Archive for category: Funny

OS X Leopard’s dig at Windows

14 Dec
December 14, 2007

Engadget points out the cheeky icon used by Mac OS 10.5 to represent Windows computers, and offers instructions on how to remove it. I’m predominantly a Windows user, but I actually quite like what Apple have done!

"Oerpetuating the myth of Mac users' disdainful sense of self-superiority" or just a bit of harmless fun?

"Perpetuating the myth of Mac users' disdainful sense of self-superiority" or just a bit of harmless fun?

The world’s most expensive toothbrush?

06 Dec
December 6, 2007

I bought an electric toothbrush from Dixons online and had it delivered to work. I was somewhat alarmed when the below sales receipt arrived at my home address the following day…

Luckily my card wasn't charged this amount...

Luckily my card wasn't charged this amount...

Change the default message on (some) HP printers

23 Oct
October 23, 2007

Here’s how to change the default message on networked HP printers from “Ready” to something more entertaining, and baffle your co-workers.

Your mileage may vary, but I’ve found this doesn’t work on some newer models. Older printers that are network-ready and support HPPJL (HP Printer Job Language) should work fine though.

Insert Coin

Anti-telemarketing script

21 Aug
August 21, 2007

Martijn Engelbregt’s Anti-Telemarketing Counterscript seems like a fun way to handle unwanted sales and marketing calls, although I haven’t yet had the patience to try it out!

Anti-telemarketing counterscript (click for full version)

The A to Z of Programmer Predilictions

26 Jan
January 26, 2006

Here’s an amusing list of 26 types of programmers. Which one are you?

(via digg)

Afrotech: Ghetto Hardware Fun

06 Feb
February 6, 2005

This site is a humorous take on all those PC modding websites out there.

There are a few practical tips but most of the articles are there just to make you laugh.

My personal favourite is the hard disk speaker system – I’ve tried it and it works!

If you’ve got an hour or so to spare, I recommend making a visit.

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