Belated Merry Christmas!

I don’t know about the lights. Unless they’re LEDs, they’re kind of a fire hazard. But Pinterest doesn’t follow the normal laws of physics.

(Note: I started writing this on Dec. 19. It’s late, but it’s here.)

Wow, I think this is the blog’s first Christmas! To celebrate, here’s a payload of some great stuff from my bookmark stash. This is all silly stuff really, nothing terribly on topic. Basically, it’s a collection of nerd clickbait. Did I promise anything else?

 

Silly/interesting lists

Shooting yourself in the foot in various programming languages

Personality types of developers

Know Your Sysadmin

Github Octodex

100 Rules of Anime (text only, but not something your kid/boss should read over your shoulder)

Harry Potter theories (these are good)

Evil Overlord Rules (this is a classic, so if you haven’t seen it already, you need to)

Things to do with Command hooks

Design Fails (blatantly pulled from Reddit, but whatever)

Things Mr. Welch can no longer do in an RPG

Gems:

48. The elf is restricted to decaf for the rest of the adventure.

74. My thief’s battle cry is not “Run And Live”

163. Not allowed to try and make a dire version of any dog of the toy breeds.

313. My British Superspy does not get a reroll on his seduction check if his shirt gets ripped off.

330. The Halfling Paladin does not represent the Lollipop Guild.

Useless entertaining/relaxing websites

Silk

Neon Flames

This Is Sand

What color is it?

Weird art websites (epilepsy warning on some of those, use caution)

Other

My favorite chocolate cake recipe

My favorite sugar cookie recipe

Dilbert the animated cartoon (AFAIK, there isn’t another way to watch this)

All the Pokemon episodes you could ever care to watch (and then some) (like, a lot more)

The Secret Life of Dolls (a silly fanfic sort of thing)

Character name generator

A whole slew of random generators (site also has a bunch of articles about writing. Its colors change every couple months so if you have trouble reading them at one point, check back later. Usually not a problem but the theme right now is really bright)

White/pink/brown noise generator, and corresponding rain generator

Another one of these lists (!)

ThinkGeek fortunes

This rant about programming I think is hilarious

Museum of Bad Art

there has to be at one brainless Buzzfeed post in this list

Cats

This is called a “chimera” cat

Cats napping in pots

Cats napping in pots, part two, on a different site, cause they’re just that adorable

Cats wearing sweaters (I guess that makes two from Buzzfeed)

This cat snuggling with a bunny

Webcomics

I saved this for last because of how long the list is. I like web comics. No particular order.

xkcd (duh!)

Homestuck (if you want to take a while–I read most of it when I got mono a few years ago, its wordcount surpassed that of War and Peace a long time ago and it’s like eight thousand pages but it’s really funny and involved and makes you think too hard about time travel shenanigans and punch card based alchemy)

Rice Boy (surrealist adventure for a cold winter’s evening)

Beyond the Canopy (silly fantasy)

Cucumber Quest (extra silly fantasy plus cute rabbit people)

Bardsworth (story about a guy going to a parallel dimension through his closet to attend bard/wizard college, shenanigans ensue)

Monster Pulse (more serious fantasy)

Monsterkind (some kind of political commentary, if my memory serves; I liked it enough to bookmark it)

Hark! A Vagrant (mostly silly historical comics, but I bookmarked the weird Shetland pony thing… well, one of the weird Shetland pony things)

Alby (I actually never finished this, I should get around to it)

Questionable Content

PHD Comics (this one is my favorite)

Bug Bash (developer team shenanigans)

Geek Hero (ditto)

Dilbert (obligatory)

Foxtrot (ditto)

User Friendly (goes straight to the ESR as Obi-Wan arc)

Poorly Drawn Lines (just silly)

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