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Funny Signs from Around India

^above: Vakil means lawyer in Hindi above: This sort of motto seems rather retro and naive to advertising-jaded Americans, but still plays well in India. This advertisement for cellphone services is is almost entirely English words transliterated into Hindi, in some cases interspersed with Hindi grammar. From the top: Full roaming North India me (in Read More…

^above: Vakil means lawyer in Hindi

above: This sort of motto seems rather retro and naive to advertising-jaded Americans, but still plays well in India.

This advertisement for cellphone services is is almost entirely English words transliterated into Hindi, in some cases interspersed with Hindi grammar.

From the top:
Full roaming
North India me (in North India)Balance on screen
har call ke bad (after every call).Ess. Em. Ess
1 rupee

Ess. Tee. Dee. / Ay. Ess. Dee. (two phone standards used in India, I think)
antim rupaye tak (to the last rupee)

Free voice mail

Geek Humor

Storagetek’s Broomfield, CO, headquarters was abundantly decorated with artwork. After Sun acquired the company, everyone moved to Sun’s BRM campus, and eventually the Storagetek building was closed down. The artwork appeared overnight in the BRM offices. I don’t know who decided where to put it all, but our floor (engineering) got lots of photographs of Read More…

Storagetek’s Broomfield, CO, headquarters was abundantly decorated with artwork. After Sun acquired the company, everyone moved to Sun’s BRM campus, and eventually the Storagetek building was closed down. The artwork appeared overnight in the BRM offices. I don’t know who decided where to put it all, but our floor (engineering) got lots of photographs of objects in space.

Naturally, someone couldn’t resist a caption on this one.

Video Romance

I love it when unplanned juxtapositions cause unintentional humor. This “sequence” occurred during yesterday’s Oracle TechNet taping of an interview on DTrace between Brendan Gregg and Rick Ramsey. NB: I have no idea what the cameraman in the background was actually laughing about, it seems to have been an inside joke with the camerawoman behind Read More…

I love it when unplanned juxtapositions cause unintentional humor. This “sequence” occurred during yesterday’s Oracle TechNet taping of an interview on DTrace between Brendan Gregg and Rick Ramsey.

NB: I have no idea what the cameraman in the background was actually laughing about, it seems to have been an inside joke with the camerawoman behind me.

The session was supposed to have been webcast live, but the live feed had gone down. I’ll let everyone know as soon as the taped version is available. It was a good talk.

Geek Humor

I don’t know who drew this gem. It’s been on a whiteboard at Sun’s Menlo Park campus for quite a while, but soon will be no longer… You might also like: Geek Humor Geek Humor Hurry Up! The Italian Adam

I don’t know who drew this gem. It’s been on a whiteboard at Sun’s Menlo Park campus for quite a while, but soon will be no longer…