I have come back to this awesome comic for nearly 10 years now. I finally had to log it here because it’s worthy.
I will eventually expand this to other areas of tech, but for now enjoy this!
Mr. Joey Sneddon,
I don’t know you and I’m sure you are a really nice guy (you seem nice in some youtube videos) and that you mean well and probably think you are helping Ubuntu, however, you published this article called how to pronounce Ubuntu which I think is damaging to the Ubuntu project.
I’m not sure if you read my article on the same topic that I wrote about three years ago, but if not, here it is for you:
Could you imagine if someone walked up and said I’m running ‘iose’ on my ‘iphonay’? (iOS/iphone)
The person who spoke such pronunciation would display that they are *not* in the community of participants. They are clearly an outsider of the group.
So how you say the word *does* matter and saying it differently does *not* help unify the project.
And, as a final point of irony, apparently when I said your last name I pronounced it ‘Snay-don’ which someone said is incorrect.
I told them it doesn’t matter and I can just say it however I like.
I love this post and I come back to it time and time again. However, it is now both out of date and also needs further commenting. First, though, go take a look and enjoy the original here:
Here are my updates, and I’d love any extras or edits you could provide to make it better:
- still sends out warnings about the latest email scams
- is likely from China and thinks this is a way to be more north american, much like changing their name from Wong Wing-Luen to Wayne Wong or Hsien Yang Lee to Stanford Lee – except they missed the memo that firstname.lastname@example.org might not land them the dream job…
- thinks that gmail is somehow more secure than hotmail
- is in denial that google is an american spy agency with sociopathic tendencies
- thinks that it’s totally ok for google to spy on their inbox and GPS location in exchange for such a great free email and creepy-accurate search engine
- says ‘I don’t have anything to hide’ when someone explains the violation of their privacy
- runs google stuff on their iphone just to be sure no one accuses them of being slave to just one task master
- is surprised, even horrified about what google has seen of their private life, yet continues to use it
- periodically watches CNN news
- Godaddy is ‘alright with them’
- got an ipad for christmas from their kids or grandkids and since it ain’t broke why try to fix it?
- forwards videos of pets doing funny things and historic ones of when things were better
- think they are really becoming ‘techies’ and use the word ‘techie’ regularly
- think that real business people use Microsoft
- teach business courses at the local college
- run small book keeping businesses
- pay lots of money for anti-virus software and buy a new computer (with Windows) when Windows slows it down
I love God’s word. All of it. Some of it, I will indeed be asking Him directly about one day for the full revelation but for now, while I’m sporting my patented Glasses Darkly, I only get a little glimpse.
Today I was reading this unique chunk of spiritual revelation. It occurred seconds after Jesus was betrayed by Judas and arrested by a big throng of meat heads (or whatever term you choose to label them with):
And they all forsook him, and fled. And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about [his] naked [body]; and the young men laid hold on him: And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked. (Mark 14:50-52)
I can really visualize this scene. It’s very vivid. All these ‘disciples’ who said ‘I would die before leaving you, Jesus!” run away at the first realization that things might get tricky for them and their Freedom 55 plan reduced in value. But this one chap (name withheld obviously for privacy and security reasons), not only runs, but runs away naked.
Now that’s some serious fear (with a side order of shame).
This dude operated out of pure fear and even chose the shame of nakedness to make sure he left Jesus in the dust sparing his own life.
And so I sat there and meditated on the Word of God…
…Isn’t it cool how this is the Word of God and you are encouraged to meditate on it??
Then, suddenly, it came to me! This dude wasn’t the only dude in the Bible to flee someone naked – Joseph did way back in Genesis:
And it came to pass after these things, that his master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me. But he refused, and said unto his master’s wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what [is] with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand; [There is] none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou [art] his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, [or] to be with her. And it came to pass about this time, that [Joseph] went into the house to do his business; and [there was] none of the men of the house there within. And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out. (Genesis 39: 7-12)
Do you see the spiritual revelation? There are two ways you can flee naked:
- in fear
- in faith
Joseph chose the best way. He fled naked in earthly shame, but in reverence of God and God’s righteousness and God turned his naked shame into unspeakable earthly glory (quite a while later and after some nasty ol’ time in prison). The great news for the scared naked disciple who left Jesus in the dust is that God is super graceful and gracious. Jesus died so that this guy never has to run away in fear again – whether naked or fully clothed.
Fear is defeated on the cross.
How will you run away naked today?
And check this out! I told you! I told you! Now Lucky Cat gets reduced.
LUCKY CAT GITS NO RESPECT!
My mom responded with this video but didn’t actually put it in this post so I’ll help her out…
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch: I never knew this place existed. I never knew it was real. And now that I know, there is nothing I can do about it because I could never say it or spell it.
This guy, however, should be given some kind of award:
I was also thinking about how cool it would look on a Canadian letter mailed.
Wayne Out There
#12 – 1551 53rd Street,
Update: Thanks Debbie for this link of the Global News people trying their best to say it on the air
Finally useful information from the Facial Literature company.
The first time I saw ‘lol’ it was from a grown male and I was very sure it was an abbreviation for ‘lots of love’. It was quite bothersome when he did it a few times during a seemingly normal conversation. I later found out it means ‘laugh out loud’ or something.
Then I realized that over 94% of the time I wrote LOL that I wasn’t even laughing, let alone ‘out loud’.
I always knew that LOL sucked but here is the data from Vator to back up the feeling.
I was on this very cool blog by some brother called the BalylyBlog and came across the most recent post.
If you were ever trying to see a visual presentation of why men and women are not even from the same planet, this video is the one.
I was torn as to whether to get upset or laugh. Both feelings rose up inside of me.
I chose to laugh because man – life is funny!
Awesome. I love this video for so many reasons. The irony is that the guy who sent it to me has two ‘purebred’ dogs.
I’ve been thinking about this topic a while as it pertains to humans. This gets pretty controversial pretty fast, but it just made me think about a comment someone I know said. Here is my best recollection of the situation and quote:
“Do you see that ugly Asian girl? Do you see that ugly fat white guy with her? Take a good look at that married couple. Now, take a look at their kids. They’re beautiful! See??? Two wrongs *DO* make a right!”
I am unable to comment as to whether or not I fell on the ground belly-laughing or not at this heartless and insulting comment, but I can certainly comment that I’ve noted the trend he’s talking about. In our case, my Korean wife is pretty, but I’m relatively white – and ugly – and hairy, too. And sometimes I even stink. Yet both of our daughters turned out beautiful. Hmm…
It also made me think back on the infamous Hitler who was attempting to create a ‘purebred’ race and how his plan was further failed from the get-go.
All this important philosophy from a well produced You Tube video on dogs!