this is political theater, Fringe is probably doing a better job on props







You guys, this was a really good week in Congressional Charts.

25 Jul 17:16

A Softer World

Hpecker

another comic with mouseover text, fyi

24 Jul 18:23

Should we refer to 5/9ths of the Roberts Court as the Supreme Court Republicans of the United States, or SCROTUS for short?

SCROTUS

25 Jul 04:40

The Internet Has Gone Corgi Crazy

guy:

theblogforadog:

so here’s some weird Corgi mixes

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Corgi/Chihuahua

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Corgi/Chow

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Corgi/Dachshund

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Corgi/Dalmatian

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Corgi/English Bulldog 

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Corgi/German Shepherd

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Corgi/Golden Retriever 

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Corgi/Husky

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Corgi/Jack Russell 

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Corgi/Papillon 

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Corgi/Toy Poodle

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Corgi/Sheltie

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Corgi/Shiba Inu

#they’re just mini versions of the other dog and I love every second of it

25 Jul 01:01

Photo



25 Jul 01:28

thatfunnyblog: basically how all female celebrities are treated...









thatfunnyblog:

basically how all female celebrities are treated by the media

25 Jul 04:51

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25 Jul 06:12

lamelatios: not being at comic con like 



lamelatios:

not being at comic con like 

24 Jul 10:00

Market Research

by Wes + Tony
Hpecker

Check the mouseover text too!

''This ball sucks, I barely died.''

The core of market research is listening to people and then giving them exactly what they want. What a terrible idea! Have you ever met a person? Most market research looks like, “Yes, I suppose if this existed, it would give me fleeting happiness until I accepted it as the new standard and started thinking about death again.”

That’s why instead of market research companies collect loads of data of what people DO. This explains why people don’t expect to read instruction manuals anymore, and why the most popular operating systems are the ones that are nearly impossible to break. Every time you somehow manage to screw up your phone that has ONE BUTTON it sends that data to some giant server that stores the aggregated mistakes of humanity, which then tells the developers that some special someone out there managed to do the impossible and break everything.

It’s true, every click that you’ve ever made on a popular website is recorded, analyzed, and used to influence design decisions. Every single one! The same is true for dating sites, which means that lurking in their servers is all the data needed to quantify and calculate HUMAN SEXUALITY. This obviously raises some serious concerns, the biggest of which is why aren’t they using that data to make the sexiest robot ever??

wes

24 Jul 18:19

Throwback Thursday



Throwback Thursday

24 Jul 14:20

Our development team was working on a content management system for a corporate client. It was a big...

Our development team was working on a content management system for a corporate client. It was a big system that administered units produced in a variety of languages and applications and, as a result, required careful user interface design and a lot of backend code.

We were doing a show and tell with our partially working system for a couple of corporate VPs to get their feedback on the design. We took a lunch break, and when we got back, the two VPs said they had something they wanted to show us.

They proudly presented a series of PowerPoint slides that showed where they wanted the buttons and pick lists placed.

Client: There, see? This is the arrangement that makes the most sense to us. Can you do this?

Me: Certainly.

Client: You know, I really don’t understand why it takes your team so long to design these interfaces. We knocked this out in about an hour.

The entire team sat stunned until the senior programmer—a man of very few words—pointed to a button on the PowerPoint screen.

PROGRAMMER: What does this button do?

Client: Well, clearly it administers the training and testing selected by the user.

PROGRAMMER: If I click it right now, it will do that?

Client: Well … no. Actually, it doesn’t do anything yet.

PROGRAMMER: That’s why it only took you an hour. 

24 Jul 15:34

Yo, I thought R. Kelly's "Trapped in the Closet" was atrocious, am I racist?

If you’re mad about it enough to complain in 2014, yeah, probably.

24 Jul 01:59

altarandhour: American conservative Christians have a hilariously low standard for what counts as...

altarandhour:

American conservative Christians have a hilariously low standard for what counts as oppression against them and an unfairly high standard for what counts as oppression of anyone else

21 Jul 08:30

Niggas have a dinner table in Paris A dinner table at night...



Niggas have a dinner table in Paris

A dinner table at night (1884), John Singer Sargent / Niggas in Paris, Kanye West & Jay-Z

22 Jul 08:30

flyartproductions: Marat State of Mind The Death of...



flyartproductions:

Marat State of Mind

The Death of Marat, Jacques-Louis David (1793) / N.Y. State of Mind, NaS

22 Jul 14:20

So last week I tried using a language analogy for a client’s project. The project manager said...

So last week I tried using a language analogy for a client’s project. The project manager said the project was straight HTML/CSS when in fact it was C++.

To help him understand the problem I used this analogy: “Let’s say you’re asking me to write something in a specific language, I am fluent in English and Spanish. Meanwhile, your project is in Chinese. Since I don’t know Chinese and it is not remotely similar to any of the languages I know, I am not your best option for this project. You need someone who is fluent in this specific language for the project to be successful and stay on budget.”

He said he understood and thanked me for my time.

This morning I received an IM from another developer asking: “Why is ‘so and so’ asking us if we are fluent in Chinese?”

22 Jul 15:34

Is it racist if sometimes I get Iggy Azalea confused with Eric Clapton? These white artists hard to tell apart

:-(

22 Jul 16:41

yo, does "deez nutz" ever refer to boiled peanuts because if so fuck that noise and fuck yo nuts. goober-pea bullshit wack-ass mushy garbage.

Deez nutz refers to testicles.

22 Jul 18:13

nemfrog: Fig 63. To find the long and short months. 1904.

by joberholtzer
Hpecker

I usually turn around on the last knuckle, but I'm still surprised how many folks don't know this trick.



nemfrog:

Fig 63. To find the long and short months. 1904.

22 Jul 18:15

daughterofzami: "Stop Telling Women To Smile" in...





daughterofzami:

"Stop Telling Women To Smile" in Atlanta

Artist: Tatyana Fahzlalizadeh

Follow: stoptellingwomentosmile

Model: Dean Steed daughterofzami

23 Jul 01:42

bestnatesmithever: hahaha son this bread is huge



bestnatesmithever:

hahaha son this bread is huge

23 Jul 03:31

gayleaf: you’re not allowed to wear a cotton t-shirt unless you’re a true fan! do you go to the...

gayleaf:

you’re not allowed to wear a cotton t-shirt unless you’re a true fan! do you go to the fields and look at it? do you appreciate the agricultural implications of a gigantic cotton industry? do you understand the harvesting process? name 5 cotton harvesting machines. didn’t think so

23 Jul 04:58

cheesoisuncool: new traffic light color ideas purple: turn around and go back mega green: like...

cheesoisuncool:

new traffic light color ideas

  • purple: turn around and go back
  • mega green: like green except greener. it means that you have to double go.
  • cyan: apply your turbo boosters and do a cool drift or get arrested by the car law
  • black: sucks you into a cyber vortex where you have to do a bonus stage road and collect rings
23 Jul 06:50

Conservation of Mass.

This is why I don't trust the Metric system.
23 Jul 05:09

epic-humor: poyzn: Quick and simple lifehacks. I’m quite...





















epic-humor:

poyzn:

Quick and simple lifehacks.

I’m quite afraid that there might be people who will belive in these tips

23 Jul 06:32

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23 Jul 15:34

Yo, seriously, fuck every single Republican (and anyone else) who claims they are "pro-life" but doesn't give a shit about the refugees coming in from Central America. We all knew they were shitty hypocrites, but who knew they would be so blatant about it?

Uh, we all knew, but I feel this.

22 Jul 04:00

July 22, 2014


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