Archive for the ‘humor’ Category

Found a file named “Silly Verse for James Dempsey”

April 17, 2016

awash in the miasma
of async blocks on dispatch_queues
bad data flyin’ like kids from pews
(when church lets out and they go free)
and to the console logging spews
apocalyptic, no good news
mood turning into plasma

Dad’s dad just recalled a prank I (apparently) did at a young age…

December 19, 2014

Funny to have Dad’s dad talk about stepping on Legos and then recall this other event which I swear I don’t remember doing, but I would have been younger than 7 when this is purported to have happened:

Then there was the Sat morning when I heard massive giggles from the hall,
went out to see and slipped on the Crisco-greased floor one (or both) of you
had so much fun creating…  🙂

It is amazing I survived you kids!

Gladdens my heart to hear I (with help & encouragement from my nearest sister I’m sure) was keeping him on is toes* at such a young age…  😛

Geek was so much more well behaved than I, sadly.  I have no recollection of him playing such pranks (though the empty milk carton put back into the fridge was pretty funny).

*or perhaps “off his toes” would be more accurate…

10 year old Geek explains why he does what his parents ask…

January 3, 2014

Posted this on Twitter but then realized that goes away and this is funny enough I wanted to keep it around.

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In case his 10-year-old writing is hard to read,

“I have to do what my parents tell me because they are insane and their doctor told me to humor them.”

😛

None of us remembered this but it was found during our move and gave us all a laugh.  Creative rationalization.

 

A Conversation with our Cat

January 14, 2013

On a cold snowy day in Corbett…

Me: walking by cat on way to the house for lunch…

Cat: “Meow. Meow, Meow. Meow! MEOW!”

Me: “What?”

Cat: “Brrrr.  Inside cat?”

Me: “no”

Cat: “29 degrees!”

Me: “Fur!”

Cat: “SNOW + 29 degrees!”

Me: “5x pissing on bed == OUTSIDE CAT!”

Cat: “Surgery! Ow!”

Me: “Let you back in 2 years later & you beeline for a bed.  No!”

Cat: “meanie…”

Me:  walks away to write guilty blog post

😀

Geek Song #3: The Eye of the Kernel

October 26, 2012

The Eye of the Kernel

( Based on The Eye of the Tiger)

Risin’ up, back with the 1337
Played with time, took my chances
Gamed the system, now I’m back on my feet
Just a geek and his will to survive

So many times, it happens too fast
You trade your “indie” for money
Don’t lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must code just to keep them alive

It’s the eye of the kernel, it’s the code that we write
Risin’ up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known debugger stalks its prey in the night
And it’s watchin’ us all with the eye of the kernel…

Face to screen, code to the beat
Hackin’ lean, hackin’ dirty
The stack is odd still we’re scripting our deeds
Making code as a way to survive

It’s the eye of the kernel, it’s the code that we write
Risin’ up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known debugger stalks its prey in the night
And it’s watchin’ us all with the eye of the kernel…

Risin’ up, straight to the top
Had the scripts, got the glory
Wrote the software, now I’m not gonna stop
Just a geek and his will to survive

It’s the eye of the kernel, it’s the code that we write
Risin’ up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known debugger stalks its prey in the night
And it’s watchin’ us all with the eye of the kernel…

The eye of the kernel…

(With apologies to Survivor)

Geek Art: Geek & Dad Engine Room

June 16, 2012

Geek & Dad’s engine room.

This is the engine room here at Geek & Dad corporate headquarters…

Okay, just kidding, this is a picture I made with Bryce, a 3D modeling program which is currently free. This is the fictional engine room here at Geek & Dad corporate headquarters. Game engine room, that is. This is where we keep the game engines we’re experimenting with. Here you can see cocos2d-iphone, cocos2d-x, and Unity3D, which we’ve been considering for one of our projects.

