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Another one from xkcd Exploits of a Mom

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I like this one: http://xkcd.com/149/

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(Proper User Policy apparently means Simon Says.)

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The only valid measurement of code quality: WTFs/minute

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I wrote a production website that has the path /dev/random/ return 4 because of this comic.

int get_rand_number(){ return 4;}

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I've always found this one rather obligatory 8^D:

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My favourite Dilbert of all time.

I think mauve has the most RAM.

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XKCD Comic 303 - "Compiling"

('Are you stealing those LCDs?' 'Yeah, but I'm doing it while my code compiles')

I have this one pinned to the wall facing the entrance to our office :)

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Oh! There can be only one:

It's sooo funny, because it's true :)

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About Agile Programming, Makes me laff every time.

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Not a cartoon per se, but still good:

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Dilbert's random number generator.

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Religious debates are always fun!

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This has actually happened to me. A boss mistook my resourcefulness in scripting for laziness. link

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This one from 1995, still one of best.

Computer holy wars

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Of course, xkcd!

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Agile Programming Methods:

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I knew it was true. XKCD #224

"We lost the documentation on quantum mechanics. You'll have to decode the regexes yourself."

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Baseline Expectations

Taken from Dilbert.com, Sept 12 2008

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I can't believe someone hasn't put this one:

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Pointers

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(I hear this is an option in the latest Ubuntu release.)

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I didn't know...

Listen to Yourself

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Estimation

XKCD hits the button every time.

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Didn't see this classic

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On victory:

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xkcd:

Windows 7

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Dilbert is the top favorite, but I've also really enjoyed the xkcd comics the last couple years. I've got a couple of those posted up in my cube... I try really hard to live by this one.

Compiler Complaint

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"When I started programming, we didn't have any of these sissy 'icons' and 'Windows.' All we had were zeros and ones -- and sometimes we didn't even have ones. I wrote an entire database program using only zeros." "You had zeros? We had to use the letter 'O'." -Dilbert (Scott Adams)

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Terms and Conditions cartoon from brainstuck.com

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I'm guessing that this would probably never happen, as agreeing to the terms and conditions is more important than actually reading them (from the software publisher perspective).

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Bob the cobol programmer. A classic.

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Dilbert

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Rubic-cube bra

Frustration

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Classical learning curves for some common editors

Thanks to f3lix for finding the original source.

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One of my favourite :)

If androids someday DO dream of electric sheep, don't forget to declare sheepCount as a long int.

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Doctor Fun...

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Dilbert - Numbing Try googling "Dilbert Numbing" if the image doesn't appear.

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Can't and shouldn't

If all bugs were so easy to close.

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Without a doubt...

State machines

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One more which I liked: No offences.. :)

how it works

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As a project wears on, standards for success slip lower and lower

("40% of OpenBSD installs lead to shark attacks. It's their only standing security issue.")

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I like this one (found on lemonodor.com):

evolution of language

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Humor

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License

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Fax me some electricity, please?

Dilbert Fax

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I guess this isn't technically a programming cartoon, but it's one of my favorites.

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I'm An Idiot

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Manager humour...

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This strip first appeared on Sept 17, 1995, back in the days when 28.8K modems, a 66Mhz 486DX, and a soundblaster card were state-of-the-art.

I worked for a start-up called Telebackup at the time and guess what we were trying to develop? Scott Adams must have sat in on one of the management/developer meetings.

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Anybody in web development can appreciate this one...

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Quite demonstrative of why metric based incentives and engineers don't go hand in hand.

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It's not really a programmer cartoon, but as a programmer I regularly have to deal with people who think JPEG is suited for everything. If you don't know what I'm talking about, read this.

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Cloud computing - simply explained

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John Martz has a blog entry to go with this. IE6 denial message

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While not specifically about programming per se....wanting to program games is what got me interested in IT in the first place....

anyway this one made me laugh so hard when I saw it!

