BSOD revisited

Here are two extremely funny renditions of the infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) that is such a part and parcel of the whole Windows series… I dug them up from this site today.

Banging on the BSOD

BSOD after downloading 99%

Have fun !

15 feet away

Here’s something really cool that came to me by mail today. Take a good look at the picture below. It’s none other than the Father of Relativity, i.e. Albert Einstein.

Albert Einstein transforms to Marilyn Monroe

Now unglue yourself from that chair and while keeping your focus on the picture, start moving back. About 15 feet / 5 meters should do good. And… What the heck !! 😮 What’s Marilyn Monroe doing in there?

Spot the double images! A video compilation of some cool optical illusions

Here’s a video compilation of some of the coolest optical illusions. Can you spot the double images in each slide?

Best Optical Illusions – video powered by Metacafe

News blooper by The Nation makes Google launch Guardian Unlimited correspondent

Monkey BusinessHere’s a quick but hilarious one and arises from the heart of syndicated content. The Nation happens to be one of the leading English dailies of Thailand. The Nation also happens to have made Google launch Bobby Johnson, a technology correspondent of the Guardian Unlimited.

In a news report today (23rd August, 2007) that was supposed to outline the launch of Google Sky, The Nation was heard saying …

Google Sky launches Bobby Johnson, technology correspondent.

Here’s a screen-shot …

Google launches Bobby Johnson

Source: Guardian Unlimited, Google launches Guardian hack, says Thai paper

The truth behind Windows Vista

A picture is worth a thousand words. So here it is…

The truth behind Windows Vista

Thanks to good old Mik aka Twitch for providing the link to the picture.

Care for the World’s Longest Alphabetical Email Address?

If you are one of those who believe “Size does matter”, this one’s definitely for you 😉 Along with a free 6MB Webmail-box comes the ownership of the “Longest Alphabetical Email Address” in the “Whole Wide World“.

Why on earth would you want one?

Reasons may be plenty…

Some Webforms do not work with your email

Due to the length of the email address, some webforms are not setup to handle such a long email address, and as such, they may deem your email address as invalid or even fraudulent! This is the only email address that would allow you to fail an online webform!

Cinema's Largest NoseSome Email Software Cannot be configured

Again some email software may throw you an error message stating that the email address you enter is invalid simply because the email address is too long! This is also the only email address that would allow you to fail an email software as well!

People Cannot Remember your email address

It will be extremely hard for your friends or your coworkers to actually remember your email address because it is just too long! This is the only email address that would allow you to tease at your friends for not being able to remember your email address!

Companies think that your email address is fake

Companies nowadays love to send spam to people’s email boxes, but imagine what they would think of your email address when they see it; they might think that it is fake and don’t even bother sending you any spam mail! This is the only email address that would actually encourage companies to stop sending spam to you!

Convinced ? Simple head over to Abcde… and get yourself one.


Want More?

Here’s the world’s longest single-word domain name…

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwll Llantysiliogogogoch – which is in Welsh and means “St. Mary’s church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of St Tysilio of the red cave“.

Credits for this find go to good old NilsC.

The Ultimate Seat of Power: iPod enabled potty

Roto Rooter LogoRotoRooter, the plumbing and drainage service company is all set to fullfill your wildest loo-time dreams 😀 Titled as the extreme “Pimped-out John” the whole setup allows you to “check your email, listen to your iPod, play your favourite video game (with a X-Box 360 Core System) – without leaving the bathroom“. And while you’re at it, keep yourself cool by tossing in a couple of mugs of ultra-chilled beer right out a compact ref. with a beer tap. If you’d rather go for a steaming cup of coffee, you can always use the coffe-warmer that plugs into your laptop.

Perfect to make you a couch-potato, eh? Or is it loo-potato? Hold on a sec! That ain’t quite right, coz along with the setup comes a Resistive Pedal Exerciser. If paying games, checking mails and drinking beer isn’t enough for you, bring your legs into some action. Now no one claim that you can’t sit and keep fit.

Ultimate Seat of Power

What more… your toitlet paper dispenser is actually a state-of-the-art iCarta Stereo Dock for iPod. So plug your iPod in and hum away to your favourite tunes. Incidentally, if you happen to run out of toilet paper in the process, no harm done. Simply pick up the Megaphone and yell for some more.

Finally, if you’ve tired yourself doing all the above, sit back and relax with a movie of your choice played right out of a Phillips Progressive Scan DVD Player onto a 20″ Phillips LCD Flat-Panel TV. If you’d rather prefer a plain TV show but otherwise are too busy with your other activities, get the Tivo DV Recorder to grab it for you. Yup – you heard me right!

All of this is up for the grabs at a sweepstake by RotoRooter which is open till April 25th – the National Plubmers Day in the U.S. Unfortunately, it’s open only for U.S. Citizens. Either ways it’s one hell of a setup.

Get a live preview of the Ultimate Seat of Power.

Found via: The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Real Life Exam Answers… have a good laugh

Exam HumourThis came over by mail to me a couple of days back. These are supposed to be real-life blunders in exams and possibly are genuine. They’re out-right hilarious. You’ll need to figure out the context for some of them before you grab your tummy and start rolling on the floor. Have a good laugh 😀

Here goes….

Ancient Egypt was old. It was inhabited by gypsies and mummies who all wrote in hydraulics. They lived in the Sarah Dessert. The climate of the Sarah is such that all the inhabitants have to live elsewhere.

