Flashback to the 1990s

2 Sep 2020


To my surprise, I have discovered that the website for the movie Space Jam (1996) is still up and running.

Somebody at Warner Brothers has decided to keep the site preserved in its original state for the past twenty-odd years. And I can only thank them from the very bottom of my heart.

This website is the very pinnacle of 1990s web design. And it is amazing.

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Project Management as a treeswing

22 Nov 2012

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Talking to a customer t’other day and I mentioned the (infamous) tree swing cartoon. He had no idea what I was talking about.

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The Life of a Software Engineer

22 Jun 2012

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Life of a software engineer

Every time. This happens every time.

I’ve been trying to find the source of this wonderful cartoon, but have just ended up with loads and loads of blogs where people go “me too!”

Recursive humour

12 Mar 2010


If you google for recursion … you can google for recursion … you can google for recursion.  This is the kind of thigh-slapping belly-clutching joke which has them rolling in the aisles if you tell it right.

The equivalent entry in the hacker’s dictionary is:

Recursion: n. See recursion

Or, more programmers’ humour, PHP stands for “PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor”, which is a recursive acronym.  We’ve got to get our fun somewhere.