I was reading about palladium.
Me: “Palladium is a rare metal used mostly in catalytic converters.”
Vanessa: “What’s a catalytic converter for anyway?”
Me: “I’m not exactly sure.”
Vanessa: “Great…so when I go to the mechanic and they say they need to replace the catalytic converter, I can say, ‘I don’t know what that is, but did you know that catalytic converters use a rare metal called palladium?'”
I had gotten a job at Microsoft in California. I moved out there and was surprised to learn that I was moving next door to Scott Hanselman (a famous programmer at Microsoft). As I headed up in the elevator with Scott for the first day of work (’cause he’s apparently friendly like that), I began to think, “but how could I afford California real estate?” “And isn’t Microsoft headquarters in Washington? As the logic of it all began to unravel, I woke up.
I had no idea sawing could be so awesome.
I just noticed that Twitter Bootstrap’s dummy text in their examples is pretty funny:
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From what I understand, they might be using Hipster Ipsum which generates random hipster text for you…if you need that sort of thing.
Recently updated fund information for the fund(s) you own is now available on our website. We dare you to try to figure out what those changes are.
You know you’ve been programming too long when you start trying to end sentences with a semicolon;
After playing a cooperative firefighting board game called Flash Point, I came up with the idea of one called House Work. You must clean up the childrens’ toys and take care of the other chores before the house is enveloped in utter chaos. It’s almost impossible to win because as you’re cleaning up toys in one room, the 1-year-old is scattering toys in two other rooms…somehow simultaneously. Look out! It’s an outbreak of laundry coming from the kid who’s decided to throw clean clothes directly into the laundry basket. Just like Pandemic, you almost never win.