Comics! XKCD

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 14/86788

Reinvent the Wheel: Right now it's a bicycle wheel, so we've had to move to lighter vehicles, but the reduced overhead is worth it. There was one week when a wheel of cheese got dangerously close to the first page, though.

Friday, April 19, 2019 14/86739

Email Settings: What are all these less-than signs? What's an HREF? Look, we know you live in a fancy futuristic tech world, but not all of us have upgraded to the latest from Sun Microsystems.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 14/86712

Wanna See the Code?: And because if you just leave it there, it's going to start contaminating things downstream even if no one touches it directly.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 14/86664

Election Commentary: This really validates Jones's strategy of getting several thousand more votes than Smith. In retrospect, that was a smart move; those votes were crucial.

Monday, April 8, 2019 14/86619

Too Much Talking: Next time I go, I'm going to prepare a whole bunch of opinions that I'm sure are good, and make everyone sit quietly while I run through them.

Monday, April 8, 2019 14/86607

EHT Black Hole Picture: [five years later] Ok, it seems we were accidentally zoomed in slightly too far. But imagine there's a cool-looking twisted accretion disc just outside this black square!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 14/86571

Percentage Styles: In a tribute to classical Latin, I started pronouncing it 'per-kent.' Eventually my friends had to resort to spritzing me with a water bottle like a cat to train me out of it.

Monday, April 1, 2019 14/86546

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Friday, March 29, 2019 14/86536

Industry Nicknames: As far as "being in the pocket of Big Egg" goes, I think the real threat is Chansey.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 14/86500


Sunday, March 24, 2019 14/86478

Panama Canal: Once they selected the other proposal, we could have kept shopping ours around, but we would had to modify it include an aqueduct over their canal, which would be totally unreasonable.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 14/86434

Google Trends Maps: It's early 2020. The entire country is gripped with Marco Rubio fever except for Alaska, which is freaking out. You're frantically studying up on etiquette and/or sexting.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 14/86420

Luna 2: The flags were probably vaporized on impact, because we launched it before we had finished figuring out how to land. That makes sense from an engineering standpoint, but also feels like a metaphor.

Friday, March 15, 2019 14/86393

Space Mission Hearing: Our grant application contains one of those little greeting card speakers that plays spaceship noises when you open it.