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Here's a new one from Dinosaur Comics:

ladies and gentlemen: mr. stack overflow!

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Bit old but still one of my favs:

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Someone has to post something other than Dilbert and XKCD ;-)

development flowchart

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This has made my year.

Some engineer out there has solved P=NP and it's locked up in an electric eggbeater calibration routine.  For every 0x5f375a86 we learn about, there are thousands we never see.

Some engineer out there has solved P=NP and it's locked up in an electric eggbeater calibration routine. For every 0x5f375a86 we learn about, there are thousands we never see.

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Another great Foxtrot comic. Possibly the most incomprehensible-to-non-geeks comic to sneak into the newspaper funnies.

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(it's how people feel)

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I love this one: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/road_rage.png

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This is my everyday.

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The 1337 set of comics from xkcd, starting with: The main thing I love is the thought of Stallman engaging RIAA agents in sword fights towards the end :)

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The very first bug bash is great!

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Old black and white version (there's nothing new under the sun)

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Signs your coders don't have enough work to do

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Real Programmers Code in Binary

According to http://homepages.strath.ac.uk/~cjbs17/computing/binary.html author of this image is Chris Kania and original is at http://www.kaniamania.com/html/1190.html but the entire site is down at the moment.

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Hulk MMO Cartoon

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Not a comic, but a must see for everyone The IT Crowd.

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I've got a war to fight!.

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Can't help but love it...

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Made for grad students, but applies equally to programmers

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Linux is evil:

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My favorite : Cloud of doom

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The Agile methodology was first called extreme-programming, evoking images of dudes with baggy pants, skateboards and inappropriate body piercings coding the company payroll. One of the most controversial practices was 'paired-programming'. Scott Adams explains why... (from Jan 9-11, 2003)

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The doomed project

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My all time favorite is probably xkcd's "Sudo make me a sandwich" comic, but there are SO MANY good webcomics out there that I thought I'd throw some others out for fun:

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Hackles is frequently about programming. This one's probably my favorite: Hackles, by Drake Emko & Jen Brodzik It's not quite a programming comic, but I also really dug this strip from Full Frontal Nerdery:

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Hackles is (was) a great cartoon..

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I can't believe 6 pages of answers and no one mentions the banana jr 6000. How quickly we forget.

The other one I love and couldn't find the image for has the punchline "Failure Mr. Jones, is hardly original. Now sit down."

Also from the Bloom County strip.

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I'm surprised this one was missing:

A Bunch of Rocks

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I didn't see this one which is one of my favorite xkcd :

Donald Knuth

(His books were kinda intimidating; rappelling down through his skylight seemed like the best option.)

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Hello my favorit is this one

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Remember this was 1997!!

Also read the following strips... Hilarious!

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Not technically programming related (coz almost all of them are already covered)

A very recent Dilbert one:

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I'm going to show my age with the this 1993 classic: On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.

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This one hasn't been here yet. I would post it, but it's a little too big a picture.

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not directly something about programming, but i guess every programmer knows flowcharts xD

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which language is he using? (or which company is he working for?)

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http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/75.html

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Could have happened to me (as an UI designer...)

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Lately I started reading Geek Hero Comic. My favorite parts so far:

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(guess you have to work on sev zero bugs to get this one)

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So anything on XKCD or Dilbert... WHO would have guessed!

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This is something I found reading about anti-patterns.

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Offtopic, but necessary:

I can't help but notice a large amount of hotlinking of these images.

Golden Rule, people :(

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I like these ones (link)...

.. but it could be because I wrote them myself.

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I read this yesterday... made me laugh... FoxTrot Comic

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I think the IT consultant's image is the best:

Reasons why people who work with computers have a lot of spare time

(linking because the picture's pretty big)

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I love this one! And it all started here:

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Ten reasons you know you're living in 2009

  1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.
  2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.
  3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.
  4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.
  5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.
  6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home.
  7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.
  8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.
  9. You get up in the morning and go online before getting your coffee.
  10. You're reading this and nodding and laughing. :)
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When NOT to put a book's author on the cover

Not a comic, but it should be!

