Cleaning up after dinner means getting the fast food bags out of your car.
Every commercial on television has a website address at the bottom of the screen.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons. (R. Buckminster Fuller)
Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first thirty or more years of your life, is cause for panic and turning around to go get it.
Someone asks you what languages you know, and you reply French, Esperanto and C.
Using cash, instead of credit or debit, to make a purchase is a hassle and takes planning.
You 'beep' your son when it's time to eat. He emails from his bedroom, "What's for dinner?"
You buy a computer and six months later it's out of date and sells for half what you paid.
You carry an 4 gig flash drive to and from work.
You chat several times a day with a stranger from South Africa, but you haven't spoken with your next door neighbor yet this year.
You check the ingredients on a can of chicken noodle soup to see if it contains Echinacea.
You consider second-day air delivery painfully slow.
You get an extra phone line so you can get phone calls.
You have a list of fifteen phone numbers to reach your family of three.
You hear the word 'Scuzzy' and the first thing you think of is not an adjective.
You just tried to enter your password on the microwave.
You look at a movie trailer and think, "I have that font."
You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home.
You rig up elaborate mechanisms to do really basic tasks.
Your daughter sells Girl Scout Cookies via her web site.
Your dining room table is now your flat filing cabinet.
Your grandmother asks for a JPEG of your newborn so she can create a screen saver.
Your idea of being organized is multiple-colored Post-it notes.
Your reason for not staying in touch with some family members is that they do not have e-mail.
taken from: www.dennydavis.net
29 December 2011
If Operating systems ran the airlines
Some nerd humour for the end of 2011:
If Operating Systems Ran The Airlines...
Everyone brings one piece of the plane along when they come to the airport. They all go out on the runway and put the plane together piece by piece, arguing non-stop about what kind of plane they are supposed to be building.
Everybody pushes the airplane until it glides, then they jump on and let the plane coast until it hits the ground again. Then they push again, jump on again, and so on...
All the stewards, captains, baggage handlers, and ticket agents look and act exactly the same. Every time you ask questions about details, you are gently but firmly told that you don't need to know, don't want to know, and everything will be done for you without your ever having to know, so just shut up.
The terminal is pretty and colourful, with friendly stewards, easy baggage check and boarding, and a smooth take-off. After about 10 minutes in the air, the plane explodes with no warning whatsoever.
Windows NT Air
Just like Windows Air, but costs more, uses much bigger planes, and takes out all the other aircraft within a 40-mile radius when it explodes.
Windows XP Air
You turn up at the airport,which is under contract to only allow XP Air planes. All the aircraft are identical, brightly coloured and three times as big as they need to be. The signs are huge and all point the same way. Whichever way you go, someone pops up dressed in a cloak and pointed hat insisting you follow him. Your luggage and clothes are taken off you and replaced with an XP Air suit and suitcase identical to everyone around you as this is included in the exorbitant ticket cost. The aircraft will not take off until you have signed a contract. The inflight entertainment promised turns out to be the same Mickey Mouse cartoon repeated over and over again. You have to phone your travel agent before you can have a meal or drink. You are searched regularly throughout the flight. If you go to the toilet twice or more you get charged for a new ticket. No matter what destination you booked you will always end up crash landing at Whistler in Canada.
Disgruntled employees of all the other OS airlines decide to start their own airline. They build the planes, ticket counters, and pave the runways themselves. They charge a small fee to cover the cost of printing the ticket, but you can also download and print the ticket yourself.
When you board the plane, you are given a seat, four bolts, a wrench and a copy of the seat-HOWTO.html. Once settled, the fully adjustable seat is very comfortable, the plane leaves and arrives on time without a single problem, the in-flight meal is wonderful. You try to tell customers of the other airlines about the great trip, but all they can say is, "You had to do what with the seat?"
04 December 2011
Flash tutorial : Parralax Scrolling
EuroGR are going to be concentrating on creating some games in the next few months. To help the team learn and perhaps to help other aspiring developers we're going to be uploading some tutorials of things we come across when learning about games design.
As a test of this we've uploaded the first video which is a demonstration of a parralax scrolling effect which you can recreate yourself by following the video
I'd appreciate any comments on things we could do to improve future videos or requests for game techniques you'd like to learn about in future