April Fools' Day – All Fools' Day

in Categories Beyond nixCraft, Humor last updated March 31, 2007

Today is Sunday, 1st April and I’m going to see some practical jokes everywhere…

I was just wondering about the origin of this custom. Unfortunately Wikipedia has no information.

I will update this post later on with some good jokes and other stuff 🙂

Humor: Linux Genuine Advantage program

in Categories Beyond nixCraft, Humor, Links, Linux, Windows last updated February 2, 2007

Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) is a controversial anti-piracy program initiated by Microsoft that requires users of Microsoft Windows to validate the authenticity of their copy of several recent Microsoft operating systems when accessing several Microsoft Windows services, such as Windows Update, and downloading from the Microsoft Download Center.

Now you have a Linux Genuine Advantage program 😉
Linux Genuine Advantage is an exciting and mandatory new way for you to place your computer under the remote control of an untrusted third party!

According to an independent study conducted by some scientists, many users of Linux are running non-Genuine versions of their operating system. This puts them at the disadvantage of having their computers work normally, without periodically phoning home unannounced to see if it’s OK for their computer to continue functioning. These users are also missing out on the Advantage of paying ongoing licensing fees to ensure their computer keeps operating properly.

Humor: The Book of Mozilla – Mozilla firefox Easter egg

in Categories Humor, Mozilla last updated November 30, 2006

Just open firefox and type about:mozilla followed by [enter] key…

You will see message:
And so at last the beast fell and the unbelievers rejoiced.But all was not lost, for from the ash rose a great bird. The bird gazed down upon the unbelievers and cast fire and thunder upon them. For the beast had been reborn with its strength renewed, and the followers of Mammon cowered in horror.

from The Book of Mozilla, 7:15

(click to enlarge image)


The Book of Mozilla is a well-known computer Easter egg found in the Netscape and Mozilla series of web browsers. The Easter Egg is viewed by having the browser go to the page about:mozilla.

Humor: 101 Things you do NOT want your System Administrator to say

in Categories Humor last updated November 27, 2006

Here you go…
What the hell!?
Go get your backup tape. (You do have a backup tape?)
That’s SOOOOO bizarre.
Wow!! Look at this…..
Hey!! The suns don’t do this.
What software license?
Well, it’s doing something…..
Wow….that seemed fast…..
I got a better job at Lockheed…
Management says…
Sorry, the new equipment didn’t get budgetted.
101 Things you do NOT want your System Administrator to say [packetstormsecurity.nl]

Wikipedia Lamest edit wars

in Categories Humor last updated October 27, 2006

From time to time, Wikipedia’s contributors have waded into bloody, internecine battles over the online encyclopedia’s entries. This is collection of funny edit wars.

In true Wiki-fashion, a special page now exists to catalog the nastiest and most trivial of them all. From the page:
Occasionally, Wikipedians lose their minds and get into edit wars over the most petty things. This is to document that phenomenon. This page isn’t comprehensive or authoritative, but it is designed to show the “worst-case” result of people attaching so much importance to some trivial detail that they are willing to engage in the lame pastime of edit warring over an even lamer cause. Back in the good old days, people settled this sort of thing with a gunfight. Now they do it by screwing with an encyclopedia. Truly, the Wikipedia outlook has changed the way things get done. Specifically, it has changed them from actually getting done to never getting done. On the other hand, nobody gets shot, either.

Here are few, I think quite funny:

  • “Did Daffy Duck father any children?” (Or maybe that should be: any ducklings? Eek!)
  • André the Giant – Was he 7’1″? 7’4″? 6’10”? Was his height even consistent during his entire career? He’s tall, just leave it at that.

=> Continue reading Wikipedia Lamest edit wars [wikipedia.org]

Shell/Shell scripting: Useless Use of Cat Award

in Categories Humor last updated October 26, 2006

This is funny stuff about shell or shell scripting. Many commands are collected from comp.unix.shell :

Useless Use of cat
Useless Use of kill -9
Useless Use of echo
Useless Use of ls *
Useless Use of wc -l
Useless Use of grep | awk
Useless Use of Backticks
Useless Use of test

Useless Use of Cat Award [partmaps.org]

403 Forbidden: A Geek's Guide to Rejection

in Categories Beyond nixCraft, Humor last updated October 18, 2006

This is funny…

From the article:
I’m a geek. Based on the content of this blog, many of my readers are too. But some of you just may have seen a woman at some point. If you have, you have likely been rejected, but don’t understand what she means. This handy guide will put rejection into terms we can all understand HTTP Response codes.

Implementation via PHP:
header(“HTTP/1.0 306 (Unused)”);
“I’m a virgin.”

Read more at seoegghead

Fun With UNIX or Linux Commands

in Categories Humor last updated September 1, 2006

Actual UNIX commands and responses…

% make love
Make: Don’t know how to make love. Stop.

% got a light?
No match.

% sleep with me
bad character

% man: Why did you get a divorce?
man:: Too many arguments.

Read more at slackercentral

Public Service Announcement for Windows NT – Novells Windows to Linux campaign

in Categories Humor, News, Suse Linux, Sys admin last updated August 25, 2006

I find this is little funny. Novell is running new campaign called It’s All About Choice.

From Public Service Announcement for Windows NT users site:

Lost your Windows NT support? Free yourself from the painful effects of server support termination. Click to watch this eye-opening public service message.

Here are some screenshots:




Found via lxer