Smurf; Biological Reproduction and Cultural Development

One of the great mysteries that has puzzled men and women of the current 15-25 year-old generation is the riddle of the smurfs. Where exactly did they come from? How on earth do they reproduce? Where did Papa Smurf come from? Is smucking a real smurf cultural event? Here, after … Continue reading

weird text filters

And who said UNIX wasn’t user friendly. — Back in 1992 some friends and I found some interesting Unix command filters that work on English text. Some of them are binaries, and some of them are shell scripts. The only attribution I can find was in fudd(1), which said # … Continue reading

Customer Complaint

This one has been around for years, but I doubt many have seen it… it is a real letter written 25 years ago by a Shell customer to the company’s credit card division… ========================================== November 1, 1971 Shell Oil Company Credit Card Division 1703 One Shell Plaza Houston, TX 77002 … Continue reading