While on the subject of funny posts, you should add “Worse than Failure” to your RSS subscriptions. This blog, run by Alex Papadimoulis, documents some of the strangest goofs in the world of software development. Often, he runs great stories about death-march projects, or the Dilbert-like world of enterprise development.
The best stuff, though, are the screen shots, such as the one pictured from BEA Systems (in his post, “How Helpful Was This Bug“), where BEA asks users to rank whether a bug was extremely useful, very useful, somewhat useful, not very useful, or not at all useful. Many of the screen shots show hysterical typos, wacky code snippets, or reveal debugging info or incomplete features in shipping software.
Some good posts:
• A Perfect Score
• That Internet Over There
• Windows in Jeopardy
• Makin’ Funds
• Securing Secure Security (a really good one)
• Overwhelmingly Negative
• File… Save As… Hard Copy
• Predictive, Recursive Error
As I said, perfect for adding to your RSS subscription list.