Geek Song #2: Taking Care of Business, geek style

September 8, 2011

You get up every morning
From your alarm clock’s warning
Take the 8:15 into the city
There’s a whistle up above
And people pushin’, people shovin’
And the girls who try to look pretty

And if your train’s on time
You can get to work by nine
And start your slaving job to get your pay
If you ever get annoyed
Look at me I’m self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day

And I’ll be…
[Refrain]
Taking care of business every day
Taking care of business every way
I’ve been taking care of business, it’s all mine
Taking care of business and working overtime
Work out!

If it was simple as a hammer
You could be a programmer
If you can juggle ones and zeroes
Get a second-hand laptop
You could make it to the top
If you get in with the right bunch of fellows

People see you having fun
Just a-lying in the sun
Tell them that you like it this way
It’s the work that we avoid
And we’re all self-employed
We love to work at nothing all day

And we be…
[Refrain]

[Spoken] Take good care of my business
When I’m away, every day whoo!

[Repeat first 2 verses]

[Refrain]

Takin’ care of business [4x]

[Refrain]

Takin’ care of business [repeat, fade]

(with apologies to BTO)

Money for Nothing, geek style

June 30, 2011

It’s the Internet; Money for nothing and the clicks for free.

Now Look at them yo-yo’s, that’s the way you do it
You play your keyboard ’til 2 or 3
That ain’t working, that’s the way you do it
Money for nothing and your clicks for free.

Now that ain’t working, that’s the way you do it
Let me tell you them guys ain’t dumb
Maybe get a blister on your little finger
Maybe get a blister on your thumb

We got to install microwave uplinks
Custom computer deliveries
We got to move these server racks
We got to move these big monitors

That Geek with the earring and the glasses
Yah buddy, that’s his own hair
That little Geek got his own jet airplane
That little Geek, he’s a millionaire

We got to install microwave uplinks
Custom computer deliveries
We got to move these server racks
We got to move these big monitors

We got to install microwave uplinks
Custom Internet deliveries
We got to move these multi-core servers
We got to move these giant screens

Look at that, look at that

I should have learned that Objective C
I should have learned that G D B
Look at that mother, two big monitors, all cores screaming
Man can we have some
And he’s up there, what’s that, Hawaiian phrases?
Banging on the keyboard like a chimpanzee
that ain’t coding, that’s streaming TV
Get your money for nothing get your clicks for free

We got to install microwave uplinks
Custom computer deliveries
We got to move these server racks
We got to move these giant screens

Listen here
Now that ain’t working, that’s the way you do it
You hack the commands into G D B
That ain’t working, that’s the way you do it
Money for nothing and your clicks for free
Money for nothing and clicks for free

Get your money for nothing, get your clicks for free
Money for nothing, clicks for free
Look at that, look at that
Get your money for nothing, get your clicks for free
(I want my, I want my, I want G D B)
Money for nothing and clicks for free
Easy, easy

That ain’t working

(with apologies to Mark Knopfler)

Grandpa goes back in time…

January 24, 2011
picture of grandpa in period garb January 2011

Grandpa Boone in period garb

Grandpa Boone in the outfit and gear he’s putting together for his upcoming minor role in a filmed 1778 battle re-enactment.  He’s really getting into this – even letting his hair get longer than it’s ever been.  It’s all a little too clean yet, but he goes out shooting pretty often (there’s a shooting competition at the event he’ll be attending, apparently), so if he wears the outfit while doing that I’m sure it’ll get more “used” looking!   I think he’s connecting with our ancestor Daniel Boone after whom he’s named.  We’ll see how he does in the shooting competition… then we’ll know if he’s really holding up the family reputation or not.  ha! 😀

Geek eats some odd food…

November 14, 2010

The latest:  Apple slices dipped in Cajun Barbecue Sauce!

When I expressed skepticism he said, “it’s great!  Spicy and sweet and sour! Mom likes it too.”

I imagine it’s crunchy since we have some really good apples this time of year.

Go figure.