Moses led the Hebrew slaves to the Red Sea where they made unleavened bread, which is bread made without any ingredients.

Moses went up on Mount Cyanide to get the ten commandos. He died before he ever reached Canada but his commandos made it.

Solomon had three hundred wives and seven hundred porcupines.

The Greeks were a highly sculptured people, and without them we wouldn’t have history. The Greeks also had myths.

Socrates was a famous old Greek teacher who went around giving people advice. They killed him. He later died from an overdose of wedlock which is poisonous

In the first Olympic games, Greeks ran races, jumped, hurled and threw the java. The games were messier then than they show on TV now.

Julius Caesar extinguished himself on the battlefields of Gaul. The Ides of March murdered him because they thought he was going to be made king. Dying, he gasped out “Same to you, Brutus.”

Joan of Arc was burnt to a steak and was canonized by Bernard Shaw for reasons I don’t really understand. The English and French still have problems.

Queen Elizabeth was the “Virgin Queen.” As a queen she was a success. When she exposed herself before her troops they all shouted “hurrah!” and that was the end of the fighting for a long while.

It was an age of great inventions and discoveries. Gutenberg invented removable type and the Bible. Another important invention was the circulation of blood.

Sir Walter Raleigh is a historical figure because he invented cigarettes and started smoking. Sir Francis Drake circumcised the world with a 100 foot clipper which was very dangerous to all his men.

The greatest writer of the Renaissance was William Shakespeare. He was born in the year 1564, supposedly on his birthday. He never made much money and is famous only because of his plays. He wrote tragedies, comedies,and hysterectomies, all in Islamic pentameter. Writing at the same time as Shakespeare was Miguel Cervantes. He wrote Donkey Hote. The next great author was John Milton. Milton wrote Paradise Lost. Since then no one ever found it.

Delegates from the original 13 states formed the Contented Congress. Thomas Jefferson, a Virgin, and Benjamin Franklin were two singers of the Declaration of Independence. Franklin discovered electricity by rubbing two cats backward and also declared, “A horse divided against itself cannot stand.” He was a naturalist for sure. Franklin died in 1790 and is still dead.

Abraham Lincoln became America’s greatest Precedent. Lincoln’s Mother died in infancy, and he was born in a log cabin which he built with his own hands. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves by signing the Emasculation Proclamation. On the night of April 14, 1865, Lincoln went to the theater and got Shot in his seat by one of the actors in a moving picture show. They believe the assinator was John Wilkes Booth, a supposingly insa! ne actor. This ruined Booth’s career.

Johann Bach wrote a great many musical compositions and had a large number of children. In between he practiced on an old spinster which he kept up in his attic. Bach died from 1750 to the present. Bach was the most famous composer in the world and so was Handel. Handel was half German, half Italian, and half English. He was very large.

Beethoven wrote music even though he was deaf. He was so deaf that he wrote loud music and became the father of rock and roll. He took long walks in the forest even when everyone was calling for him. Beethoven expired in 1827 and later died for this.

The nineteenth century was a time of a great many thoughts and inventions. People stopped reproducing by hand and started reproducing by machine. The invention of the steamboat caused a network of rivers to spring up.

Cyrus McCormick invented the McCormick raper, which did the work of a hundred men.

Louis Pasteur discovered a cure for rabbits but I don’t know why.

Charles Darwin was a naturalist. He wrote the Organ of the Species. It was very long and people got upset about it and had trials to see if it was really true. He sort of said God’s days were not just 24 hours but without watches who knew anyhow? I don’t get it.

Madman Curie discovered radio. She was the first woman to do what she did. Other women have become scientists since her but they didn’t get to find radios because they were already taken.

Karl Marx was one of the Marx Brothers. The other three were in the movies. Karl made speeches and started revolutions. Someone in the family had to have a real job, I guess.

The Software Development Cycle!

HumourPlanet Boredom is a new section in my blog that deals with the lighter side of life.

Spending almost 15 hours a day on coding and running a techie blog can leave you quite high & dry at times. This is an attempt to introduce some humour into the drudgeries of everyday life and to bring out that fabled laughter which is supposed to be the best medicine ever.

A note of warning though. Expect to see plenty of Geek Humour up ahead.

Here’s the first one to roll it off…

The Software Development Cycle

  1. Programmer produces code he believes is bug-free.
  2. Product is tested. 20 bugs are found.
  3. Programmer fixes 10 of the bugs and explains to the testing department that the other 10 aren’t really bugs.
  4. Testing department finds that five of the fixes didn’t work and discovers 15 new bugs.Repeat three times steps 3 and 4.
  5. Due to marketing pressure and an extremely premature product announcement based on overly-optimistic programming schedule, the product is released.
  6. Users find 137 new bugs.
  7. Original programmer, having cashed his royalty check, is nowhere to be found.
  8. Newly-assembled programming team fixes almost all of the 137 bugs, but introduce 456 new ones.
  9. Original programmer sends underpaid testing department a postcard from Fiji. Entire testing department quits.
  10. Company is bought in a hostile takeover by competitor using profits from their latest release, which had 783 bugs.
  11. New CEO is brought in by board of directors. He hires a programmer to redo program from scratch.
  12. Programmer produces code he believes is bug-free.

And the cycle continues….

Source: Funtoosh

Enjoy 😀