Beer ads are the funniest of all the ads. Here’s a fresh collection of short Carlton ads that I came across over at Exler.ru:
These reminded me of the one I saw years ago:
Which through me into a trip along the memory line and a whole lot of Budweiser Wazzup videos:
Which .. ah, what the heck. Here is my most favorite beer ad of all times:
Now I need a beer!
This bit from the WordPress Dev Chat Summary made me smile today:
Minor releases will continue to follow the philosophy of trying to fix more bugs than we create.
Simple, elegant and effective…
— VM Brasseur (@vmbrasseur) December 2, 2016
Slashdot has the details for the story, if you haven’t heard it yet. Inappropriate? Maybe. But then again, where do you draw the line of what’s inappropriate in the sponsor’s bag? (Beer and other alcoholic beverages are very welcome, for example.)
I tend to take things on the lighter side, considering it to be somewhat entertaining and mildly funny.
Here is something new I learned today. While reading the blog post on “Why You Need a Postmortem Process” over sysadvent (yes, it’s an advent calendar for system administrators, and it just started this year’s run), I stumbled upon the 5 Whys Wikipedia page:
5 Whys is an iterative interrogative technique used to explore the cause-and-effect relationships underlying a particular problem. The primary goal of the technique is to determine the root cause of a defect or problem by repeating the question “Why?” Each answer forms the basis of the next question. The “5” in the name derives from an anecdotal observation on the number of iterations needed to resolve the problem.
What do I think of immediately? Louis CK bit on parenting and kids’ ability to ask an infinite number of “Why?” questions:
Well, I guess, kids, much like me until today, don’t know that you only need 5. Or 6.
Browserling does it again:
For those of you not old enough, here are the ASCII and ANSI Wikipedia pages. Back in a day we used these for cool art, fancy user interfaces, email signatures, games and more. Have a look at some cool examples of ASCII art. Now imagine those “images” colored with the breathtaking variety of 8 colors and you’ve got yourself a true 90’s rainbow explosion.
You’d probably be surprised to learn that a lot of these have survived to modern day, and are still used in command line user interfaces.
P.S.: And if you think that this stuff is ancient, have a look at typewriter art example.