Esoteric programming language
An esoteric programming language (sometimes shortened to esolang) is a programming language designed to test the boundaries of computer programming language design, as a proof of concept, as software ...
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Brainfuck
Brainfuck is an esoteric programming language noted for its extreme minimalism. The language consists of only eight simple commands and an instruction pointer. It is designed to challenge and amuse pr...
The Complexity of Songs
"The Complexity of Songs" was a journal article published by computer scientist Donald Knuth in 1977, as an in-joke about computational complexity theory. The article capitalizes on the tendency of po...
The Joy of Tech
Joy of Tech is a webcomic created by Nitrozac and Snaggy, whose real names are Liza Schmalcel and Bruce Evans. Both are Canadians. The comic, which is produced three times a week, concentrates on tech...
COMEFROM
In computer programming, COMEFROM (or COME FROM) is an obscure control flow structure used in some programming languages, originally as a joke. COMEFROM is roughly the opposite of GOTO in that it can ...
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Internet Oracle
The Internet Oracle (historically known as The Usenet Oracle) is an effort at collective humor in a pseudo-Socratic question-and-answer format.A user sends a question to the Oracle via e-mail, or the ...
PC LOAD LETTER
PC LOAD LETTER is a printer error message that has entered popular culture as a technology meme referring to a confusing or inappropriate error message.The "PC LOAD LETTER" message is encountered when...
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Kitchen Table International
Kitchen Table International was a fictitious computer company created as a faux amalgam of Radio Shack, Apple Inc., Commodore Business Machines, and other organizations of the time, and was the subjec...
Write-only memory (joke)
Write-only memory (WOM) is the opposite of read-only memory (ROM). By some definition, a WOM is a memory device which can be written but never read. Since there should be no practical use for a memor...
List of User Friendly characters
User Friendly characters are the characters that feature on the webcomic User Friendly.
A.J. Garrett is the creative guy for the company, maintaining and designing their websites. As a web designe...
Easter egg (media)
When viewed on the Wikipedia website, this picture reveals a hidden "Easter egg" if the user clicks on or hovers their mouse pointer over the hedgehog.An Easter egg is an intentional inside joke, hi...
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Chip art
Chip art, also known as silicon art, chip graffiti or silicon doodling, refers to microscopic artwork built into integrated circuits, also called chips or ICs. Since ICs are printed by photolithograp...
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Bush hid the facts
Bush hid the facts is a common name for a bug present in some Microsoft Windows applications, which causes a file of text encoded in ASCII or its superset (such as in a Windows code page) to be interp...
The Daily WTF
The Daily WTF (also called Worse Than Failure from February to December 2007) is a humorous blog dedicated to “Curious Perversions in Information Technology”. The blog, run by Alex Papadimoulis, “offe...
Magic number (programming)
In computer programming, the term magic number has multiple meanings. It could refer to one or more of the following:
The format indicator type of magic number was first found in early Seventh Ed...
Windows Master Control Panel shortcut
The Windows Master Control Panel shortcut, labeled All Tasks and also called Windows God Mode by bloggers and All Tasks folder by at least one Microsoft developer, is a short-cut to access various con...
Shakespeare (programming language)
The Shakespeare Programming Language (SPL) is an esoteric programming language designed by Jon Åslund and Karl Hasselström. Like the Chef programming language, it is designed to make programs appear t...
Write-only language
In computer humor, a write-only language is a programming language with syntax (or semantics) sufficiently dense and bizarre that any routine of significant size is too difficult to understand by othe...
Befunge
Befunge is a stack-based, reflective, esoteric programming language. It differs from conventional languages in that programs are arranged on a two-dimensional grid. "Arrow" instructions direct the con...
Visual inspection
Visual inspection is a common method of quality control, data acquisition, and data analysis.Visual Inspection, used in maintenance of facilities, mean inspection of equipment and structures using eit...
The Tao of Programming
The Tao of Programming is a book written in 1987 by Geoffrey James. Written in a tongue-in-cheek style spoof of classic Taoist texts such as the Tao Te Ching and Zhuangzi which belies its serious mess...
Undocumented feature
Undocumented features are frequently found in software releases. Sometimes the documentation is omitted through simple oversight, but undocumented features are often elements of the software not inten...
Elephant in Cairo
An elephant in Cairo is a term used in computer programming to describe a piece of data inserted at the end of a search space, which matches the search criteria, in order to make sure the search algor...
Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol
The Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol (HTCPCP) is a facetious communications protocol for controlling, monitoring, and diagnosing coffee pots. It is specified in RFC 2324, published on 1 April 19...
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Omgrofl
Omgrofl is an esoteric programming language with keywords resembling internet slang. The language was created by Juraj Borza in 2006.
Variables are required to be a variation of the word LOL, such...
User error
A user error is an error made by the human user of a complex system, usually a computer system, in interacting with it. Although the term is sometimes used by human–computer interaction practitioners,...
Evil bit
The evil bit is a fictional IPv4 packet header field proposed in RFC 3514, a humorous April Fools' Day RFC from 2003 authored by Steve Bellovin. The RFC recommended that the last remaining unused bit ...