Archive for the ‘Computer Fun Stuff’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Who Made That Emoticon?

From the New York Times:

“The first line of my obituary is going to mention the smiley face,” says Scott Fahlman, who would rather be remembered for his research into artificial intelligence. But like it or not, Fahlman has become famous for three keystrokes. In 1982, as a young professor at Carnegie Mellon University, he realized the need for a symbol to temper the bickering that plagued online forums. The Internet was just a baby then, and yet already flame wars raged. Fahlman decided that a smiley face could be useful as a “joke marker” (as he called it) to take the sting out of mocking statements or pranks. And so he hunted around the keyboard for a way to make the face. “But what do you use for eyes?” he wondered. Once he found the colon, the rest was easy. He dashed his suggestion off to friends. “I didn’t even proofread the message,” he says.

PostHeaderIcon Winter, Christmas Themes For Windows

Ghacks has recently posted some links to official winter and Christmas themes for Windows 7. Very nice. Check it out at http://www.ghacks.net/2011/11/20/winter-christmas-themes-for-windows/

PostHeaderIcon “If I had a nickel…”

I have a desktop calendar called “365 Pretty Good Jokes” (most of them aren’t very good). The jokes for Saturday and Sunday were computer related…

You know something? If Bill Gates had a nickel for every time Windows crashed… Oh, wait. He does.

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The best part about computers is that they make very fast, accurate mistakes.

PostHeaderIcon Make $$$$ fast!

This is a cute joke…

Are you interested in making $$$$ fast? Here’s an incredibly simple way to do it, and there is nothing to buy, no investment to make, no money to lose! Try it now!

Follow this simple procedure:

  1. Open a new text or word processor document
  2. Hold down the shift key
  3. Hit the 4 key four times

There is no denying that it works!