If you know about bash you don’t need me to say anything. It doesn’t look like it is being updated any more which is a really bad thing though.
If you have not been you should. It features reader-submitted snippets of irc conversation. Some of the stuff there is very very funny. Has to be said that some of it is junk and juvenile but the gold is worth it.

<UKDJ|Planet> I swear to god
<UKDJ|Planet> I’ve just heard a duck tell a joke
<Jock> o…k
<UKDJ|Planet> there was as group of ducks on a pond near where i live
<UKDJ|Planet> one of the ducks was quacking away looking straight at a group of like 10 ducks
<UKDJ|Planet> then he stopped and all the other ducks went mental
<UKDJ|Planet> it looked just like duck stand-up comedy

<N> which is correct, seven and five IS thirteen, or seven and five ARE thirteen?
<Joker> Neither.
<Joker> Because it’s twelve.

<Raven> I tried setting my hotmail password to penis.
<Raven> It said my password wasn’t long enough. 😦


If you like puzzles this deserves your time. If I was stuck I would take the puzzle to the pub where the collective minds would eventually work it out. One puzzle toward the end completely stuck me and my fellow drinkers. We agreed that the internet would not be used and for a few weeks we made no progress. Then someone unrelated to our boozy circle walked past the drawing of the puzzle and said the answer. Just like that. Annoying because they did, great because it meant we could move on. Completed it was and I have found nothing as good since.


I’m a dad and I know nothing – at least when I am trying to tell my girls how life will creep up on them, that they should make the most of now – today, this week, really now, not next month. I want to make them realise that they have so much life ahead, so much they can do and so much time to change and re-change priorities. They can do it whatever it might be.

I want them to listen to this. I want them to hear it, appreciate it.
I want them to not listen to this in 20 years and wish they had listened to it now.
But I’m old, what do I know 🙂