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(Some Guy)   Have you hugged your geek today? Sept 13 is Programmer's Day   ( ) divider line
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4651 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Sep 2003 at 8:02 PM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-09-13 01:32:06 PM  
I'll give him an extra Mountain Dew with his gruel today. I might even let him out of the basement. I just have to be careful...he's not housebroken yet.
2003-09-13 02:39:35 PM  
How many programmers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

None, that's a hardware issue.
2003-09-13 04:08:35 PM  
2003-09-13 04:41:31 PM  
Reach-arounds for everybody!
2003-09-13 04:55:56 PM  
Traditions of drinking, behaving silly, coding silly programs, mini computer games, playing with old computers

Well, that's stupid, I do all those things every day.
2003-09-13 08:07:20 PM  
/hugs himself and breaks down...
2003-09-13 08:09:22 PM  
Have you followed some of the links on that page?

2003-09-13 08:09:42 PM  
Programmer day huh? so why am I home alone at 8pm on a saturday night watching comedy central and making instant pudding? oh wait, it's because I am a programmer!

/wishing he paid more attention in gym class...
2003-09-13 08:11:28 PM  
I'll hug them when they shower.
2003-09-13 08:12:03 PM  
*AFTER* they shower. Not while. Clothed.
2003-09-13 08:12:29 PM  
I will be awaiting my hug
2003-09-13 08:13:32 PM  
Forget hugs, I want some poontang.
2003-09-13 08:13:53 PM  
2003-09-13 08:14:49 PM  
Somebody hug me!
2003-09-13 08:16:17 PM  
Did you here about the programmer who got stuck in the shower for 8 hours?

The directions on his shampoo bottle read "wash, rise, repeat."

/recursive humor
2003-09-13 08:17:22 PM  
here = hear.


' I don't haffta spel corectly. Nobody reeds the
' coments in my code anyway
2003-09-13 08:18:50 PM  
That's not recursion, it's an infinite loop.
You're gonna have to surrender your geek card.
2003-09-13 08:21:22 PM  

Sadly, my geek left me for a girl who doesn't think that "(reason: 256 = 2 to the power of 8 = the number of values representable in a byte of data)" is scary.

No hugs for you!

2003-09-13 08:22:05 PM  
Awww. Hugs for all of you!
2003-09-13 08:23:46 PM  
maglite: I'm pretty much doing exactly the same thing right now. Only instead of pudding, I just ate a candy bar.

I'm not a programmer, though... I'm a journalism major.

2003-09-13 08:24:43 PM  
2003-09-13 08:18:50 PM zorgon

That's not recursion, it's an infinite loop.
You're gonna have to surrender your geek carM

That's true, I suppose. I was thinking more along the line that recursion, without any qualification, would cause an infinite loop. Same difference. :P
2003-09-13 08:26:10 PM  
cout<<"Programmers are kewl!<<endl;
2003-09-13 08:26:12 PM  
So, um, just out of curiosity... what jobs give you the best social life, anyway? :->
2003-09-13 08:26:40 PM  
Real programmers code JCL.

Ok, maybe just the ones forced at gunpoint. But still, leave me my fantasies of some day being free to migrate to an open systems environment and never having to use IEFBR14 ever again!
2003-09-13 08:26:57 PM  
Hooker...oh, i thought you said social diseases.
2003-09-13 08:29:17 PM  
This programmer doesn't have anybody on this programmers day...

if ([self lonely])
[beer drink: self];
[self setLonely: NO]; // FALSE if using C insted of Objective-C
[anyoneWhoLovesMe hug: self];
2003-09-13 08:32:05 PM  
2003-09-13 08:26:12 PM sychosyd_28

So, um, just out of curiosity... what jobs give you the best social life, anyway? :->


