Funny(ish) of the Moment

Occasionally, one of the instructors, who jokingly refers to “National Aviation Parts Association” every now and again references another locally-owned proprietor and I have a bit of difficulty discerning the seriousness of the remark…

Why so?

Because what he says isn’t necessarily what I hear.

It’s called “House of Hose“. Yep, it’s a legitimate business.

But what I hear is “House of Ho’s”. Run by some friendly chap named, Upgrayedd.

Random Tech

Apropos to, well, nothing.

There’s a more effective regex you could use.

c=abcdefg; egrep -i “^[$c]{2,${#c}}$” dictionarylist

Another random bit of randomness, while I hammered out that example var, the only thing I could think of was that maddening commercial from the 1970s for Hooked on Phonics. How did they start off? Weren’t they some over-energetic woman doing a voice-over at the beginning of the commercial starting with the borderline, somewhat musical, “Learn to read!”

Great campaign, really. Memorable.

But wouldn’t it seem strange that your telephone number still said “One Eight-hundred A-B-C-D-E-F-G!” — so, you have to understand letters and reading well-enough to, you know, learn to read?

Yep, Hukt On Fonix werkt fer me!

Still Funny

We’re using Hubot for very limited automation and integration with our messaging apps. We’ve renamed it from “hubot” to “alfred”.

To make a request, you simply begin with “alfred …” Like, for example, you need it to build a cluster, the instruction might be alfred build <region> <name> Of course, the ‘region’ and ‘name’ are variables that you’ll define when running it. You could even just do alfred help to get a complete list of every defined process that it’s capable of. Really simplistic, honestly.

But the confusion that arises just from the bot’s name is amusing. People mistakenly (accidentally on purpose?) type things like:

  • albert build us-west-2 devcluster
  • alvin build eu-west-1 mycluster
  • althea help
  • alexa do the build

Heh… remember that SNL skit from a couple of years ago? Same thing, really: