Thursday, June 25, 2015

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

Here they are the best to the worst episodes of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

Best: Letterman: Brings his own car. Actually drinks coffee and eats a meal. Is funny. Very funny. Jerry is funny and comfortable with him. 

Worst: Fred Armisen. Just awkward. Awkward. And not funny. The only good part is the choice of car because the car is awkward. And Not funny.

I thought Miranda Sings was actually quite funny. It intrigues me the number of people on the Internet who don't get her humor. Genius, I say.

The Stephen Colbert episode seems to be earning good reviews yet I found it tedious and boring. The only interesting part is that this it was the only episode since George Wallace where the guest gets to drive. But it was painful not funny that Colbert couldn't drive a manual despite his non-chalance and insistence that he could. And again another episode where the first knows nothing about cars.

Best to Worst Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee


letterman
don rickles
michael richards
Trevor Noah
carl reiner and mel brooks
steve harvey
chris rock
aziz ansari
julia louis dreyfus
bill burr
louis ck
jon stewart
jay leno
tina fey
sarah silverman
brian regan
howard stern
larry david
bill maher
seth meyers
kevin hart
miranda sings
jimmy fallon
bob einstein
sarah jessica parker
ricky gervais
colin quinn and mario joyner
todd barry
joel hodsgon
gad emaleh
patton oswalt
barry marder
amy schumer
george wallace
alec baldwin
Stephen Colbert
jim carrey
george castanza
alli wentworth
robert klein
fred armisen

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Lancia Ardea - Bizarre

I double backed to the Mountain View Trader Joe's parking lot a few weeks ago to inspect a catchy looking vintage car that I didn't recognize. I thought - had hoped - that it was a rare rear-engine Mercedes. Turns out it was a Lancia Ardea. It struck me so much that I snapped a couple photos.

Then, to my surprise, shortly thereafter BringaTrailer.com runs an ad for a nearly identical Lancia Ardea for sale in Hollywood. Bizarre. And they even wrote, "We don’t see this model on offer in The States very often."
Bizarre

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Kirby's Third Law of Software Engineering

Always be ready to answer the question, "What have you done for me lately?"

Managers don't care if you were a super star two quarters ago. They only care what have you produced last week. And when they want to know, they want to know now. I always maintain some means to answer this question quickly: a Word document, a Jira query, a spreadsheet, a notebook. I even created an Access database for two different jobs where I had to track who I was billing to.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Kirby's Second Law of Software Engineering

Kirby's Second Law of Software
The more I get paid the smaller my desk


Also see Kirby's First Law of Software

Friday, March 30, 2012

git stash show all

Seems to me there should be a git stash show all command.
Perhaps there is.
Alas, I couldn't find one.

So I wrote one. Not very complicated.


#!/bin/sh
# Created by Jeff Kirby on 3/30/12.
for stash in `git stash list | sed 's/\(\w*\)\:.*/\1/'`
do
   echo
   echo "$stash Contents"
   git stash show $stash
done

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Kirby's Law of Software Schedule Estimation

Kirby's Law
Software schedule estimation is impossible.

Proof
To know how long writing software will take you have to have written it before. If you have written it before, then there is no need to be writing it now. Therefore any software that you are writing now hasn't been written before. Therefore it is impossible to estimate how long it will take.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Four Thieves?



It just dawned to me that the Avett Brothers' Pretend Love from their 2006 album Four Thieves Gone sounds an awful lot like Weird Al's I Was Only Kidding from his 1992 album Off The Deep End.

Has anyone else noticed this?

I guess it seems a lot like the minor difference between Garth Brooks's Beer Run and Todd Snider's Beer Run which was determined to be different enough to not warrant giving Snider credit for.

While we're at it: doesn't Ska favorite Skankin' Pickle's I Missed the Bus sound a lot like Kriss Kross's I Missed the Bus?