XKCD Roundup: My Favorite XKCD Comics

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I’ve selected a few exceptionally good xkcd comic strips and embedded them here. I find them all particularly amusing, over and above the normal strips. The tooltips have been preserved as well. I advise you to read them; the comics sometimes don’t make sense without.

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Centrifugal Force

Centrifugal Force - XKCD
This is one of those things that just hits my funny bone but I don’t know why. Perhaps it’s the Bond reference. Or maybe it’s the fact that I just read about centripetal force in my physics class.

A network of Windows PCs that are randomly infected with viruses. O-kay…

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Never, ever, get a tech-savvy person mad at you.

Ballmer Peak

Now I know why Windows ME was so bad…

Exploits of a Mom

This has to be my favorite of these five. I’m so involved with Web development that I just can’t help but be tickled by the idea of a n00bish developer forgetting to sanitize inputs for a database-driven front-end. The fact that it was a school’s record system is even funnier.

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I am an avid technology and software user, in addition to being reasonably well-versed in CSS, JavaScript, HTML, PHP, Python, and (though it still scares me) Perl. Aside from my technological tendencies, I am also a theatre technician, sound designer, violinist, singer, and actor.

One Comment:

  1. Jonathan Bailey

    The last one is my favorite of all time as well. Needless to say, I plan on trying it someday…

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