I’m likely the last person on the Net to discover this but I thought I would throw a post together on the topic anyway. If you aren’t a programmer, you might not see the humour in this. I for one, found it quite amusing.
I was upgrading a Mambo installation yesterday and found myself searching code snippets for a problem I was having. One of the search results led to a web site for an esoteric programming language called LOLCODE.
Did it have anything to do with what I was searching for? No. Did I click it? Yes!
There I sat chuckling while my client’s site remained broken. It was worth it as it relieved the mounting stress I was feeling during a failed upgrade. It cleared my head enough to finish the job at hand. (Hours later)
I think LOLCODE can pretty much explain itself…
HAI CAN HAS STDIO? PLZ OPEN FILE "LOLCATS.TXT"? AWSUM THX VISIBLE FILE O NOES INVISIBLE "ERROR!" KTHXBYE
The above code initializes (HAI), opens a file for display (PLZ OPEN FILE) with error checking, then closes (KTHXBYE).
HAI CAN HAS STDIO? I HAS A VAR IM IN YR LOOP UP VAR!!1 IZ VAR BIGGER THAN 10? KTHX VISIBLE VAR IM OUTTA YR LOOP KTHXBYE
Don’t tell me you didn’t chuckle just a little bit while reading those!
[Pic from LOLCATS]
[Code snippets from Wikipedia]
Special thanks to Adam Lindsay – creator of LOLCODE. It made my day!