September 13, 2006
Inadvertant Experiments in Fatigue
I've been enslaved by the glowing screen of pixels these past few days into the wee hours of the mornings--so much so that today has been a very strange experience.
The fun started when I was browsing my RSS feed reader's Fark headlines. This particular headline caught my eye:
[Amusing] In case you ever wondered, yes, a cat will sit still long enough for you to tape a strip of bacon to it (SFW)
SFW stands for Safe For Work and is used in conjuction with a headline implying the article is inappropriate for work but actually isn't. NSFW obviously means don't look while there are other eyes nearby or an Orwellian network policy.
I figured there would be a cute picture and move on, but the article was brilliant. See for yourself and be sure to read the text and comments. This brought tears to my eyes. The gorgeous cat looks completely unharmed--even uninspired--and the text and comments really pull together for a wonderful package. One of the comments on Fark led to another cute but not as funny site: Stuff On My Cat. The subtitle (Stuff + Cats = Awesome) is absolutely beautiful and evokes a couple more tears of giddiness.
I began to suspect that my pronounced lack of sleep fatigue was amplifying my merriment, but continued with my day of coding.
Later in the day, I was writing a function to convert user input to ANSII date format (YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS) and stumbled across further proof that being really tired amplifies my jockularity. Here is the line that struck me as odd.
return date('Y-m-d H:i:00', strtotime($date.' '.().':'.()));
I completed the parentheses first to minimize the chance of a syntax error (many of which I had already made earlier in my dimished capacity for focused programming). While looking at that line, I saw a lobster! Yes, here is my contribution to the lovely world of ASCII art (mono-spaced font preferred):
Either I thought this was particularly clever because I'm not, as we say in The Business, "all there," or I really have stumbled upon something of such underwhelming import as to invoke the desire to blog about it. Regardless, I share it with you here. Enjoy!
Posted at September 13, 2006 01:49 PM | Life and Work
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