Category Archives: time wasters

Here be dragons

I’ve decided that it’s time to talk a bit about some phrases. I’ll start with: “Here be dragons“, that’s defined in Wikipedia as:

Here Be Dragons #3
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“Here be dragons” is a phrase used to denote dangerous or unexplored territories, in imitation of the infrequent medieval practice of putting sea serpents and other mythological creatures in blank areas of maps.

In another context, software programmers sometimes use it to indicate especially difficult or obscure sections of code in a program so that others do not tamper with them.[1]
Source: Good ol’ Wiki

This means that you’re often hear this phrase when being talked about strange territories and unexplored areas. I’d like to think that it’s more of an act of courage to actually go and explore it, but it’s also a fair warning ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Here Be Dragons (great to see T.S. writing about same topic earlier this year)
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Geek humor

After last month’s black hole generator and the page associated with it:

Inspired by this simple, yet highly effective site, we now have:

That currently returns:

Have a good election countdown night, and don’t eat too much pop-corn. It really doesn’t help with stress ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Real world mario question blocks

Some time ago I found the page poster child mario question blocks, which describes the process of creating real world mario objects. Months passed by and one day I decided that our hacklab Cyberpipe needs a block too. My brother Peter to the rescue, and we got our first block:

Uroร…ยก thinking I’m crazy for being amused with this cube

But then a few days ago I was wondering around old part of Ljubljana city center and I noticed that someone else had to have similar ideas quite some time ago:

There you go, proof that Slovenians know some Nintendo history.