My favorite, in comments:
Erlang: The Mary Celeste of programming ships, it appeared out of nowhere, nobody really knows what it does or what it’s good for, and nobody knows whats happening to it, or where it is going.
COBOL: the papyrus boats of the Egyptians. Ancient, but Thor Heyerdahl managed to reach America in one
Happy Programmer’s Day to all the people who make our wonderful gadgets and Interwebz so spectacular and full of LOLcats.
Hug a programmer today!
It is the 256th day of the year, the moment we’ve all been waiting for….Programmer’s Day. Apparently the holiday is only officially recognized in Russia but many technology oriented companies do recognize their programmers on this special day. To celebrate this monumental occasion programmers from around the world are wearing white today, I know I have my white on.
Why the 256th day?
(cake image originally sourced from XKCD comic)
“A byte can have 256 possible values, bytes are very important to programmers. Not because they are required for programs to work, but because the payroll system and Krispy Kreme doughnut cash registers require them.”
For more information check out this site: http://www.programmerday.info/