Rock star?
2003-09-13 08:33:56 PM  
(Programmers (who (use (lisp (have (my (pity)))))))
2003-09-13 08:35:09 PM  
Speaking of programmers - anybody got PHP skillz? A friend and I are working on a project and need someone's help to complete it. I swear it's a pretty cool project if you're interested and are just letting your PHP abilities go to waste =)
2003-09-13 08:36:06 PM  
Also speaking of programmers, does anyone have a random letter generator for C++?
2003-09-13 08:36:19 PM  
I can't! They all moved to India.
2003-09-13 08:36:54 PM  
"Oh, stewardess? I speak PHP."
2003-09-13 08:37:12 PM  
sychosyd_28 , that would be my job, which right now is on-call emergency intake counselor. That is, if by "best" you mean "pathetic," and "social life" you mean "job that requires one to sit in an office with a pager and a computer waiting for someone to have a nervous breakdown just to have some contact with real, live people."

Yeah, that would be it.

2003-09-13 08:38:26 PM  
Forget about the recursion/infite loop faux paux. Flame Wydox for using VB-style comments. Apostrophe's are for wannabes. Real men use //.

/Closet VB coder
2003-09-13 08:38:29 PM  
Also speaking of programmers, does anyone have a random letter generator for C++?


"Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin."
-- John von Neumann
2003-09-13 08:40:50 PM  
I just love my job. Sitting in a dark room surrounded by computer monitors answering phone calls from idiots who can't remember thier passwords and making sure that the last minute changes to critical production systems made 5 minutes prior to close of business on friday run correctly.
At least I can cruise the 'net.
2003-09-13 08:41:43 PM  
God, the geek factor in here is high.

I can almost smell the hand lotion and the Jolt cola.
2003-09-13 08:42:05 PM  
I'm not trolling I just need it for my stupid C++ class.
2003-09-13 08:45:11 PM  
Programmers? Aren't most of them in India now?
2003-09-13 08:45:42 PM  
I'm not trolling I just need it for my stupid C++ class.

Even worse... the last thing we need is another CIS grad who can't even write a simple RNG.
2003-09-13 08:46:05 PM  
Anne.Uumellmahaye: I bet that pent-up bitterness makes you a great emergency counselor. :->

I think we should officially declare this forum the "Whine About How Pathetic Your Saturday Night Has Been So Far" forum. Anybody else want a piece of this action?
2003-09-13 08:46:46 PM  
vitaminB,: just use ascii values with some random # generator (look around you can find all sorts of those).
2003-09-13 08:48:18 PM  
vitaminB, that's very easy to write... just generate a random number from 0-25, add it to the ascii value for A, then put it in a char and output it.
2003-09-13 08:49:03 PM  
Yeah, that's what I figured I'd have to do..thanks, Sandelphon.

/another CIS grad who can't write a RNG.
2003-09-13 08:50:05 PM  
Anne.Uumellmahaye -

reason: 256 = 2 to the power of 8 = the number of values representable in a byte of data is scary?

Actually that's funny. Sort of like demanding that 2+2=4.

Sorry. Time to dig around in the liquor cabinet.
2003-09-13 08:51:41 PM  
And what digidorm meant is that programs don't generate random numbers... they are pseudo-random...
2003-09-13 08:53:48 PM  
It is my birthday in four hours. Can I get a Fark forum for my birthday. I have been here for awhile. If not that, can I get a hug?

/sick and tired of being sick and tired
2003-09-13 08:54:04 PM  
Upon reading the headline, I got up, walked over to where my boyfriend was slouched behind his computer, and gave him a big hug. When he gave me a blank look, I suggested he check the top headline on fark..and then spent the next ten minutes being chased around the apartment.

Bah. Men.
2003-09-13 08:54:21 PM  
sychosyd_28 , it's not pent-up bitterness, it's pent up frustration and lonliness. It makes me a great-- nevermind.
2003-09-13 08:55:23 PM  
Programmer day? Gotta be a freakin' PHB Project Manager who scheduled this on a Saturday... I don't even get some free Krispy Kreme... fark that..
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