Almost as good as Gobs program from Arrested Development…
On Hemingway (screenshot above) he writes:
No surprises here. Code reduced to its essentials with no word or variable wasted. It’s not fancy; maybe its even a little pedantic - but that’s the beauty of Hemingway’s writing. No need for elaborate logic or clever variable names. It’s plain and its clear and it does what it has to - and nothing more.
The goal of the script is to create a Fibonacci series (a string of numbers where each number is the sum of the two that precede it).
This is a very innovative method of teaching programming concepts to individuals. I wish I had taken a class like this, it looks fun and informative.
“Created by Ubi de Feo, “from 0 to C” is a series of workshops that aim to teach programming using a tangible approach. Learning how to program requires pragmatic thinking and “advanced problem solving” andthrough the use of tangible, hand-made objects, the team behind the project try to establish a clear understanding of how a computer works and what a programming language actually is.”
Four Letter Words
by Rob Seward
“…each capable of displaying all 26 letters of the alphabet with an arrangement of fluorescent lights.
The piece displays an algorithmically generated word sequence, derived from a word association database developed by the University of South Florida between 1976 and 1998. The algorithms take into account word meaning, rhyme, letter sequencing, and association.
The algorithm’s tendency towards scatological or “dark” subject matter is influenced by a variety of language and perception studies, especially Elliot McGinnies’ 1949 study “Emotionality and Perceptual Defense.”
While the piece was conceived with idea of displaying algorithmically generated lists, it was designed with flexibility and expandability in mind. The individual units can be connected ad-infinitum, and are theoretically capable of displaying any length of text. While Four Letter Words deals with a specific range of content, the technology can be easily expanded for future textual experiments.”
|Q. How did the programmer die in the shower?:|
|A. He read the shampoo bottle instructions -> Lather. Rinse. Repeat.|
|Q. How many programers dose it take to change a light bulb?:|
|A. None – It’s a hardare problem|
|There are only 10 kinds of people in this world:|
|those who know binary and those who don’t.|
|Programming is like sex:|
|One mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life.|
|There are three kinds of lies:|
|Lies, damned lies, and "benchmarks|
|I just saw my life flash before my eyes :||!|
|and all I could see was a close tag…”|
|Two strings walk into a bar and sit down.~|
|The bartender :||“So what’ll it be?”|
|The first string :||“I think I’ll have a beer quag fulk boorg jdk^CjfdLk jk3s d#f67howe%^U r89nvy~~owmc63^Dz x.xvcu”|
|The second string :||“Please excuse my friend,” ,“He isn’t null-terminated.”|
“What programming terms have you coined that have taken off in your own circles (i.e. have heard others repeat it)? It might be within your own team, workplace or garnered greater popularity on the Internet.”
They’ve done studies, you know. 60% of the time it works, every time.