Bad day at the office

Posted Tuesday, July 13, 2010 8:21 AM by Nathan Zaugg


I was having a bad day at the office a couple of weeks ago.  One of the things that makes me feel a little better is to look up some programming jokes.  I really am a programmer at heart and a nerdy one at that. 

So before I was about to endure the drudgery of the commute home I searched for programming jokes and read a few.  There are some great programming jokes out there!  I especially like the ones about C++ and UNIX.  For example “Unix is user friendly, it’s just particular about who it’s friends are”.

Anyway, I was reading this image and kind of chuckled.


After reading this screen shot I briefly thought to myself “There is no way a DOS prompt now days would say that, but I wonder what it does say”. I decided to give it a try so I <WinKey>+R CMD<Enter>.  I was having such a bad day that even typing the word “Happy” was difficult, but the result made me laugh so hard I could hardly keep on my chair:


I suppose it was a little perfect!  Happy was unexpected at this time! By the way, 100 points to anyone who can convincingly explain why it does that other than “Some programmer at Microsoft thought it would be really funny!”.  If you type “If” or “If Your” into a command prompt it responds “The syntax of the command is incorrect.” which is kind of what I expected.  If you type just “your” or “happy” you get the all so familiar error “'your' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

Just for fun here is another programming joke – The color of 6 letter words.  I rather like the color of “Cashed”.