Top 10 Reasons Why Clint Beham Left Westminster

The Grim Reaper scared him away T1 just wasn’t fast enough Didn’t want to drink the required amount of alcohol for CS majors There’s these pesky things called “classes” that were getting in the way of his mudding He figured he wasn’t ready for college…or college wasn’t ready for him … Continue reading

The Software Engineering Approach

A Software Engineer, a Hardware Engineer and a Departmental Manager were on their way to a meeting in Switzerland. They were driving down a steep mountain road when suddenly the brakes on their car failed. The car careened almost out of control down the road, bouncing off the crash barriers, … Continue reading

Story of The ultimate software

Finally there came a day that a software genius developed an all-purpose logic program which managed to incorporate all of the world’s knowledge in its extensive disk storage. After installing the software successfully in the fastest processor available, and using the processors’ voice capabilities, he asked the ultimate question: IS … Continue reading

Microsoft and the Catholic Church

MICROSOFT Bids to Acquire Catholic Church By Hank Vorjes VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a joint press conference in St. Peter’s Square this morning, MICROSOFT Corp. and the Vatican announced that the Redmond software giant will acquire the Roman Catholic Church in exchange for an unspecified number of shares of … Continue reading

Software Safety & Reliability

From a talk given by Professor Nancy Leveson, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington, on Software Safety & Reliability (IEEE & ACM Sponsored 4/20/94): An F16 pilot was sitting on the runway doing the pre-flight and wondered if the computer would let him raise the landing gear … Continue reading

Hacking the Jargon Jungle

Hacking Through the Jargon Jungle When I went to college in the 1980’s, I heard a lot of words like “data input” and “beta version.” They confused me. I wanted desperately to know what people were talking about, what Big Secret resided in the computer industry. Now that I’ve worked … Continue reading

Top Ten Signs Your Cat Has Learned Your Internet Password

By Dave Fore 10. E-Mail flames from some guy named “Fluffy.” 9. Traces of kitty litter in your keyboard. 8. You find you’ve been subscribed to strange newsgroups like alt.recreational.catnip. 7. Your web browser has a new home page: . 6. Your mouse has teeth marks in it … and … Continue reading

What Happened in 1994

Ft. Wayne, Ind. Police responded to a complaint of bullets hitting a house only to find that the complainant had hidden his loaded piston in the stove, forgotten about it and then turned on the oven. Newark, NJ A lawyer sued a resturant for damages when he was served a … Continue reading

Press Any Key to Continue

Rule for software developers. Never stand over the shoulder of a beta tester. Once, I was watching Jane test the latest version of our software. When a message appeared on the screen; Press any key to continue Jane pressed the letter ‘j‘. I thought I was going to have heart … Continue reading

How to Install Software

A 12-Step Program” by Dave Barry from his new book “Dave Barry In Cyberspace” 1. Examine the software packaging until you find a little printed box that explains what kind of computer system you need to run the software. It should look something like this: SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS 2386 PROCESSOR OR … Continue reading

Beware Of The Latest Computer Viruses

AIRLINE LUGGAGE VIRUS – You E-mail L.A., but your attachment winds up in Dallas. HEALTH CARE VIRUS – Tests your system for a day, finds nothing wrong, and sends you a bill for $4,500. PAUL REVERE VIRUS – This revolutionary virus does not horse around. It warns you of impending … Continue reading

Gag Headlines

Some gag headlines on how the media would handle the end of the world. USA Today: WE’RE DEAD. Wall Street Journal: DOW JONES PLUMMETS AS WORLD ENDS. National Enquirer: O.J. AND NICOLE, TOGETHER AGAIN. Inc. Magazine: 10 WAYS YOU CAN PROFIT FROM THE APOCALYPSE. Rolling Stone: THE GRATEFUL DEAD REUNION … Continue reading