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Debugging is a state of mind

From InkTank.com

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Link fix for InkTanks "Debugging is a state of mind"

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LabVIEW programmers would write it this way...

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I just love Wulffmorgenthaler.com:

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Not really a programming cartoon. But I think (some) programmers go from enthusiastic newcomers who want to crash it out with technology and become rockstar programmers end up as the cynical manager types. A little bit like this cartoon about lawyers. From the Queen's Counsel

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SPOILER ALERT!!!

Cutting Edge

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For an Agile shop ... THIS is fantastic... As a dev, it just speaks volumes.

Great Fun: from Implementing Scrum by Clark & vizdos.

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Howdy, this is my favourite. (Also displayed in my office!):

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This was my favorite image at student time..ever green

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I don't know about my favourite (xkcd and Dilbert are the obvious candidates, or course) but I found Mandatory Fun quite disappointing (sorry Alex, I really do believe that The Daily WTF is one of the best sites for developers out there in the 'net, and I hope the comic will stand up to expectations sooner or later).

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There's a Russian version of Bash.org at Bash.org.ru. What they do now is they take favorite quotes and turn them into cartoons or comic strips. Here's one of my favorite ones: Tester

  1. We've got a clever tester now -What do you mean?

  2. He's found bunch of stuff... A funny symbol there, a weird key combination here. He's real good

  3. But sometimes... I really want to smash his face

Link to site: http://bash.org.ru/comics/20080111

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Was I can do stackoverflow in a weekend the inspiration for this cartoon?

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It is hideous but I can't look away.  THE KRAMER

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Tragically, my favorite cartoon is too old to be on the interwebs.

It's from Datamation. (Remember Datamation?) A man is sitting at a desk. There are bits of electronics everywhere. Rubble is strewn into every corner of the room. His face and hair are singed.

He is thinking "It's never done that before."

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Taken from :http://lolcode.com/ KTHXBAI!!

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The Contiki Strip

A comic set in a small Norwegian software company. All text in English. Check it out at http://contikistrip.kjempekjekt.com

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Static

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This would be the better link ..

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Check out Shortminds.com for more

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?In addition, Professor Hopp has discovered a drug that eliminates the human need for sleep.? -- Andrejs R. Strikis ?62

I've had this cartoon, originally published in the Harvard Lampoon, on my bookshelf for more than thirty years.

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How about a math cartoon?

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I wish I could find it: Some suit is doing his drive-by management of the dev team saying "You guys start coding. I'll go find out what they want."

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I like http://xkcd.com/297/ personally.

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Babbage and Lovelace Vs The Client

Includes historical notes

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XKCD and Python, it rocks!

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This is my favorite IT Crowd moment: You Tube Link. Oh, and the smoking room storyline in series two.

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I like the My 25 Percent episode about Acronyms...

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It's not exactly a programming comic, and it's been on "hiatus" since 2002, but some of the stuff holds up well. Lots of pop culture references, albeit dated at this point. I'm hoping for a return, but alas.

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Not really a cartoon but fits under humor :)

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in which we discuss the philosophy of computer science and programming architecture by the seemingly-defunct Standard Out:

in which we discuss the philosophy of computer science and programming architecture

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I know it's been posted (posting to get comments) XKCD - Zealous Autoconfig

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For those who have worked at Accenture www.bigtimeconsulting.com has some awesome ones...

Here are just a few:

Bold New Changes

Advice

Dinner

Hit and Run

Tech Support

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planning by wonder

Translation for non-germans:

  • The title is "Project planning"
  • The text on the map is "Here, a miracle happens"
  • And the subtitle reads "Very good work. But maybe we should go into a little bit more detail here...?"
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